We are actively deploying capital!
At Boost VC our mission is to accelerate the Sci-Fi future.
Brayton Williams and I (Adam Draper) founded Boost VC 10 years ago with a simple question: Can we help more founders start companies?
We soon realized there are a lot of people helping founders. But no one seemed to be focused on those EXTRA BOLD founders! The Sci-Fi Founders! We decided to focus on those founders who everyone doubts and says are a bit crazy, starting with the Bitcoin market and evolving to include Sci-Fi Tech. We wanted to give them their first shot. We pride ourselves on believing first!
10 years, 300+ investments, $200m AUM and 4 funds later we pride ourselves on being the first check into incredible founders creating a Sci-Fi future. We have backed everything from jetpacks (2x!), comic book marketplace, many leading crypto startups, a heart rejuvenation platform, VR fitness, Nuclear fission and Space planes. No idea is too crazy.
In the last 12 months we returned our first Fund 3x, had 3 more unicorns (Startups from pre-seed that became $1B companies): Unstoppable Domains, 21shares, NiftyGateway. With that great news we were successful in raising $90m fund from incredible partners to continue making Science Fiction a reality.
So What Is Next For Boost VC:
Times change, but our focus remains. Invest time, energy and capital in great people solving important problems! If you or someone you know is starting a bold company to move the world towards Sci-Fi and are looking for a first check - come talk to us! We are particularly interested in DeSci, D2C Health, American Dynamism, Generative Art and Web3… however we have invested in everything from Jetpacks to Comic Books.
Adam Draper previous angel portfolio: Coinbase ($COIN), Amplitude ($AMPL), Benchling ($6.1B Series F Valuation), Wave.com ($1.7B Valuation), Plangrid (Acq. $850m), Vergence Labs (became Snapchat Spectacles).
Matt Gould CEO/Co-Founder Unstoppable Domains:
“Boost VC is one of those rare VCs with as strong a conviction in technology's ability to shape the future as the founders of the companies in their portfolio. Brayton and Adam are both dedicated to changing the world and that passion comes through in their support and advice. Founding a company is hard. Having great investors makes it easier. You can't get any better than Boost.”
Duncan Cock-Foster, Co-Founder of Nifty Gateway:
“Boost VC was instrumental to the success of Nifty Gateway. The energy, wisdom and counseling that Adam, Brayton and Maddie provided is what allowed us to transform from a plucky set of twins living in a bunk bed into an honest to god company. Young founders often have everything but are lacking in guidance - exactly what Boost VC provided.”
Hany Rashwan, CEO/Co-Founder 21shares:
“Adam & Brayton committed before we even incorporated. That’s the kind of investors they are: long-term oriented, founder friendly, bold, and audacious. Any early stage company should be proud to have them on their cap table; Ophelia & I definitely are.”
Ioannis Giannaros, CEO/ Co-Founder of Wyre:
“Wyre wouldn't be here today without the launchpad that BoostVC provided us. From ideation all the way to post launch, Adam and Brayton, have created an environment that keeps all founders accountable on progress and execution. The value that BoostVC brings doesn't stop as when the program finishes - countless introductions and connections have been created through the network that BoostVC created. Most importantly, both Adam and Brayton deeply care for all of the founders and love to check in years later!"
Matt Tan, CEO/Founder of Etherscan:
“It was at BoostVC where we turned an idea into a building a sustainable business”
Boost VC hosts an online Sci-Fi Demo Day for seed investors twice a year. (Investors sign up)
Amazing Adam! Congratulations.
Congrats Adam! Have a similar thesis at HyperGuap. Would be great to collaborate!