Tess is an investor in Bessemer Venture Partners Menlo Park office. She is focused on frontier tech, specifically commercial space, machine/deep/reinforcement learning, blockchain, and quantum computing. She currently serves as board observer for Rocket Lab, Spire, Auth0, Endgame, Distil Networks, Team8, Virtru, Claroty, CyberGRX, and Illusive Networks.
She holds a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan (go blue!) and a master's degree in aeronautics and astronautics engineering from Stanford (go trees!). She was a mission manager at SpaceX where she worked with the government on integrating their payloads with the Falcon9 rocket. She also worked at Fictiv, a startup using 3D printing and CNC machining to democratize access to manufacturing.
Tess writes a space comic, Ada Ride, which you should check out for a good laugh. Don't be surprised if Tess asks you to go on a hike or walk rather than a typical coffee meeting–being a SoCal native she loves the sun.
Garrett Goldberg is a Partner at Bee Partners, a pre-Seed stage venture capital firm focused on supporting passionate Founders with deep market insights. He focuses on identifying Founders and startups servicing enterprises and enabling new marketplaces. He actively seeks investments in frontier technologies (drones, AI, NewSpace) and invests time in building companies that matter.
The team at Bee are partners to the Founders and organizations in their community and believe time is worth more than money. An entrepreneur at heart, Garrett has worked in professional sports, real estate development, and technology. (BA, Stanford\; MBA, Foster School, U. of Washington).
Bee Partners is a seed stage VC, acting as First Investor in over half our portfolio. We invest in Founders with Deep Market Insights – either an enabling/frontier technology that stratifies multiple industries, or a vertically-focused enterprise SaaS approach that has the opportunity to reach across multiple functional roles within that vertical.