VC  Bolt

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110 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-830-7972

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  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Storage & Hardware



    Bolt is a seed-stage fund that invests capital, personnel, equipment and expertise in hardware startups. Bolt portfolio companies receive one-on-one support from full-time engineering/design staff, free reign of a high-end prototyping shop, seed capital, support with manufacturing, and custom tailored assistance with raising smart follow-on capital. Bolt is best suited for companies who plan to ship a product in the next 6-12 months. The firm is especially interested in companies working within the B2B/enterprise connected devices space. Bolt's founding team has developed over 20 commercially successful hardware products, manufactured millions of units and invested over $2.6 billion of venture capital. Bolt closed its second fund February of 2015 with $25 million in commitments. Bolt has invested in 18 connected device startups including DipJar, Kuvee, Petnet, and Understory. With its second fund, Bolt will invest up to $500k per startup and is particularly interested in seed stage companies at the intersection of hardware and software. Limited partners in the Fund II include return strategic investors Autodesk, Logitech, and Grishin Robotics, and new strategic investor Cisco Investments.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Axel Bichara Partner
    Ben Einstein Partner
    Scott Miller Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Sense Labs
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