Our Manifesto

Hi. Geoff Lewis and Eric Stromberg here. We started Bedrock together in late 2017 after nearly a decade of friendship and business collaboration. Today, Bedrock manages over $475 Million across two funds.

Prior to starting Bedrock with Eric, Geoff was a partner at Founders Fund for five years. Early in his tenure, he led the first financing round in Lyft and joined the Company’s Board of Directors. He went on to lead early investments in Wish, Nubank, Canva, and Tilray (Privateer Holdings) — each now valued at north of $1 Billion — along with over twenty other companies led by talented entrepreneurs. Amongst those entrepreneurs was Eric, whom Geoff first met in 2010 when they were both starting out their careers in technology.

In 2012 Eric started Oyster, and Geoff led the Series A round. Oyster was acquired by Google in 2015, where Eric joined as a Product Lead responsible for growing the Google Play business. He also began angel investing — often in collaboration with Founders Fund — leading investments in Hubble Contacts, Lattice, Built Robotics, and Skysafe.

Our primary shared value is radical open-mindedness; we constantly question popular narratives in search of hidden truths. We believe this is especially useful in venture investing, where capital tends to be dramatically over-allocated to startups that align with the strongest market narratives. Rather than chase the narrative, Bedrock’s approach is to invest in promising companies that are underestimated precisely because they are incongruent with the storyline. Our starting point, therefore, is to search for narrative violations. When we find one, we do the work to build passionate conviction in opportunities that most overlook.

Very few of these opportunities exist. Thus, we make far fewer investments than most venture capital firms. Our primary focus is leading Series A , B, and C rounds with $5M to $30M checks. Occasionally we’ll make smaller investments in seed rounds. Bedrock has made nearly twenty investments thus far. A few include Lambda School (Lead, Series B), The Athletic (Co-Lead, Series C), RigUp (Lead, Series B-1, Series C-1), Clearbit (Series A) and Homebase (Lead, Series B-1). We are happy to be the only investor in the round or invest alongside others, and we reserve significant capital for follow-ons. We remain humble about the value we’ll actually add to your venture beyond writing the check, and pledge to work hard on your behalf in order to pleasantly surprise to the upside over time.

Introducing Charge

Hi. Geoff Lewis and Eric Stromberg here. We started Bedrock together in late 2017 after nearly a decade of friendship and business collaboration. Today, Bedrock manages over $475 Million across two funds.

Prior to starting Bedrock with Eric, Geoff was a partner at Founders Fund for five years. Early in his tenure, he led the first financing round in Lyft and joined the Company’s Board of Directors. He went on to lead early investments in Wish, Nubank, Canva, and Tilray (Privateer Holdings) — each now valued at north of $1 Billion — along with over twenty other companies led by talented entrepreneurs. Amongst those entrepreneurs was Eric, whom Geoff first met in 2010 when they were both starting out their careers in technology.

In 2012 Eric started Oyster, and Geoff led the Series A round. Oyster was acquired by Google in 2015, where Eric joined as a Product Lead responsible for growing the Google Play business. He also began angel investing — often in collaboration with Founders Fund — leading investments in Hubble Contacts, Lattice, Built Robotics, and Skysafe.

Our primary shared value is radical open-mindedness; we constantly question popular narratives in search of hidden truths. We believe this is especially useful in venture investing, where capital tends to be dramatically over-allocated to startups that align with the strongest market narratives. Rather than chase the narrative, Bedrock’s approach is to invest in promising companies that are underestimated precisely because they are incongruent with the storyline. Our starting point, therefore, is to search for narrative violations. When we find one, we do the work to build passionate conviction in opportunities that most overlook.

Very few of these opportunities exist. Thus, we make far fewer investments than most venture capital firms. Our primary focus is leading Series A , B, and C rounds with $5M to $30M checks. Occasionally we’ll make smaller investments in seed rounds. Bedrock has made nearly twenty investments thus far. A few include Lambda School (Lead, Series B), The Athletic (Co-Lead, Series C), RigUp (Lead, Series B-1, Series C-1), Clearbit (Series A) and Homebase (Lead, Series B-1). We are happy to be the only investor in the round or invest alongside others, and we reserve significant capital for follow-ons. We remain humble about the value we’ll actually add to your venture beyond writing the check, and pledge to work hard on your behalf in order to pleasantly surprise to the upside over time.