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A New York VC Spotlight: Jeremy Levine

JEREMY LEVINE

In the world of venture capitalists, few are more skilled than Jeremy Levine. In addition to being a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, he also sits on the board of 11 companies, including Pinterest and Yelp, has three children and is bilingual.

He was one of the first investors in Yelp back in 2005 and in LinkedIn in 2007.

This VC knows his stuff.

Levine received his B.S. in computer science and economics from Duke University and shortly after graduating, went to work as a management consultant at Mckinsey & Co. Next, he moved on to AEA Investors, a management-buyout firm, where he specialized in consumer products and light industrials. Levine gained quite a bit of experience as Vice President of operations at internet software publisher, Dash, before becoming a partner at Bessemer.

In 2001, he joined Bessemer, which has been in business for over 100 years and focuses primarily on software and Internet companies, leading investments in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

After years of experience, his expertise is in the area of entrepreneurial startups in the industries of consumer Internet, software, information technologies and retail, to name just a few. His achievements have not gone unnoticed: he was named #9 on Forbes’ Midas list.

Investment Firm:

Bessemer Venture Partners founded in 1911, Partner

Focus:

Healthcare, telecomm, IT, and retailing

Selected Investment:

LinkedIn
Shopify
42Floors

Boards:

Parallels, Wikia, Intego, Onestop Internet, Metalogix Ltd, Converto, 42Floors, Shopify, Mindbody, Pinterest, Yelp

Expertise areas:

Consumer Internet, Consumers, Information Technology, Internet, Retail, SaaS

Social Media: 

Twitter
LinkedIn

About the author: Lauren Harrity

Lauren is a recent graduate of Cal State Fullerton where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Writing is her passion and she is currently looking to build a career as a writer or editor.

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