Meet the Bessemer Venture Partners Team

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Investment Team

Investing at every stage and across the technology and services stack.

Raghav Bahl

Raghav Bahl

Raghav Bahl, a Vice President with BVP India in Bangalore, joined the firm in 2011.

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Kent Bennett

Kent Bennett

Kent Bennett is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Charles Birnbaum

Charles Birnbaum

Charles Birnbaum joined Bessemer in 2013 and is a Vice President.

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Ed Colloton

Ed Colloton

Ed Colloton is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Mac Cordrey

Mac Cordrey

Based in New York, Mac Cordrey focuses on investments enterprise software, mobile, consumer and machine intelligence. 

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David Cowan

David Cowan

David Cowan is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Sakib Dadi

Sakib Dadi

Sakib Dadi joined Bessemer in 2015 as an investor focusing on cloud computing, consumer web, and software investments.

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Byron Deeter

Byron Deeter

Byron Deeter is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Ben Donald

Ben Donald

Ben Donald joined Bessemer as an investor in 2015. 

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Kristen Faulkner

Kristen Faulkner

Kristen Faulkner joined Bessemer's New York office in 2016 where she focuses on cloud software, consumer internet, and machine learning.

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Brian Feinstein

Brian Feinstein

Brian Feinstein is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Alex Ferrara

Alex Ferrara

Alex Ferrara is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Nate Fick

Nate Fick

Nate Fick is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher is a partner at BVP, where he manages the firm’s Herzliya office focused on investments in Israel and Europe

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Christopher Gabrieli

Christopher Gabrieli

Christopher Gabrieli is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Jenny Gao

Jenny Gao

Jenny Gao joined Bessemer in 2015 as an investor in the New York office where she focuses on enterprise software, security, machine intelligence, and consumer web. 

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Aakash Goel

Aakash Goel

Aakash Goel is a Vice President at BVP India.

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Talia Goldberg

Talia Goldberg

Talia Goldberg joined Bessemer in 2012 and focuses on investments in consumer Internet and software businesses. 

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Bob Goodman

Bob Goodman

Bob Goodman is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Nitin Gupta

Nitin Gupta

Nitin Gupta joined Bessemer’s New York office in 2016 where he focuses on software investments across the landscape of technology verticals.

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Vishal Gupta

Vishal Gupta

Based in Bangalore, Vishal Gupta is a Managing Director at BVP.

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Josh Harder

Josh Harder

Josh Harder, a Vice President, joined the firm in 2014. 

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Felda Hardymon

Felda Hardymon

Felda Hardymon is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Andrew Hedin

Andrew Hedin

Andrew Hedin joined Bessemer in 2015 as a Senior Associate where he focuses on investments in healthcare.

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Sunil James

Sunil James

“SJ” invests in information security, developer tooling, and cloud infrastructure, particularly software-defined networking.

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Amit Karp

Amit Karp

Amit Karp, a vice president focusing on investments in Israel and Europe. 

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Anna Khan

Anna Khan

Anna Khan joined Bessemer in 2012 and focuses on investments in software, consumer web, and mobile. She is based in the San Francisco office and is involved in the firms investments in NewVoiceMedia, Intercom, DoubleDutch, and August. 

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Stephen Kraus

Stephen Kraus

Stephen Kraus is partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and leads up the firm’s healthcare investing activities.

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Chini Krishnan

Chini Krishnan

Chini Krishnan is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Ethan Kurzweil

Ethan Kurzweil

Ethan Kurzweil is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Ben Mathews

Ben Mathews

Bennett Mathews joined Bessemer in 2015 as an Associate where he focuses on early stage consumer web and mobile investments.

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Sunil Nagaraj

Sunil Nagaraj

Sunil Nagaraj is a Vice President with Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Jay Po

Jay Po

Jay Po joined Bessemer Venture Partners in 2014 as an investor where he focuses on Internet-of-Things, VR/AR, consumer Internet, cloud software, and mobile. 

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Aneesha Raghunathan

Aneesha Raghunathan

Aneesha Raghunathan joined Bessemer in 2015 where she focuses on healthcare, financial services and cloud computing investments. 

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Michael Segal

Michael Segal

Michael Segal is a Senior Associate.

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Kristina Shen

Kristina Shen

Kristina Shen is a Vice President.

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Scott Smith is an Operating Partner with Bessemer where he advises on our Space Tech investments, drawing on his 30 years of experience managing large, complex commercial satellite programs. 

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Rob Stavis

Rob Stavis

Rob Stavis is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Li Sun

Li Sun

Li Sun joined BVP in Oct 2016 as a senior associate at the Menlo Park office. 

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Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh joined Bessemer in 2013 as an investor where he focuses on cloud computing, consumer internet and healthcare investments.

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Jordan Windmueller

Jordan Windmueller

Jordan Windmueller is an investor, where he focuses on healthcare, financial technology, cloud computing, and consumer internet.

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Solutions Team

At the service of our startups.

Umair Akeel

Umair Akeel

Chief technology officer in residence (CTO-IR) Umair Akeel is an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. 

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Jan Crisostomo

Jan Crisostomo

Jan Crisostomo is Manager of Technical Talent at Bessemer, where she works closely with Bessemer’s portfolio companies providing strategic counsel and tactical support on technical talent acquisition. 

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Jeff Epstein

Jeff Epstein

Jeff Epstein, an Operating Partner in Bessemer’s Menlo Park office and the former CFO of Oracle and DoubleClick, works with Bessemer portfolio company CFOs and CEOs to share and implement best practices.

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Andy Geisse

Andy Geisse

Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners, former CEO of AT&T Business Solutions.

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Miia Laukkarinen

Miia Laukkarinen

Miia Laukkarinen is Bessemer’s VP of Talent, where she joined in 2013 to build the firm’s talent network. She works closely with Bessemer’s investment team and portfolio companies on all human capital programs and hiring strategies. 

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Thea Schwartz

Thea Schwartz

“It’s about relationships.”  And of course, venture capital is all about relationships, which makes Thea Schwarz, BVP’s Vice President of Global Events, a great fit for BVP.

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Tiffany Spencer

Tiffany Spencer

As head of global marketing and communications, Tiffany Spencer works closely with BVP-funded startups around the world providing both strategic counsel and tactical support on communications and marketing initiatives.   It’s a role she loves.

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Operations Team

Running an efficient business.

Nadia Buonocore

Nadia Buonocore

Nadia Buoncore is Bessemer's Director of Fund Accounting and Operations. 

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Sara Byrne

Sara Byrne

Sara Byrne is Bessemer's Director of General Partner Accounting and Operations.

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Sandy Grippo

Sandy Grippo

Sandy Grippo is the Chief Financial Officer at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Lindsay McNeil

Lindsay McNeil

Lindsay McNeil is Associate Counsel at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Phil Pactor

Phil Pactor

Philip ‘Phil’ Pactor is BVP’s Chief Information Officer. 

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Karan Pahwa

Karan Pahwa

Karan Pahwa is BVP India's counsel.

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Cassandra Reilly

Cassandra Reilly

Cassandra Reilly is Bessemer's Tax Director.

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Scott Ring

Scott Ring

Scott Ring is the General Counsel at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Nancy Straface

Nancy Straface

Nancy Straface is a VP within the Operations team.

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Augie Wilkinson

Augie Wilkinson

Augie Wilkinson is Bessemer's Director of Portfolio Monitoring and Valuation.

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