Beta Boom invests human capital in founders

Here’s a radical idea: pedigree, gender, race, sexual orientation, background, etc. are all crappy predictors of entrepreneurial success. 

Here’s another radical idea: we can better unlock the potential of overlooked founders with more intensive and human capital investment that bridges the access gaps that they often face.

What Is Beta Boom?

Beta Boom is a venture academy that provides hands-on, active skill-building and coaching to help tech founders execute efficiently and grow their companies for long-term success.

What Makes Us Different?

Traditional startup accelerators and venture capital models do not effectively invest in the most important component of a startup–the founders. Beta Boom unlocks the potential of the next wave of founders by investing human capital, highly focused on tactical execution, to help overlooked and underrepresented founders build resilient tech companies for the future.

In Whom Do We Invest?

Overlooked startup founders — immigrants, women, minorities, active and former military – who are commonly underrepresented in traditional startup ecosystems. By creating a melting pot of entrepreneurs often viewed as “underdogs,” including those facing social or economic challenges, Beta Boom elevates a new wave of diverse, scrappy, and persevering leaders who are creating solutions to today’s biggest challenges.

What Do We Look For?

Founders who have a deep knowledge and understanding of their target customers, are agile yet strategic, show passion and grit, and have exemplified perseverance in the face of adversity.

Who Are We?

We are entrepreneurs, investors, and coaches who believe in progressive and equitable approaches to providing intensive, hands-on apprenticeship to developing successful company startup founders and leaders that go on to build resilient and scalable tech companies.

Our managing partners have led product innovation for companies that include Wells Fargo, Google, TiVo, and Bank of America. Our coaches have helped nearly a hundred founders through methodical, tactical, and strategic business exercising and implementations that have laid the foundation for future success stories. Our advisors bring decades of investment experience funding early-stage startups and have a proven track record of identifying overlooked and highly successful consumer and business applications.

Kimmy Paluch
Managing Partner

Kimmy is founder and Managing Partner of Beta Boom and a strong advocate for impact investing, women, and diversity and inclusion efforts in the tech space. 

Prior to Beta Boom, Kimmy founded a Silicon Valley innovation firm which she ran for over a decade. She also developed and led the whitespace gaming division for LeapFrog Inc. and served as Director of Digital Marketing for a 3D printing toy startup with locations across the MidWest. 

Kimmy has a B.A. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College and MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Sergio Paluch
Partner

Sergio co-founded and led product and engineering teams for an award-winning platform for low-income communities, AtmaGo.com, which raised over $2M in funding and served over 3M users to date. 

He was founding partner of Boom Factor, a Silicon Valley-based innovation firm where he led product design and innovation for over 50 clients including Google, Autodesk, Bank of America, Electronic Arts, Fair Trade USA. Sergio also served as Director of User Experience for Scribd.com, where he helped grow traffic from 2.5M monthly users to 6.3M. 

He holds B.A. degrees in physics and economics from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in development economics from Boston University.

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