Our Investment Focus

B&A focuses on innovative, early-stage food and retail ventures that are building preeminent and defensible brands, products, services, and / or technologies. We take a broad perspective on the industry, investing across the entire value chain – both B2C and B2B. Our sweet spot is late seed and Series A stage ventures

On the B2C side, we invest in preeminent and defensible brands that activate a passionate consumer base. With B2B, we look for services, technologies, and platforms that have the potential to transform the industry. For all investments, we evaluate all opportunities against seven criteria: large business potential, differentiated value proposition, sustainable business economics, exceptional management team, strong fit with B&A, valuable co-investors and advisors, and fair valuation terms

We partner with visionary entrepreneurs, who are adept, creative, nimble, and uncompromising. B&A takes an active role in our investments, providing go-to-market guidance, active board governance, and / or network access to help ventures achieve product-market fit

Bluestein & Associates

Bluestein & Associates
350 North LaSalle, Suite 1020
Chicago, IL  60654