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Another year has flown by, and it’s time once again to search for ‘Best Gifts For Him/Her’ or ‘Unique Swap Gifts’ as you attempt to get that special gift for everyone on your list. In order to help alleviate the stress commonly associated with holiday shopping, we have pulled together some of our favorite products and services from our portfolio of companies.

Many of these products have been used by the team here at Top Tier, so if you have any questions relating to a product or service, please do not hesitate to ask!

A number of companies in our portfolio have taken different approaches to the way clothing is designed, created and distributed.  Trumaker makes customized men’s suits, shirts, and pants for sale online and through a limited number of storefronts around the U.S. Cuyana is a women’s apparel and accessories brand with the mission of creating fewer products from premium materials and the finest craftsmanship.  Stitch Fix acts as a personal stylist delivering five hand-selected pieces of clothing (for men or women) straight to the user’s door based on a custom-built style profile. Shipping is included, and users are only charged for the clothes they decide to keep.

When buying for the person who seems to have everything, often the best route is to purchase for his/her home.  Eero has improved on a home standard, Wi-Fi, by creating a mesh network that increases the range and strength of the signal.  Ring is a smart doorbell that links to the homeowner’s cell phone (and home Wi-Fi) allowing for video communication between the homeowner and visitors or delivery people. Framebridge has removed the hassle and lowered the time and price associated with custom framing and provides free shipping for the user to send his or her artwork to the Frambridge HQ.  Furthermore, the whole process only takes a week.

The food industry is being disrupted in all aspects including creation, distribution, and consumption.  Plated is a meal-kit delivery service allowing users to select recipes to then receive pre-measured ingredients and instructions to make an impressive meal at a reasonable cost. In addition to being a local favorite chain of coffee shops in San Francisco, Blue Bottle also offers a subscription coffee service – delivering fresh ground or whole bean coffee around the country.  Juicero has created a home, cold-press juicing system to make raw, organic juice with the touch of a button. By delivering prepared produce packs, Juicero removes the typical mess associated with washing, peeling, and cutting the ingredients for a fresh juice.

Last year we featured a Fitbit in our health and wellness section, and we are so impressed with the updates to the product that we brought it back. The new Charge 2 has a new look and a number of functional improvements.  Elysium Health has created Basis, a supplement created to aid cellular health by improving mitochondrial health & energy, cellular detoxification, and DNA repair. Targeted at athletes, Athos offers workout clothing fully integrated with wearable technology and capable of tracking heart rates, breathing levels, and more.

An emerging theme we are seeing throughout our portfolio is based around toys that provide educational value. LittleBits has created a platform for easy-to-use electronic building blocks empowering everyone to create their own inventions. The blocks are color-coded, magnetic, and reusable to make the act of inventing fun and accessible.  Sphero has created the SPRK program (Schools, Parents, Robots, Kids) to make coding easy and fun for kids. Connecting the SPRK+ robot to a smartphone app, kids can complete activities and learn programming in an approachable way. For the adults that want to act like kids, the DJI Mavic Drone is more than a toy – with a 12MP camera and 4k video resolution the Mavic is also an accessory for the photographer/aspiring YouTuber.

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Check out our extended list below!  Please note that the products and services  in italics have been used by the team at Top Tier.

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT

Clearview Audio Wireless invisible Speakers www.clearviewaudio.com
iZotope Music Production Equipment www.izotope.com
Oculus Virtual reality head set www.oculus.com
Oculus Earphones Earphones for Oculus Rift headset www.oculus.com
Sling Media Device to watch home TV over the Internet anywhere in the world www.slingbox.com
Splice Music creation and sharing www.splice.com
Spotify Music streaming www.spotify.com/us
Sonos Wireless multi-room music systems for the home www.sonos.com
Valencell Music earbuds and headsets with fitness sensor www.valencell.com
Xiaomi Mi VR Play Phone powered VR headset www.mi.com/en/mivr1c

FASHION / APPAREL

Alternative Apparel Casual clothes store; soft, simple, sustainable basics www.alternativeapparel.com
Bag Borrow Steal Rental of luxury handbags www.bagborroworsteal.com
Bauble Bar Fashion jewelry www.baublebar.com
Blue Nile Diamonds and other jewelry www.bluenile.com
Bonobos Custom-designed clothing www.bonobos.com
Cath Kidston Colorful and floral clothing, bags and home items www.cathkidston.com
Customink Clothing designed by you www.customink.com
Diamond.com Diamond jewelry www.diamond.com
Gemvara, Inc. Handcrafted , customized jewelry www.gemvara.com
Indochino Clothier specializing in men’s suits www.indochino.com
J. Hillburn Custom-designed clothing for men www.jhillburn.com
Jack Erwin Well-crafted, honestly priced shoes for men www.jackerwin.com
Lucy Active Wear Active wear clothing for women www.lucy.com
LYST Best designers and stores in one place www.lyst.com
Mod Cloth Apparel and décor specializing in vintage and indie styles www.modcloth.com
Outdoor Voices Sportswear for men and women www.outdoorvoices.com
Project September Immersive  visual shopping app www.projectseptember.com
PS Dept Personal shopping service for iOS www.psdept.com
Ruby Ribbon Inc. Apparel company supported by network of independent stylists www.rubyribbon.com
Shoptiques Shop one-of-a-kind boutiques online www.shoptiques.com
Stance Vibrant and custom sock line for men and women www.stance.com
Stitch Fix Stylist selected clothing delivered monthly www.stitchfix.com
StyleSaint Next generation designer clothes www.stylesaint.com
ThredUP Used high-end clothing www.thredup.com
Trumaker Mobile outfitter for custom made men’s fashion www.trumaker.com
Trunk Club Shopping service for men’s clothing www.trunkclub.com

DESIGN/PHOTOGRAPHY

Coveroo Custom iPhone cases with your own design www.coveroo.com
Etsy Handmade goods of all varieties www.etsy.com
Fifty Three Digital pencil for drawing / painting on the iPad www.fiftythree.com
GoPro Small waterproof camera for action sports like skiing, surfing, cliff diving www.gopro.com
Lytro Camera allowing photographers to re-focus after the shot www.lytro.com
Makerbot 3D printer www.makerbot.com
Moo Print Custom business, greeting and other photo cards www.moo.com/us
Narrative Wearable device that takes a photo every 30 seconds to capture your life in photos www.getnarrative.com
Picaboo Create photobooks, cards, phone cases, and canvases with your photos www.picaboo.com
Shapeways 3D printing service and marketplace www.shapeways.com
Skinit Personalized phone cases www.skinit.com

FOOD

Abe’s Market Natural artisanal products from food to clothing www.abesmarket.com
Aloha Healthy, organic food products www.aloha.com
Beautifull Sign up for 1-2 deliveries a week of freshly prepared, beautiful food www.beautifull.com
Blue Bottle Coffee Artisanal coffee delivery www.bluebottlecoffee.com  
ClubW Wine distributer base on your palate www.clubw.com
Instacart Same-day grocery delivery www.instacart.com
Lot18 Fine quality wine club www.lot18.com
Nature Box Healthy snacks www.naturebox.com
Plated Home delivery meal kits www.plated.com
Soylent Healthy, affordable, convenient meal replacement www.soylent.com
Sprig Food delivery service www.sprig.com

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Athos Performance apparel with built-in wearables www.liveathos.com
Birchbox Beauty products service www.birchbox.com
Classpass Subscription service for unlimited monthly fitness classes www.classpass.com
Cuyana Fashion brand for premium women’s essentials www.cuyana.com
Dollar Shave Club Monthly razor blade subscription www.dollarshaveclub.com
Elysium Health Cellular health supplements www.elysiumhealth.com
Fitbit Wearable fitness device to track steps, sleep, and nutrition www.fitbit.com
Glossier Beauty products for women www.glossier.com
Halo Neuroscience Headphones for your brain. Human performance enhancing hardware. www.haloneuro.com
Honest Company Lifestyle products safe for families www.honest.com
Jawbone Wearable fitness device and speaker line www.jawbone.com
Julep Beauty box subscription www.julep.com
Lark Technologies Mobile health, live nutritionist chat www.web.lark.com
LUMO Bodytech Wearable device to alert you of bad posture www.lumobodytech.com
Tria Beauty Laser hair removal and skincare products www.triabeauty.com
Walker and Co Lifestyle products built for people of color www.walkerandcompany.com

HOME

20×200 Art collections www.20×200.com
Art.com Art collections www.art.com
Bambeco Reclaimed sustainable home goods www.bambeco.com
Custom Made Order custom made items from 20,000 different makers www.custommade.com
Dedon Handcrafted outdoor furniture www.dedon.de/en
Dropcam Webcam for the home www.dropcam.com 
Eero Wireless routed network optimization www.eero.com
Electric Objects Frame-like computers that can display high-resolution artwork from the Internet www.electricobjects.com
Framebridge Custom framing www.framebridge.com

TOYS

Anki Remote control car racing with built-in artificial intelligence www.anki.com
littleBits Small electronic components that connect together to make toys www.littlebits.cc
Sphero Mobile app enabled toys, including Star Wars BB-8 Drones and SPRK program www.sphero.com
Wonder Workshop Robots that teach kids how to code www.makewonder.com

OTHER

3D Robotics Drones and aerial video technology www.3drobotics.com
Barkbox Pet-themed monthly subscription service www.barkbox.com
BloomNation Flower delivery from local florists www.bloomnation.com
Boosted Board Motorized skateboards www.boostedboards.com
DJI Mavic Camera drones and quadcopters www.dji.com
H.Bloom Luxury floral and plant  delivery www.hbloom.com
Luxe On-demand valet service www.luxe.com 
Navdy Heads up display for automobiles www.navdy.com
Pearl Automation Wireless backup camera www.pearlauto.com
Renovo Electric super cars www.renovomotors.com
Scoot Shared electric scooters for rental in SF www.scootnetworks.com
Tesla Electric sports car www.tesla.com

Happy Holidays from TTCP!

This selection of companies and services above represents a small percentage of the portfolio companies in which the Top Tier Funds have invested.  Additional detail regarding the portfolios of the Top Tier Funds and their respective performance is available upon request.