Active Investments

Dataminr

Private

Previous Investments

Care.com

We're making it easier to find better care for your whole family.

Conductor

Organic search and web presence management solutions

Fiksu

The Leading Mobile App Marketing Platform for Acquiring Loyal App Users.

Gilt Groupe

Gilt provides instant insider access to today’s top designer labels, at up to 60% off retail.

Intent Media

At Intent Media, we provide predictive analytics to help retailers recognize and react to the unique value of each site visitor.

JBoss

Red Hat JBoss is a family of lightweight, cloud-friendly, enterprise-grade products that help enterprises innovate faster.

Nick Beim Partner

Focus Areas: Internet, Mobile, SaaS, Big Data, FinTech
Location: New York

Nick Beim focuses primarily on internet, mobile, SaaS, big data and fintech investments. Nick blogs on the economics of innovation at www.nickbeim.com. He has a particular affinity for viral consumer applications, online marketplaces and disruptive data services.

Nick led the initial venture investments in a number of pioneering consumer internet companies including the Gilt Groupe, the leading private sale ecommerce company in the United States, and Care.com, the largest global online marketplace for care services (IPO).

He also led the initial venture investments in a number of today’s leading big data innovators including Dataminr, a real-time information discovery platform, and Intent Media, which helps ecommerce companies monetize their customer intent data assets.

Nick’s software investments include Conductor, the leading SaaS platform enabling enterprises to manage, monitor and optimize SEO, and OatSystems, the RFID applications platform company founded by the team at MIT that developed the standards for passive tag RFID (acquired by Check Point Systems), and he was involved from the early days at JBoss, which developed the most widely used open source application server (acquired by Red Hat).

Prior to joining Venrock, Nick was a General Partner at Matrix Partners and worked in the technology groups at McKinsey and Goldman Sachs.

Nick’s primary passion outside of venture investing is international development, and in particular accelerating international development through entrepreneurship. Nick serves on the board of Endeavor, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in developing countries that Tom Friedman has called “the best anti-poverty program of all.”

In 2011, Forbes named Nick one of the “Elite 8″ to watch in Venture Capital.

Nick has been enormously valuable to my companies. He is incredibly accessible and is always available to pitch in. At the Gilt Groupe, Nick introduced us to three key members of our team: our Chairman, the CEO of JetSetter and the General Manager of our Japanese operations. He has contributed significantly on strategic decisions and has been a lot of fun to work with.

Kevin Ryan, cofounder and CEO, the Gilt Groupe

I've had the chance to work with Nick as an executive at TheLadders.com and now as Founder & CEO of a company in his portfolio. Nick is not only a very smart, thoughtful and balanced advisor on my board, but also an incredible mentor in supporting me and our executive team. He is an exceptional venture capitalist who is focused on developing long-term relationships, enhancing the professional growth of entrepreneurs in his network, and strategizing to help build successful companies. The smarts combined with the humility and genuine respectfulness is a rarity in this industry. I would wholeheartedly work with him again if I have the chance to build other companies down the road.

Shelia Lirio Marcelo, founder and CEO, Care.com

Nick is an incredible guy who understands entrepreneurs well. He unselfishly invested his time in helping us develop Intent Media long before we looked for funding. Nick is also the straightest shooter you will ever meet, with no typical Silicon Valley ego, and he's an incredibly successful venture capitalist. He shares our values and has been an ideal investment partner.

Richard Harris, cofounder and CEO, Intent Media
Active Companies

Dataminr

Dataminr is a real-time social media analytics company with a mission to extract value from social media for clients in the finance and government sectors.

Previous Investments

Care.com

We're making it easier to find better care for your whole family.

Conductor

Organic search and web presence management solutions

Fiksu

The Leading Mobile App Marketing Platform for Acquiring Loyal App Users.

Gilt Groupe

Gilt provides instant insider access to today’s top designer labels, at up to 60% off retail.

Intent Media

At Intent Media, we provide predictive analytics to help retailers recognize and react to the unique value of each site visitor.

JBoss

Red Hat JBoss is a family of lightweight, cloud-friendly, enterprise-grade products that help enterprises innovate faster.