Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Robert Goodman

Managing Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners


Robert Goodman is a managing partner of Bessemer Venture Partners, a global venture capital firm, where he focuses on investments in software, mobile, digital media, and healthcare IT. Goodman received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown in 1982, concentrating in Latin American Studies. He went on to earn an M.B.A. in 1986 from Columbia Business School. He serves as a Trustee for Brown. Goodman serves on the board of the MetCouncil, a nonprofit that provides social services to aid, sustain, and empower poor and near-poor New Yorkers. He serves as well on the board of the PlayGroup Theatre, which provides quality performing arts programs to children and teens in New York’s Westchester County and the surrounding areas.