. . . that machines will win at precision, complexity, and data inference. Human will still own purpose, ingenuity, and instinct. Our dedicated team and bench of operators support Founders with experience, strategic insight, and introductions to customers and capital to build foundational companies.
WHO WE BELIEVE IN
Industrial-strength products, services, and solutions for the most complex projects on the planet
Michael committed early and hard to business and its drivers--teams, finance, and technology--starting his first company at age 11. In the years since founding Bee Partners, he has invested in over 50 startups, using an uncanny level of empathy to support founders, gathering their teams and resources, and helping perfect their world-changing machines.
Garrett’s unique portfolio of people, projects, and passions, gathered from a career in real estate, professional sports, agriculture, and investing, informs Bee Partners’ investment decisions and guides portfolio company success. Garrett serves on many boards of Bee companies.
Kira relishes working with new and disruptive technologies, discovering young companies, and nurturing the careers of Founders. Her background in working internationally with software giants preceded a Haas MBA where she developed a deeper interest in startups and investing.
Tim placed early bets on the future of technology and entrepreneurship, founding his first company while in his teens and launching one of the world’s first digital advertising agencies in his twenties. He’s since founded multiple successful technology-based endeavors and thus can guide Bee Founders along the difficult startup road.
Members of Team Bee support Executive Director Caroline Winnett and the SkyDeck cohorts from admission to Demo Day. Tim has served as an advisor since 2012. Michael, Garrett, and Kira interview, vet teams, mentor and judge demos.
LAUNCH is an elite startup accelerator and competition. A former participant, Michael now serves as a judge at LAUNCH Demo Day. Kira serves on the advisory board and was on the leadership team during her MBA.
Alchemist Accelerator is a venture-backed initiative focused on the development of Seed-stage companies that monetize from enterprises. Garrett holds regular office hours to mentor and advise Alchemist teams.
Team Bee guest lectures, mentors, and contributes to Berkeley Haas campus competitions. Bee Partners also donates to the school’s annual alumni fundraising campaign, the Haas Gala.
Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) is the premier UC Berkeley institution for 'technology-centric' entrepreneurship and innovation. We support through mentoring and advising.
CITRIS Foundry helps top entrepreneurs from UC Berkeley build applied tech companies that make a significant global impact. Team Bee mentors CITRIS teams.
Hansoo Lee (Haas MBA 2010) and Co-Founder of Magoosh (Bee Partners I), lost his 15-month battle with non-smoker's lung cancer on March 4, 2013. In his honor, the Hansoo Lee Fellowship was founded for Berkeley-Haas MBA students. Michael judges in the selection of new Fellows and Bee Partners is a proud financial sponsor.
Team Bee partners with etage to bring big, important ideas to life. In 2018, etage co-produced Bee’s Frontier Innovation Awards: Blockchain.
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