Bolt is a pre-seed and seed-stage venture firm. It focuses on investing at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds primarily across the hardware, software, B2B, and consumer products sectors.

HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Size (employees)36 (est)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Bolt was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Bolt

Axel Bichara

Axel Bichara

Greg McAdoo

Greg McAdoo

Matt Thoms

Matt Thoms

Tyler Mincey

Tyler Mincey

Dave Shields

Dave Shields

VP Finance
Kate McAndrew

Kate McAndrew

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Bolt Office Locations

Bolt has offices in San Francisco and Boston
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
2122 Bryant St, San Francisco
Boston, MA, US
292 Newbury St
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Bolt News and Updates

Uber’s Real London Threat Is Ola, Not Bolt, Morgan Stanley Says

Uber’s Real London Threat Is Ola, Not Bolt, Morgan Stanley Says

Bolt Seals Supplier, American Casting & Manufacturing, Explains the Proper Way to Seal a Container with a Bolt Seal

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., June 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Every container shipped out a port is required to be properly secured and sealed with an identified container seal that meets the regulations of both the origin, and destination ports. Knowing this, the container seal becomes an essential...

Bolt, formerly-known Taxify, lures drivers with more take-home pay

Bolt, formerly-known transportation platform Taxify, has launched in London and has offered half-price promotion, promising lower fares for passengers as well as more take-home pay for drivers. Bolt will introduce improved safety for Londoners and bring much-needed competition to on-demand transpor…

Bolt Mobility Launches In Chicago

CHICAGO, June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bolt, a mobility company dedicated to revolutionizing transportation by providing simple, safe and sustainable solutions, announced today the launch of its carbon-free e-scooters in Chicago, Illinois. The launch in Chicago follows successful...

Uber's European rival Bolt launches in London

The Estonian ride-hailing company formerly known as Taxify announced its launch in the U.K.'s capital city on Tuesday.

Uber rival Bolt returns to London 21 months after a TfL investigation shut it down

Bolt, the Uber rival formerly known as Taxify, is taking a significant step this week in its effort to build out its transportation-on-demand business across the biggest cities in Europe and Africa, which currently covers 25 million users in 30 countries and 100 cities: it’s finally opening for busi…
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Bolt Online and Social Media Presence

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Bolt Blogs

Organizing to Optimize

Organize to OptimizeThe unassuming (but essential) things you need to run a safe and efficient prototyping shopWhile setting up a prototyping space for developing physical products, the main focus is usually on selecting the machines. Rightly so; they’re often pricey and critical in getting you up a…

How to think about your first B2B customers

Your first B2B customers dramatically affect the direction your early-stage company will take as it finds its feet. Choosing your first customers wisely means looking at the right criteria — and those may not be what you’d immediately expect.Most of us interact with brands as consumers. We know how …

The Core Meditation Trainer

A product design case study on valuable solutions to hard problemsCore made a big announcement today about an important fundraising milestone: They raised a $4m seed round from Spero Ventures, Bolt, and others. This accomplishment reflects the wonderful team they’ve built, the beautifully immersive …

Flex your inner strength

Core’s first investor sits down with the CEO to talk mental wellness and explore what it has been like to write the first chapter of company history.As the first investor in Core, I’ve had the privilege of watching the company transform from a concept into a company. Today, Core announces a $4M seed…

Spear fishing is better than trawling: Book your VC meetings carefully.

My whole career, I have had the privilege of working with entrepreneurs. In pitch meetings and board meetings at Bolt, we often hear quotes we have heard before, that trigger a “pattern matching algorithm” which tells us what’s really going on. In this blog series, I share some of that experience to…

Hiring well is the superpower your startup needs.

Hiring as a startup is hard, but it’s worth spending the time to get it right: It’s one of the main indicators for how well you are doing. Here are ten tips to give yourself a fighting chance at getting top talent.The people you add to your early-stage company disproportionately affect how your comp…
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Bolt Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Bolt founded?

    Bolt was founded in 2013.

  • Who are Bolt key executives?

    Bolt's key executives are Axel Bichara, Greg McAdoo and Matt Thoms.

  • How many employees does Bolt have?

    Bolt has 36 employees.

  • Where is Bolt headquarters?

    Bolt headquarters is located at 2122 Bryant St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Bolt offices?

    Bolt has offices in San Francisco and Boston.

  • How many offices does Bolt have?

    Bolt has 2 offices.