BBG Ventures

BBG Ventures

BBG Ventures is a venture fund focused on consumer technology startups founded by women.

BBG Ventures is a venture capital firm established by Nisha Dua and Susan Lyne in 2014. It is part of the Verizon Media Group. The firm specializes in funding companies with female founders, during its early stage of financing. It prefers to fund companies that are developing internet and tech-based consumer-focused products and services.

The firm has raised two funds, with its most recent opened in 2019. BBG Ventures' first fund raised $10 million, with its most recent opened in August 2019. BBG Ventures' past investments have included companies that operated in the healthcare, beauty, hospitality, agriculture, and AR/VR industries. The firm is headquartered in New York City, United States. As of May 2020, BBG Ventures has made 93 investments and maintains its share of ownership in 52 companies. Its most recent investment was in March 2020 for Planet FWD's seed round, a company which is developing biodegradable food packaging.

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Description
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Industry
Location
pymetrics

pymetrics is a company founded in 2012.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Neuroscience
Human resources
Enterprise software
Predictive analytics
New York
New York City
Winnie (parent resources company)

Winnie enables parents to search local child care providers, including daycare and preschools for their children. Winnie provides parent-trusted child care resources and community.

San Francisco
The Wing

Company

Social
Hospitality
Office management
Coworking
Female
Networking
New York
Manhattan
Flip

A New York-based home sublease and rental marketplace

Real estate technology
New York
New York City
The Mom Project

The Mom Project is a Chicago-based company.

Chicago
Mighty Networks

Mighty Networks is a Palo Alto, California-based company founded by Gina Bianchini.

Education
Software as a service (SaaS)
Brand
Networking
Palo Alto, California
GoTenna

goTenna is a company that builds devices that pair to a phone to create mesh networks so people can relay text and GPS messages with no cellular service required.

Telecommunication
Social messaging
New York City
Full Harvest

To empower sustainability at the root level with the marketplace for surplus and imperfect produce.

Agriculture
B2B
Business-to-business
Sustainability
Food Tech
Marketplace
San Francisco
Spring Health

Spring uses AI to help patients with mental health problems feel better faster.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Healthcare
Mental health
Workplace wellness
Digital health
New York City
FINERY (Fashion company)

FINERY is a fashion company founded by Gillis Baxter.

Fashion
Future Family

E-commerce
Fertility
Healthcare
Concierge
Female fertility
Winky Lux

Winky Lux is a New York-based company.

New York
CoEdition

CoEdition is a New York-based company.

New York
ScribbleChat

New York
Manhattan
Shine

Shine is a sms company.

SMS
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