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BBG Ventures

BBG Ventures

  • New York, New York, United States

  • New York

Stage

  • Early Stage Venture, Seed

Type

  • Venture Capital

Description

BBG Ventures is a NYC-based, early-stage fund backing big ideas to reshape how we live. They support female founders with scalable solutions to widespread problems. Their $50M Fund III focuses on health, education, climate-friendly commerce, and emerging consumers.

Mission

We believe the next generation of breakout companies will be built by underestimated founders solving big problems for the 99%. We’re here to give them that first, crucial investment.

Beauty Investments #

  • 8

Primary Sector

  • Overlooked Consumers/Climate/E-Commerce

Beauty Exits #

  • 1

Last Beauty Invest

  • Nov, 2019-Radswan-$2M

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Apply Here: https://947689.typeform.com/to/FPR7znn6?typeform-source=www.bbgventures.com

Criteria

Smart companies shift paradigms, changing industries and lives. We look for founders who embrace societal shifts, building companies that can set in motion a tidal wave of change — by addressing underserved markets, enabling access and affordability, and solving multi-generational American problems.

Today’s American is intersectional, more conscious, multi-generational, and often underserved. It makes sense to invest in founders who intuitively understand this end user – because they’ve experienced the same broken systems and challenges. These founders have a natural competitive advantage, which means we do too.

We look for companies that transform systems change, increase economic opportunity, drive access and affordability or build 10X better consumer solutions across some of the biggest categories of Americans’ priorities that are ripe for reinvention:

-Workplace & Learning Revolution
-Financial Inclusion
-Healthcare Transformation
-Climate & Consumption
-Overlooked Consumers

In particular, we seek out companies making large-scale behavior change possible by improving access, enhancing affordability, or reducing friction in the way our fundamental needs are served.

-Fortune favors the underestimated.
-Every company in our portfolio has at least one female founder and 70% have a diverse founder.-We focus on founders who intuitively understand the dominant end user.
-Our sweet spot is early.
-We typically lead or co-lead Seed or Pre-Seed rounds, with an average initial check size from $500,000 – $1 million.
-Intuitive understanding.
-We believe the best founders have an authentic connection to the problem they’re solving and a deep understanding of the community they’re building for, so they’re poised to win right from the start.
-Focused and formidable.
-We look for founders we can’t hold back, founders who can’t imagine doing anything else. You’ll need a singular product focus, ruthless execution, resilience, the ability to do a lot with a little.
-B2C and B2B.
We focus on the problems facing Americans– whether they can be solved B2B or B2C. We’re open to both.
-Equity matters.
Many of the companies we’ve backed have mixed demographic founding teams. Where that’s the case, we expect a fair founder equity split. We find the cap table is an indicator of team dynamics– and eventual success.
-A great founder > everything else.
-We are a thesis-driven fund, but a brilliant solution from an A+ entrepreneur will always get our attention.

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $500K-$1M

Education
  • No
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 101
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

Make change and make money. Hand in hand. Venture capital kindles the future. We want to make it matter.

Diversity is personal to us. We started BBG Ventures because the problems we face today can’t be solved by same-same thinking.

Diversity is personal to us. We started BBG Ventures because the problems we face today can’t be solved by same-same thinking.

Here for you on the regular. We’ll meet up frequently as part of a Year One Sprint to get you leverage where you need it – from brand strategy and business model to recruiting and PR.

Connections get you there faster. We’ll share the network we’ve built over decades – friends and allies, both old and new.

Always think ahead. As you set milestones, we’ll help shape a compelling story and find the right investors for your next chapter.

Tough love. Founders need support, but they also need honesty, feedback, and the occasional reality check.

TBD

BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

6.6/10

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 100.00%
Beauty Investments #
  • 8

Beauty Exits #
  • 1

Last Beauty Invest
  • Nov, 2019-Radswan-$2M

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Nisha Dua

Title

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

BBG Ventures

JUMP CONCLUSION

BBG Ventures focuses on early-stage investments in consumer healh, wellness, beauty and sustainability with empasis on underserved markets and female founders. They concentrate investments in New York to leverage its diverse ecosystem.

Very Good Beauty Funder FIt, haven’t invested in a beauty brand in the last 4 years but definitely worth a shot if your values, and brand case aligns with their thesis.

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