Ethan is a partner in the San Francisco office and a leading investor in a variety of technology verticals, including developer platforms, the new data infrastructure stack, digital consumer applications, and consumer-facing crypto. He’s passionate about new platforms that provide technologists and business users with democratized access to cutting-edge technical tooling. In addition, Ethan is particularly excited about web3 and consumer-facing crypto applications like gaming, entertainment, media, creators, and other products that have the potential to change the way we live, play, and interact.
Before joining Bessemer in 2008, he worked for Dow Jones & Co., managing the turnaround of international editions of the Wall Street Journal, and Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life. Earlier in his career, Ethan co-founded SSB-Bart Group (now known as Level-Access), a company whose mission is to make the Internet accessible to users with disabilities.
Ethan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. Raised in Boston, he remains a Red Sox fan for life.
“Developers are increasingly powerful decision makers within organizations. It’s exciting that we’ve only just begun to capture and create value for this thriving ecosystem.”