Ethan Kurzweil is a partner in the Bessemer Venture Partners' San Francisco office and a leading investor in developer platforms and digital consumer tech. He’s passionate about companies that provide technical users powerful capabilities while also providing amazing developer experience and democratizing access to these functions for other knowledge workers.
He’s excited about consumer startups that change the way we play and interact across the media, entertainment, gaming, and esports landscape.
Before joining Bessemer in 2008, he worked for Dow Jones & Co. where he managed the turnaround of The Wall Street Journal’s international editions. He also worked at Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life. Earlier in his career, Ethan co-founded SSB-Bart Group (now known as Level-Access), a company which helps make the internet accessible to users with disabilities.
Ethan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and earned an M.B.A with distinction from Harvard Business School. Raised in Boston, he remains a Red Sox fan for life.