Who We Are
We focus on companies with $2mm+ of run-rate revenue and year over year growth of 50%+. We value founders that are cash efficient, scrappy, and pragmatic. We’ll invest anywhere in the US or Canada, especially in markets most venture capital firms overlook. We prefer leading $1mm to $5mm Series A or B rounds, but can also follow. We like plain-vanilla preferred stock in traditional growth rounds, inside rounds, recaps, and restructurings.
We’re currently investing out of our 5th fund and our check is $1mm. We can commit to a deal in as little as 4 weeks. Our portfolio is diverse and includes HR software, app tech, parking, sales/marketing software, apps, greeting cards, dating, e-commerce, and healthcare software. We welcome cold emails so reach out any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Previously, Sammy was a Vice President at Congruent Investment Partners. Prior to that, he worked at Prudential Capital Group and Blossom Street Capital (unaffiliated with Blossom Street Ventures).
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. Kevin proudly represents emerging companies all over the world. 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, an honor granted to only a third of the top 1% of attorneys in Texas.
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 ranging from venture capital and growth equity to large-cap buyouts and distressed debt. 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 with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, and private placements.