Kent Bennett joined Bessemer in 2008 and works out of our Cambridge office. Kent focuses on consumer product and service companies as well as companies building consumer-facing vertical software.
At Bessemer, Kent has led investments in several consumer companies including Blue Apron, Winc, and Renoviso, as well as consumer-facing vertical software companies Toast and Xtime (acquired by Cox.) Kent has also been involved with several data-infrastructure investments including Endeca (acq. by Oracle), Streambase (acq. by TIBX), Vertica (acq. by HP), Hadapt, Verato, and Infinio Systems.
Prior to joining Bessemer, 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 holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a B.S. degree, summa cum laude, in systems engineering from the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar.