Elliott earned his M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Morehouse College. He is a board director of Venture Forward [https://ventureforward.org/board-of-directors/], BLCK VC [https://www.blckvc.org/], and a member of the Kauffman Fellows [https://www.kauffmanfellows.org/] Class 22.
Elliott lives in the Bay Area with his wife Melissa and his dog, Riley. In his spare time, he spins deep house music and is an angel investor and advisor to a number of startups led by underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Elliott Robinson is a partner and co-founder of the growth investment practice [https://www.bvp.com/growth] at Bessemer, where he focuses primarily on Cloud software [https://www.bvp.com/atlas/cloud] investments. He co-authors Bessemer’s iconic 10 Laws of Cloud Computing [https://www.bvp.com/atlas/10-laws-of-cloud/] and the annual State of the Cloud Report [https://www.bvp.com/atlas/state-of-the-cloud-2021/?from=feature]. He looks to partner with companies and management teams that are defining their market category while also maintaining a set of core values that will allow them to expand and solidify their leadership position. Elliott is currently a board member for Databook, Hinge Health, Hyperscience, Imply Data, and Netlify. Additionally, he has led Bessemer’s investments in Forter, Statespace, and Canva.
Prior to joining Bessemer, Elliott was a partner with M12, leading investments in companies such as Livongo (IPO: LVGO), BlueVine, Trusona, and Cooler Screens. Elliott started his career with Syncom Venture Partners, investing in both early and growth stage enterprise software and frontier tech companies such as CLEAR and Iridium Communications (IPO: IRDM). After six years with Syncom, he joined Georgian Partners, investing in a number of successful growth stage software companies such as TurnItIn (acquired by Advance), Kinnser (acquired by Mediware), and eSentire.
A member of Class 22