Written by Managing Director Mike Krupka
Like all our portfolio companies and the management teams we partner with, here at Bain Capital Ventures we are always working to raise our game.
One of the areas where we’ve had great success throughout the history of Bain Capital and BCV is in growth stage investing. And we’ve been actively looking to build on our strengths in this arena and expand our reach. We’re excited to announce today that we are adding another proven growth stage investor to the team. So please join us in welcoming Adam Levin as a Partner at Bain Capital Ventures.
Adam will take a leadership role in expanding our ability to find, invest in and help grow the best growth stage investment opportunities in the market. Adam joins us from Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors in Los Angeles, where he was a VP of growth private equity. At Kayne, he led investments in DiCentral, Proficio, Azalea and Cryptzone, among others. Prior to Kayne, Adam worked in venture as an associate at Crosslink Capital in San Francisco where he worked on a variety of successful ecommerce and fintech investments, among others.
Notably, like many of our colleagues at BCV, Adam brings meaningful operating and vertical domain experience to his role. As an example, earlier in his career, Adam helped lead business development initiatives for Meebo, a VC-backed advertising and mobile technology company later acquired by Google. With his experience in a high-growth start-up environment, as a venture stage investor, and most recently as a successful growth stage investor, Adam is going to hit the ground running for BCV and we couldn’t be more excited.
Just as importantly, we are thrilled to add Adam’s passion for working with entrepreneurs from across North America especially from regions where the tech communities are growing. Adam deeply enjoys helping these startup networks gain access to more traditional kinds of capital. He plans to spend time investing across business software and services verticals.
Outside of work, Adam is experiencing the joys of moving to New England from Southern California in the middle of January. Having grown up in New York, the adjustment period will hopefully be easy on him. He is very much looking forward to exploring the food scene and established cultural institutions in Boston.
Adam just made the move and is already in the thick of things at BCV. Welcome to the team, Adam!