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...
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....
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