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Congratulations to Identity3D on Closing a Multi-Million Dollar Seed Round

In a strong showing of grit, a quality we strive for in our Bee Founder teams, Co-Founders Stephan Thomas and Joe Inkenbrandt of Identify3D have closed a multi-million investment round led by our friends at SoftTech VC.  Identify3D provides design protection, quality assurance, and data logistics for digital manufacturing computer-based 3D visualization, analytics and collaboration tools. …

Bee Partners Founders: Choosing Our Team

Since Bee Partners’ inception, we’ve had the great opportunity to experience what constitutes an incredible investment. While we seriously evaluate a startup’s market potential and business model viability, we have found that the one signal, beyond all others, is the the founding team. We expect our Founders to be aligned with Bee Partners culture and …

We are Hiring! – Portfolio Operations Principal

We are looking for another Bee to complement our core team.  This partner-track opportunity represents the next journey on a tech executive’s career – you are passionate about influencing the path that other Founders are taking, and take deep enjoyment when your implemented frameworks materially improve an organization.  As the ideal candidate, you can demonstrate …

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Ryan Jones

I’ve partnered with Michael on a couple ventures now and I’m very excited to be working with him again at Florence Healthcare (

Michael has three personal attributes that have been helpful to me: First he’s a ‘big node’ - he knows a broad range of folks that can help your business. Second, he’s very effective at seeing the big picture and doesn’t get bogged down in time wasters. Finally, he’s absolutely above board – he’ll give you the straight story and expects the same.
Ryan Jones Co-Founder and CEO of Florence Healthcare
Leo Shapiro

Bee Partners has been a crucial player in helping build our company from the beginning.

Michael and Garrett have an unusual skill set combination, very helpful at the pre-seed stage, and have a great network to help early companies grow.
Leo Shapiro Founder and Chief Evangelist of Airbanq
Brett Wilson

Michael was the first investor in TubeMogul... He took a risk on a team and a vision before anyone else was willing to do so.

We are glad he did as his contribution has been meaningful. In the early days he helped with our strategy, biz dev efforts and fundraising. Where he stands out from other investors is his persona: he's a consummate optimist and believer and inspires me every time we talk.
Brett Wilson Founder and CEO of TubeMogul
Christian Sanz

Bee Partners was our first investor, and they've always been a firm believer in the potential of Skycatch.

Michael's constructive feedback, strategic insight, and invaluable guidance were essential in helping us get our ideas off the ground, and grow our business. The entire firm truly embodies our core values (Humble, Nimble & Reliable); and, without our infinite late night calls, and the integral relationships he helped build, we wouldn't be where we are today. We're fortunate to have Michael's voice & vision within Skycatch.
Christian Sanz Founder and CEO of Skycatch