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


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Betterment Raises $32 Million To Disrupt Money Management
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Market pullback takes some air out of cloud valuations
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The Cloud: Opportunity Or Bust?
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Flarion: Ray Dolan

In the spring of 2001, with the telecom market melting down, wireless-broadband startup Flarion was out raising cash. And having a pretty tough time of it.

“We were on thin ice,” recalls former Flarion CEO Ray Dolan. “We were down to two payrolls or three.” To make matters worse, one of the company’s major strategic investors was balking at ponying up more money for the untested venture.

But two of Flarion’s...

Twilio: Jeff Lawson

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CEO Jeff Lawson talks about Twilio's simple web service API that allows developers to build live telephony applications in minutes

Skybox - Tom Ingersoll and Dan Berkenstock

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Tom and Dan talk about how Skybox is fundamentally changing the satellite space by using new technologies and capital sources

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.

Yelp: Jeremy Stoppelman

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CEO Jeremy Stoppelman talks about what sets Yelp apart and his experience working with Bessemer

Lifelock: Todd Davis

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

Mindbody: Rick Stollmeyer

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CEO Rick Stollmeyer discusses the challenge of selling Saas software to the beauty, health and wellness industry

Piazza: Pooja Nath Sankar

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CEO, Pooja Sankar describes the learning community platform and discusses her motivation for founding the company.

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