Deep Tech/Hard Science
Food and Beverage
Future of Work
Health and Wellness
Internet and Mobile
BlueRun Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on seed and series A investments across the mobile software, services and financial technology sectors. The firm was founded in 1998 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Pankaj Jain serves as Partner & Advisor at 500 Startups. He also served as a Board Member at Tushky. Prior to that, he served as a Founder & Country Co-Ordinator for India of Startup Weekend, Founder of Teknatus Solutions, Consultant at TLabs, Co-Founder of HeadStart Network Foundationm, Director of Sales for Cymtec Systems, Director of Market Data and Application Support for GlobeOp Financial Services and an Associate for Long-Term Capital Management.
We're excited about companies that are leveraging fundamental changes in the world to create meaningful companies that improve people's lives. We want to back the most significant companies of tomorrow, and help them operate as conscious, win-for-all businesses.
Some of the fundamental changes we're intrigued by include:
- Robotics & automation
- Genetics & preventive health
- BrainTech & mental health
- Sustainability / renewable energy
- Mindfulness / consciousness
Not Interested In
We're not interested in ad tech or products that further the cycle of consumerism. We're not interested in entrepreneurs who don't value personal and leadership development.
Co-founder, @worklife . Previously, startup CEO coach and culture consultant. Founder, Wellsphere (acq. by IAC/Sequoia-backed HealthCentral), Unleashed.
Investing in BioTech • Hardware (& Manufactu... Alameda, California ,..., U.S.A.
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BioTech • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Autonomous vehicles (& Cars) • Future Of Work • Robotics • Aerospace (& Defense) • Mobility
Managing Partner at Alpha Bridge Ventures
Most Interested In
I am particularly interested in Aerospace and defense right now. Drones, space, flight and everything connecting them.
Not Interested In
I don't invest in purely consumer facing businesses, e-commerce businesses, game studios or ad tech. If your business is not based on a novel technology or an original application of technology to a new space, it probably is not a great fit.
Investor at Basis Set Ventures. Human hunting for intelligent machines.
John Mannes is an investor at Basis Set Ventures, a $136 million early stage venture capital fund focused on supporting startups using machine learning to address big problems across industries. Prior to Basis Set Ventures, John was a TechCrunch writer covering machine intelligence startups, machine learning research and major AI initiatives from big tech.
I'm looking to invest in founders who execute with speed. Two areas that I'm looking at most right now include 1) Digital consumer health and 2) Decentralized software / Blockchain companies
Not Interested In
These are areas I do not invest in:
-Consumer apps that monetize through ads (i.e. lots of eyeballs / users)
-Games / gaming
-Energy devices (different from software)
-E-commerce (may selectively do 1-3 in this portfolio)
-Companies incorporated outside of US / CAN
Baidu Ventures is a corporate venture capital arm of Baidu. The firm invests in the artificial intelligence and technology sectors. Founded in 2016, the firm is headquartered in Beijing, China and has offices in San Francisco and Frankfurt.
We invest in pre product-market fit and tech heavy companies based in NYC. We like to lead the first round of financing, typically pre-seed or seed.
Nicholas Chirls is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Notation Capital. Previously, he also served as Co-Chief Executive Officer at Alphaworks. He served as a Head of Investments at betaworks. Prior to this, he served as the Head of Investments at Betaworks.