The Bessemer Venture Partners Team

Investment Team

Kent Bennett

Kent Bennett

Kent Bennett is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Charles Birnbaum

Charles Birnbaum

Charles Birnbaum is a partner in Bessemer's New York office.

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Morgan Cheatham

Morgan Cheatham

Morgan Cheatham joined Bessemer Venture Partners in 2017 as an investor in the New York City office where he focuses on applications of artificial intelligence in healthcare, marketplaces, and enterprise software.

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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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Mary D'Onofrio

Mary D'Onofrio

Mary is a Senior Associate based in the Redwood City office, and she primarily focuses on cloud computing growth investments as part of the Century Capital team.

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Byron Deeter

Byron Deeter

Byron Deeter is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Tomer Diari

Tomer Diari

Tomer Diari is an associate based in BVP’s Israel office, where he focuses on opportunities in Israel and Europe, investing at every stage and across industries.

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Mike Droesch

Mike Droesch

Mike Droesch joined Bessemer Venture Partners New York City office as a senior associate in 2017. 

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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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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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Jenny Gao

Jenny Gao

​Jenny Gao joined Bessemer in 2015 as an investor in the New York office where she focuses on cloud-native infrastructure and developer tools, machine intelligence, voice platforms and consumer internet. 

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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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Felda Hardymon

Felda Hardymon

Felda Hardymon is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Tess Hatch

Tess Hatch

Tess is an investor in Bessemer Venture Partners' Silicon Valley office. She is focused on frontier tech, specifically commercial space, cyber security, and drones.

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Andrew Hedin

Andrew Hedin

Andrew Hedin is a Vice President in Bessemer’s Cambridge office, where he focuses on investments in healthcare.

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Vinay Iyengar

Vinay Iyengar

Vinay joined Bessemer in 2017 as an investor in the NYC office, where he focuses on machine intelligence, cloud-native infrastructure, security and enterprise software.

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Dhruv Jain

Dhruv Jain

Dhruv joined Bessemer’s New York office in 2016 where he focuses on early stage investments. 

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Aman Kandola

Aman Kandola

Aman Kandola joined Bessemer Venture Partners in 2017 as an investor in the New York City office. 

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Amit Karp

Amit Karp

Amit Karp, a Partner in BVP’s Israel office, focuses on investments in Israel and Europe.

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Anna Khan

Anna Khan

Anna Khan is a Vice President and joined Bessemer in 2012 where she focuses on investments in software, consumer web, and mobile.

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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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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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Ben Mathews

Ben 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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Anant Vidur Puri

Anant Vidur Puri

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

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David Selverian

David Selverian

David Selverian joined Bessemer Venture Partners New York City office in 2017 with a focus on enterprise software, consumer web, marketplace, and machine learning investment opportunities. 

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Kristina Shen

Kristina Shen

Kristina Shen is a Partner.

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Rob Stavis

Rob Stavis

Rob Stavis is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Li Sun

Li Sun

Li Sun joined Bessemer Venture Partners in 2016 as a Senior Associate.

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Tali Vogelstein

Tali Vogelstein

Tali joined Bessemer’s New York office in 2017 as an investor where she focuses on financial technology, enterprise software, consumer, and marketplace businesses.

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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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Connor Watumull

Connor Watumull

Connor joined Bessemer in 2018 and focuses primarily on investments in consumer products and services.

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Portfolio Team

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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Julian Castelli

Julian Castelli

Julian Castelli is an executive-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he focuses on B2B cloud software, industry software and technology companies in Utah.

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Dennis Dresser

Dennis Dresser

Dennis Dresser is a CRO executive-in-residence (EIR) at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he brings over 20 years of experience as a sales leader in large enterprise software and hyper-growth SaaS companies.

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Jeff Epstein

Jeff Epstein

Jeff Epstein, an Operating Partner in Bessemer’s Silicon Valley 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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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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Andy Geisse

Andy Geisse

Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners, former CEO of AT&T Business Solutions.

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Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson is an Executive in Residence, living in Washington, DC. He joined Bessemer in 2015.

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Chini Krishnan

Chini Krishnan

Chini Krishnan is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Karen Lee

Karen Lee

Karen Lee leads marketing and communications for Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Miia Laukkarinen

Miia Laukkarinen

Miia Laukkarinen is Bessemer’s VP of Talent, where she joined in 2013 to build the firm’s talent network. She works closely with Bessemer’s investment team and portfolio companies on all human capital programs and hiring strategies. 

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Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Based in San Francisco, Chris focuses on Business Development & Community efforts on the Solutions Team in support of BVP Funded companies. He’s passionate about accelerating the growth of our portfolio companies and redefining the ways we can assist our community of founders and operators. 

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John Robinson

John Robinson

John Robinson is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he advises on our eSports, gaming, and consumer internet investments.

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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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Mayo Stuntz

Mayo Stuntz

Mayo S. Stuntz, Jr., a New York-based media and digital executive and investor, is a founding member of Pilot Group LLC, a private investment firm, and an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners

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David Wehrs

David Wehrs

David Wehrs, a partner in our San Francisco office, focuses on helping BVP Funded companies as they grow.

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Rani Yadav

Rani Yadav

Rani is an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) at Bessemer Venture Partners.  Prior to BVP, Rani was Vice President of Marketing at Blue Apron, leading all brand and customer acquisition functions. 

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Operations Team

Nadia Buonocore

Nadia Buonocore

Nadia Buoncore is Bessemer's Director of Fund Accounting and Operations. 

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Sara Byrne

Sara Byrne

Sara Byrne is Bessemer's Director of General Partner Accounting and Operations.

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Sandy Grippo

Sandy Grippo

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

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Elizabeth Kalenik

Elizabeth Kalenik

Elizabeth Kalenik is Associate Counsel at Bessemer Venture Partners. 

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Lindsay McNeil

Lindsay McNeil

Lindsay McNeil is Senior Associate Counsel at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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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 is Bessemer's Tax Director.

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Scott Ring

Scott Ring

Scott Ring, Bessemer’s General Counsel, is a partner in the New York office and joined the firm in 2003. He leads legal and regulatory compliance activities across Bessemer’s operations, and manages many of the firm’s global operations, investor relationships and new strategic initiatives.

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Nancy Straface

Nancy Straface

Nancy Straface is a VP within the Operations team.

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Augie Wilkinson

Augie Wilkinson

Augie Wilkinson is Bessemer's Director of Portfolio Monitoring and Valuation.

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