Guest Speaker: Kent Bennett (Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners)

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When: Friday, March 23, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Where: Rouss-Robertson Hall 223
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The Virginia Venture Fund and the Rodman Students Council are proud to announce Kent Bennett, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, as a guest speaker on March 23rd from 3:30 - 4:30pm. Mr. Bennett will talk about his experiences throughout his career and at Bessemer, and give insights into their extremely successful investing process and how they go about sourcing and managing some of the most successful startups like Blue Apron, LinkedIn, and Shopify. Please come to hear from one of the industry’s most esteemed members, we hope to see you there! This event will be open to ALL STUDENTS and faculty.

Mr. Bennett has ten years experience in investing in consumer product and service companies as well as companies building consumer-facing vertical software. At Bessemer, Mr. Bennett's investments 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, Mr. Bennett 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.

Mr. Bennett is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Harvard Business School.