We want to ensure our portfolio companies get the exposure they need at the right time. Rather than focus on "startup raises millions" we find it's best to tell a compelling story when attempting to get press attention. It also really helps to have specific goal in mind: find employees, announce to customers, help raise more capital, get people to trial a product, etc.
Bolt has a select group of extremely close press relationships and are happy to help craft a message to the right reporters/editors at the right outlets at the right time. Reach out to Ben or Kate if you're thinking about press.
For everything else, this is the way we prefer you talk about Bolt if asked:
Venture capital designed for hardware.
FUND & FUND SIZE
Bolt is operating off of its second fund with $37M under management focused on pre-seed and Series A companies.
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
Bolt is a venture capital fund designed to address the unique needs of early-stage startups at the intersection of hardware and software. Companies we invest in get support from our world-class engineering team, access to cutting-edge prototyping shops in Boston and San Francisco, and help with manufacturing.