The Blu Difference
Our Money | Our Time | Our Legacy
We were founded in 2010 by a group of like-minded entrepreneurs looking to use our time and money to up the game of angel and early-stage venture investing in the DC area.
Operator DNA | Founder Alignment | Experienced Mentors
Our operator-DNA and experience guides us as we commit our own money and time to the success of early stage companies.
Strong Track Record | Mid-Atlantic Roots | Cyber-Focused
After 10 years and over $75 million invested, we have created a vibrant entity and ecosystem and achieved success in the greater DC and Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
One Philosophy: Three Investment Platforms
“Seed” to “east coast Series A”
Technology companies; B2B, SaaS or enterprise software model;
Broad industry verticals: IoT, Telecom, Healthcare tech, Digital media, non-invasive biological sciences,
Special situations including acquisitions and spin-off restructurings
“Pre Seed,” our earliest stage investments
Focus on Cybersecurity, FinTech, HealthTech, IoT, and Smart Cities
5-10 companies per cohort
Specialized help, sharing of resources, connections to our broader community
“Series A +” Cyber security VC Fund
Provides the rocket fuel for our top performing cyber investments
Access to BVI’s cyber ecosystem
Core Investor Partner Program
The Core Investor Partner Program offers a select group of investors the opportunity to invest alongside BVI principals on promising deals. The Core Investor program operates through an opt-in process for each investment, allowing program members to maintain full decision-making control. BVI principals and staff lead the due diligence for prospective deals and present a summary of their findings to the Core Investors, enabling Core Investors to engage and invest in vetted companies without committing an abundance of time.