When Bessemer Venture Partners got ready to seed-invest in chip-design firm Berkeley Design Automation, it was on one condition: That Ravi Subramanian be installed as CEO.
Bessemer Partner Rob Chandra says he had a “fondness” for Subramanian, whom Chandra had worked with when Subramanian was running a previous Bessemer company, MorphICs Technology, a fabless semiconductor firm which made chips for 3G phones. But...
In the spring of 2001, with the telecom market melting down, wireless-broadband startup Flarion was out raising cash. And having a pretty tough time of it.
“We were on thin ice,” recalls former Flarion CEO Ray Dolan. “We were down to two payrolls or three.” To make matters worse, one of the company’s major strategic investors was balking at ponying up more money for the untested venture.
But two of Flarion’s...
BVP portfolio company, LifeLock, visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate the company’s initial public offering on October 3, 2012. LifeLock began trading today on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “LOCK”. In honor of the occasion Chairman of the Board and CEO Todd Davis, joined by members of the company’s executive management team and BVP's own David Cowan, rang today’s NYSE Opening Bell....
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