we believe

Great entrepreneurs choose their investors — investors who understand how products and companies get built, and know that investor control helps no one. The best investors are often themselves entrepreneurs, and vice versa.

so

Bloomberg Beta is a $75 million fund backed by Bloomberg L.P. While we focus on areas broadly of interest to Bloomberg, we choose our investments independently, without preference for companies who have or want a relationship with Bloomberg. We invest for financial return. We do see Bloomberg as a template for startups—founded on a powerful idea, bringing transparency to markets, achieving global scale, with a strong and open culture that embraces technology, led by its founders for decades.

As part of our own effort to bring transparency to our own market, we open sourced our full internal operating manual, so founders can see exactly how we think:


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where we invest

We invest at early stages, in companies that change the world of work. Our goal is to expand Bloomberg’s horizons by backing extraordinary entrepreneurs who have something to teach the world.

Data //
Content Discovery //
Media Distribution //
Technology Platforms //
Networks and Communities //
Human-Computer Interaction //
Radically New Organizational
Models

We are explicitly not seeking out investments in financial services.

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