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The Bitwise Capital fund, managed by Bitwise Industries, was created to provide pre-seed funding to underestimated founders that come from non-traditional backgrounds in unexpected areas who are normally excluded from the technology industry.
There is not enough capital in the local market to fund early-stage companies in Fresno
This leads to underfunded local startups and slower growth of the local economy
Founders in Fresno do not commonly have access to a network of wealth friends and family to seed new ideas
Bitwise Capital takes a hands-on approach through our investment process that takes founders through a development program which is designed to help companies IPO or be acquired. We leverage existing partnerships with private and public organizations to move the needle for companies in our portfolio.
Vet and train new founders with products through our Founder Development Program
Bitwise Capital selects and invests $100K in a strong founder team
Take product through our internal new customer acquisition process–closing first customers and identifying product roadmap
Bitwise Industries to invest $350K alongside pre-seed investments to build technology, market, and add key team members
Help founders scale business through supporting subsequent fundraisers, partnerships, and sales and marketing
Exit through IPO or Acquisition
Beth is the president of Bitwise Industries, and works with the management team to direct strategy and policies, as well as identify short and long-term goals for each company. She’s also responsible for Bitwise strategic philanthropic initiatives.
Trevor is Bitwise Industries’ Director of Investment. He energies capital formation and corporate strategy. He also helps to identify, invest in, and support promising new regional businesses within the Bitwise ecosystem.
Irma is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Bitwise Industries, overseeing the company’s operations teams, tech-focused training program, and custom software development firm. A main component of her role is ensuring the company’s fidelity to mission, strategy, and long-term goals.
Jake is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Bitwise Industries. He leads the organization in vision casting, real estate development, new and strategic initiatives and rallying people around the Bitwise vision.
Lydia is the General Counsel of Bitwise Industries. She advises executives and senior management on legal matters while also maintaining knowledge of Bitwise’s operations and legal documents.
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