Invest with Ben Davenport
$380.5K ($50K)
Typical Investments
1
Deals Last 12 Months
91
Unique LPs have invested
Note from Ben Davenport

I am a founder of BitGo and Beluga. I have invested in 80+ companies, including at least 2 which are currently unicorns ($1B+). I am particularly focused on Bitcoin & cryptocurrency, and have invested in 10+ startups (and founded one) in this space since 2012. I'm also interested in API-based businesses, SaaS, automation and FinTech. Or anything in which I perceive the possibility for massive asymmetric upside. I am currently actively looking for breakout companies building on Bitcoin layer 2 (Lightning network). Do not expect updates on investments, except as periodically provided by the founders.


NB: In angel investing, to be able to expect positive returns, you must take a portfolio approach. You need at least 30 early-stage investments to begin to overcome the variance inherent in this type of investment. Due to this, please size investments such that you are able to create a sufficiently diverse portfolio. All angel investments may result in total loss of capital, and that is by far the most common outcome.

Dealflow

Most of the deals I syndicate are from founders in my personal network.I will try to syndicate deals where the founders are comfortable with it, and where I can get at least a $200k allocation.

Team
Ben Davenport
Advisor
Co-founder @BitGo and @Beluga (FB Messenger). Formerly @Facebook @Google @Microsoft.
Investments
Exit
Acquired by Priceline for $2.1B in 2012
Exit
Acquired by Salesforce for $250M in 2010
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LPs
Boris Wertz
Advisor
Entrepreneur turned investor. Co-founder AbeBooks (sold to Amazon), early-stage investor through @versiononevc, board partner @a16z. Husband and dad of 4.
Othman Laraki
Angel
Co-founder at Color Genomics. Investor in Pinterest, AngelList, Slack, Instacart, Mesosphere & others. Co-founded MixerLabs, early PM at Google.
Scott and Cyan Banister
Advisor
Seed investors; Founder @IronPort @Topsy; Board Member @PayPal @Postmates
Sam Lessin
Angel
Intern, The Information, Partner @Slow Ventures fmr VP of Product at @Facebook. Founder of Drop.io. Investing, Skiing, Kitesurfing.
Brock Pierce
Advisor
Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist. Restart, DNA, Blockchain Capital, EOS, Tether and Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation.
Jeff Morris Jr.
Entrepreneur
Director of Product, Revenue @Tinder. Led revenue team to #1 top grossing app. Investor @Chapter One.
Eric Kwan
Advisor
Managing Partner at Locus Ventures • Active Angel Investor • Founding Engineer at @Operator • ex- @Facebook , @Yahoo , @Oracle • Alumni of Stanford, CMU
References
He's smart, and gets things done.
Greg Badros
For Ben Davenport's work at Google
Ben is a key influencer in the world of Bitcoin
Adam Traidman
For Ben Davenport's work with BRD (formerly breadwallet)
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