Who we are
Beehive Holdings is an angel fund focused primarily in seed to Series A investing.
Our investments are not just about profits. They are about partnerships.
To our entrepreneurs we bring seed money, support and social capital.
Beehive Holdings is passionately committed to the success of their entrepreneurs and brings a sought after network of accomplished industry leaders.
who do we look for
We partner with Companies that have collaborative, energetic management who are seeking a constructive partnership to help grow their business.
We like people who sign up, and show up.
What stage? Develop the first iteration of your product, get paying customers to provide you feedback then let us help you scale.
We focus our investments primarily on the West coast.
Beehive seeks hard workers who believe that “the only way around a problem is through it”
what we offer
We believe that after the first raise, done with the right partners, entrepreneurs should focus on growing their business and not continually look for money.
We have an extensive network of VCs and private equity in North America. Having invested in several leading funds, we help provide the bridge to the later stage financing.
We roll up our sleeves, support, coach, and develop our entrepreneurs.
We are available for strategic whiteboard sessions, formal and informal, coaching and networking on an ongoing basis.
Beehive Holdings is an angel fund focused primarily in seed to Series A investing with a sweet spot to support diversified teams. The companies we invest in address challenges and opportunities associated with products and services that are mostly used by women. Beehive Holdings is passionately committed to the success of their entrepreneurs and brings a sought after network of accomplished industry leaders.
meet the team.
Nanon de Gaspé Beaubien-Mattrick is the President & Founder of Beehive Holdings. Prior to founding Beehive, Nanon worked in sales and marketing for Playtex International before moving on to become Sr. Vice President of Telemedia Corporation for 10 years. While at Telemedia, Nanon helped grow the company into Canada’s largest consumer magazine publisher with titles ranging from Elle and TV Guide to Canadian Living. She also helped oversee the building of Telemedia into one of the country’s largest radio operators. Born in Montreal, QC, Nanon graduated with honors from Harvard College and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. Nanon is fluent in English, French and Spanish. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Allocadia Software, Petnet and the de Gaspé Beaubien Family Foundation. She is also an Executive Chair for Monthly Gift and an Advisor to the Board of Directors for Accompany and Ruby Ribbon. Nanon is married with two children and resides in Victoria, B. C. Canada.
Juliana Pantet is the Director of Partnership & Growth at Beehive Holdings where she leads the firm’s capital partnering strategy, deal flow generation, due diligence, and portfolio management supporting growth, user acquisition and operations. She brings to Beehive expertise in international business development, developing strategic partnerships, monetization, sales and marketing. Prior to Beehive Holdings, Juliana was a Trade Commissioner for the Consulate General of Canada where she supported Canadian technology companies looking to access Silicon Valley’s resources and grow their business globally. Juliana received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations & Spanish from Seattle University, and a Juris Doctorate from John F. Kennedy School of Law.
Kelly Kooner is the Director of Administration at Beehive Holdings. She is originally from the UK and brings over 30 years of administrative experience to the table, most notably at Electronic Arts where she worked for the President of Worldwide Studios for over 10 years. Her last position was at Microsoft where she worked for the President of Interactive Entertainment Business. She works in tandem with Nanon and Juliana to ensure that all facets of administration are covered in our offices in Canada and the US.
Don Mattrick is the Special Advisor to Beehive Holdings. As an industry-leading executive in entertainment, games, and consumer products, Don has firmly established himself during a 30-year career as a world-class leader of game, platform, and team development. Don’s recent role includes Chief Executive Officer of Zynga, a social game services company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Before joining Zynga in 2013, he spent six years at Microsoft – the last three as President of the Interactive Entertainment Business.
He was responsible for leading the team that grew Microsoft’s Xbox 360 global installed base by 700 percent, to nearly 75 million consoles, and Xbox Live membership from 6 million to nearly 50 million subscribers in 41 countries. Don is widely recognized for transforming the Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business from one that was operating at a loss into a sustained and profitable business. Prior to Microsoft, he served in several leadership positions at Electronic Arts, most recently as President of Worldwide Studios. He founded his first company, Distinctive Software, at age 17; it was acquired by Electronic Arts in 1991 and subsequently became EA Canada. Raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Don is married with two children.
Meet Our Founders
Stella is the office manager in charge of the company’s culture, and health & wellness of the team. She’s originally from British Columbia, Canada, currently splitting her time between Vancouver, Victoria and San Francisco.
Who We Are
“Beehive has a network of key partners and influencers who bring unique value when it comes to strategic partnerships to grow your business.”
–Payal Kadakia, CEO of Class Pass
"Beehive is a truly valued partner in helping us grow. From helping with building strong teams and culture, to mentoring and coaching the CEO and leadership team, to strategizing on operational and growth programs – Nanon and the Beehive team lends their expertise, network and insights to help us continually move forward in building a great company."
- Kristine SteuartCEO of Allocadia
"Nanon and Beehive have been a phenomenal resource for us at Accompany. The passion they have for products and people is second to none."
- Amy Chang, CEO of Accompany