Perspectives From Our Team

The latest thinking from within BCV

A Conversation Between Dilly Sanborn-Marsh and Sarah Hinkfuss

Welcome Dilly Sanborn-Marsh as our first Fellow focusing on climate tech! Dilly has been working with us since September, initially to support our investing efforts in climate tech, working closely with our investing team, and now as she works on her own company at the intersection of fintech and climate tech.  We created this hybrid…

Sarah Hinkfuss 10 min read
Spotlight

Revolutionizing the Electronics Supply Chain: Our Investment in Cofactr

The pandemic exposed many cracks in the supply chain. Shortages of parts, uncertainty of delivery times, proliferation of counterfeit goods and lack of price visibility plagued supply chains across industries. In particular, the world of electronics was challenged as certain components were difficult to procure. Nearly 60% of hardware projects were delayed due to the…

Ajay Agarwal 4 min read
Spotlight Apps

How to Lower Your AWS Bill

AWS can quickly become the second largest expense for a company (after headcount). BCV Partner Aaref Hilaly and Momento co-founder Khawaja Shams share key habits that every company should be doing to lower its AWS bill at the growth stage.

Aaref Hilaly 1 min read
Business Building Infra Growth

Meet BCV’s First Marketing Partner, Allison Braley

Done right, hiring a great senior leader is one of the highest impact decisions you can make when building your organization. Over the years, I have developed a method that extends outside the actual interview for hiring senior executives that has served me well. After a certain amount of experience and success, most senior execs…

Noah Breslow 4 min read
Spotlight

Momento: Data Retrieval Doesn’t Have to Be a Pain in the “Cache”

There are two big movements in infrastructure software. One is open source, epitomized by Confluent and Mongo. These are projects that often incubate in large companies, or as hobbies for their talented founders, before blossoming into independent companies.  The other is “serverless”, which asks engineers to accept closed-source in exchange for ease of use, infinite…

Aaref Hilaly 3 min read
Spotlight Infra Seed

Welcoming Amit Bhatti to BCV!

One of the best-kept secrets about BCV is that we have been investing in emerging fund managers for the last five years. Today, we have developed a portfolio of over 80 pre-seed and seed fund managers, most of whom run funds of less than $35 million, concentrated on the domains and geographies that overlap with…

Noah Breslow 3 min read
Spotlight

Q3 BCV Update

Hello from BCV! While the markets remain bumpy, we’re coming off a busy few months and wanted to update you on the latest happenings. First, we’re thrilled for the Billtrust team regarding their recently announced $1.7 billion acquisition by EQT Private Equity, which is expected to close early next year. BCV partner Matt Harris first invested in…

4 min read
News

Meet Our Newest BCV Hires

In 2022, we’ve focused on two core dimensions: 1) Building our investing team to refine and strengthen our expertise across our four domains of Fintech, Apps, Commerce, and Infra. 2) Establishing our platform team and investing in our operating team so we can provide the best access and resources for our portfolio across talent, marketing,…

Leslie Crowe 4 min read
Spotlight

Back and Better Than Ever: Highlights From Our 7th Annual Fintech Demo Day

NYC in fall was the perfect backdrop for our annual Fintech Demo Day, which we hosted at Jazz @ Lincoln Center with our friends at Nyca Partners and QED Investors in mid-October. After several years of virtual events, we decided to lean in this year and leverage this incredible venue with our largest-ever audience and…

Noah Breslow 4 min read
News Fintech

COGS Isn’t a Four-Letter Word

Understanding a company’s finances has always been important to building a great, enduring business, but we’re seeing a renewed focus on cost and profitability in this market environment. In the first quarter of 2022, the public markets flipped from valuing growth at all costs to preferring profitable growth. For private, venture-backed companies (especially late stage),…

Sarah Hinkfuss 10 min read
Business Building

Large Language Models Will Redefine B2B Software

“We should partner with […]. They come up in 70% of our sales calls.” That’s what the new COO at one of our companies told us last week after her second week on the job. It stuck in my mind because only a few years back, it would have been impossible for her to know…

Sam Crowder 5 min read
Domain Insights Infra
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