We make direct investments in and support companies that are founded, tested, and scaled by mission-driven, often underrepresented entrepreneurs determined to solve a problem that yields positive outcomes for end users, teams, investors and supporters. In short, the goal is to yield both massive, equitable impact and positive financial returns for all stakeholders.
American Public Education
Flat World Knowledge
Starfish Retention Solutions
The following companies received seed stage investment and broad support from Bonsal Capital on their journey to outsized impact and a fruitful exit.
Moodlerooms - 2007 seed investment, Board seat (acquired by Blackboard, 2012)
Starfish Retention Solutions - 2009 seed investment, Board seat (acquired by Hobsons, 2015)
Curiosityville - 2012 pre-seed investment, Advisory Board (acquired by HMH, 2015)
StraighterLine (2009 seed investment, acquired by BV Investment Partners, 2020)