Bee Partners

Bee Partners

Bee Partners invests at the earliest stages of venture creation, providing capital and mentorship. Bee is based in San Francisco.

Company Overview

Bee Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in genesis, seed/startup, pre-seed stage, and very early stage startup investments. The firm does not invest in companies that help bars sell more alcohol or promote consumerism in children. It seeks to invest in companies across the US.

History

Bee Partners was founded in 2009 by Michael Berolzheimer and is based in San Francisco, California.

Investments

Bee Partners has made 56 investments. One of them was on Feb 25, 2019, when they invested $5M in Sideqik. Bee Partners has had 5 exits including BuildingConnected and TubeMogul. The firm has raised a total of $37.2M across 2 funds, one of them being Bee Partners II. This fund was announced on Jun 27, 2016, and raised a total of $30M. Bee Partners has $8.7M in revenue annually.

The firm prefers to invest between $0.2 million and $0.4 million in the seed stage. It seeks to invest a smaller amount in the genesis stage. It takes a stake between six percent and eight percent.

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Funded Companies

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zipongo is a San Francisco-based company founded by Jason Langheier.

sideqik is an Atlanta-based company founded by Jeremy Haile.

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Columbia Green Technologies is a Portland, Oregon-based green building company founded in 2006 by Vanessa Keitges.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Bee Partners Opportunities I, L.P.
12,000,000
July 2, 2015
20,000,000
November 24, 2014
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People

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Brett Wilson

Advisor

Caroline Newman

Employee

Dennis Phelps

Investor

Garrett Goldberg

Investor

Gina Songco

Employee

Matthew Kellie

Investor

Michael Berolzheimer

Founder

Nader Ghaffari

Advisor

Sahinaz Safari Sanjani

Employee

Tim Smith

Employee

Verdi Erel Ergün

Investor

Wes Selke

Advisor

Whitney Bouck

Advisor

Zach Thigpen

Employee

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