Head of Bloomberg Beta
Roy Bahat is the head of Bloomberg Beta, a #foundersfirst early-stage venture firm backed by Bloomberg L.P. that invests in North American startups making work better. Bloomberg Beta treats founders as its customers and was the first venture capital fund to focus on the future of work and the first fund to focus on artificial intelligence. Bloomberg Beta has invested in Replit, MasterClass, Slack, Flexport, Codecademy, and Textio, among other companies.
Roy chairs the Aspen Business Roundtable on Organized Labor. He was a commissioner on the California Governor's Future of Work Commission. He was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, has served in government, and led a non-profit in addition to his work at established corporations and day zero startups.
He serves on the board or as an advisor to several non-profits including Stanford's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and the Economic Security Project. He also serves on the faculty at U.C. Berkeley where he teaches at the Haas School of Business.
Roy graduated from Harvard College, where he ran the student public service nonprofit. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Lincoln College.