Brian Feinstein

Partner

Brian is a partner in the San Francisco office and he focuses on early and growth-stage investments in enterprise software. He is passionate about working with founders who are shaping their industries and often don’t fit the Silicon Valley mold.

Brian has been at Bessemer since 2008 and led the first institutional rounds in Procore, Restaurant365, Traction Guest, Ada, and LiveAuctioneers (acq. by Cove Hill), as well as Bessemer’s early investments in Clio, Weave, Mambu, and nCino.

Brian helps oversee Bessemer’s efforts in Latin America where he led the firm’s investments in Wildlife Studios and Enjoei. During his time at Bessemer, Brian supported investments in Gainsight, Mindbody (MB), Playdom (acq. by Disney) and helped found Columbia Lake Partners, a European venture debt fund.

Prior to Bessemer, Brian worked in the private equity group at Blackstone and founded an online advertising agency. He graduated from Harvard University and sits on the board of the Heckscher Foundation for Children.

"People say venture capital is a pattern-recognition business, however, the biggest opportunities exist where those patterns break."

Companies

Ada Support

Ada Support

Ada Support develops a chatbot platform that makes artificial intelligence accessible to non-technical support teams.

Beyond Pricing

Beyond Pricing

Beyond Pricing is the world’s first revenue management and dynamic pricing software for vacation rentals.

Enjoei

Enjoei

Enjoei is a Brazilian company that provides e-commerce web solutions through mobile apps.

Gainsight

Gainsight

Gainsight, the Customer Success company, helps businesses grow faster by reducing churn, increasing upsell, and driving customer advocacy.

LiveAuctioneers *

LiveAuctioneers

ACQUIRED BY: COVE HILL

LiveAuctioneers is an online marketplace for the auction of art, antiques and collectibles. LiveAuctioneers was sold to Cove Hill in May of 2019.

Mambu

Mambu

Mambu is the leading SaaS banking engine powering modern digital financial services. It is the lean alternative to cumbersome core banking systems, a cloud-native solution driving open API-enabled architectures.

MINDBODY *

MINDBODY

ACQUIRED BY: VISTA EQUITY PARTNERS

MINDBODY’s business management software serves gyms, spas and salons worldwide. In June 2015, Mindbody went public (NASDAQ: MB). After four years as a public company, MindBody went private in 2019 when it was acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $2 billion.

Traction Guest

Traction Guest

Traction Guest is a leading developer of cloud-based visitor management systems (VMS), making hosting effortless, memorable, and safe.

Weave

Weave

Weave is a communication company helping practitioners increase and maintain their patient base by building stronger relationships.

Wildlife Studios

Wildlife Studios

Wildlife Studios (formerly TFG) is a mobile games developer.

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