Enrique Salem

Enrique Salem invests in early-stage infrastructure software companies, with a specialization in cybersecurity. Enrique is a global leader in security, backup and availability solutions.

Bay Area

About Enrique

What is the first company you invested in?

Evident.io – the founder, Tim, was a true domain expert and when customers spoke to him they valued what he said.


What do you love about working for Bain Capital Ventures?

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.


Do you have an investment ethos? Is there a portfolio company investment that exemplifies that ethos?

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. Bhavin Shah, the founder of Moveworks is a perfect example of this combo. He is a three-time entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience building companies across consumer, mobile, and enterprise AI, and I knew from our first meeting that he had something special. BCV invested in Moveworks shortly after that meeting and I’ve been privileged to work alongside Bhavin as he grew Moveworks into a global success story.


What is compelling about your domain?

Infrastructure software is quite literally the backbone of every business in every sector. Whether security, AI, cloud, dev tools, open source, analytics, or beyond, enterprise software is in the background powering every business, making our world run every day. Today, every company is a software company, and it is endlessly exciting to invest in innovative software technologies because they are fundamental to our daily lives.


What are your interests and passions outside of BCV?

I love to ski and cycle. (I also like to find great places to eat out with friends.)


What advice would you give your younger self?

Worry less.


What is a self-care ritual you practice?

I like to ride my Peloton 4 or 5 times per week.


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Why We Invested In Smallstep: Taking The Headache Out Of Certificate Management

by Enrique Salem Software is increasingly becoming an interconnected web of microservices, containers, and endpoints. The connections between each of these components can be compromised, creating potential security risk. The rise of cloud computing, distributed systems, and remote work has only accelerated these trends. To ensure that software is built securely and reduce the surface…

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BCV Leads $105M Series C In Docker: Enabling Modern Software Teams To Ship Quickly And Securely

By Enrique Salem, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures Today, BCV is excited to announce our Series C investment in Docker, the leader in container packaging, distribution, and security. These activities are so core to a software developer’s process that we expect Docker to become one of the generational companies in the space. Docker exploded onto the scene in March…

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BCV Leads $11M Series A In VISO Trust: Making Vendor Onboarding Safe, Fast, And Compliant

By Enrique Salem, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures A typical large company works with over 5000 technology vendors, according to Gartner, and each of these vendors presents a potential security risk. After all, every new vendor must be given access to proprietary data and information for their product to function within a company’s tech stack. To ensure that…

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