From day one, Base has been about connecting and cultivating relationships. We built a foundation on trust and access.
We see opportunity through a different lens, shaped by unique backgrounds and fueled by our vast founder, celebrity and political network.
With more than 20 years of investing and challenging conventional wisdom, we’ve gained invaluable insight into what makes great founders and opportunities. And we never stop evolving, continually refining our strategy, approach, and outlook.
We support our founders by being uniquely resourceful and always on. We’re honest, even when the conversations are tough. And most importantly, we know when to get out of the way. We empower founders to focus on growth over image, to make smart moves that put long-term success over short-term gains.
We met Diishan long before he had a fully built product. SV shunned the idea of online haircare. We believed in Diishan early and he’s gone on to raise a Series A led by A16Z and serve tens of thousands of stylists.
We’re not afraid to invest in unorthodox founders and visions. In fact, we embrace the opportunity to work with leaders who don’t fit the mold. Our vision and experience allow us to spot ideas that are just crazy enough to work.
We were introduced to the founders of Space Perspective and their bold vision by Tony Hsieh and after spending a few days with them, we jumped on board. If you know Felix Bumgardner, you’ve seen their technology in action.
When we believe, we go all-in from the first check.
We met Amira through a mutual connection. Mos became our largest investment to date when we participated in the seed round led by Uber co-founder Garrett Camp. 12 months later Sequoia led her series A funding.
The relationship between consumers and brands has fundamentally shifted away from traditional retail. Today consumers can buy cars directly from Tesla, glasses directly from Warby Parker, and mattresses directly from Casper. To thrive in this new competitive landscape, retailers large and small have to reimagine the end-to-end customer experience. We invest in technology that changes how retailers and brands connect with customers.
Industrial and manufacturing companies are adopting tools like robotics, cloud computing, and AI for efficiency, flexibility, and cost savings. We invest in companies that leverage technology to modernize production, distribution, processes, supply chains, and markets for industrial, logistics, and manufacturing businesses.