Felda Hardymon


Felda is a partner in Bessemer’s Cambridge office and joined the firm in 1981. He focuses on investments in the software, communications, and storage sectors.

Since 1998, Felda has taught and done research at Harvard Business School where he holds the appointment of MBA Class of 1975 Professor of Management Practice. He is currently on leave from Harvard and is a visiting professor of finance at The London School of Economics.

Prior to joining Bessemer, Felda worked at BDSI, the original venture subsidiary of General Electric, where he was an investor in Ungermann-Bass, Stratus Computer and Western Digital. Before that, he taught mathematics and served as director of systems and research at Duke University.

Felda earned his MA from Rose Polytechnic, a PhD from Duke, and an MBA from Harvard.