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ZIRX: on demand valet parking? Yes, please!

April 2015
Ethan Kurzweil
Uber, Blue Apron, Seamless, Instacart: you probably hadn’t heard of these companies five years ago (indeed, several didn’t exist), but now they’re practically household names. The reason? They’re satisfying a growing need — an expectation, even — for...
 

What defines HIMSS?: A Newbie’s Perspective

April 2015
Andrew Walsh
As I boarded a plane from NYC LaGuardia to CHI O’Hare I really didn’t know what to expect. Weeks of preparation in researching the exhibitors, setting up meetings and setting up my accommodations (make sure to book early – hotels book up fast!). I thought I...
 

BVP partners with Box to empower founders passionate about remaking the enterprise

April 2015
Byron Deeter
Today Bessemer Venture Partners committed to invest up to $20mm in enterprise software companies that leverage the Box Platform.  Box is one of the leading cloud-based Enterprise Content Collaboration platforms and we are proud to call ourselves...
 

npm: New Portfolio Member

April 2015
Ethan Kurzweil
We’re thrilled to welcome npm, Inc. to the BVP Funded family today with the announcement of its $8 million Series A. (Ok, maybe our acronym’ing skills need a bit of work.) We met the npm team in a quest to understand the future of the modern web-scale...
 

Craigslist is shrinking

April 2015
Jeremy Levine
Craigslist is one of the largest marketplaces on the Internet today, but as we see it, not for long. Over the last several years, we’ve watched businesses and consumers shift away from Craigslist and toward vertical marketplaces. The shift implies an...
 
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