Michael Berolzheimer, Founder & Managing Partner of Bee Partners, is an investor and entrepreneur. In 2008, Michael formed Bee Partners (www.beepartners.vc), a pre-Seed stage venture capital firm. He’s invested in and advised entrepreneurs since 2004, after he took a shot on a young team selling “Bear Naked” granola. Michael has invested in over 40 companies including TubeMogul (TUBE), Indiegogo, Modify Industries, Tradesy, Skycatch, LeadGenius, Preact, Ordergroove, Magoosh, Zipongo, Neighborly, and BuildingConnected. Michael serves as an advisor to dozens of entrepreneurs & investors, is a Venture Advisor for UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck, the school’s accelerator program, and moderates CalFounders, alumni group for Cal dedicated to entrepreneurship.
Michael began his career in New York with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette / Credit Suisse, an investment bank, and with Harvest Partners, a middle-market private equity fund managing over $2 billion in assets. He earned his MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University in Computer Science & Economics.