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Grow at the speed of Bain Capital’s global network.

Access the resources of Bain Capital at the speed of venture.

With a globally recognized brand, AUM that would rank us as the 59th largest economy in the world, and hundreds of portfolio companies across our 12 divisions, put Bain Capital to work for you on day one.

Customer development, operational expertise and unique insights are part of the package with BCV.

Our approach is that you can approach us with anything.

BCV is a partnership — with each other, and with you. We dig deep into our experience as operators to help you build your company.

More than just advice, we deliver hands-on results across our talent, marketing and customer development teams.

Whether you’re hiring your first engineer, building your brand or scaling your sales org into a powerhouse, we have the talent to help you deliver on your dreams.

We believe in partnerships over playbooks.

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to building the future.

We listen before we talk. We learn before we advise. We don’t expect every company to follow the same journey.

With targeted support at every step of your journey, from founding to IPO and beyond, BCV is there for every twist and turn on your path to scale.
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“BCV is your ideal venture capital firm. You can count on their support when needed.”

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We specialize in specialization.

When it’s time to make a big leap, you want to tandem jump with someone who’s landed safely more than once. Our domain expertise is more than a bulleted list on a one-pager. You can see it in-market. Having walked in your shoes, we know exactly where the mines are. Let’s skip to the hard part.
Investing in the future of money involves embracing a digital, embedded, and decentralized approach. We’ve invested in, and shaped, transformative chapters in fintech, and we’re eager to help those writing the next part of this story.
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Meet Our People‎

Meet Our People‎

Meet Our People‎

“Every day I get to meet fabulous founders who want to change an industry or disrupt a market. Being around their enthusiasm just never gets old.

I look for great people and expect exceptional results. It sounds simple, but it’s actually a challenge to find brilliant and committed founders who also have the operational chops to deliver on their vision.”

Enrique Salem

Ajay Agarwal builds and invests in early-stage application software companies. Within apps, Ajay has spent time in the modern sales and marketing stack; vertical SAAS with embedded fintech; supply chain and logistics; and product-led growth.

Ajay Agarwal

Merritt Hummer partners with B2B SaaS founders at the growth stage who are focused on opportunities in horizontal application software, with a particular focus on product-led growth businesses.

Merritt Hummer

For 30 years, Matt Harris has been investing in the visionary fintech founders creating seismic changes in payments, lending, capital markets, insurance and real estate. He is particularly interested in backing companies building next-generation embedded fintech tools that will upend traditional banking, lending and B2B payments through increased transparency and security.

Matt Harris

Scott Friend invests in application software companies, leveraging a career working in the commerce and marketing ecosystems. A former seed-to-exit founder of a successful Bain Capital backed commerce-tech analytics business, Scott is a trusted operational partner and advisor to founders at all stages.

Scott Friend

“As a board member, I’ve traveled the path from idea to IPO twice and to successful acquisitions many times. In every case, it’s been a gut-wrenching journey. My focus is on supporting founders through it as a close thought-partner on the most difficult issues. Most of that happens outside board meetings, in unscheduled calls, weekend walks or over Slack.”

Aaref Hilaly

Kevin Zhang partners with founders building the next generation of fintech and business software products. Prior to BCV, Kevin led product as the first business hire at Fundera, a financial services marketplace.

Kevin Zhang

Christina Melas-Kyriazi focuses on early-stage investments in fintech and commerce. She is based in San Francisco, and before BCV was a product leader at Affirm and an active angel investor.

Christina Melas-Kyriazi

Slater Stich partners with early-stage founders in infrastructure, with a focus on tools for data teams. He’s interested in practical products that make life better for the working software engineer, data scientist or other technical IC.

Slater Stich

Saanya Ojha partners with growth-stage founders building the next generation of software products across infrastructure, apps and fintech.

Saanya Ojha

Sarah Hinkfuss works with growth-stage founders across both application software and fintech. She is particularly interested in backing founders who have personal experience in the market they are creating.

Sarah Hinkfuss

Rak Garg focuses on infrastructure software, cybersecurity and AI incubations, supporting technical founders creating the future of intelligent computing.

Rak Garg

Noah Breslow leads BCV’s platform team, which provides business-building support to BCV portfolio companies and designs the systems to run the firm. Noah brings experience as an engineer, early-stage entrepreneur and public company CEO to assist companies at all stages of the journey.

Noah Breslow

Allison Braley leads BCV’s marketing team, which supports BCV and its portfolio companies through communications, brand strategy and events. Allison brings experience in VC marketing, high-growth startups and communications to help BCV and its portfolio companies become known and understood.

Allison Braley

Leslie Crowe is an expert in building talent and culture at companies during periods of growth. Leslie collaborates with portfolio company founders and leaders, providing strategic counsel to successfully scale their organizations and capitalize on BCV’s extensive talent network.

Leslie Crowe

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“The BCV team have been a phenomenal support to us. What I appreciate most is that they’re willing to get into the details. They support us on the highest level, most strategic questions of the business, but also on the detailed tactical things, which can often make the most difference in the short term.”

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