Bessemer Venture Partners, a $4 billion global venture capital firm investing in consumer, enterprise and healthcare technology companies, has promoted Charles Birnbaum, Amit Karp, and Kristina Shen to partner.
Charles Birnbaum joined BVP’s New York office in 2013. Birnbaum is actively involved with many BVP portfolio companies, including Main Street Hub, BrightBytes, Bread Finance, and August Home.
He currently serves on the board of Zopa, United Capital, Fabric, Spruce and Eave and was involved in the exits of Yodle, 2U, and Kroll Bond Ratings.
As partner, Birnbaum will continue to focus on financial services, consumer, and education investments.
Amit Karp joined BVP in 2012 in the firm’s New York office, where he worked closely with BVP’s portfolio companies, including Blue Apron and Fuze.
In 2014, Karp moved to BVP’s Israel office, taking his knowledge of building high-growth U.S. startups to Israeli companies. He currently serves on the board of otonomo and ScyllaDB and is actively involved in Oryx Vision, Yotpo, Prospera, and Cloudinary, and the exit of CloudLock.
As partner, Karp will lead investments in high-growth Israeli startups across all industries, including edge computing, machine learning, cybersecurity, consumer, and across all company growth-stages.
Kristina Shen joined BVP in 2013. She works closely with BVP’s portfolio companies, including Service Titan, RainforestQA, Vidyard, Helpful, and Gainsight. Shen was actively involved in the exit of Instructure and is the BVP lead on the boards of Glint, DoubleDutch and Retail Solutions.
As partner, she will continue to invest in enterprise technology companies, specifically in the areas of human assisted AI, enterprise voice, enterprise mobile and next-generation HR.