The VentureFizz Podcast: Kent Bennett - Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners
Kent’s career path into venture capital wasn’t typical. He was actually a Hollywood screenwriter before attending Harvard Business School and pursuing a career in venture.
He now has 10 years of experience as a venture capitalist and has made investments in lots of high profile companies like Blue Apron, Toast (which just announced $115M in new funding at a $1.4B valuation), MealPal, Renoviso, and others.
In this episode, we cover:
- His experience as a screenwriter in Hollywood
- How he got into venture capital
- His investment criteria, and how to get on his radar
- What to expect during your first meeting with him
- Plus, a lot more!
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