Start with Bakersfield

"Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them."
— Russell Conwell

Building Bakersfield through local investment

Start with Bakersfield is a venture capital firm and investment platform that invests in, supports, and builds innovative technology-centric businesses in Bakersfield and Kern County.

We work with local investors and entrepreneurs to cultivate a stronger startup and small business ecosystem. We utilize the resources and stability of the strengths of our economy. We provide our community with a future-forward outlook, and we nurture our local talent with the technologies of today and tomorrow.

We are stronger, together.

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