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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...

"Demystify the IPO Process"—Questions to Ask at the "Bake-Off"

December 2014
David Erickson
The IPO is a significant milestone in a company's life cycle. For many private company founders, CEOs and CFOs, the IPO process can last to as long as six months. When a company's management (and backers) is making decisions on which banking firms to lead its...

The Emergence of the End-to-End Marketplace

December 2014
Jeremy Levine
This post originally appeared on Forbes. Ever since the first classified ad appeared in the Boston News-Letter in 1704, many companies have built large businesses charging sellers (advertisers) to add supply (listings) to their marketplaces. For the better...
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