Nick Beim is a partner at Venrock based in New York City and focuses primarily on data intelligence, consumer, software and fintech investments.
In the data intelligence area, Nick led the initial venture investments in Dataminr, a pioneer in the field of real-time information discovery that applies machine learning to social media and other large public data sets, which has been twice named to CNBC’s list of the 50 most disruptive private companies in the world. Other data intelligence investments include Intent Media, a machine learning pioneer that enables ecommerce companies to monetize their customer intent data assets with dynamic segmentation and on-site advertising, and Centricient, which is seeking to revolutionize customer service through messaging and machine learning.
Nick’s consumer investments include Clara Lending, a full-stack online mortgage bank that is revolutionizing both the front end consumer mortgage experience and back-end mortgage supply chain; Care.com, the largest global online marketplace for care services (IPO); and the Gilt Groupe, the largest private sale ecommerce company in the United States (acquired by Hudson’s Bay).
Nick’s software investments include JBoss, which developed the most widely used open source application server (acquired by Red Hat); 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).
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.” He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an Advisory Board Member at the Center on Global Energy Policy.
In 2011, Forbes named Nick one of the “Elite 8″ to watch in Venture Capital.