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


Skybox - Tom Ingersoll and Dan Berkenstock

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What's it like working with actual rocket scientists? Tom and Dan talk about the Skybox culture and what's next for the company

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
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Ravi Subramanian: A Repeat Relationship

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...

Wix: Avishai Abrahami & Gig Kaplan

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Wix co-CEOs talk about what makes Wix the most user-friendly website creation platform on the internet

Shopify - Talking With Tobias Lütke and Harvey Finkelstein

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CEO Tobias Lütke and Chief Platform Officer Harvey Finkelstein talk culture, Canada and the importance of listening to the customer

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

Yelp: Jeremy Stoppelman

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CEO Jeremy Stoppelman talks about what sets Yelp apart and his experience working with Bessemer

Mindbody: Rick Stollmeyer

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

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