Why Beta Boom

There are countless brilliant, imaginative, driven women and men working on world-changing innovations and startups throughout the world. However, many do not have the support they need to build their dreams. This is a tragic loss for society and the local economies where they are based. We see this challenge as an unprecedented opportunity.

Beta Boom seeks to unlock this entrepreneurial potential by providing the right resources for underserved founders. First, we provide pre-seed capital for startups as well as connections to later-stage investors in Silicon Valley, NYC, Boston and beyond. Second, Beta Boom partners work very intensively with our founders (often 8-10 hours per week) in the first 3-6 months after we invest in their startup to them with anything ranging from incorporation to marketing to hiring. Third, we actively connect our startups with world-class mentors, strategic partners, and customers. Finally, Beta Boom makes available top growth marketing, legal, sales, and HR resources to help our startups succeed.

Meet the Founders

Kimmy Paluch
Kimmy Paluch

Managing Partner

Kimmy is founder of Beta Boom, and currently serves as a Fellow with Green D Ventures, a venture capital firm for Dartmouth alumni. Prior to Beta Boom, Kimmy was Principal and founder of Boom Factor, an innovation consulting firm in Oakland. Kimmy has over a decade of experience leading product design and development teams, delivering award-winning products for companies such as TiVo and LeapFrog. As a Sr. Brand Manager at LeapFrog, she developed and led the global gaming division, focusing on portfolio diversification and white space innovation. Kimmy holds a dual B.A. degree in computer science and Spanish from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Sergio Paluch
Sergio Paluch

Partner

Sergiusz (Sergio) co-founded and led product and engineering teams for an award-winning social network for low-income communities, AtmaGo.com, which raised over $1m in funding and served over 300K users. He is also a founding partner of Boom Factor, a user experience and innovation firm. With Boom Factor, Sergio has led product design and innovation for over 50 clients including Google, Autodesk, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, California Judicial Branch, Electronic Arts, Fair Trade USA. Earlier in his career, Sergio also served as Director of User Experience for Scribd.com, where he helped grow traffic from 2.5M monthly users to 6.3M. Taking what he has learned as a product leader, Sergio authored Growthzilla, a comprehensive guide for creating customer and revenue growth via marketing, product implementation, and operations. (Publication set for 2018.) He is also a mentor for UC Berkeley’s Big Ideas innovation competition as well other four early-stage startups. 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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