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July 30, 2018

The VentureFizz Podcast: Kent Bennett - Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners

For this episode of The VentureFizz Podcast, I interviewed 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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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.