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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 …

The Growth in Enabling Drone Technologies & How to Approach Drone Investments with Caution

PREFACE The growth in drone technology to serve as an enabling tool has attracted the attention of many investors; currently the industry is valued at $127 billion. As the space becomes increasingly crowded, it is important to identify optimal investing strategies. In the following white paper, as well as in our recent TechCrunch publication, we …

Embroker Launches First Digital Brokerage for Business Insurance

We are honored to announce the launch of our portfolio company Embroker’s insurance platform technology. The insurance industry has failed to conform to the ever-evolving modern world. Embroker has recognized the opportunity for innovation in the currently inefficient insurance landscape. Today, Embroker launches its free platform that allows businesses to effectively manage risk. The company …

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Jason Langheier

Michael is one of the most productively engaged investors I've ever had.

He evaluated Zipongo both on our mission and our business, and then rolled up his sleeves, working in our office for 2-3 days a week for a period of time, helping with everything from Sales to Product to Finance, when we most needed the help and wisdom. He loves startups and seeing them through their early proof points, and also able to dish important constructive feedback. He's efficient and diligent about his contributions, and, he's fun to work with. Bee Partners is building an impressive portfolio, and what I admire about Michael, is that he's helping the earliest stage entrepreneurs who have a passion for building something meaningful, get their idea off their ground. In starting a company, Michael would be one of the first people I speak with going forward, and I expect Bee Partners will soon be spoken in the same sentence with Founder Collective, SV Angels, True Partners and First Round Capital (probably with Bee as the first investor in for a lot of great newcos).
Jason Langheier Founder and CEO of Zipongo
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
Christina McAlpin

I consider Garrett not only a business partner and advisor, but a loyal friend on the entrepreneurial path.  

He is intelligent and insightful, and his positive energy has been a constant source of encouragement.  He combines excellent targeted advice with an easygoing demeanor.  Garrett is my first call when things go right or wrong and we're lucky to have him on our team!
Christina McAlpin Founder and CEO of Direct Local Food
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