The Sandbox Industries Mission
Sandbox Industries is an early-stage venture capital firm and startup foundry with locations in Chicago and San Francisco. We start our own startups with a talented, fun team of businesspeople, engineers, designers, and other specialists.
Some of our current foundry startups include:
CakeStyle - a modern spin on personal shopping for the busy, professional woman (www.cakestyle.com)
Lab42 - cheap, fast, effective and accurate market research conducted via social networks, recently featured on Springwise (www.lab42.com)
Doggyloot - the largest daily deals site focused on dog-related products and services (www.doggyloot.com)
Foodini - Pandora for meal planning (www.foodini.co)
CareSimply - a marketplace for people who need in-home care to find, hire and manage caregivers (www.caresimply.com)
GetAFive - engaging video-based test prep for AP tests (www.getafive.com)
Marbles: The Brain Store - retail store chain with 30+ locations, offering a smart collection of hand-picked, expert-tested, certifiably fun ways to a healthier brain for all ages (www.marblesthebrainstore.com)
In general: creative, entrepreneurial, diverse backgrounds in marketing, law, finance, venture capital, hospitality, and more. Hard working, friendly, no egos.
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Life at Sandbox Industries
Our Chicago office is located in a 3 floor loft building in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. The first floor consists of several fun meeting spaces, lots of whiteboard, and games to get the creative juices flowing. The second floor is a large open working space with tons of desks, lots of entrepreneurial excitement and energy, and a dog here and there. Some of our most successful foundry companies move to the third floor to work in more private spaces before eventually moving out into their own offices.
Our new SF office is a big, bright open space located conveniently across the street from Muni and CalTrain and just down the street from AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants, 2012 World Series Champions).
Both offices full of smart, driven, fun, kind people (and canines!).