Meet the Bessemer Venture Partners Team

Investment Team

Investing at every stage and across the technology and services stack.

Raghav Bahl

Raghav Bahl

Raghav Bahl, a Vice President with BVP India in Bangalore, joined the firm in 2011.

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Josh Benamram

Josh Benamram

Josh Benamram joined the team in 2014.

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Kent Bennett

Kent Bennett

Kent Bennett is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Charles Birnbaum

Charles Birnbaum

Charles Birnbaum joined Bessemer in 2013 and is a Vice President.

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Toni Campbell

Toni Campbell

Toni Campbell is an Associate at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Ed Colloton

Ed Colloton

Ed Colloton is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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David Cowan

David Cowan

David Cowan is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Sakib Dadi

Sakib Dadi

Sakib Dadi joined Bessemer in 2015 as an investor focusing on cloud computing, consumer web, and software investments.

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Byron Deeter

Byron Deeter

Byron Deeter is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Ben Donald

Ben Donald

Ben Donald joined Bessemer as an investor in 2015. 

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Brian Feinstein

Brian Feinstein

Brian Feinstein is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Alex Ferrara

Alex Ferrara

Alex Ferrara is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Nate Fick

Nate Fick

Nate Fick is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher is a partner at BVP, where he manages the firm’s Herzliya office focused on investments in Israel and Europe

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Christopher Gabrieli

Christopher Gabrieli

Christopher Gabrieli is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Aakash Goel

Aakash Goel

Aakash Goel is a Vice President at BVP India.

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Talia Goldberg

Talia Goldberg

Talia Goldberg joined Bessemer in 2012 and focuses on investments in consumer Internet and software businesses. 

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Bob Goodman

Bob Goodman

Bob Goodman is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Vishal Gupta

Vishal Gupta

Based in Bangalore, Vishal Gupta is a Managing Director at BVP.

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Josh Harder

Josh Harder

Josh Harder, a Senior Associate, joined the firm in 2014. 

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Felda Hardymon

Felda Hardymon

Felda Hardymon is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Andrew Hedin

Andrew Hedin

Andrew Hedin joined Bessemer in 2015 as a Senior Associate where he focuses on investments in healthcare.

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Sunil James

Sunil James

“SJ” invests in information security, developer tooling, and cloud infrastructure, particularly software-defined networking.

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Amit Karp

Amit Karp

Amit Karp, a vice president focusing on investments in Israel and Europe. 

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Stephen Kraus

Stephen Kraus

Stephen Kraus is partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and leads up the firm’s healthcare investing activities.

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Chini Krishnan

Chini Krishnan

Chini Krishnan is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Ethan Kurzweil

Ethan Kurzweil

Ethan Kurzweil is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Emily Lu

Emily Lu

Emily Lu joined Bessemer in 2014. 

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Bennett Mathews

Bennett Mathews

Bennett Mathews joined Bessemer in 2015 as an Associate where he focuses on early stage consumer web and mobile investments.

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Netanel Meir

Netanel Meir

Netanel Meir, an Associate, joined the firm in 2014. 

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Sunil Nagaraj

Sunil Nagaraj

Sunil Nagaraj is a Vice President with Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Trevor Oelschig

Trevor Oelschig

Trevor Oelschig is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Jay Po

Jay Po

Jay Po joined Bessemer Venture Partners in 2014 as an investor where he focuses on Internet-of-Things, VR/AR, consumer Internet, cloud software, and mobile. 

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Anant Vidur Puri

Anant Vidur Puri

Anant Vidur Puri, joined the team as an investment professional in 2014. 

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Aneesha Raghunathan

Aneesha Raghunathan

Aneesha Raghunathan joined Bessemer in 2015 where she focuses on healthcare, financial services and cloud computing investments. 

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Michael Segal

Michael Segal

Michael Segal is a Senior Associate.

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Kristina Shen

Kristina Shen

Kristina Shen is a Vice President.

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Scott Smith is an Operating Partner with Bessemer where he advises on our Space Tech investments, drawing on his 30 years of experience managing large, complex commercial satellite programs. 

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Rob Stavis

Rob Stavis

Rob Stavis is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh joined Bessemer in 2013 as an investor where he focuses on cloud computing, consumer internet and healthcare investments.

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Jordan Windmueller

Jordan Windmueller

Jordan Windmueller is an investor, where he focuses on healthcare, financial technology, cloud computing, and consumer internet.

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Solutions Team

At the service of our startups.

Umair Akeel

Umair Akeel

Chief technology officer in residence (CTO-IR) Umair Akeel is an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. 

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Mark Bercow

Mark Bercow

In his role as Operating Partner, Mark Bercow leads our Solutions Team which provides resources to the BVP Funded community. 

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Jeff Epstein

Jeff Epstein

Jeff Epstein, an Operating Partner in Bessemer’s Menlo Park office and the former CFO of Oracle and DoubleClick, works with Bessemer portfolio company CFOs and CEOs to share and implement best practices.

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Miia Laukkarinen

Miia Laukkarinen

Miia Laukkarinen is VP of Talent where she works closely with Bessemer’s portfolio companies providing strategic counsel and tactical support on talent initiatives.

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Jason Putorti

Jason Putorti

Jason is Bessemer’s resident designer and is available to advise portfolio companies on product and user experience design, having previously been the lead designer at Mint.com, Votizen, Causes, and Brigade from 2007 to 2015.

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Thea Schwartz

Thea Schwartz

“It’s about relationships.”  And of course, venture capital is all about relationships, which makes Thea Schwarz, BVP’s Vice President of Global Events, a great fit for BVP.

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Tiffany Spencer

Tiffany Spencer

As head of global marketing and communications, Tiffany Spencer works closely with BVP-funded startups around the world providing both strategic counsel and tactical support on communications and marketing initiatives.   It’s a role she loves.

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Operations Team

Running an efficient business.

Sara Byrne

Sara Byrne

Sara Byrne is Bessemer's controller

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Sandy Grippo

Sandy Grippo

Sandy Grippo is the Chief Financial Officer at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Phil Pactor

Phil Pactor

Philip ‘Phil’ Pactor is BVP’s Chief Information Officer. 

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Karan Pahwa

Karan Pahwa

Karan Pahwa is BVP India's counsel.

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Cassandra Reilly

Cassandra Reilly

Cassandra Reilly, Bessemer's tax director, joined the firm in April 2010. 

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Scott Ring

Scott Ring

Scott Ring is the General Counsel at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Nancy Straface

Nancy Straface

Nancy Straface is the Vice President Finance at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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