The Mercury News | Elevator Pitch: Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Ventures
June 18, 2013
The Mercury News — June 18, 2013 | Peter Delevett
Kurzweil was just 28 when he broke into venture capital five years ago, and he’s since led the venerable firm’s investments in such high-profile startups as Playdom, Twitch.tv, Reputation.com and Piazza.
His father, Ray, was also an early bloomer. As a high schooler in the 1960s, he was feted at the White House for inventing a computer that could compose its own music. Ray Kurzweil went on to pioneer the flatbed scanner, reading machines for the blind and some of the earliest speech-recognition technology; he’s currently head of engineering at Google.