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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).

Brainbase

Brainbase

Brainbase is a platform that helps brands manage and monetize their intellectual property.

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.

Gloss Genius

Gloss Genius

Gloss Genius is an automated personal assistant software designed to manage appointments for beauty professionals and freelancers.

MealPal

MealPal

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

RevenueBase

RevenueBase

RevenueBase is an all-in-one B2B database for marketing and sales for email, sales leads, lead and demand generation, and revenue growth.

Second Measure

Second Measure

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

Toast *

Toast

NYSE: TOST

Toast is an all-in-one point-of-sale and restaurant management platform for businesses in the food service and hospitality space. In September 2021, Toast went public (NYSE: TOST).

Torch

Torch

Torch is the all-in-one solution for dental practices’ supply ordering and inventory management needs.

Verato

Verato

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

Winc *

Winc

NYSE: WBEV

Winc is a subscription wine service.

Winc went public in November 2021 (NYSE: WBEV).

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.

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