Bezos Expeditions

Bezos Expeditions

A family investment office in Mercer Island that manages Jeff Bezos's venture capital investments

Bezos Expeditions is a family investment office in Mercer Island that manages Jeff Bezos's venture capital investments. Founded in 2005 by Jeff Bezos in Mercer Island, Washington, United States, the firm invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures and seed stages. This firm usually invest in series A, series B, series C, and series D rounds. The notable investment portfolio of Bezos Expeditions includes Spiral, General Fusion, Grail, Convoy, and Fundbox. As of February 2020, Bezos Expeditions has made 66 investments. Their most recent investment was on Dec 19, 2019, when Spiral raised $2.4M. Bezos Expeditions has had 14 exits, the most notable of which include Twitter, Business Insider, and Workday.

Timeline

2005

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Domo (company)

Domo designs and delivers an executive management platform as a service to help executives manage their business.

Nextdoor is a company providing a private communications platform for neighborhoods.It was founded in 2011 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Company developing a magnetized target fusion system to build the first commercially-viable fusion power plant

Uber Technologies Inc. is a transportation network company (TNC) headquartered in San Francisco, California.

A company that created an internet search engine. It was started in 2005 and acquired by Microsoft in 2008.

See how Rethink and our smart, collaborative robot Sawyer, are leading the way with a complete cobot solution that enables manufacturers to automate more.

Convoy is a trucking and logistics company that utilizes technology to connect shippers with carriers and book services.

Lookout is a cybersecurity company using predictive machine intelligence to analyze data to predict and stop mobile attacks to an individual or an enterprise.

EVERFI is a K-12, financial, and corporate compliance education platform.

Aviary is a company founded by Avi Muchnick, Michael Galpert and Israel Derdik.

Juno Therapeutics is a Biopharmaceutical company owned by Celgene.

On‑demand (cloud-based) financial management and human capital management software vendor

Pulse Labs is a Seattle-based company founded by Dylan Zwick.

Plenty is a San Francisco-based agriculture technology company that develops plant sciences for crops to flourish in pesticide and GMO-free environments.

Chipper is an Austin, Texas-based company.

MFG.com is an Atlanta-based manufacturing company.

Workday is a California-based company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Jeff Bezos

Founder & Investor

Irfan Kamal

Employee

Melinda Lewison

Managing Director

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Convoy

General Fusion

Insitro

Mark43

Mindstrong

Pioneer Square Labs

Pulse Labs

Spiral

The Not Company

UNITY Biotechnology

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Bloomberg
November 23, 2020
@bsindia
The worlds richest mans personal venture capital fund, Bezos Expeditions, supported the Series B funding led by Ribbit Capital, which raised $30 million for the San Francisco-based company.
Jake Bright
November 19, 2020
TechCrunch
African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions -- the personal VC fund of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Chipper Cash was founded in San Francisco in 2018 by Ugandan Ham Serunjogi and Ghanaian Maijid Moujaled. The company offers mobile-based, no fee, P2P [...]

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