Woody Benson

Venture Partner

Considered a business partner and company builder by his CEOs, Woody has spent half of his 35-year tech career on the operational side (Apple Computer, Sony Corporation, Lotus Development, Shiva Corporation, and MCK Communications) and the other half on the investing side (Lazard Technology Partners, Prism VentureWorks, and now LaunchCapital).

He has been named Mass Telecom CEO of the Year and a Top 50 VC by AlwaysOn Media. He has been involved with several IPO stories, including as CEO of MCK Communications and as the first investor and now 14-year board member of LogMeIn.

Woody is also an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, and he hosts a weekly Bloomberg Radio show that features discussions on Alternative Investing with a focus on Venture Capital.

Woody is a native of Swampscott, MA and graduated from Governor Dummer Academy and Bentley University. He and Beth, his wife of 29 years, reside in Boston’s Seaport and on Cape Cod. Woody has two grown children and is an avid golfer and boater.