Blue Note Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund investing in great technology companies and serving entrepreneurs committed to authentic leadership.
We invest in early stage technology companies that are using disruptive technology to address an unmet need or create a significant efficiency in a large market. In other words, we like investing in companies that are using cool technology to make life easier and better for a lot of people.
We connect founders and CEOs with tools and resources to help them become stronger and more effective leaders. This includes everything from helping create a broader peer community, to executive coaching and facilitated off-sites. We believe that an investment in the growth of the entrepreneur is the best investment we can make – for them and our LPs.
First and foremost, we look to lead by example. We strive to form open and honest relationships with the founders in whom we invest. We also look for entrepreneurs who aspire to be great leaders and to create authentic relationships among their teams – something we view as crucial in the fast paced world of high-growth start-ups.
We generally like to be the first institutional capital into a company. Our initial investments range from $100,000 to $500,000 and we prefer to continue to invest up to (and sometimes including) a company’s growth round. We work closely with our portfolio companies as they refine their offering, build their core team, develop their culture, and establish product/market fit.