About Us

 
 

Betaworks Ventures is a product-focused, seed-stage venture capital fund based in New York City and San Francisco.

We invest in surprising new consumer behaviors and trends powered by frontier technologies.

We’re usually among the first institutional investors. We’ve backed more than 150 companies; some that you may have heard of include Giphy, Anchor, Gimlet Media, Product Hunt, Medium, Kickstarter, and Tumblr. We invest at pre-seed and seed stage and our typical check size ranges from $100,000 to $500,000.

We go deep into new categories through Betaworks Camp, our structured pre-seed investment program. Areas we’ve focused on include augmented reality, computer vision, voice interfaces, conversational software, and live+interactive.

As our name suggests, we like betas – we rarely invest pre-product. If you have something great, we’d love to speak with you.

Please contact us here!

 
 

Our Team

 

John Borthwick

Founder

Matthew Hartman

Partner

Peter Rojas

Partner

Jared Newman

Associate

 

Danika Laszuk

GM @ Camp

Fahim Abouelfadl

Program Manager @ Camp

Julie Zhang

Sarah McBride

Senior Associate

Marketing Specialist @ Camp


Betaworks Ventures Fellows

 
 

Our Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy

 
 

We believe in building and supporting a startup community where everyone is treated with respect.

Betaworks Ventures is committed to a safe and inclusive work environment and culture, free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender identity, race, religion, sex, or any other category protected by application law. Whether you are an employee, founder, investor, partner, or vendor, you are entitled to be respected and welcome. 


We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form or of any kind –– and we are committed to being accountable to that standard in our external and internal interactions with others. To report an incident or concern, please contact Nicole at nicole@betaworks.com or 646-668-4761. All reports will be treated confidentially, promptly, and responsibly. Click here for our full Policy Against Unlawful Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation.