Silicon Valley's Mobile Seed Fund

Backing Hardware, Platform and App Startups

Seed Capital

Up to $500k initial investment

On-site Collaboration

6 months together to prove market fit

Follow-On Investing

>$100M to fuel company growth

Pitch Us Learn

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

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Acquired

Bash Gaming

Bash Gaming is the #1 producer of cross-platform casino games in the world.

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pHin

pHin is reinventing pool care with a smart sensor, app, and premeasured chemicals.

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Shoe Lovers

Shoe Lovers is the world’s largest online community for shoe fashionistas, curated with love.

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Tile

Tile is a new way to locate and keep track of your personal items. Never lose anything again.

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Upsight

Upsight is a scalable analytics and marketing platform for web & mobile app developers.

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Acquired

ZumoDrive

ZumoDrive stored data in the cloud and allowed easy access to all of your files from any device.

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.