Skype Technologies (acq. by eBay)
Criteo
LinkedIn
Snapdeal.com
BladeLogic (acq. by BMC)
Zoosk
Millennial Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
Playdom, Inc. (acq. By Disney)
Shopify
Ciena
Staples
Kroll Bond Ratings
Hunch (acq. by eBay)
Endeca (acq. by Oracle)
Stromedix (acq. by Biogen)
Gartner Group
Soluto
VeriSign
P.A. Semi (acq. by Apple)
Dick’s Sporting Goods
OMGPOP (acq. by Zynga)
Sirtris Pharmaceuticals
Vertica Systems (acq. by Hewlett Packard)
Wix
Yelp
Pinterest
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Hadapt
Lifelock
Yodle (fka NatPal)
Celtel International (acq. by MTC Kuwait)
SendGrid
Verastem
BroadSoft
Reputation.com
Twilio, Inc.
Teamviewer
Blue Nile
Matrimony.com
Diapers.com (acq. by Amazon)
Box

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Hadapt Acquired by Teradata
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spotlight

Yelp: Jeremy Stoppelman

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

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
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Verastem Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell

On May 22nd Verastem hosted a remote opening of the NASDAQ Stock Market in its laboratory in Cambridge, MA. This marked the first time that a NASDAQ opening took place from inside the laboratory of a biopharmaceutical company

Christoph Westphal, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of Verastem, rang the Opening Bell. Dr. Westphal was joined by Robert Weinberg, Ph.D., a pioneer in cancer research...

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

Piazza: Pooja Nath Sankar

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CEO, Pooja Sankar describes the learning community platform and discusses her motivation for founding the company.

Twilio: Jeff Lawson

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CEO Jeff Lawson talks about Twilio's simple web service API that allows developers to build live telephony applications in minutes

Ethan Kurzweil Live in the TechStars Studio

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BVP's Ethan Kurzweil, live in the TechStars studio, discuss SendGrid, Twilio and the new breed of API driven web infrastructure companies. The discussion is followed by a breakdown of the SendGrid pitch.

By The Numbers

  • 103

    years old

  • 110

    IPOs

  • $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%

    iphone

  • 14%

    Android

  • 8%

    Blackberry

  • 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