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Ex-Amazon Exec Jeff Blackburn Leaves VC Role After Just Five Weeks

Bessie LiuNews
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Jeff Blackburn is leaving Bessemer Venture Partners after five weeks on the job. Image Source: BVP.

Former senior Amazon executive, Jeff Blackburn, is leaving Bessemer Venture Partners after five weeks on the job. He will remain an advisor and special limited partner for the company, whilst purising management opportunities.

“We fully support Jeff’s decision to transition to a new advisory role as a special limited partner of Bessemer Venture Partners,” said a spokesperson for Bessemer. “We understand his desire to return to an operating role and wish him the best of luck.”

Blackburn had been with Amazon for 22 years, and was first introduced to the company when he was assigned to work on the Amazon IPO as a junior investment banker at Deutsche Bank. Most recently, he served as the company’s vice president of worldwide business development. After Jeff Bezos announced he was stepping down as CEO earlier this year, Blackburn was one of the top contenders considered to replace him.

According to his LinkedIn, Blackburn graduated with a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA for Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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