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. We invest in and make companies. While we focus on areas that are broadly of interest to Bloomberg, we choose our investments independently and do not prefer companies who have or want a relationship with Bloomberg. We invest for financial return. We do see Bloomberg itself as a template for startups—founded on a powerful idea, bringing transparency to financial markets, with a strong and open culture, led by its founders for decades.


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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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