Kent Bennett is a partner in Bessemer’s Cambridge office focusing on consumer products and services as well as software sold to consumer-facing verticals.
Before his career in venture capital, Kent was a creative executive for an entertainment production company, where he developed and sold original material including a network television pilot and a feature film. He began his career with Bain & Co., where he worked on projects in industries spanning IT, retail, consumer products, healthcare, and biotech.
Kent earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and graduated summa cum laude in systems engineering from the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar.
“Today, successful consumer companies are all built the same way. Incredible product drives cult-like user love and organic growth. Everything else is just details.”