We believe machines will own the repetitive, the mundane, the dangerous, and the complex.
Humans will own the creative, the instinctual, and the intuitive. 


Michael Berolzheimer

Founder & Managing Partner

As Founder & Managing Partner of Bee Partners, the leading pre-seed deep-tech venture capital firm in the United States, Michael Berolzheimer sets strategy and vision for a tomorrow where Machines Will Win. With decades of experience mentoring & advising Founders of startups, Michael’s experience has contributed to the evolution of dozens of world-changing innovations within software, robotics and synthetic biology. Read more...

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Kira Noodleman


Kira is a Partner at Bee Partners. She has spent the past six years investing and growing startups with a focus on go-to-market and minimum viable product as a product manager in San Francisco and South America. She is a problem solver with a focus on disruptive innovation in advanced technologies impacting climate change, food security, machine to machine learning, and machine to human interaction. Kira co-organizes various female VC communities between Colorado and San Francisco and opened the Denver-based office for Bee Partners. Read more...

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Tim Smith


Tim Smith is a Partner at Bee Partners. He has served among dozens of startups as Founder, CEO, advisor and investor. Tim began his post-Haas career as an Ernst & Young consultant focused on advanced manufacturing processes at Apple, HP, Borland and others. He founded Red Sky Interactive, an agency which he helped grow from employee number one to almost 600 employees and 8 offices worldwide. Tim is a public speaker, active designer / developer and long-time owner of the Design & Rapid Prototyping track at the Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator.

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Garrett Goldberg

Venture Partner

Garrett Goldberg is Venture Partner at Bee Partners. He actively seeks investments in frontier technology startups and software enabled networks serving the enterprise, and invests his time in building companies that matter. He’s co-Founded three companies, invested in over 100, and loves pure venture creation. Garrett is an entrepreneur, sportsman, partner, and board member to the Founders and companies he serves. Read more...

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Austin Grisham

Head of Platform

Austin Grisham is Head of Platform at Bee Partners. His focus is portfolio operations, network ecosystem growth, and fund strategy. His international experience spans from the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Central America working with founders and startups.

Austin is an active investor and 3x founder, and former owner/operator of an active Whole Foods product company. Read more...

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Alejandra Vergara

Senior Associate

Ale is a Sr. Associate at Bee Partners. She’s passionate about companies that have large-scale impact embedded in their technologies and business models. Her work spans across Bee’s Vectors (human-machine, machine-to-machine, and biological machines) and she takes a human centered approach to venture capital investing. 

Ale has an MBA from UC Berkeley, and previously spent six years in Investment and Business Development roles at JP Morgan and Falcom Asset Management.

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Jenn Kendrick

Executive Assistant

Jenn Kendrick is the Executive Assistant to Michael Berolzheimer at Bee Partners.  She brings over 20 years of experience working alongside executive teams in a variety of environments & organizations.  She is an outcome-oriented collaborator who takes pride in her work, proactively seeks opportunities to support & is always striving to be the best at everything she does.  

Jenn lives in Texas with her sports loving, highly competitive family and can be found most weekends on the soccer pitch. Read more...

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Jocelyne Cooke


Jocelyne Cooke is the CFO of Bee Partners. Jocelyne brings more than 20 years of diverse finance, tax
and multi-stage business experience to us. As Chief Financial Officer, she is responsible for the firm's financial management, reporting, tax, investor relations, human resources and more.

Jocelyne holds a BA in History from the University of California, Davis, and is a licensed CPA. Read more...

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