We are the anti-VC: we invest in venture deals but we’re not traditional venture capitalists. We like SaaS, marketplaces, eCommerce, and other tech spaces, but will also invest in low and no-tech opportunities that scale. We move fast. We get to a quick “no” in a few days or a firm commitment in three to four weeks. We can invest in a traditional growth round, but also look at inside rounds, down rounds, re-caps, secondaries, and special situations. We’ve got portfolio companies on the coasts, but love overlooked geographies like the midwest and the south – Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta and Kansas City are a few places we’ve had success. We value transparent communication and you’ll always know where you stand with us.
BSV vs. Traditional VC
We call ourselves The Anti-VC. And for good reason. Take a look at how we’re different, through and through.
Blossom Street Ventures
Time to a firm commitment
3 to 4 weeks
Time to a “no”
3 to 4 days
High growth & special situations
High growth only
Email us cold at sammy@
You must find contact through network
Plain vanilla preferred stock
Favors the investor
US and Canada
SF, NYC, Boston
Our 4-Week Process
If you want to explore partnering with us, this is how the next few weeks will look:
Founders supply the data. We’ll deliver a term sheet if you need us to lead, or agree to follow another lead.
We go to our board for initial approval. This meeting is the hardest.
After a green light from the board, we come out to meet the founders, employees, and spend time getting to know the business at your office.
We have a final board meeting at which we make a full commitment. The second meeting is simply to supplement and confirm findings and thesis from the first meeting. Out of 15+ final meetings, we’ve only lost one deal in the final meeting.
We invest $1mm per opportunity, generally as plain-vanilla preferred stock that follows National Venture Capital Association guidelines and best practices. Our deals are structured differently: You won’t see redemption rights, dividends, participating preferred, claw-backs and other gotcha’s. The three or five member board we move forward with is always founder controlled. A typical board format is two founders, two investors, and one independent. Overall, we pride ourselves on founder-friendly, transparent term sheets which also streamline the legal process.