We typically prioritize introductions from someone who knows us both (you, and BBG Ventures). But we know that great ideas don’t always come packaged with connections, so if you believe your company fits our investment thesis below and you don’t have an intro, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
BBG Ventures is an early-stage fund. We typically invest at seed-stage, though we’ve been known to invest earlier, and later. We rarely lead rounds but we are not passive investors: we are available to our portfolio companies 24/7 and expect them to tap our experience and our networks early and often.
Our focus is consumer internet and consumer tech: marketplaces, commerce, media, and consumer products. Consumer is what we know and where we can add the most value. We look for companies with a technology advantage — and we look for entrepreneurs who “think different,” who look at some facet of their work, play, or home lives and see a way to make it materially better.
We do not invest in ideas; we expect to see a working product, even if it’s in closed beta, and some evidence of consumer engagement. That said, a brilliant product from an A+ entrepreneur trumps everything else, so you can assume we will break our own rules occasionally. Very occasionally.
We launched BBG Ventures because we saw an opportunity. With over 90% of venture investment going to men, we believe we can get better returns backing the best female founders. Many of our companies have mixed founding teams — and research and personal experience suggest that diverse teams drive the best results. Our requirement for investment is simply that at least one founder be female.
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