Mackey Craven, based in Bessemer’s Cambridge, MA office, joined the firm in September 2010. He focuses on investments in mobile, software, and data infrastructure.
Prior to joining Bessemer, Mackey consulted to Continuum Energy Technologies, a firm researching new methods to shift the properties of metals for clean energy applications. Previously, he designed and implemented an automated screening system for PIPEs and analyzed the performance trends of SPACs for Hudson Bay Capital Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund in New York City. Mackey was also a founding member of BioVolt, a company founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focused on designing low-cost microbial fuel cells for use in the developing world.
Mackey graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT with an S.M. in Technology and Policy, an S.B. in Biological Engineering, and an S.B. in Mathematics in four years. While at MIT, Mackey held research and teaching positions at the Sloan School of Management and in the Departments of Physics and Biology where he discovered a new type of bacteriophage, was a founding editor of the MIT Entrepreneurship Review, and published the research paper “How Does the Republic of Science Shape the Patent System? Broadening the Institutional Analysis of Policy Levers for Innovation and Knowledge Disclosure.”