Who We Are
Our team and committee is below. We’re a venture fund, but there are also charities near and dear to our heart. To amplify our giving, we have an open matching program whereby if you give to the SPCA, Sierra Club, VogelAlcove.org, 6stones.org, TheLovePitRescue.org, or AnimalDefensePartnership.org, we’ll match it up to $1,000. To get the match, just email email@example.com.
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.
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.