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


Matthew Hartman


Peter Rojas


Jared Newman



Danika Laszuk

GM @ Camp

Fahim Abouelfadl

Program Manager @ Camp

Julie Zhang

Sarah McBride

Senior Associate

Marketing Specialist @ Camp

Betaworks Ventures Fellows