Bee Partners

Bee Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Bee Partners is the renowned VC, which was created in 2008. This investor is located in North America, United States. The primary office of this VC is located in San Francisco.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 other investors. Aside from Bee Partners, start-ups are often funded by 500 Startups, Y Combinator, Nimble Ventures and 19 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are Canaan Partners, Lightbank, Hedgewood and also 48 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Kleiner Perkins, ff Venture Capital, Y Combinator, as well as 44 other investors.

The fund was created by Michael Berolzheimer. Besides the listed founders, we have found 2 key employees of this fund in our database.

We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Social Media, Internet. In addition, there are 13 more industries where it has achieved success. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. Indiegogo, Tradesy, Breezy are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 1 other country.

The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 13 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Bee Partners is 10-50 millions dollars. Bee Partners participates, on average, in 20 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. In 2016, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

24.6% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

1.9 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.48 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

500 Startups, Y Combinator, Nimble Ventures

Funds Investing Together

Canaan Partners, Lightbank, Hedgewood

Funds Investing in Following

Kleiner Perkins, ff Venture Capital, Y Combinator

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