Ethan is a partner in the San Francisco office and a leading investor in developer platforms and digital consumer tech. He’s passionate about companies that provide technical users powerful capabilities with amazing DX (developer experience) and democratize access to these functions for other knowledge workers.
He’s also excited about consumer startups that change the way we play and interact across the media, entertainment, gaming and esports landscape.
Before joining Bessemer in 2008, he worked for Dow Jones & Co., managing the turnaround of The Wall Street Journal’s international editions, 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 which helps make the Web 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.”