In the fall of 2001, Mellanox Technologies CEO Eyal Waldman was going through the often-excruciating process of venture-capital due diligence. Bessemer Venture Partners was sussing out the firm, which makes semiconductor-based interconnect products for servers and storage devices, for a possible investment.
Then, 9/11 hit.
Throughout the market, “everybody stopped investing,” Waldman recalls. Some companies...
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....
On May 22nd Verastem hosted a remote opening of the NASDAQ Stock Market in its laboratory in Cambridge, MA. This marked the first time that a NASDAQ opening took place from inside the laboratory of a biopharmaceutical company
Christoph Westphal, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of Verastem, rang the Opening Bell. Dr. Westphal was joined by Robert Weinberg, Ph.D., a pioneer in cancer research...
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first time CEOs in portfolio
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startups introduced to BVP annually
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