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Deeper Forays into the Idea Economy

The idea economy is a fascinating, constantly unfolding universe of possibilities that will facilitate commerce and empower us to build better lives. At Bee Partners, it’s our privilege to sit right at the edge of that frontier curve of innovation with some of the most brilliant business minds and makers of our generation. The latest …

Press Release: Shelf Auctioning Network Wins Frontier Innovation Awards

  Award Includes $500K in Pre-Seed Investment SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 21, 2018 —  Bee Partners, a leading pre-seed VC firm, announces Shelf Auctioning Network as grand prize winner of the first annual Frontier Innovation Awards at a ceremony in San Francisco. Shelf Auctioning Network will receive $500K in funding from Bee Partners, along with …

Skycatch Delivers for Komatsu. The Founder’s Journey Paves the Way

There’s big news in the sky: Skycatch has sold 1,000 drones to construction giant Komatsu (and already delivered 200). Read the story here. The Skycatch Explore 1 drones are semi-autonomous quadcopters made in partnership with dronemaker DJI. They’ll use Skycatch’s machine-vision software to control Komatsu’s robot construction vehicles and deliver real-time insights and autonomous execution. …

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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
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
Hansoo Lee

Michael was one of the lead investors in Magoosh’s seed round. A lot of investors say they offer more than just capital.

With Michael, I can truly say that is the case. First, he took the time to get to know us as people - what our strengths are, what our blind spots may be, and how we want to make a dent in the world. As a result, over the course of the early stages of Magoosh, he has been able to astutely assess where he can directly help, where he can’t, or where he can connect us to the right person who can. Second, there’s never been a time when he hasn’t been available for us. Whether it’s a call late at night to talk through a pressing issue or meeting for a couple of hours to talk through strategic issues, I haven’t run into a situation where he hasn’t been willing and able to contribute his time. Michael is an entrepreneur’s investor. He has been an extremely valuable part of the greater Magoosh team and gets my highest recommendation.
Hansoo Lee Founder and CEO of Magoosh
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