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.

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.