Croom Beatty

Croom is a principal at Menlo Ventures. He joined the firm in 2017 and focuses on financial technology, enterprise SaaS, and crypto and blockchain applications. At Menlo, his investment experience includes BitPay, Bread Finance, Fleetsmith, Hover, JUMP Bikes, ShipBob, and Skip, and he helped lead diligence on Menlo’s Series E investment in BlueVine.

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. Prior to joining Payoneer, 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 on going on very long walks (thru-hiked the 2660-mile Pacific Crest Trail), running ultramarathons, skiing, and reading fiction. He grew up in Philadelphia, the “Paris of the Mid-Atlantic,” but thinks SF is pretty magical, too, and loves living there with his wife, Sara, and dog, Ernie.

Current Investments

Bread Finance
Skip Scooters

Prior Investments
JUMP Bikes, acquired by Uber


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