Silicon Valley's Mobile Acceleration Fund

Launch Capital
$200k day 1

Acceleration Program
6 months to find market fit

Follow-On Capital
Millions more beyond for growth

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Active Day-to-Day Involvement

Tandem not only invests dollars, but also works closely with founding teams to help them discover market fit. We'll help refine product strategy, drive user acquisition, optimize monetization and more.

Your Door to Silicon Valley

We back stellar product entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world. Whether a team hails from 10 miles down the freeway or 10,000 miles across the world, we give them a temporary home in Silicon Valley and quickly immerse them in the thriving startup culture that surrounds us.

Tandem Backed

Tile is a new way to locate and keep track of your personal items. Attach a Tile to your keys, wallet, suitcase, or even your dog or cat and find them using our app. Tiles are so small and low cost that they can be used on virtually anything.

Founders

www.thetileapp.com »

Get up. Go out. UpOut is your guide for finding fun events, parties, and things to do in your city. UpOut is growing quickly in the Bay Area and New York, and they have a platform to quickly scale it across other markets in the coming months.

Founders

www.upout.com »

Bash Gaming is the #1 producer of cross-platform casino games in the world. They have been highly profitable since launching Bingo Bash in late 2011 and now have millions of users of the game on mobile devices and online. The company was acquired by GSN in 2014.

Founders

www.bashgaming.com »

Swoopt is the #1 daily fantasy sports app. Swoopt let’s players enter into daily fantasy sports for cash contests in less than 30 seconds, and be rewarded that same day. Swoopt is available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

Founders

www.swoopt.com »

Upsight is an analytics and marketing platform used by mobile and social developers to understand user behavior, decide what it means, and act to impact their key business goals. Formerly Kontagent+PlayHaven, Upsight now spans 22,000 apps, 650+ million monthly active users, 1.2+ billion devices, and 500+ billion in-app events each month.

CEO

www.upsight.com »

ZumoDrive stored data in the cloud and allowed easy access to all of your files from any device. The company was acquired by Motorola in 2010 and now forms the media “heart” of the Droid Bionic and other Android-based phones from Motorola.

Founders

www.motorola.com »

Software
Hardware

Software

Define

We help you develop a concise business strategy with clearly identified customers and a well-defined product. This activity starts on day 1 and continues as we measure audience reaction to each product release.

Build

We leave you to build the product but can review your technical architecture, help set up your analytics for reporting and advise on optimal user experience.

Grow

We help with organic and paid user acquisition and take a metrics-driven approach to growth. We will also help in optimizing pricing to drive maximum revenue.

Hardware

Define

We'll help you identify the right audience and the most compelling feature set and messaging to hook them. We have a full prototyping workshop with lots of gear for design iteration – 3D printers, CNC machines, Laser cutters, etc.

Build

Once you’re ready for production, our extensive network of contract manufacturers can engage. We'll help you choose the right partners on the right terms.

Grow

We know how to move product, whether it be through crowdfunded pre-sales, organic and paid marketing, or traditional retail channels.