General Partners

Ben Einstein

Ben is an experienced product designer and venture capitalist. Prior to founding Bolt in 2013, Ben ran Brainstream Design, a product design and development consultancy in Massachusetts. Ben has been directly responsible for bringing a long list of products to market covering diverse sectors including consumer electronics, high-performance audio, sporting goods and green energy. Ben is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing for hardware startups. 

Axel Bichara

Axel is an experienced entrepreneur and venture capitalist. From 1993 to 2012, Axel was a partner with Atlas Ventures, managing over $2.6 billion of investment capital through seven funds. Axel brings with him a deep knowledge of CAD tools. Axel co-founded Premise (acquired by Computervision), led the financing of SolidWorks (acquired by Dassault Systèmes), led the financing of GrabCAD (acquired by Stratasys) and co-founded OnShape.


Greg McAdoo

Greg joined Bolt as a General Partner in 2017. Previously, Greg was a senior partner at Sequoia Capital for more than 12 years where he led investments in many breakout companies including Y Combinator, AirBnB and Isilon. Prior to Sequoia, Greg was CEO of Sentient networks (acquired by Cisco) and held senior engineering and executive level positions at several other companies, including Cisco, Micom Communications (IPO) and Datability Systems (acquired by Hayes/Bay Networks).

Investment Team

Chris Quintero

Kate McAndrew


Hiring: Associate / Principal in SF/Boston

Scott Miller
Venture Partner


Engineering + Operations team

Tyler Mincey
VP Engineering

Dave Shields
VP Finance

Haje Kamps
Director of Portfolio

We’re hiring: Mechanical Engineer

Jim Paris
Sr Embedded Systems Engineer

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Andrew Witte
Sr Electrical Engineer

Josh Harris
Industrial Designer

Avery Louie
Prototype Engineer

Eric Weinhoffer
Prototype Engineer

Alissa Felice
Office Manager & EA, Boston

Chris Warden
Office Manager, SF

Holly Richards
Executive Assistant