Cornerstone OnDemand
Skype Technologies (acq. by eBay)
Kroll Bond Ratings
Millennial Media
BladeLogic (acq. by BMC)
Playdom, Inc. (acq. By Disney)
Sirtris Pharmaceuticals
Dick’s Sporting Goods
OMGPOP (acq. by Zynga)
P.A. Semi (acq. by Apple)
Endeca (acq. by Oracle)
Vertica Systems (acq. by Hewlett Packard)
Stromedix (acq. by Biogen)
Gartner Group
Hunch (acq. by eBay)
Twilio, Inc.
Yodle (fka NatPal)
Celtel International (acq. by MTC Kuwait)
Blue Nile
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
BroadSoft (acq. by Amazon)


Intucell: Rani Wellingstein

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CEO Rani Wellingstein discusses Intucell's dynamic and automatic mobile network management platform, and the challenges of scaling a fast-growing company

Lifelock: Todd Davis

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CEO Todd Davis talks about the Lifelock product and the keys to continued healthy growth

Mindbody: Rick Stollmeyer

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CEO Rick Stollmeyer discusses the challenge of selling Saas software to the beauty, health and wellness industry
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Smule: Jeff Smith

 Jeff Smith was a happy music Ph.D. student at Stanford University two-and-a-half years ago when Bessemer Partner David Cowan came calling—again.

 Smith, who had been CEO of Bessemer portfolio company Tumbleweed Communications before stepping down to pursue music full time, always kept in touch with Cowan, a noted Internet-security expert. Cowan had invested in Tumbleweed’s  B round in 1997. After...

Verastem: Christoph Westphal

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CEO Christoph Westphal discusses how Verastem's focus on developing novel drugs targeting cancer stem cells could have a meaningful impact on cancer survival

SendGrid - CEO Jim Franklin

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CEO Jim Franklin discusses the influence BVP's 10 Laws of Cloud Computing has had on the business and the close ties he has with other BVP portfolio companies

Skybox - Tom Ingersoll and Dan Berkenstock

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Tom and Dan talk about how Skybox is fundamentally changing the satellite space by using new technologies and capital sources
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Lifelock Rings Bell At NYSE


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....

By The Numbers

  • 103

    years old

  • 110


  • $1.6B

    current fund

  • 45

    investment professionals

  • $7,500

    smallest investment

  • $66M

    largest investment

  • 2.6

    investing rounds per company

  • 26%

    of the time we lose our entire investment

  • 251

    collective years of investing experience

  • 40

    years held longest investment

  • 4

    most times we backed one entrepreneur

  • 35

    first time CEOs in portfolio

  • 7

    Offices worldwide

  • 12

    Countries home to BVP portfolio companies

  • 36%

    of current capital invested outside the US

  • 1.2M

    miles flown this year

  • 20,675

    yearly phone minutes per team member

  • 78%


  • 14%


  • 8%


  • 4,380

    startups introduced to BVP annually

  • 11,250

    meals per year with entrepreneurs

  • 7

    times we passed on FedEx

  • 1

    time we invested in a simulcast bullfight

  • 32,597

    annual emails sent per team member

  • 18.3

    terabytes of total data storage

  • 365

    gigabytes of storage per investor

  • 8.3%

    annual data growth