Our Portfolio

We search far and wide for founders and partners we believe we can help to positively and successfully affect peoples lives.

May's Featured Portfolio Companies

Eliyan

Invented the semiconductor industry’s highest-performance and most efficient chiplet interconnect

Open Water

Produces ultra-purified still and sparkling waters packed in 100% recyclable aluminum bottles and cans

Bartesian

On demand bar-quality cocktails, providing an effortless way to enjoy premium cocktails

NotCo

Software that utilizes machine learning and AI to create a library of plants that can be used to recreate the same taste and feel of animal products

Farmer's Fridge

Provide fresh salads, snacks and beverages through strategically located vending machines in high traffic areas

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AYO Foods

Distinct West African recipes carefully crafted from authentic ingredients and spices connecting foodies everywhere

Food & Beverage
CAST US

Aigen

Solar-powered robotics platform that operates in fleets to monitor crops, mechanically eliminate weeds, collect data and produce actionable insights

AgriTech
Robotics/AI

American Backhoe

Construction company offering electrical and excavating services in the Chicago Metropolitan area and Northwest Indiana

Commercial Services
CAST US

Apologue

Manufacturer and provider of ready-to-drink cocktails and spirits

Food & Beverage

BabyQuip

Baby equipment rental service and marketplace offering thousands of baby gear items in over 1500+ cities worldwide

Consumer Goods & Services
CAST US

Bartesian

On demand bar-quality cocktails, providing an effortless way to enjoy premium cocktails

Consumer Goods & Services
Food & Beverage

Bear Robotics

The world's most advanced serving robots for the restaurant and hospitality sector

Restaurant & Food Tech
Robotics/AI

Beatclub

Operator of a global marketplace intended to connect the music creator community with record labels, music publishers, film & tv, brands, content creators, and independent artists

Consumer Goods & Services

Believer

Next-generation gaming studio focusing on developing real-time multiplayer open-world games, leveraging AI and Machine Learning for character and environment development

Consumer Goods & Services

Bemyfriends

SaaS based fandom management platform that helps creators cultivate and monetize their fanbases

Software Services

Better Foods

Alternative foods maker that advocates better health, better animal welfare, and better environment

Food & Beverage
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability

Beyond Meat

Producer of alternative meat products using plant-based proteins that are devoid of soy, gluten or GMOs

Food & Beverage
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability

Bhakti

Craft-brewed chai without any artificial flavors

Food & Beverage

Bonfire

Talent development accelerator for mid-career women

Commercial Services
CAST US

Bright Cellars

Subscription wine club experience that matches customers with wine based on a personalized taste profile

Consumer Goods & Services

CH4 Global

Commercializing Asparagopsis as a natural animal feed supplement product to reduce methane emissions from cows

AgriTech
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability

CancerIQ

Platform that helps providers use genetic information to predict, pre-empt, and prevent disease - starting with cancer

Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability
CAST US

Ceek

Developer of premium social virtual and augmented reality experiences

Consumer Goods & Services

Craftable

Suite of software products to assist food establishments with ordering, inventory control, costing and invoice payment functions

Restaurant & Food Tech
Software Services

DEI Network

Creating healthier and more joyful individuals, families, and communities through the power of career and entrepreneurial opportunities

Software Services

Drink Simple

Makers of deliciously simple plant-based hydration

Food & Beverage
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability

Eliyan

Invented the semiconductor industry’s highest-performance and most efficient chiplet interconnect

Robotics/AI

Eventnoire

Global gateway to cultural experiences providing event lovers, hosts, and brands a ticket to the culture

Consumer Goods & Services
Software Services
CAST US

Every Body Eat

One of the only trusted, shelf-stable brands with flavor-forward food free from the top 14 allergens & corn

Food & Beverage
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability
CAST US

Evigence

Creating a new category of freshness monitoring to measure and manage the freshness of foods in real-time across the supply chain

AgriTech
Restaurant & Food Tech

Farmer's Fridge

Provide fresh salads, snacks and beverages through strategically located vending machines in high traffic areas

Food & Beverage
Restaurant & Food Tech
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability

Five to Nine

Platform that helps organizers manage and evaluate company events - both virtual and in-person

Software Services
CAST US

Flipper's

Premier direct-to-consumer apparel and lifestyle business

Consumer Goods & Services

FoodBoss

Food delivery search engine that aggregates data from food delivery platforms

Restaurant & Food Tech

Footprint

Produces biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable solutions that rival plastics in performance while outshining them in sustainability

Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability

Gin & Juice

Spirits-based ready-to-drink beverage company

Food & Beverage

Good Planet Foods

Re-imagining cheese using the super food Olive Oil, offering the consumer the joy of cheese in sustainable, plant-based offerings

Food & Beverage
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability

Gray Matter Analytics

Build specialized data strategies and advanced analytics capabilities for healthcare enterprises looking to excel in the digital economy

Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability
Software Services
CAST US

Hero

Collection of zero (net) carb, zero sugar flour-based foods made with plant-based proteins and fibers

Food & Beverage
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability

IYA Foods

Produces baking ingredients and snack lines derived from African ingredients such as Cassava flour

Food & Beverage
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability
CAST US

Innovare

Harnesses technology and data to empower educational leaders

Software Services
CAST US

Intelligent Growth Solutions

Agriculture tech company that provides vertical farming and smart commercial lighting solutions to the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry

AgriTech
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability

Kurvball

Made for the love of BBQ, KURVBALL combines the savory, sweet, smoky heat of slow and low barbecue with American whiskey

Food & Beverage

LiftUp Enterprises

For profit social enterprise that provides cleaning, landscaping, and painting services in Chicago

Commercial Services
CAST US

Listener Brands

Parent company of two DTC haircare brands, CurlMix and 4C Only

Consumer Goods & Services
CAST US

Mayvenn

Hair product and services company targeting African American women that provides customers with private label hair products and in-salon services through a network of independent beauty professionals

Consumer Goods & Services

NeuReality

Semiconductor company creating the next generation of AI-computing system architecture

Robotics/AI

NotCo

Software that utilizes machine learning and AI to create a library of plants that can be used to recreate the same taste and feel of animal products

Food & Beverage
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability
Robotics/AI

Nuritas

Combines AI and peptidomics to discover bioactive peptides with extraordinary health benefits

AgriTech
Robotics/AI

Open Water

Produces ultra-purified still and sparkling waters packed in 100% recyclable aluminum bottles and cans

Food & Beverage
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability
CAST US

Paladin

Platform helping to increase access to justice by helping legal teams run more efficient pro bono programs

Software Services
CAST US

Partake

All products are certified gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO and free of the top 9 allergens. Offerings include cookies, baking mixes and pancake & waffle mixes

Food & Beverage
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability
CAST US

PartnerSlate

Network of Food & Beverage Manufacturers & Packagers that help streamline the manufacturing process

Restaurant & Food Tech

Plant Grow Harvest

End-to-end supply chain services company for the specialty potato industry

AgriTech

PreciTaste

AI-enabled digital management platform enabling foodservice providers to improve labor efficiency, prevent food waste, and increase sales

Restaurant & Food Tech
Robotics/AI

Presto

AI-driven automation for drive-thru restaurants

Restaurant & Food Tech
Robotics/AI

Rare Hare

Portfolio of ultra premium spirits including whiskey, cognac, and tequila

Food & Beverage

Red Bay Coffee

Wholesale specialty coffee roasting company based in Oakland, California

Food & Beverage
Consumer Goods & Services

Retail Aware

In-store shopper behavior data solution for brands, retailers and their partners

Software Services
CAST US

Rheaply

Resource exchange platform helping industry-leading organizations better visualize, quantify, and utilize their materials and resources so they can reach their sustainability goals

Software Services
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability
CAST US

Somrus

Line of Indian-inspired liqueurs

Food & Beverage

Soul Machines

Digital people platform, leveraging AI and autonomous animation to deliver interactive and emotionally responsive digital people

Robotics/AI

SparkCharge

Grid-free EV charging solutions that make charging electric vehicles easy, mobile, and convenient

Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability
Robotics/AI

Sunda New Asian

Award-winning restaurant chain showcasing modern interpretations of culturally important classics from Southeast Asia

Consumer Goods & Services

SupplyHive

Provides enterprise software that reviews, analyzes, and manages a company’s supplier diversity and corporate social responsibility programs

Software Services
CAST US

Sustainable Beverage Technologies

Specializes in sustainably producing alcoholic and NA beer concentrates

Restaurant & Food Tech
Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability

Tackle AI

Machine learning and AI driven software platform that delivers customizable workflow solutions to enterprises using unstructured documents

Robotics/AI
CAST US

Taste 222

Intimate restaurant and gathering place in Chicago's Fulton River District

Consumer Goods & Services

Ten to One

Contemporary and elevated blend, designed to challenge expectations and reinvigorate the way people taste, experience, and talk about rum

Food & Beverage

The Desire Company

Provides free online classes, how-to's and product reviews from top experts

Consumer Goods & Services

Unreal Estate

Redefining residential real estate with an all-inclusive home buying, selling, and renting experience

Consumer Goods & Services
Software Services
CAST US

Verdant Robotics

Applies the technology from autonomous vehicles and extraterrestrial navigation to agriculture

AgriTech
Robotics/AI

Verinomics

Vertically integrated gene-editing company that offers cutting-edge genomic and computational services utilizing proprietary technologies

AgriTech

ViuHealth

Helps patients manage their day-to-day autoimmune disease by providing a personalized care team

Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability
CAST US

ZenBusiness

The all-in-one platform and trusted partner for small business owners

Commercial Services
Software Services
CAST US

Zerocater

Personalized corporate catering & cafeteria solutions built for the hybrid work-place

Restaurant & Food Tech

86 Repairs

Subscription service that helps restaurant operators manage the servicing and repairs of all restaurant equipment

Restaurant & Food Tech
CAST US
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