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

spotlight

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

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.

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

Mindbody: Rick Stollmeyer

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

Life at Shopify

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What's it like to work at Shopify? Meet some of the team and hear why they love coming to work at Shopify each day

Reputation.com: Michael Fertik

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CEO Michael Fertik talks about Reputation.com's mission to give users control of their online reputations

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

Yelp: Jeremy Stoppelman

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

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