The Bessemer Blog

Investing in startups that are out of this world

March 2015
Sunil Nagaraj
Since the launch of Sputnik in 1957, Space has been the exclusive province of national governments and massive contractors. Because each new mission involved exploration and setting global firsts, space was too expensive and too risky for smaller entrants....
 

Bessemer Venture Partners Announces a $1.6 Billion Fund to Invest in the Next Generation of Great Companies

February 2015
Ed Colloton
Today, Bessemer Venture Partners is pleased to announce a new $1.6 billion fund, BVP IX, to invest in innovative companies around the world.  We are now looking for the next generation of BVP-funded companies.   In addition to exploring exciting...
 

A Video is Worth 18 MILLION Words!

January 2015
Byron Deeter
On behalf of the entire Bessemer Venture Partners team, we'd like to welcome Vidyard to the BVP funded family with today's announcement of their $18 million financing round! We have been big believers in the mega trend of video online for many years and...
 

The Failure of Cyber Security and the Startups Who Will Save Us

January 2015
David Cowan
2014 will be remembered as the year the cyber dam broke, breached by sophisticated hackers who submerged international corporations and government agencies in a flood of hurt. Apple, Yahoo, PF Changs, AT&T, Google, Walmart, Dairy Queen, UPS, eBay, Neiman...
 

2014 Highlights

January 2015
Ed Colloton
Here’s to the new year! In 2014, we had three IPOs and more than 20 M&A exits, including the “unicorn exit” of Twitch which Amazon purchased for more than $1 billion. We invested in 35 new companies during the year, growing the BVP Funded community to...
 
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