Investing in the next wave of tech tycoons

We believe that the next tech boom will be led by founders that don’t fit the old Silicon Valley pattern.

This next wave will be more diverse in geography, gender, ethnicity and life experiences. They will be comprised of more women, minorities, and startups that are based outside of Silicon Valley, NYC, and Boston.

The new wave is already starting to trickle in and will swell in the coming decade. 

Knowledge and grit are key

The two founder qualities that are irreplaceable are their experience of the problem space as well as their passion for bringing a solution to scores of customers or users. These two ingredients are the source of the product vision and leadership, which are required for a startup’s long-term success. Other skills such as design, engineering, marketing, sales, and operations can be brought in by the right people.

A different investment model

Beyond capital we support our founders with skilled resources to go beyond advice and help build internal capacity to execute on product and growth.

We go the extra mile to be champions and connectors for our teams long after we have invested in them.

Who’s behind all this?

The founding team has led the design and product development for nearly a 100 products across numerous verticals and stages from pre-seed startups to Fortune 500 corporations. We are experts at bringing all-star teams together with passionate visionaries to build mass-market products. 

Kimmy Paluch
Kimmy Paluch

Managing Partner

Kimmy is founder and Managing Partner of Beta Boom, a pre-seed fund and academy investing in founders in rising tech hubs with an emphasis on those that have been overlooked due to gender, race and background. She is 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
Sergio Paluch


Sergio co-founded and led product and engineering teams for an award-winning platform for low-income communities,, which raised over $2M in funding and served over 3M users to date. He is also a founding partner of Boom Factor, a Sillicon Valley-based innovation firm. With Boom Factor, Sergio has led product design and innovation for over 50 clients including Google, Autodesk, Bank of America, Electronic Arts, Fair Trade USA. Earlier in his career, Sergio also served as Director of User Experience for, where he helped grow traffic from 2.5M monthly users to 6.3M. He also served as 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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