Vinay Iyengar


Vinay joined Bessemer in 2017 as an investor in the New York office. He spends his time exploring early-stage software and internet opportunities, with a focus on machine intelligence, infrastructure, marketplaces, and mobile.

His career in venture capital began at Clayton Christensen’s Rose Park Advisors where he led the firm’s exploration of machine intelligence. Previously, he spent time as a quantitative trader at Goldman Sachs, a machine learning engineer at Intel, and co-founded a Harvard Innovation Lab-backed enterprise software startup. He’s also conducted extensive cryptography research leading to two peer-reviewed publications.

Vinay is a graduate of Harvard where he studied computer science and economics. He occasionally blogs on The Vin Diagram, exploring his interests at the intersection of technology, investing, and policy.