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Kent Bennett, Partner

Kent Bennett

Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

Kent Bennett joined Bessemer in 2008 and works out of our Cambridge office. Kent focuses on consumer product and service companies as well as companies building consumer-facing vertical software. 

At Bessemer, Kent’s investments at Bessemer include the consumer companies Blue Apron, MealPal, Winc, and Renoviso, as well as consumer-facing vertical software companies Toast and Xtime (acquired by Cox.) 

Prior to joining Bessemer, 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 holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a B.S. degree, summa cum laude, in systems engineering from the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar.