A Strategic Partner

Why Partner with Bentley?

Our Experience

Bentley is a world leader in the infrastructure software industry and brings our experience and industry knowledge to our partners and founders.

The iTwin Platform

The Bentley iTwin platform is our cloud-based digital twin platform for the next generation of infrastructure software.

Mentorship & Industry Connections

We seek to work with our founders to help them build their expertise in the infrastructure software world and grow their business’s connections with industry leaders.

More About the Fund


Committed to invest over 5 years.

250k – $5M

Size of each investment.

Early Stage

Prioritizing seed to series B investments.

The iTwin Venture Team

Bentley’s iTwin Venture Team brings their experience and expertise in the infrastructure software industry towards helping founders grow their business.

Tom Kurke
Vice President
Raleigh, NC

  • Joined Bentley in 2021
  • Focused on investing in entrepreneur engineers solving the world’s infrastructure challenges.
  • Prior experience as founder of multiple software startups with successful exits.

Jim Kress
Hartford, CT

  • Joined Bentley in 2004
  • Focused on software improving project delivery & infrastructure asset performance.
  • 15+ years experience selling into AEC/EPC firms & infrastructure asset owner/operators.

Deepak Malkan
Distinguished Engineer
Exton, PA

  • Joined Bentley in 1996
  • Focused on technical analysis & collaboration with iTwin ecosystem startups & partners.
  • Prior experience as manager & software developer for multiple Bentley platforms.

Tom Bentley
Program Manager
Philadelphia, PA

  • Joined Bentley in 2016
  • Focused on investments in partnerships with emerging infrastructure software startups.
  • Prior experience in Bentley software & iTwin Partner Program management.

Ram Pratti
Principal, Portfolio Success
Denver, CO

  • Joined Bentley in 2015
  • Focused on operational support and enabling portfolio companies to maximize their success.
  • 30+ years of diversified experience in executive leadership and global business operations.

Infrastructure Focus Areas

Bentley iTwin Ventures seeks to invest in emerging companies developing solutions in digital twin engineering and asset lifecycle management throughout all industries:

Internet of Things

Cell Towers

Digital Cities

Utilities Reliability




Digital Factory


Water Reliability

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Diversity Statement

Committed to Creating a Diverse Ecosystem

Bentley iTwin Ventures strives to invest in companies that are consciously working to create a diverse leadership teams — ones that are inclusive across gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disabilities, and national origins.

Start your partnership with Bentley iTwin Ventures today.