Managing Director, NextGen
Ben Bayat is the San Francisco partner for NextGen Venture Partners, an early stage firm that utilizes a custom built technology platform and venture partner network to drive a powerful portfolio support machine for founders and CEOs. The firm makes investments in early stage companies with a focus in enterprise SaaS, digital health, and next generation commerce. Prior to joining NextGen, Ben was a partner at Illuminate Ventures and stated his career as a data scientist at IBM before moving into executive positions in Engineering and Sales. Ben holds a BS degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA form the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.