Croom Beatty

Partner at Menlo Ventures


Croom is a principal at Menlo Ventures focused on financial technology, healthcare IT, and enterprise SaaS. Since joining Menlo in 2017, he led the firm’s Series A investment in Rivet and has also invested in BitPay, Fieldwire, Fleetsmith (acquired by Apple), HOVER, Particle Health, ShipBob, Skip, and Zylo. He also led diligence on Menlo’s investments in Benchling, BlueVine, Bread Finance, and JUMP Bikes (acquired by Uber).

Previously, Croom worked in strategy at Payoneer, where he launched and ran its first credit business line, which provided working capital solutions to small businesses in emerging markets. Before that, Croom started his investing career at Susquehanna Growth Equity, where he focused on growth-stage financial technology companies and worked on investments in Credit Karma, Payoneer, PaySimple, and others.

Croom graduated from Princeton University with a BA in history. In his free time, Croom enjoys going on very long walks (thru-hiked the 2,660-mile Pacific Crest Trail), running ultramarathons, skiing, and reading fiction. He currently lives on a cold and windy hill in SF with his wife, Sara, and dog, Ernie.


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