The BBV Team's mentorship and insights were invaluable to Clarity's early-stage growth… (BBV was) willing to work closely with us to overcome our early challenges and provide access to their valuable networks...
BBV's ability to truly understand our technology and value proposition and their help in refining our story and business model was invaluable… The fact that I consider the partners my close friends is icing on the cake.
As an inexperienced founder, the advice I received from BBV in my early days was unparalleled… BBV listened, trusted, and (were) honest with the founders.
BBV has been with our company since our inception at Cal. In addition to capital, they've introduced us to advisors to build out our product and have been unconditionally supportive even during tough times. Patrick, Alic and Deepak are excellent people to be working with.
BBV has some of the most industry-savvy technology investors we have worked with. Their insight into the growth path of a young company has been pivotal for us... and their quick understanding of our position has delivered durable signposts as we continue to iterate our strategy over years.
There are few VCs that provide solid and patient support to very early stage companies, fewer who do so in the hard sciences - BBV not only does that well but goes beyond and jumps into the adventure with you.
BBV has been our greatest supporter from the very beginning and we wouldn't be where we are without their incredible support and guidance.
BBV’s team is very sincere about wanting the founders to be successful as they continuously try to go above and beyond to help you - I realized this during the Series A (and) I’m very appreciative of that from the team.
The BBV team continues to act as an amazing sounding board that offers a depth of experience and diverse points of view as we work to address key areas of risk across our business. We would not be here today if it were not for their early mentorship and support.
Patrick brings 35+ years of technology management and investment experience to BBV. He is currently or has previously served on the boards of YC Research, CITRIS, UC Berkeley College of Eng., Audience (NASDAQ:ADNC) and several venture-backed startups. Patrick previously spent 26 years in CTO and sr. exec positions at HP (NYSE:HPQ), Cadence Design (NASDAQ:CDNS) and multiple computing technology startups.
Deepak advises entrepreneurs at the UC Berkeley Haas Business school and is a mentor at various accelerators in Silicon Valley. He has 10 years of venture investing experience across 3 institutional funds. Prior to investing, he was part of 4 medical startups as either an entrepreneur or in management roles, having an exit with Cepheid (NASDAQ:CHPD), a molecular diagnostic company.
Alic co-founded CITRIS Foundry shortly after receiving his Ph.D. in Mech. Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2012 and has been growing a diverse portfolio of startups that develop technologies ranging from health and therapeutics to novel sensors and AI. Over the last 6 years, he has advised 50+ science and technology startups, 68% of which have cumulatively raised $200M+ in funding.
Linda is the Founder of Fife Avenue Partners, a fund administration and CFO outsourcing practice servicing Venture Capital Funds and high net worth individuals. For over 15 years she has served in various roles in the Alternative Investments industry. Linda’s career has spanned roles as an accountant for a multi-billion dollar asset management firm, a fund administration firm and 9 years at BDO and KPMG where she focused solely on Alternative Investment clients. With experiences in fund audits, administration and in back office accounting and operations for fund managers, she has over 15 years of relevant industry experience that she leverages to bring about positive outcomes for clients.
Irfan was a founding member of the Societe Generale Private Investment Banking launch team, advising sophisticated single-family offices. He has also supported ventures with their business model and capital raising processes in the US, Argentina and Singapore. He volunteers for Unicef with focus on the SDGs advocacy and is a Hatch member of the Founders Factory. He holds a MSc. from King’s College London and has lived in six countries across four continents.