Playdom, Inc. (acq. By Disney)
BladeLogic (acq. by BMC)
Kroll Bond Ratings
Millennial Media
Skype Technologies (acq. by eBay)
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Stromedix (acq. by Biogen)
Gartner Group
Cornerstone OnDemand
Vertica Systems (acq. by Hewlett Packard)
OMGPOP (acq. by Zynga)
Hunch (acq. by eBay)
P.A. Semi (acq. by Apple)
Sirtris Pharmaceuticals
Twilio, Inc.
Yodle (fka NatPal)
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Endeca (acq. by Oracle)
Blue Nile
Celtel International (acq. by MTC Kuwait) (acq. by Amazon)



Lifelock: Todd Davis

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CEO Todd Davis talks about the Lifelock product and the keys to continued healthy growth

Intucell: Rani Wellingstein

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CEO Rani Wellingstein discusses Intucell's dynamic and automatic mobile network management platform, and the challenges of scaling a fast-growing company

Skybox - Tom Ingersoll and Dan Berkenstock

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What's it like working with actual rocket scientists? Tom and Dan talk about the Skybox culture and what's next for the company

SendGrid - CEO Jim Franklin

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CEO Jim Franklin talks about the role of the company in the developer world, plans for the future and how success stems directly from the SendGrid family
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Smule: Jeff Smith

 Jeff Smith was a happy music Ph.D. student at Stanford University two-and-a-half years ago when Bessemer Partner David Cowan came calling—again.

 Smith, who had been CEO of Bessemer portfolio company Tumbleweed Communications before stepping down to pursue music full time, always kept in touch with Cowan, a noted Internet-security expert. Cowan had invested in Tumbleweed’s  B round in 1997. After...

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.
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Lifelock Rings Bell At NYSE


BVP portfolio company, LifeLock, visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate the company’s initial public offering on October 3, 2012. LifeLock began trading today on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “LOCK”. In honor of the occasion Chairman of the Board and CEO Todd Davis, joined by members of the company’s executive management team and BVP's own David Cowan, rang today’s NYSE Opening Bell....

SendGrid - CEO Jim Franklin

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CEO Jim Franklin discusses the influence BVP's 10 Laws of Cloud Computing has had on the business and the close ties he has with other BVP portfolio companies

By The Numbers

  • 103

    years old

  • 110


  • $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%


  • 14%


  • 8%


  • 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