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Lifelock

LifeLock, Inc. is an industry leader in identity theft protection. The company has been relentlessly protecting its members’ identities by providing consumers with the tools and confidence they need to help protect themselves from identity theft and to manage their credit.    Lifelock went public in October 2012 (NYSE: LOCK).

Investment Date: 
2006
Exit Year: 
2015
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Twitch

Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers.  In 2014, Twitch was sold to Amazon for ~$1 billion. (NASDAQ: AMZN)

Investment Date: 
2012
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2014
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Eloqua

Eloqua allows marketers to acquire customers, drive revenue and do what they do best: develop strong brands, build creative campaigns, and deliver compelling content.  Eloqua went public in August 2012 (NASDAQ: ELOQ) and was then acquired by Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) in December 2012.

Investment Date: 
2007
Exit Year: 
2013
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Intucell (acq. by Cisco)

Intucell developed a Self Optimizing Network (SON) platform for mobile operators to manage their Radio Access Network. In February 2013, Intucell was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Investment Date: 
2011
Exit Year: 
2013
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Yelp

Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004 to connect people to great local businesses. In 2005, we became Yelp's first institutional investor. Yelp went public in March 2012. (NYSE: YELP)

 

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2005
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2013
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Traffix Systems (acq. by F5)

Traffix developed the first Diameter Signaling Controller for balancing the signaling loads on mobile networks  In 2012, Traffix Systems was acquired by F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV).

Investment Date: 
2011
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2012
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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand provides a comprehensive suite of talent-management solutions for learning, performance, compensation, succession and compliance management. It went public in March 2011 (NASDAQ: CSOD).

Investment Date: 
2007
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2011
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Diapers.com (acq. by Amazon)

Diapers.com is a leading Internet retailer of baby products. The company is operated by Quidsi which was acquired by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) in April 2011.

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2007
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2011
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Endeca (acq. by Oracle)

Innovative search and navigation platform for online data exploration.  In December 2011, Endeca was acquired by Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL).

Investment Date: 
2000
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2011
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LinkedIn

LinkedIn operates the world's largest professional network.  BVP funded LinkedIn in 2006 and supported the company as it grew.  The company went public  in May 2011 (NYSE:LNKD).

Investment Date: 
2006
Exit Year: 
2011
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Quidsi (acq. by Amazon)

Quidsi owns and operates Diapers.com (baby care), Soap.com (health, beauty and household essentials), BeautyBar.com (prestige beauty), Wag.com (pet products) and YoYo.com (toys). In April 2011, it was acquired by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN).

Investment Date: 
2007
Exit Year: 
2011
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Vertica Systems (acq. by Hewlett Packard)

Vertica is a revolutionary database system that dramatically improves query performance for data warehouse applications. In March 2011, it was acquired by Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ).

Investment Date: 
2005
Exit Year: 
2011
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Alnara Pharmaceuticals (acq. by Eli Lilly)

Develops non-systemic, protein therapeutics to treat metabolic and inflammatory diseases. In 2010 it was acquired by Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY).

Investment Date: 
2008
Exit Year: 
2010
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BroadSoft

Broadsoft is the leading provider of service-delivery and creation systems for next-generation communication networks. In June 2010, it went public (NASDAQ: BSFT).

Investment Date: 
1999
Exit Year: 
2010
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Netsmart Technologies

The trusted partner for health and human services' largest connected community of providers and payers, Netsmart provides comprehensive financial, clinical and management solutions for healthcare delivery organizations. In June 2010 it was acquired by Genstar Capital.

Investment Date: 
2007
Exit Year: 
2010
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OLX

OLX operates a global online classifieds and auction service focused primarily on non-US markets. In August 2010, it was purchased by Naspers.

Investment Date: 
2006
Exit Year: 
2010
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Storwize (acq. by IBM)

Storwize provides a unique, transparent, real-time storage compression solution that dramatically boosts available storage space. It was purchased by IBM in August 2010.

Investment Date: 
2008
Exit Year: 
2010
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Gracenote (acq. by Sony)

Provides digital-music and media infrastructure technology to software developers and consumer-electronics manufacturers. Acquired by Sony.

Investment Date: 
2004
Exit Year: 
2008
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IPC The Hospitalist Company

IPC is the nation's leading national physician group practice focused on the delivery of hospital medicine and related facility-based services.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
2008
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BladeLogic (acq. by BMC)

Software providing a secure, easy-to-use interface for systems administrators to meet the demands of increasingly complex system infrastructures while reducing server downtime. BladeLogic went public in 2007 (NASDAQ: BLOG) and was acquired by BMC in 2008.

Investment Date: 
2001
Exit Year: 
2007
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Mellanox Technologies

Leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage. In 2007, Mellanox completed its IPO on NASDAQ (MLNX).

Investment Date: 
2001
Exit Year: 
2007
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Postini

Provides email security and management for the enterprise. Google bought the company for $750m in 2007.

Investment Date: 
2003
Exit Year: 
2007
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Flarion Technologies (acq. by Qualcomm)

Developed a low-cost, low-latency, high-speed wireless data access network for broadband wireless Internet access - acquired by Qualcomm in 2006.

Investment Date: 
2000
Exit Year: 
2006
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Celtel International (acq. by MTC Kuwait)

Largest pan-African wireless cellphone operator.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
2005
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Cyota (acq. by RSA)

Leading player in the anti-fraud space, specializing in financial institutions. Specializes in fraud related to the Internet, such as online banking fraud, e-commerce fraud and phishing.

Investment Date: 
2004
Exit Year: 
2005
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Skype Technologies (acq. by eBay)

A global, peer-to-peer, Internet-communications service.

Investment Date: 
2003
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2005
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Blue Nile

Pioneering online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry. Blue Nile has grown to become the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry. Internet Retailer Magazine reports Blue Nile is bigger than the next three largest online jewelers combined.  The company went public in 2004 (NASDAQ: NILE).

Investment Date: 
1999
Exit Year: 
2004
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Trigo (acq. by IBM)

Creator of enterprise-software solutions for product-information management. Founded by current Bessemer partner Byron Deeter who joined BVP a year after selling the company to IBM.

Investment Date: 
2000
Exit Year: 
2004
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Dick’s Sporting Goods

Operates more than 130 stores in more than 25 states, mostly in the eastern US.

Investment Date: 
1992
Exit Year: 
2002
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VistaCare

A leading hospice care provider.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
2002
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LightLogic (acq. by Intel)

Developer of WDM (Wavelength-Division Multiplexing) laser-based  components and subsystems for high speed communications equipment. In 2001, it was acquired by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC).

Investment Date: 
1999
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2001
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Altiga Networks (acq. by Cisco)

Pioneer of Virtual Private Network (VPN) communications equipment. In 2000, it was acquired by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO).

Investment Date: 
1998
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2000
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C-Port (acq. by Motorola)

Developer of flexible processors for the communications industry.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
2000
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Quantum Effect Devices (acq. by PMC-Sierra)

Supplier of high-performance, MIPS-based micro-processors for applications in the communications industry. In 2000, it was acquired by PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ: PMCS).

Investment Date: 
1998
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2000
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Sirocco Systems (acq. by Sycamore Networks)

One of the pioneering developers of metropolitan-area, optical-networking equipment.

Investment Date: 
1998
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2000
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Sonus Networks

Developed carrier-class, voice-infrastructure products for the public network.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
2000
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Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts provides innovative solutions such as Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company went public in July 1999 (NASDAQ:MDRX).

Investment Date: 
1988
Exit Year: 
1999
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eToys

First major toy retailer on the Internet; carried over 275 brands, as well as unique and obscure toys made by specialty manufacturers.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
1999
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Flycast (acq. by CMGI)

Provided total solutions for Web-advertising campaign management.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
1999
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Hotjobs (acq. by Yahoo!)

The first on-line, job-search and human-resources management service.

Investment Date: 
1999
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1999
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Keynote

Provider of Internet-performance data and diagnostic services.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
1999
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Maker Communications (acq. by Conexant)

Developed high-performance, programmable communications processors (and related software) for ATM and Internet Protocol data, voice, and video networks. In 2000, it was acquired by Conexant Systems.

Investment Date: 
1996
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1999
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TravCorps

TravCorps provides healthcare professionals for temporary and permanent assignments. Today, TravCorps provides registered nurses to more than 2,500 healthcare facilities across the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
1999
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VeriSign

The leading provider of trusted infrastructure services to Web-site owners, enterprises, service providers and individuals.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
1998
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Celcore (acq. by DSC Communications)

Developed distributed network architecture for cellular systems, designed to scale across areas with varying subscriber density.

Investment Date: 
1994
Exit Year: 
1997
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Ciena

Ciena Corporation offers leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice.

Investment Date: 
1995
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1997
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PSINet

The first venture-backed Internet Service Provider.

Investment Date: 
1993
Exit Year: 
1995
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VideoServer

Developed the first successful wide-area communications switch for video-conferencing among different platforms and encoding methods.

Investment Date: 
1991
Exit Year: 
1995
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Cascade Communications

Developed the first fast-packet switching technology for ATM and frame- relay networks.

Investment Date: 
1992
Exit Year: 
1994
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DSP Group

Designs the digital-signal processors (DSPs) and related speech-compression software that convert speech and other audio data into digital values for consumer electronics.

Investment Date: 
1992
Exit Year: 
1994
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The Sports Authority

Pioneered the concept of a superstore for sporting goods; became the largest full-line sporting goods retailer in the United States.

Investment Date: 
1987
Exit Year: 
1994
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Veritas

Developed storage-management and software-quality tools for use in open systems.

Investment Date: 
1991
Exit Year: 
1993
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American Superconductor

Made high-temperature, metal/ceramic composite superconductor wire--a near-perfect conductor of electricity.

Investment Date: 
1987
Exit Year: 
1992
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Eagle Hardware & Garden

A large-format, do-it-yourself home improvement store.

Investment Date: 
1991
Exit Year: 
1992
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ISIS Pharmaceuticals

Isis is the leader in antisense drug development with a broad pipeline of drugs that are applicable to many different disease targets.

Investment Date: 
1989
Exit Year: 
1991
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Parametric Technology

Pioneering maker of mechanical computer-aided design software that speeds complex product design.

Investment Date: 
1987
Exit Year: 
1989
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Staples

Invented the office-superstore concept; today, the largest operator of office superstores in the world.

Investment Date: 
1986
Exit Year: 
1989
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Maxim Integrated Products

Designed some of the first linear and mixed-signal circuits that connected the real  and digital worlds by detecting, measuring and converting natural signals like temperature, pressure or sound into digital signals.  

Investment Date: 
1983
Exit Year: 
1988
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Gartner Group

Provider of market research and recommendations on IT and telecommunications products, along with consulting services.

Investment Date: 
1979
Exit Year: 
1986
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James River

Manufactured and marketed specialty paper products..

Investment Date: 
1978
Exit Year: 
1983
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Ungermann-Bass

Pioneered local-area networking .

Investment Date: 
1980
Exit Year: 
1983
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Criteo

The world leader in personalized retargeting technology for more than 1200 major online retailers worldwide, driving billions of dollars in post-click sales. The company went public in October 2013 (NASDAQ: CRTO).

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2010
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OvaScience, Inc.

OvaSciences is a healthcare company focused on improving fertility. Ovascience (NASDAQ: OVAS) started trading on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) in November 2012 and listed on the Nasdaq in April 2013.

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2011
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Trinet

Human Resources management services

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Wix

Wix.com is a cloud-based development platforms that makes it easy to develop a web or mobile presence.  In 2007, Bessemer became the first institutional investor and continued to support Wix through its IPO in 2013 (NASDAQ: WIX).

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2007
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