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Investments

53

Portfolio Exits

17

Funds

3

About Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures is a seed stage investor. Brooklyn Bridge Ventures will look to leverage communities of technologists, designers, entrepreneurs to help the companies that it invests in.

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Headquarter Location

20 Jay Street Suite 312

Brooklyn, New York, 11201,

United States

347-661-7481

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Latest Brooklyn Bridge Ventures News

Hidden Door Launches AI Game Platform to Build the Narrative Multiverse

Mar 16, 2022

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hidden Door, a new technology studio at the intersection of machine learning and immersive entertainment, has launched with the ambitious goal of building the world’s first narrative multiverse – a platform for creating and experiencing infinite stories together. Founded by AI entrepreneurs Hilary Mason and Matt Brandwein, the startup has closed a $2M pre-seed round led by Northzone, with participation from Makers Fund, Betaworks, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Homebrew, and angels Dan Sturman (CTO of Roblox) and Joshua Schacter (founder of del.icio.us). Hidden Door’s mission is to inspire creativity through play with AI, using natural language, vibrant art, and playful social storytelling experiences. The first product is a social game platform for playing stories with friends across a variety of shared creative universes. In the game, friends team up to remix story worlds styled as interactive graphic novels. With the storytelling vibe of a tabletop roleplaying game – including a playful AI narrator – anyone can improvise endless adventures together with a host of responsively generated NPCs, items, and locations. These, in turn, can be collected, traded, and shared with friends to remix into new worlds and stories. In the future, the game will expand to include a marketplace for content from professional writers, artists, and other players. “We connect by telling stories together,” said Hilary Mason, co-founder and CEO of Hidden Door. “It’s finally possible to build machines that make story itself computable, giving anyone the power to create stories in unique ways. The challenge is to design a system that can improvise alongside creative players while guiding diverse and safe story experiences, and we believe we’ve done just that.” Hidden Door’s platform is built on extensible proprietary models of language and art, based on millions of stories. Through its APIs, developers can build online experiences for interactively improvising new stories together with groups of players, while adhering to rigorous content and safety standards. In the future, this will enable creators to automatically adapt existing works for this new medium. “Our investment in Hidden Door was driven by their vision for a dynamic and playful narrative platform that brings people together around the magic of telling stories,” said Jay Chi, founding partner, Makers Fund. “Hidden Door is well underway with a solution for what long seemed to be the impossible problem of creating an AI that can have realistic conversations with players and invent a narrative along the way. They are a standout team blending storytelling, machine learning and interactive entertainment. We can’t wait to see how the community generates new ideas and stories to further the narrative.” “When thinking about AI, we often frame technology and humanity as in opposition,” said Wendy Xiao Schadeck, partner at Northzone. “The reason we’re so excited about Hidden Door is that Hilary and Matt are building a machine that actually empowers human collective creativity. That’s not only powerful, it’s also the multiverse we would want to live in.” At launch, players will be able to experience an initial collection of original playable worlds. The invite-only alpha will be available in early 2022 for players ages 9 and up who love role-playing games or improvising stories with friends. Sign up here to pre-register. To follow Hidden Door’s progress and receive early announcements, join the mailing list at www.hiddendoor.co and follow on Twitter at @hiddendoorco. For press inquiries or interviews, please contact pr@hiddendoor.co . About Hidden Door Hidden Door is building the narrative multiverse at the intersection of machine learning and immersive entertainment. Launching in early 2022, our first product is a social game platform for playing stories with friends across a variety of shared creative universes. Our mission is to inspire creativity through play with AI, using natural language, vibrant art, and playful social storytelling experiences. Join our community at hiddendoor.co and follow our progress on Twitter at @hiddendoorco. About Northzone Northzone ( northzone.com ) is an early-stage venture capital fund built on experience spanning multiple economic and disruptive technology cycles and has over $1.7 billion under management. Founded in 1996 and with a team spread across three main hubs, New York, London and Stockholm, Northzone has to date raised nine funds and invested in more than 150 companies, including category-defining businesses like Spotify, iZettle, Avito, Kahoot!, Hopin, Klarna and Trustpilot. About Makers Fund Makers Fund is a global interactive entertainment venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments. Makers is dedicated to furthering growth and innovation in the interactive entertainment industry. With more than 80 portfolio companies to date, Makers provides founders strategic value that is deeply catered to companies across the value chain in the industry. For more information visit www.makersfund.com . Contacts

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Investments

53 Investments

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures has made 53 investments. Their latest investment was in Hidden Door as part of their Seed VC on March 3, 2022.

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Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/16/2022

Seed VC

Hidden Door

$2M

Yes

8

2/23/2022

Seed VC

Stable Insurance

$3.3M

Yes

3

1/18/2022

Seed VC

Yuvo Health

$7.3M

Yes

12

1/20/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

9/17/2020

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

3/16/2022

2/23/2022

1/18/2022

1/20/2021

9/17/2020

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC

Series A

Seed VC

Company

Hidden Door

Stable Insurance

Yuvo Health

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Amount

$2M

$3.3M

$7.3M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

8

3

12

10

10

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Portfolio Exits

17 Portfolio Exits

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures has 17 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was EVEN Financial on December 16, 2021.

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Companies

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Sources

12/16/2021

Acquired

6

9/27/2021

Acquired

3

6/7/2021

Acquired

2

11/11/2020

Acquired

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10

10/22/2020

Acquired

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10

Date

12/16/2021

9/27/2021

6/7/2021

11/11/2020

10/22/2020

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

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Sources

6

3

2

10

10

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures has 3 funds, including Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Fund III.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

5/28/2020

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Fund III

$13.28M

3

9/13/2016

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Fund II

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$99M

10

1/22/2014

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures I

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$99M

10

Closing Date

5/28/2020

9/13/2016

1/22/2014

Fund

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Fund III

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Fund II

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures I

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Amount

$13.28M

$99M

$99M

Sources

3

10

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Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Team

2 Team Members

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures has 2 team members, including current Founder, Charles O'Donnell.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Charles O'Donnell

Founder

Current

Andy Pliszka

Founder

Current

Name

Charles O'Donnell

Andy Pliszka

Work History

Title

Founder

Founder

Status

Current

Current

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