Brian Feinstein

Partner

Brian is a partner in the San Francisco office and he focuses on 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 investments in Procore, Wildlife Studios, Restaurant365, Enjoei (IPO), and Ada, early-stage investments in Weave, Mambu, and Clio (exited), and growth-stage investments in nCino (IPO) and Bumble. Brian also led growth buyouts of LiveAuctioneers (exited) and Beyond Pricing.

During his time at Bessemer, Brian supported investments in Gainsight, Mindbody (IPO), Playdom (exited) 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

Beyond Pricing

Beyond Pricing

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

Bumble *

Bumble

NASDAQ: BMBL

Bumble is the first app to bring dating, friend-finding, and career-building into a single social networking platform. Bumble went public in February 2021 (NASDAQ: BMBL).

Clio *

Clio

Clio is a suite of web-based tools that helps law firms in practice management and client collaboration.

Enjoei *

Enjoei

B3SA: ENJU3

Enjoei is a Brazilian company that provides e-commerce web solutions through mobile apps. Enjoei (ENJU3) was listed on the Brazilian Stock Exchange in November 2020.

Gainsight *

Gainsight

ACQUIRED BY: VISTA EQUITY PARTNERS

Gainsight, the Customer Success company, helps businesses grow faster by reducing churn, increasing upsell, and driving customer advocacy. In November 2020, Gainsight was acquired by Vista Equity Partners.

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.

Wildlife Studios

Wildlife Studios

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

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