The Bessemer Blog

A Twitch in Time: A Wild Ride from Start to Finish

August 2014
Ethan Kurzweil
Persistence pays. Emmett Shear and his team once again prove that to be true as they celebrate today’s announcement that Amazon has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Twitch. It’s the largest acquisition in Amazon history. As an investor, I can’t think...

Can’t get enough Hightower!

August 2014
Ethan Kurzweil
The best part of my job as a technology investor is watching insanely dedicated and passionate teams build beautiful products that fill a specific need or solve a particular problem and then witnessing those products quickly become the standard - just the way...

Healthcare Boom is Just the Beginning: BVP Predicts Bull Run for HCIT Stocks

July 2014
Stephen Kraus
Summer has only just begun, but the healthcare sector is already red hot. In fact, three events from the past couple of weeks struck me as pretty newsworthy:   First, June 28th marked the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s upholding of the...

More than just a shirt – OMsignal, the next wave of smart wearables

June 2014
Rob Stavis
Fitbit, Jawbone, Shine, Nike FuelBand -- the team at BVP has tried them all.  Wearable technology is an area that we have been monitoring closely and evaluating opportunities to invest for quite some time. Often, with these products, after the first few...

Zendesk is the Newest Addition to the BVP Cloud Index

June 2014
Byron Deeter
We are excited to announce that Zendesk is the newest additional to the BVP Cloud Index!  From the BVP team we want to congratulate Zendesk on their successful IPO and their traction to date.  Although we never formally invested in the company, we’...
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