Nick Beim focuses primarily on artificial intelligence, big data, software and fintech investments. He blogs on the economics of innovation at www.nickbeim.com.
Nick’s artificial intelligence investments include Dataminr, a real-time AI platform that identifies critical breaking information from publicly available data sets; Percipient.ai, an advanced computer vision analytics platform; Rebellion Defense, which develops AI-driven products that serve the mission of national defense; Chisel.ai, an enterprise platform for a new class of intelligent insurance applications; and Intent Media, a predictive analytics platform for ecommerce.
Nick’s software investments include Quiq, a messaging-based customer service software platform; JBoss, which developed the most widely used open source application server (acquired by Red Hat); Conductor, a SaaS application for SEO optimization (acquired by WeWork); and OatSystems, an RFID application platform company (acquired by Check Point Systems).
Prior to joining Venrock, Nick was a General Partner at Matrix Partners and worked in the technology groups at McKinsey and Goldman Sachs.
Nick has deep interests in public policy and in particular how technology is changing the nature of national security. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and recently participated on a Task Force there that published Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge, examining how the U.S. can maintain its lead in science and technology innovation and the national security and economic consequences of failing to do so. He serves on the Executive Advisory Committee at the Center on Global Energy Policy.
Nick has a long-standing interest in international development and serves on the board of Endeavor, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting high-impact entrepreneurs globally that Tom Friedman has called “the best anti-poverty program of all.”