We believe we are seeing profound changes in the way business works. Our investor, Bloomberg L.P., wants to support and understand these changes. Backing and building startups is a wonderful way to do that, so we created Bloomberg Beta.

Bloomberg Beta is an early-stage venture firm backed by Bloomberg L.P., investing out of a $75M fund focused broadly on the future of work.

While we invest for financial return and choose our investments independently, without preference for companies who have or want a relationship with Bloomberg, we do see Bloomberg as a template for startups — founded on a powerful idea, bringing transparency to markets, achieving global scale, with a strong and open culture that embraces technology, led by its founders for decades.

We see founders as our customers, and we believe transparency is the first step to building trust with them. Our full web presence can be found on our GitHub, where we’ve open sourced our operating manual on who we are, how we think, and the questions we ask ourselves when evaluating startups.

Founders + Companies

Founders are our customers. In order of our announced participation:

Founders Company
Jonah Varon, Axel Hansen Newsle 1
Charlie Robbins Nodejitsu 2
Jon Lee ProsperWorks
Paul Dix, Todd Persen InfluxData
Zach Sims, Ryan Bubinski Codecademy
Satya Patel, Hunter Walk Homebrew
Stephen Purpura Context Relevant
Ron Palmeri, Tomaž Štolfa Layer
Naval Ravikant, Babak Nivi AngelList 3
Anil Dash, Gina Trapani ThinkUp
Sandi MacPherson Quibb
Jason Hirschhorn REDEF
Ryan Petersen Flexport
Fouad ElNaggar, Peter Yared Sapho
Daniela Perdomo goTenna
Anne Wootton, Bailey Smith Pop Up Archive 11
Satyen Sangani Alation
Amit Gupta Opensense (formerly SenderGen)
K.V. Rao Aviso
Nadim Hossain, Nisheeth Ranjan, Ranjan Bagchi BrightFunnel
Alex Rampell, Pasha Bitz, Jonathan Wolf TXN
Eric Tilenius, Pratik Verma BlueTalon Data Systems
Fred Seibert, Yoel Flohr Thirty Labs
Jamie Davidson, Eric Duffy Pathgather
David Byrd, Steve Kaliski Bowery
Scott Forman, Jeff Kolesky OneRoom
Ivan Kirigin YesGraph 8
Eddie Lim, Eoin Matthews Point
John Battelle NewCo
Javed Singha, Yves Frinault Fieldwire
James Crawford Orbital Insight
Josh Schanker Bookbub
Christopher Nguyen Arimo 10
Ty Walrod, Rutul Davè Bright Funds
Josh Lefkowitz, Evan Kohlmann, Josh Devon Flashpoint
Kieran Snyder, Jensen Harris Textio
Steve Newman Scalyr
Kulveer Taggar Status
Zaid Al Hamami Immunio 12
Elizabeth Zalman, Schuyler Brown, Justin McCarthy StrongDM
David Rogier, Aaron Rasmussen MasterClass
Jesse Vincent, Kaia Dekker Keyboardio
Edith Harbaugh, John Kodumal LaunchDarkly
Nick Elprin, Chris Yang, Matthew Granade Domino Data Lab
Chris Kelly Survata
Raphael Crawford-Marks, John Quinn Bonusly
Jason Garoutte, Brian Zotter YesPath
Anthony Goldbloom, Ben Hamner Kaggle 4
Eric Wuebben, Andrew Courter Highly
Katie Spence, Ben Brown Howdy
Justin Wohlstadter Wonder
Brendan Frey Deep Genomics
Evan Macmillan Gridspace
Dennis Pilarinos buddybuild 15
Michael W. Wellman, Dmitry Dain Virgil Security
David Gutelius, Chris Diehl Motiva
Dmitry Aksenov, Mikhail Naumov DigitalGenius
Arjun Singh, Sergey Karayev, Ibrahim Awwal, Pieter Abbeel Gradescope
Mike Tung Diffbot
Roger Dickey, Debo Olaosebikan Gigster
Stewart Butterfield Slack
Alexander García-Tobar, Peter Goldstein ValiMail
Anant Kale, Kunal Verma AppZen
Alberto Pepe, Nathan Jenkins Authorea
Kartik Mandaville SpringRole
Chris Bach, Mathias Biilmann Netlify
Shinji Kim, Alexander Gallego Concord Systems 5
Alan Fletcher, Aman Naimat Spiderbook 6
Max Bruner, Yuan Gao, Alexey Rostapshov Mavrx
John Ciancutti, Steve McLendon, Steve Henn 60dB 9
Jason Bade, Nick Chen Pico
Jeff LaBarge, Tom Shapland Tule Technologies
Itzik Ben-Bassat, Aviv Eyal GONG!
Ryan Tseng, Andrew Reiter, Brandon Tseng Shield AI
Drew Conway Alluvium
Travis Deyle, Erik Schluntz Cobalt Robotics
Eyal Feldman Stampli
Adam Rogas, Paul Korol, Phil Vizzaccaro, Eric Kay NS8
Pia Mancini, Xavier Damman Open Collective
Tim Delisle, Bryan Russett Datalogue
Tyler Koblasa CloudApp
John Terrill Drawbridge Networks 7
Melanie Shapiro, Steve Shapiro Token
George Cigale MycroFriends
Dor Skuler, Roy Amir, Itai Mendelsohn Intuition Robotics
Suzanne Gildret Kindred.AI
Scott Heiferman, Brendan McGovern Meetup 13
Mircea Pasoi, Liana Dumitru Alien Labs 14
Amjad Masad, Haya Odeh Repl.it
Christine Tao, Lori Mazen Sounding Board
Beau Cronin, Chris Diehl, David Gutelius The Data Guild
Cara Meverden, Saul Carlin, Daniel McCartney Scout.fm
Lukas Biewald, Chris Van Pelt, Shawn Lewis Weights & Biases

We love when our portfolio companies hire great investors, so we built a tool to help founders find the right ones starting with firms in New York at VC Finder.

1️⃣ Acquired by LinkedIn, Jul. 2014 👍

2️⃣ Acquired by GoDaddy, Feb. 2015 👍

3️⃣ Our AngelList profile: https://angel.co/bloomberg-beta-investor

4️⃣ Acquired by Google, Mar. 2017 👍

5️⃣ Acquired by Akamai, Sept. 2016 👍

6️⃣ Acquired by Demandbase, June 2016 👍

7️⃣ Acquired by OPAQ Networks, May 2017 👍

8️⃣ Acquired by Lyft, August 2017 👍

9️⃣ Acquired by Google, October 2017 👍

1️⃣0️⃣ Acquired by Panasonic, October 2017 👍

1️⃣1️⃣ Acquired by Apple, November 2017 👍

1️⃣2️⃣ Acquired by Trend Micro, November 2017 👍

1️⃣3️⃣ Acquired by WeWork, December 2017 👍

1️⃣4️⃣ Acquired by Coinbase, January 2018 👍

1️⃣5️⃣ Acquired by Apple, January 2018 👍