Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Brian Feinstein is Head of Emerging Markets at Bessemer Venture Partners, leading the company’s investments in Brazil and Russia where he is focused on internet and software. Founded in 1911, Bessemer is the oldest venture capital firm in the world and is currently investing out of a $1.6 bln global fund with a presence in New York, Boston, California, Israel, India, Brazil, and Russia. Bessemer was an early investor in companies like Skype, Verisign, LinkedIn, Yelp, Diapers.com, Playdom, and OLX, and is looking to invest in the next generation of leading Latin American internet and software companies.
Mr Feinstein previously worked out of Bessemer’s New York office and was involved in the firm’s investments in Playdom (acquired by Disney), Zoosk, Mindbody, United Capital, and Knewton. Prior to this, he worked at Blackstone, where he focused on technology and energy buyout and growth equity investments. Mr Feinstein was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Opera New Media, a full-service digital advertising agency providing web development, SEM, SEO, and media planning/buying services.
Mr Feinstein holds a BA in Government from Harvard University.