Kent Bennett

Partner

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."

Companies

Bevi

Bevi

Bevi is an all-in-one beverage service perfect for any commercial space.

Blue Apron *

Blue Apron

NYSE: APRN

Blue Apron delivers fresh ingredients and step-by-step recipes to your door. In June 2017, Blue Apron went public (NYSE: APRN).

Candid Co.

Candid Co.

Candid Co. provides consumers with straighter teeth using a clear aligner system for at-home treatment that is hassle-free and affordable.

MealPal

MealPal

MealPal is a subscription service that provides members with affordable daily lunch options from restaurants near where they live or work.

Renoviso

Renoviso

Renoviso is a provider of home renovation services.

Second Measure

Second Measure

Second Measure analyzes billions of credit card transactions to answer real-time questions about consumer behavior.

Toast

Toast

Toast is an all-in-one point-of-sale and restaurant management platform for businesses in the food service and hospitality space.

Verato

Verato

Verato helps enterprises maintain identity data and more accurately link customer records within and across enterprises.

Xtime *

Xtime

ACQUIRED BY: COX AUTOMOTIVE

Xtime is the leading CRM and scheduling platform for automotive manufacturers and dealer service departments. Xtime was acquired by Cox Automotive in November 2014.