Who We Are
We focus on companies with $2mm to $30mm of run-rate revenue, with year over year growth of 20% to 50%+ depending on size. We value founders that are cash efficient, scrappy, and pragmatic. We can invest anywhere in the US and abroad. We prefer leading, but can also follow. We like plain-vanilla preferred stock in traditional growth rounds but can also do ‘special situations’ like inside rounds, rushed rounds, bridges, recaps, and restructurings.
We’re currently investing out of our 8th fund and our check is $1mm to $2mm. We can commit to a deal in as little as 4 weeks. Our portfolio is diverse and includes software, marketplaces, and e-commerce. We welcome cold emails so reach out any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-Founder, Chair, and Managing Partner
Sammy chairs the board of Blossom Street Ventures and manages the day to day operations. Along with Kevin, he co-founded the firm. His primary responsibilities are to source and diligence new opportunities, oversee the portfolio, and handle investor relations.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Kevin Vela is a founding partner at Vela Wood Law. He focuses his practice in the areas of technology transactions, venture financings, M&A and corporate law. Throughout his career, he has represented both startups and investors in over $500M in venture financings. Kevin teaches Venture Law at SMU’s Dedman School of Law. He was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, a Super Lawyer in 2021, received Best Lawyer in Dallas designation by D Magazine in 2016, 2020, and 2021 and is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow.
Shortly after graduating Colgate University in 1994, Robert joined software startup Sundance Digital where he became CEO and majority shareholder. The company grew to become one of the world’s largest providers of software to automate television stations. In 2006 the company was sold to Avid Technology. After leaving Avid, Robert became involved in the oil & gas industry where he consolidated production assets which he ultimately sold. In 2008 Robert founded TeamSupport which provides enterprise-class B2B customer service software. TeamSupport was acquired by a NYC based private equity fund in 2018 and Robert stepped away from the day to day CEO role in late 2020 but remains on the board. Robert is active in the Dallas entrepreneur community and serves on the Mayor’s Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is also a Trustee at Colgate University.
The boss of all bosses
The real power broker at BSV, no deal gets done without Pepe’s blessing. Any success we’ve had is 100% attributable to his invaluable contributions. Pepe is also Head of Naps and Minister of Treats at headquarters, and he’s always ahead of quota on both.