Who We Are
We focus on companies with $2mm to $20mm of run-rate revenue and year over year growth of 50%+. We value founders that are cash efficient, scrappy, and pragmatic. We can invest anywhere in the US and abroad. We prefer leading $1mm to $15mm Series A or B rounds, 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 7th 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 email@example.com.
Co-Founder, Chair & Principal
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.
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. In recent years, he has represented both startups and investors in over $100M in seed, angel and venture rounds. He was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, received Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine in 2016, and is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow.
Lara Bubalo Manor
Senior Counsel & Advisor
Lara began her career at Lehman Brothers, and thereafter, Neuberger Berman, where she analyzed primary, secondary, and co-investment opportunities across various asset classes. She currently works as an attorney at Vela Wood, a corporate law firm based in Dallas, TX, where she advises and counsels investors, entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses.
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.