Author: Michael Berolzheimer

Thanks, Zach. And Thanks, Cal!

UC Berkeley and its programs, people, and principles are foundational to life at Bee Partners: Tim, Kira, and I are all graduates. A third of Bee portfolio companies came up through Berkeley. Bee Partners proudly founded, embraces and supports CalFounders. And we serve…

Seed Investment Strategy

Since mid-2015, investments into Seed-stage companies have been decreasing with the reduction in transactions (40 percent drop) outpacing the reduction in dollars (24 percent drop). Early funding is critical for founders to quit their day jobs to go full-time, build out the…

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…

What Founders Should Expect from Pre-Seed Investors

In May, we posted about the various characteristics and actions we expect from Founders at the pre-Seed stage. We described the size of the raise needed ($250-750K) to attract talent, explore a market insight, approach product/market fit and gain conviction regarding the…