BVP Funded Companies

 Bessemer backs passionate and thoughtful founders.   We admire those who aren’t afraid to break with convention and are driven to push the limits of what is possible with technology and product.  From seed stage to growth, and across the technology and services stack, BVP invests in enterprise, consumer and healthcare technology startups around the world.

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    Light

    Meet the world's first multi-aperture computational camera. DLSR that fits in your pocket!

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    Flex Pharma

    How curiosity killed the cramp: The story behind Flex Pharma.

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    Rocket Lab: Space is Now Open for Business

    Rocket Lab is redefining how we access space.

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    The Twitch Journey

    CEO Emmett Shear shares the story of Twitch.

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    Skybox - Tom Ingersoll and Dan Berkenstock

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

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    Shopify - Talking With Tobias Lütke and Harley Finkelstein

    CEO Tobias Lütke and Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein tell the story of what drove them to create Shopify and why it is so successful

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    Mindbody: Rick Stollmeyer

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

Pinterest

Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas. Their mission is  is to help people discover the things they love, and inspire them to go do those things in their daily lives.  In early 2011, BVP led the Pinterest Series A and we've continued to support them at every stage.

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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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Blue Apron

Blue Apron makes incredible home cooking easy and fun with a subscription grocery service that delivers original recipes and fresh ingredients to customers nationwide.  BVP was eager to support our and former Bessemer colleague, Matt Salzberg, with seed capital to build Blue Apron. We've continued to back the company at every stage.

 

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2013
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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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Skype Technologies (acq. by eBay)

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

Investment Date: 
2003
Exit Year: 
2005
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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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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
Exit Year: 
2013
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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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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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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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Zoosk

Zoosk.com is a leading online dating company that learns as you click in order to pair you with singles with whom you're likely to discover mutual attraction.

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2009
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Ciena

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

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
1997
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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.

Investment Date: 
2007
Exit Year: 
2011
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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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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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BabyCenter

Provides gear and guidance for new parents, online.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
1999
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Box

Box is a cloud-based enterprise content collaboration platform for people and businesses to share their documents from anywhere and from any device.  Box went public in January 2015 (NYSE: BOX).

Investment Date: 
2011
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Wikia

An advertising-supported platform for developing and hosting community-based wikis.

Investment Date: 
2006
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Playdom, Inc. (acq. By Disney)

Playdom wants to entertain everyone, everywhere, through the world's best social games. Acquired by Disnesy in 2010.

Investment Date: 
2009
Exit Year: 
2010
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Millennial Media

Provides mobile-advertising solutions to advertisers, publishers and mobile operators.  Millennial Media went public in March 2012 (NYSE: MM).

Investment Date: 
2006
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Twilio, Inc.

Twilio is a Communications Platform-as-a-Service providing Infrastructure APIs for developers and businesses to build scalable, Voice, VoIP and SMS apps in the cloud.

Investment Date: 
2009
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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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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
Exit Year: 
2011
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Reputation.com

Reputation.com has a world-class team of technologists and researchers focused on helping people control their lives online.

Investment Date: 
2009
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Snapdeal.com

Snapdeal.com is India's largest e-commerce marketplace.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Teamviewer

Teamviewer is the world's most downloaded and fastest growing remote support solution for consumers and SMBs. In 2010, Teamviewer was merged with diversified SMB Software company, GFI.  It was then sold to Permira in 2014.

Investment Date: 
2009
Exit Year: 
2014
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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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Soluto (acq. by Asurion)

Developed a revolutionary approach to improving PC performance.  In November 2013, Soluto was acquired by Asurion.

Investment Date: 
2009
Exit Year: 
2013
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Shopify

Shopify provides e-commerce software to SMBs.  The company went public in May 2015 (NYSE: SHOP; TSX: SH)

Investment Date: 
2010
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Cerulean Pharma

Cerulean Pharma Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in the design and development of nanopharmaceuticals.   The company went public in April 2014 (NASDAQ: CERU).

Investment Date: 
2007
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United Capital Financial Advisers

United Capital is a fast growing national partnership of exceptional private wealth counseling offices.

Investment Date: 
2009
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Hotjobs (acq. by Yahoo!)

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

Investment Date: 
1999
Exit Year: 
1999
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Goal.com (acq. by Perform)

Goal.com is the world's leading Web site for soccer fans. In February 2011, it was acquired by Perform Group plc.

Investment Date: 
2008
Exit Year: 
2011
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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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Kronos

Developed micro-processor based time clocks; later expanded into industrial data collection systems.

Investment Date: 
1980
Exit Year: 
1984
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Aveo Pharmaceuticals

Aveo Pharmaceuticals integrates a proprietary cancer biology platform with drug development and commercial expertise in its efforts to discover and develop targeted cancer therapeutics.

Investment Date: 
2007
Exit Year: 
2010
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2U, Inc.

2U, Inc. delivers online college degree programs to students globally. The company went public in March 2014 (NASDAQ: TWOU).

Investment Date: 
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
Exit Year: 
2011
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SendGrid

SendGrid provides a cloud-based email infrastructure that relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email systems.

Investment Date: 
2012
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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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LogicNow (GFI)

GFI Software is a diversified SMB software company offering a number of solutions including remote connection, support, and security products.  In 2010 GFI merged with BVP portfolio company Teamviewer which was acquired by Permira in 2014.  GFI Software then restructured into LogicNow and GFI.

Investment Date: 
2010
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Fiverr

Fiverr is a market place for small services with starting prices at $5.

Investment Date: 
2011
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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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Soap.com (acq. by Amazon)

Soap.com makes life easier for everyone by delivering essential products without the time and hassle of shopping at a physical store. Soap.com is operated by Quidsi which was acquired by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) in April 2011.

Investment Date: 
2007
Exit Year: 
2011
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Bright Horizons Family Solutions

World’s leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, early education and work/life solutions.

Investment Date: 
1986
Exit Year: 
1997
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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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Mindbody

Mindbody delivers business management software as a service to the wellness industry, including fitness, yoga, Pilates, salons, spas and martial arts businesses.  In June 2015, Mindbody went public (NASDAQ: MB).

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2010
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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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OMGPOP (acq. by Zynga)

Makers of the iPhone game Draw Something, downloaded over 30 million times, OMGPOP is an innovative web and mobile social game developer.  In March 2012, OMGPOP was acquired by Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA).

Investment Date: 
2009
Exit Year: 
2012
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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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SweetLabs, Inc. (fmr OpenCandy)

SweetLabs is an app distribution platform that helps developers reach millions of new customers, and enables device manufacturers to monetize and differentiate their products through real-time app recommendations on Windows and Android devices.

Investment Date: 
2008
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Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd

Motilal Oswal is a diversified financial services firm offering a range of financial products and services.

Investment Date: 
2006
Exit Year: 
2009
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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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SiteAdvisor (acq. by McAfee)

Developed a centralized service that protects consumers from Web-based security threats.

Investment Date: 
2005
Exit Year: 
2006
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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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Yodle (fka NatPal)

Provides local marketing and lead-generation services online to small and medium sized businesses.

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2006
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Smule

Smule creates applications for the iPhone. Smule’s mission is to connect the world through music.

Investment Date: 
2008
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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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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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OnMobile

OnMobile is the largest provider of mobile value-added services in India. It went public in 2008 on India's major exchanges.

Investment Date: 
2007
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Axis Network Technology (acq. by Ace Technology)

Axis Network Technology is developing a compact, digital radio platform for mobile-broadband networks. In 2010 it was acquired by Korea's Ace Technology.

Investment Date: 
2007
Exit Year: 
2010
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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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Smilebox (acq. Incredimail)

Smilebox allows users to do "creative messaging" and delivers a new medium for communication that is unparalleled in its ability to convey mood, thought and emotion. In August 2011, it was acquired by Incredimail Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAIL).

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2007
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Involver, Inc.

Involver pioneered the first social app suite on Facebook and now powers over 700,000 brands and agencies, including Nike, Cisco, the NFL and facebook itself.  In July 2012, Involver was acquired by Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL).

Investment Date: 
2010
Exit Year: 
2012
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IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd.

ITNL is India's leading surface transportation infrastructure company.

Investment Date: 
2009
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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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C-Port (acq. by Motorola)

Developer of flexible processors for the communications industry.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
2000
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Vision Express Group

Operates optical superstores throughout Europe.

Investment Date: 
1994
Exit Year: 
1997
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Intego

Makes software products that protect Macintosh computers used by more than a million people in 60 countries from the dangers of the Internet.

Investment Date: 
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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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
Exit Year: 
2012
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Netli (acq. by Akamai)

First company to offer a service that reliably and transparently enabled global sub-second response time to Web-enabled applications, providing LAN-like performance over WANs.

Investment Date: 
2002
Exit Year: 
2007
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Syncsort

A leading developer of high-performance data management and data- warehousing software in use around the globe.

Investment Date: 
2008
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Sirtris Pharmaceuticals

A biopharmaceutical firm developing enzymes that activate our natural defenses against disease.

Investment Date: 
2006
Exit Year: 
2007
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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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Knewton

Technology company based in NYC that uses concept-level data to create uniquely personalized learning plans, allowing educators to tailor their content to the exact needs of individual students.

Investment Date: 
2009
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Dropcam (acq. by Google)

Dropcam developed an easy-to-use WiFi camera that allows users to access a live feed or recent history anywhere on the web or their mobile device. The company was acquired by Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) in July 2014.

Investment Date: 
2009
Exit Year: 
2014
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Orient Green Power

Orient Green Power Company is the largest independent operator and developer of renewable energy power plants in India based on aggregate installed capacity.

Investment Date: 
2007
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American Federal Bank

Bank that grew to operate 40 branch offices in northwestern South Carolina, along with a consumer finance company.

Investment Date: 
1989
Exit Year: 
1993
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Parallels (fka SWsoft)

Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating system, and virtualization platforms.

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2005
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Bizo

Bizo offers marketers precise online ad targeting based of more than 100 million business professionals around the world, including more than 80 percent of the US business population.  In August 2014, Bizo was acquired by LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD).

Investment Date: 
2009
Exit Year: 
2014
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Arris Pharmaceuticals

Used high-throughput computer screening to develop drugs more quickly.

Investment Date: 
1992
Exit Year: 
1998
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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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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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Delivery Agent

Delivery Agent is the leader in shopping-enabled entertainment by redefining how products SeenOn™ or related to entertainment content are catalogued, sold and measured online.

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2006
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MediAssist

MediAssist is a Third Party Administrator of health insurance policies.

Investment Date: 
2011
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NetAmbit

NetAmbit a customer centric, technology enabled financial services supermarket.

Investment Date: 
2007
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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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Applied Solar Technologies

Applied Solar Technologies is a Delhi based, off-grid solar energy service provider.

Investment Date: 
2009
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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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Crowdflower

Helps businesses outsource repetitive tasks to the cloud, providing access to the labor source and back-end quality control.

Investment Date: 
2009
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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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Intacct Corp.

Intacct provides best-in-class accounting, business, and financial management applications delivered in the cloud. 

Investment Date: 
2008
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Nephroplus

NephroPlus is a well established chain of kidney care clinics that is shaping quality kidney care all over India.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Gerson Lehrman Group

Provides systems to help financial-services firms, consultancies, corporations and not-for-profit institutions find, engage, and manage their proprietary expert networks.

Investment Date: 
2004
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Metalogix (acq. by Permira)

Metalogix is the leading provider of content lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and legacy enterprise content environments.  In December 2014, Metalogix was acquired by Permira.

Investment Date: 
2008
Exit Year: 
2014
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Cpower

CPower offers strategic energy management services that enable companies to optimize their facilities and operations to control energy expenditures. In September 2010, it was acquired by Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG).

Investment Date: 
2007
Exit Year: 
2010
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ICOT

Manufacturer of data-communications equipment.

Investment Date: 
1970
Exit Year: 
1972
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Matrimony.com

Matrimony.com is an Indian online match making website.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Hadapt

Hadapt offers an adaptive analytical platform for performing complex analytics on structured and unstructured data, all in one cloud-optimized system.

Investment Date: 
2011
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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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Life360

Life360 develops mobile safety applications for individuals and families.

Investment Date: 
2011
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InsightSquared

Data intelligence for small and medium businesses.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Indian Energy Exchange

India's first electricity trading platform.

Investment Date: 
2010
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KupiVIP

KupiVIP is a leading e-commerce company in Russia.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Powertel PCS Partners (acq. by Deutsche Telecom)

Operated a digital, PCS wireless network in the Southeast.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
2001
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Acceleron Pharma, Inc.

A biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics to modulate the growth of tissues including bone and muscle.

Investment Date: 
2007
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Flat World Knowledge

Flat World Knowledge is the world's leading publisher of openly-licensed college textbooks. Since Spring of 2009, their books have been used at over 2,000 schools in 44 countries.

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2010
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Allena Pharmaceuticals

Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing and commercializing non-systemic protein therapeutics to treat metabolic and orphan diseases, with a particular focus on nephrologic and urologic conditions.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Berkeley Design Automation

Berkeley Design Automation is the recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification, with simulation and verification tools for analog, RF and mixed-signal chip design.  The company was acquired by Mentor Graphics in March 2014.

Investment Date: 
2003
Exit Year: 
2014
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Home First Finance Company

Home First Finance Company is a housing finance company in India. The company aims to make home loans easier for consumers who are buying their first home.

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2010
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Verio (fka World-Net Access, acq. by NTT)

In 1996, BVP participated in an expansion round of Verio, a global ISP. Two years later, Verio went public (NASDAQ:VRIO), and was acquired by NTT (NYSE: NTT) in 2000.

Investment Date: 
1996
Exit Year: 
1998
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Kiran Energy

Kiran Energy is a Mumbai-based start-up grid connected solar energy producer.

Investment Date: 
2010
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NBX (acq. by 3Com)

Designer of technology for carrying voice and data on a single network.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
1999
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Zopa

An online community linking lenders and borrowers.

Investment Date: 
2006
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Milo (acq. by eBay)

Milo is a local shopping Internet service that lists in-store product inventory at over 50,000 stores in real-time. It was acquired by eBay in 2010.

Investment Date: 
2009
Exit Year: 
2010
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Densbits

Advanced Flash memory controller technology using proprietary error correction.

Investment Date: 
2010
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Enforta

Russia’s leading wireless ISP for small and medium sized businesses.

Investment Date: 
2008
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Vasona Networks, Inc.

Vasona Networks is developing software that improves mobile carrier infrastructure efficiency.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Proteon Therapeutics

Proteon Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, first-in-class pharmaceuticals to address the medical needs of patients with renal and vascular diseases.

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2009
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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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Verastem

Verastem is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel drugs that selectively target cancer stem cells. In January 2012, Verastem went public (NASDAQ: VSTM).

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2010
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AffyMax

Affymax is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing novel drugs to improve the treatment of serious and often life-threatening conditions.  Affymax (NASDAQ: AFFY) went public in 2006.

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2005
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Harman International Industries (fka Harco)

Maker of high-fidelity audio systems, including Harman/Kardon.

Investment Date: 
1980
Exit Year: 
1986
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Register.com

Provides domain-name registration and related Internet services.

Investment Date: 
1999
Exit Year: 
2000
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Hunch (acq. by eBay)

Hunch personalizes the internet by helping users to share and discover great recommendations about all sorts of topics. Acquired by eBay in 2011.

Investment Date: 
2007
Exit Year: 
2011
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Apperian, Inc.

Apperian, Inc. is a platform to help enterprises build, deploy and manage internal mobile applications.

Investment Date: 
2011
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42Floors

42Floors is building an online marketplace for commercial real estate.

Investment Date: 
2012
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Xtime (acq. by Cox Automotive)

Xtime is the leading cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and scheduling platform for automotive manufacturers and dealer service departments.  Xtime was acquired by Cox Automotive in November 2014.

Investment Date: 
2012
Exit Year: 
2014
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Timothy's Coffees of the World

Operates a Canada-based retail chain of coffee shops.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
2008
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Intersil/Advanced Memory Systems

Maker of computer memories and semiconductor components.

Investment Date: 
1970
Exit Year: 
1979
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Sarovar Hotels & Resorts

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts pioneered in venturing into the mid-market segment in the Indian hospitality landscape.

Investment Date: 
2006
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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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Veritas

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

Investment Date: 
1991
Exit Year: 
1993
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Kroll Bond Ratings

Startup credit ratings agency established to offer unbiased ratings for investors in fixed income securities.

Investment Date: 
2010
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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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eEye Digital Security

eEye offers an integrated suite of vulnerability-management software that focuses on eliminating vulnerabilities, rather than merely thwarting attacks.  eEye is now a subsidiary of BeyondTrust, which acquired the company in 2012.

Investment Date: 
2004
Exit Year: 
2012
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Adap.tv (acq. AOL)

Adap.tv is an online video advertising exchange operator and serves as a platform for video ads and networks. In 2013, Adap.tv was acquired by AOL (NYSE: AOL).

Investment Date: 
2011
Exit Year: 
2013
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BillGuard

A personal-finance security service powered by collective consumer vigilance.

Investment Date: 
2010
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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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Convertro, Inc.

Convertro provides advanced tracking and revenue attribution of online marketing expenditures using a Software as a Service model.  In May 2014, the company was acquired by AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL).

Investment Date: 
2009
Exit Year: 
2014
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Ind-Barath Power Infra Private Ltd.

IBPIL is a power infrastructure development company focused on building power projects of different capacities, and utilizing different fuels, across India.

Investment Date: 
2009
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Cloudinary

Cloudinary is a cloud-based image and video management service for web and mobile developers.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Smashfly

Smashfly provides recruitment marketing automation software to employers.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Avalanche Technology

Enterprise solid state storage arrays leveraging patented, ultra-low power, high speed SPMEM technology to deliver unrivaled performance, density, and cost.

Investment Date: 
2009
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Toast

Toast offers a modular all-in-one restaurant management platform.

Investment Date: 
2015
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CyPhy

CyPhy manufactures industrial grade unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Investment Date: 
2015
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Alcresta Pharmaceuticals

Alcresta Pharmaceuticals develops enzyme-based products for people with gastrointestinal disorders and rare diseases.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Docent Health

Docent Health helps health systems transform the patient experience by delivering human-centric care.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Electric Objects

Electric Objects has developed a digital artwork platform.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Travel Triangle

Travel Triangle is an India-based travel marketplace connecting travelers with local travel agents.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Illusive Networks

Illusive Networks has developed deception technology to protect against targeted cyber attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

Investment Date: 
2015
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Stayglad

Stayglad is an India-based beauty services platform providing salon-like experiences at home.

Investment Date: 
2015
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OlaCabs

In 2015, BVP portfolio company, TaxiForSure, was acquired by OlaCabs.  OlaCabs is a mobile app for personal transportation in India.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Bread

Bread is an alternative lending company that uses a pay-over-time button on retailer websites to allow consumers to pay in installments.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Pure Networks (acq. by Cisco)

The leading provider of home-networking software and services.

Investment Date: 
2005
Exit Year: 
2008
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Netsys (acq. by Cisco)

Developed pioneering network-infrastructure management and performance-analysis software that could simulate network design in order to optimize capacity and performance.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
1996
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Betterment

Online wealth management solution that provides users with an easy way to invest.

Investment Date: 
2010
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Tilera

Breakthrough manycore processor and computing platform delivering high performance solutions for cyber security, cloud computing, video processing and next-generation data centers.

Investment Date: 
2004
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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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Altair Semiconductor (acq. by Sony)

Altair Semiconductor is the leader in single-mode LTE baseband and RF silicon for 4G devices, developing ultra low-power mobile WiMAX silicon solutions optimized for handsets and handheld devices.  In January 2016, Altair was acquired by Sony Corporation.

Investment Date: 
2007
Exit Year: 
2016
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SilverSky

SilverSky provides comprehensive, on-demand messaging and security services to thousands of businesses.  The company was acquired by BAE Systems in 2014.

Investment Date: 
2007
Exit Year: 
2014
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SelectMinds

 Helps clients build relationships among their employees, alumni, and other key constituents.

Investment Date: 
2007
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Spanco Power Distribution Ltd.

Spanco Power Distribution is a power distribution company which procures and supplies electricity using existing infrastructure and builds efficiencies by upgrading power infrastructure resulting in lower ATC losses.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Onestop Internet

A full-service, e-commerce technology and distribution partner. It designs, builds, and manages e-commerce Web sites on a completely outsourced basis.

Investment Date: 
2008
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Dashlane

A consumer password management application and secure digital wallet.

Investment Date: 
2014
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August

August is a virtual home automation company.  Its lead product is the August Smart Lock that allows users to provide home access using virtual keys.

Investment Date: 
2014
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CTERA Networks

Storage service platform for enterprises and cloud providers.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Clearslide

ClearSlide is a sales communications platform that helps sales professionals to be more strategic and effective in their presentations, emails, and in-person meetings.

Investment Date: 
2012
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Thinking Phone Networks

ThinkingPhones offers intelligent communications in the cloud.

Investment Date: 
2012
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Zapier

Zapier is a service that syncs data between web applications.

Investment Date: 
2012
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Health Essentials

Health Essentials provides post-acute care management services.

Investment Date: 
2012
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Simply Measured

SImply Measured has developed SaaS analytics and reporting tools for social media and other marketing categories.

Investment Date: 
2012
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Anunta

Anunta provides Managed Application Delivery as a service to virtualized environments.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Nitrous.io

Cloud development platform that makes it easier to set up and manage your own development environments.

Investment Date: 
2012
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Liazon

Liazon is the leading private benefit exchange provider for small and medium sized businesses.  In November 2013, Liazon was acquired by Towers Watson & Co. (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW).

Investment Date: 
2012
Exit Year: 
2013
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Infinio Systems

Infinio Systems is developing storage caching software to increase performance in virtual environments.

Investment Date: 
2012
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npm

npm is the package management platform for modular development in node.js.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab designs launch systems that provide low cost, high frequency launches to the emerging small satellite market.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Trinet

Human Resources management services

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Scratch

Founded in August of 2014, Scratch connects consumers with a network of shopping experts who help find amazing gifts, home decor, clothes and more -- for free. With their mobile and web apps, the invite-only service seeks to build a fundamentally better e-commerce search experience, making it easy for consumers to discover amazing products and brands from the overwhelming choices the internet offers.

Investment Date: 
2014
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CloudLock

CloudLock provides information security applications for enterprises using cloud platforms.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Light

Photography startup.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Bastille

Bastille is a cyber security company that detects and mitigates threats affecting the Internet of Things (IoT).

Investment Date: 
2015
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Verato

Verato helps enterprises maintain clean identity data and more accurately link customer records within and across enterprises. Verato’s SaaS platform offers faster time-to-value, at a fraction of the costs of traditional matching approaches.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Procore

Cloud project management software for the construction industry.

Investment Date: 
2014
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ServiceTitan

ServiceTitan provides a mobile, cloud-based management platform for home services businesses.

Investment Date: 
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
Exit Year: 
2014
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Periscope

Periscope is a social media app for livestreaming experiences founded in February 2014.  Two months later, Bessemer provided seed capital to  fund development of the app.  In January 2015, the company was acquired by Twitter and the app launched two months later. 

Investment Date: 
2014
Exit Year: 
2015
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Instructure

Instructure is an educational technology company that has developed Canvas, a Learning Management System (LMS) for higher education and K-12 schools.  The company went public in November 2015 (NYSE: INST).

Investment Date: 
2013
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Pipedrive

Pipedrive is a cloud-based sales automation and CRM software provider.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Speakeasy

Speakeasy is a provider of mobile-first conference calling software.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Vidyard

Vidyard is a video marketing and analytics platform.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Spire

Spire is a satellite powered data company.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Distil Networks

Distil Networks provides online fraud detection and mitigation software that protects websites from malicious bots.

Investment Date: 
2015
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BigBasket

BigBasket is India's largest online grocery store.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Affirmed Networks

Affirmed Networks has developed unique, virtualized mobile network solutions.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Adaptive Insights

SaaS Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software in budgeting and planning.

Investment Date: 
2013
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NewVoiceMedia Limited

NewVoiceMedia Ltd. is a global provider of cloud contact centre solutions.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Mojave Networks

Mojave offers a Cloud-based mobile security solution.  In October 2014, Mojave was acquired by Sophos Inc.

Investment Date: 
2013
Exit Year: 
2014
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Defense.net

Defense.net provides Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack mitigation services. In May 2014, the company was acquired by F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV).

Investment Date: 
2012
Exit Year: 
2014
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Virtru

Virtru is an ecrypted communications service for email.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Quantopian

Quantopian is a platfrom for users to build, test and execute trading algorithms.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Mind Pirate

Mind Pirate develops augmented reality mobile games.

Investment Date: 
2012
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Internet Identity

A collaborative threat intelligence platform enabling enterprises and public agencies to combat cyberattacks by sharing incident data in real time.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Vayyar Imaging

Vayyar develops RF-based 3D imaging sensors.

Investment Date: 
2012
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BrightBytes

BrightBytes uses a cloud based analytics platform to improve the way millions of students learn.

Investment Date: 
2014
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OneCloud Labs, Inc.

OneCloud provides a Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) by leveraging the public cloud.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Raise

Raise.com is an internet marketplace for buying and selling gift cards and store credits.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Hungama.com

Hungama.com is the leading on-demand digital entertainment destination, serving audio, video & movies to South Asians across the world through streaming and download services.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Welltok

A health optimization platform that is revolutionizing the way population health managers align consumer actions and behaviors with the right incentives and rewards.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Club W

A customized subscription wine delivery service that makes discovering new wines easy and approachable.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Auth0

Identity management as a service for SaaS applications and enterprises

Investment Date: 
2014
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DoubleDutch

DoubleDutch is the leading provider of mobile event applications, with a unique focus on capturing and surfacing data from live events.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Gainsight

Helps businesses reduce churn and drive upsells by focusing on Customer Success Management (CSM).

Investment Date: 
2014
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ScyllaDB

ScyllaDB is a high performance NoSQL database that is fully compatible with Apache Cassandra.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Stratoscale

Rack scale computing

Investment Date: 
2013
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Ravello Systems

Service enabling VMware workloads to run in the public cloud

Investment Date: 
2012
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Dynamic Yield

Conversion Optimization and Personalization for Web Businesses

Investment Date: 
2013
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PagerDuty

IT operations performance software

Investment Date: 
2014
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OMSignal

OMSignal is a Montreal-based wearable technology business.

Investment Date: 
2014
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iSIGHT Partners

iSIGHT Partners is the leader in cyber threat intelligence.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Intercom

Integrated customer communications platform.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Sedona Systems

Sedona Systems revolutionizes the way high-end networks are designed and operated, leveraging the emerging wave of SDN (software defined networks).

Investment Date: 
2014
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MyHeritage

MyHeritage is an online service for building family trees, conducting genealogy research and connecting with distant family members.

Investment Date: 
2012
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Intigua

Intigua simplifies IT operations for private and public clouds by virtualizing the management layer.

Investment Date: 
2012
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Anaqua, Inc.

Anaqua sells software and services for Intellectual Property (IP) management and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) primarily to large enterprises.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Clio

Clio offers cloud-based law practice management software.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Disco

Disco has developed electronic discovery software that revolutionizes document review and production.

Investment Date: 
2014
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LivSpace

LivSpace is a personalized home design and décor marketplace for homeowners in India and Southeast Asia.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Qwilt

Provider of transparent caching for carriers and network service providers.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Hightower

A vertical Saas application for the commercial real estate industry.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Main Street Hub

CRM for local businesses.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Social Tables

A SaaS suite for hospitality and event planning.

Investment Date: 
2014
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LiveAuctioneers

LiveAuctioneers is an online marketplace for the auction of art, antiques and collectibles.

Investment Date: 
2014
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DocuTAP

DocuTAP provides electronic medical record, practice management software and revenue cycle services for urgent care centers.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Abacus

Abacus Labs, Inc. is a cloud-based expense management platform for SMBs.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Flex Pharma

Developing novel treatments for muscle cramps and spasms by halting repetitive firing of motor neurons.  In January 2015, Flex Pharma went public (NASDAQ: FLKS).

Investment Date: 
2014
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Wandera

Wandera pioneered the Secure Mobile Gateway to help organizations protect their data from mobile threats and gain better visibility and control over their mobile data usage.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Endgame

Endgame is delivering the next generation of Security Intelligence & Analytics (SIA).

Investment Date: 
2010
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ThreatTrack Security

ThreatTrack Security helps organizations identify and stop Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), targeted attacks and other sophisticated malware designed to evade the traditional cyber-defenses.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Enjoei

Enjoei is a Brazilian marketplace for used apparel.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Remedinet

Remedinet Technologies is a leading provider of software solutions focused on healthcare information exchange and authentication.

Investment Date: 
2013
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nToggle

nToggle is a programmatic advertising technology startup providing improved delivery of the large data flow in ad exchanges.

Investment Date: 
2015
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RockHealth

Rock Health is a seed fund and startup accelerator focused on digital healthcare companies.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Team8

Team8 is an Israeli cyber-security venture capital fund.

Investment Date: 
2015
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ClearCare

Cloud-based home care software provider.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Ultrasolar Technology

Ultrasolar uses a proprietary technology to enhance the efficiency of any solar cell by utilizing excess solar energy.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Zirx

Zirx provides on-demand valet parking services.

Investment Date: 
2015
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MashLogic

Semantic web company.

Investment Date: 
2006
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Pinnacle Engines (fmr Cleeves Engines, Inc.)

Pinnacle Engines is commercializing a innovative, ultra-efficient engine architecture that provides dramatic improvements in fuel economy without the typical cost penalty.

Investment Date: 
2007
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PSINet

The first venture-backed Internet Service Provider.

Investment Date: 
1993
Exit Year: 
1995
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K2 Intelligence

K2 Intelligence provides specialized risk services and solutions to corporations, sovereign nations and individuals.

Investment Date: 
2010
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Stromedix (acq. by Biogen)

Stromedix's initial focus is on chronic indications and plans to leverage its expertise and expand its therapeutic pipeline into related settings such as acute organ failure and cancer.  In 2012, Stromedix was acquired by Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB).

Investment Date: 
2008
Exit Year: 
2012
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Piazza

Piazza is a free social learning network for students and instructors.

Investment Date: 
2011
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ChinaEdu.com

Leading for-degree education service provider in China working in partnership with non-profit educational institutions in the post-secondary and K-12 segments.

Investment Date: 
2007
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DocuSign, Inc.

DocuSign makes it easy and fast to get documents signed with the world's largest electronic signature platform.

Investment Date: 
2011
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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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GTS

Provides integrated fixed-line communications services in Central and Eastern Europe.  GTS was acquired by Duetsche Telekom in May 2014.

Investment Date: 
2008
Exit Year: 
2014
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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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On-Q-ity

On-Q-ity is a next-generation diagnostics company focused on transforming cancer treatment and improving treatment outcomes for cancer patients.

Investment Date: 
2009
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Sirocco Systems (acq. by Sycamore Networks)

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

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
2000
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Truaxis (formerly Billshrink)

Truaxis provides personalized recommendations to help consumers save money on everyday services.  In September 2012, Truaxis was acquired by MasterCard (NYSE:MA).

Investment Date: 
2007
Exit Year: 
2012
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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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Shriram City Union Finance

Shriram City Union Finance is India’s premier financial services company, providing retail lending services to individuals and small businesses from a network of 633 outlets.

Investment Date: 
2008
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P.A. Semi (acq. by Apple)

Premier supplier of microprocessor-based, silicon-system solutions. In 2008, it was acquired by Apple Computer (NASDAQ: APPL).

Investment Date: 
2004
Exit Year: 
2008
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Siano Mobile Silicon, Inc.

Provides a low power silicon solution for mobile digital TV on consumer devices.

Investment Date: 
2006
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IAG Research (acq. by The Nielsen Co.)

Provides media metrics to large advertisers through proprietary, panel-based research.

Investment Date: 
2006
Exit Year: 
2008
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Shriram EPC Ltd.

Shriram EPC is a specialized engineering services company addressing the Indian infrastructure sector.

Investment Date: 
2006
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GetInsured.Com (Fmr VIMO, Inc.)

Provides a comparison platform to help customers find affordable health insurance.

Investment Date: 
2005
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Oxagen Ltd.

Oxagen is focused on becoming a significant biopharmaceutical company, developing a pipeline of novel drugs to treat inflammatory diseases, initially asthma.

Investment Date: 
2005
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AccuVein

AccuVein is a medical device company that uses optical technology to help facilitate venous access. It operates the world's only handheld, non-contact vein illumination solution and is used in over 700 hospitals today.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Quadriserv

Operates AQS®, a centralized marketplace for securities lending transactions.

Investment Date: 
2005
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Retail Solutions Inc.(fka T3Ci)

Retail Solutions turns downstream data like point-of-sale, supply chain, merchandiser feedback and customer loyalty into actionable visibility into the store and onto the shelf.

Investment Date: 
2005
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Advanced Recognition Technologies (acq. by Scansoft)

The market leader in embedded speech and handwriting recognition software for mass-market, mobile devices.  ART was acquired by Scansoft in 2005.

Investment Date: 
2004
Exit Year: 
2005
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VistaCare

A leading hospice care provider.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
2002
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Avnera

Fabless-semiconductor company that has pioneered Analog Systems-on-Chip (ASoC) technology for high-fidelity consumer electronics applications.

Investment Date: 
2004
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BuyerZone.com (acq. by Reed Elsevier)

Provides an on-line marketplace for small to mid-sized businesses to purchase products ranging from phone systems to payroll services.

Investment Date: 
2004
Exit Year: 
2007
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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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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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Nominum

A pioneering provider of IP-address infrastructure software for enterprises that require reliable and secure DNS, DHCP and IP address management for their mission-critical networks.

Investment Date: 
2001
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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).

Investment Date: 
2007
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StreamBase (acq. by TIBCO Software)

Delivers the world's first stream-processing engine for real-time data processing. StreamBase was acquired by TIBCO Software (NASDAQ: TIBX) in 2013.

Investment Date: 
2003
Exit Year: 
2013
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PerSeptive Biosystems

Developed and manufactured an integrated system that reduced the time and cost of drug discoveries.

Investment Date: 
1989
Exit Year: 
1992
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Taqua (acq. by Tekelec)

Developed and marketed "Open Compact Exchange," a platform that allowed telecommunications carriers to offer enhanced services.

Investment Date: 
1999
Exit Year: 
2004
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Keynote

Provider of Internet-performance data and diagnostic services.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
1999
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NewPort Communications (acq. by Broadcom)

Developed mixed-signal, optical communications chips.

Investment Date: 
1999
Exit Year: 
2000
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Aptis Communications (acq. by Nortel)

Developer of carrier-class, high-performance, remote-access switches.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
1998
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Summit Microelectronics (acq. Qualcomm)

The leader in flexible, highly integrated power management solutions combining precision power regulation with sophisticated digital control in a single chip.    In June 2012, Summit Microelectronics was acquired by Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM).

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
2012
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Compumotor (acq. by Parker Hannifin)

Developer of motors and controllers for the semiconductor industry.

Investment Date: 
1981
Exit Year: 
1986
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Mobile Systems International (acq. by Marconi plc)

Provider of design services and software for wireless telecoms systems.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
2000
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LBMS (acq. by Platinum)

Developer of process-management software.

Investment Date: 
1994
Exit Year: 
1995
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Soleil Securities

Provides high-quality, ideologically independent research to institutional clients.

Investment Date: 
2003
Exit Year: 
2011
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Castle Networks (acq. by Siemens)

Developed next-generation switches to help telecommunications carriers manage the transition from voice to data on their networks.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
1999
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System Management Arts (acq. by EMC)

Developed network-management and service-assurance software for enterprise and service provider networks.

Investment Date: 
2000
Exit Year: 
2005
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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
Exit Year: 
2000
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Micro Peripherals, Inc. (acq. by CTS)

Early manufacturer of then-novel, 5.25-inch disk drives.

Investment Date: 
1978
Exit Year: 
1983
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Palogix Infrastructure

Palogix is in the business of developing and operating private freight terminals

Investment Date: 
2010
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Riddhi Siddhi Gluco Biols

India's largest starch and starch derivatives company

Investment Date: 
2006
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Element-14 (acq. by Broadcom)

Developed low-power DSL chip sets, software and communications processor technology based on a 32-bit DSP core.

Investment Date: 
1999
Exit Year: 
2000
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Epic Therapeutics (acq. by Baxter Healthcare)

Produced proprietary drug-delivery technology for the development of safe and practical biopharmaceuticals.

Investment Date: 
1999
Exit Year: 
2002
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Tripwire (MGR. by Thoma Bravo)

Software-development company specializing in system security and policy compliance applications. In May 2011, it was aquired by Thoma Bravo.

Investment Date: 
2000
Exit Year: 
2011
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SystemSoft

Developer of system-level software that managed computer utilities including power, connectivity, data and disk organization.

Investment Date: 
1992
Exit Year: 
1994
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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
Exit Year: 
2001
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ACTIV Financial Services, Inc.

Provides market-data content and technologies to market makers, hedge funds, brokers and trading systems.

Investment Date: 
2009
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Obsidian (acq. by Applied Materials)

Maker of chemical mechanical-polishing equipment for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Obsidian's dry process reduced overall system and processing costs relative to  the competing "wet slurry" approach.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
1999
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Ocular Networks (acq. by Tellabs)

Provided optical-access equipment for high-density voice and data traffic on and off the fiber network.

Investment Date: 
2000
Exit Year: 
2002
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Pirus Networks (acq. by Sun Microsystems)

Developer of storage and networking products.

Investment Date: 
2000
Exit Year: 
2002
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Impact Telecommunications (fka International Pacific Holdings, acq. by LDDS Metromedia)

Originally a provider of operator services to hotels and the independent pay-phone sector on the U.S. West Coast, this company later merged with a direct-dial long distance carrier.

Investment Date: 
1992
Exit Year: 
1994
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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
Exit Year: 
2000
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Resonext (acq. by RF Microdevices)

Develops high-frequency communications chips on CMOS technology.

Investment Date: 
1999
Exit Year: 
2002
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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
Exit Year: 
1999
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SciQuest.com

Develops software and services that streamline  lab-supply purchases and lab-operations management.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
1999
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WaveSmith Networks (acq. by Ciena)

Developed optical-networking equipment for converging voice and data networks.

Investment Date: 
2000
Exit Year: 
2003
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Transave Inhalation Biopharmaceuticals

Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) is a development stage biopharmaceutical company with expertise in proprietary, advanced liposomal technology designed specifically for inhalation lung delivery.

Investment Date: 
2007
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TeraBeam (acq. by YDI)

Provides businesses with fibreless optical connectivity to the Internet or corporate Intranets.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
2003
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Echelon Systems

Manufactures hardware and software for distributed communications- control networks.

Investment Date: 
1989
Exit Year: 
1998
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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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Syntrex

Developed fault-tolerant information systems for the legal sector.

Investment Date: 
1979
Exit Year: 
1982
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P-Com

Maker of microwave-transmission units that provided carriers with an alternative to laying cable.

Investment Date: 
1993
Exit Year: 
1995
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Vitelic (acq. by Mosel)

An innovator in semiconductor technology that designed and manufactured memory chips and logic products, such as DRAMs, SRAMs, EPROMS, and Flash memories.

Investment Date: 
1984
Exit Year: 
1991
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Skybox Imaging, Inc.

Skybox Imaging is revolutionizing the use of satellite imagery and derived information products to improve the profitability of companies operating in the global economy and the welfare of societies around the world.  In August 2014, Skybox was acquired by Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG).

Investment Date: 
2010
Exit Year: 
2014
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Tumbleweed

Extended e-mail and Web applications by creating a secure, traceable and personalized online-communication environment.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
1999
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Worldtalk (acq. by Tumbleweed)

Sold an email and directory switch; later focused on email security .

Investment Date: 
1993
Exit Year: 
1996
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Car Wash Partners (acq. by ONCAP)

Operates 39 carwashes throughout the western United States.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
2007
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Telocity (acq. by Hughes)

Early provider of residential-broadband, Internet service.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
2001
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James River

Manufactured and marketed specialty paper products..

Investment Date: 
1978
Exit Year: 
1983
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Anant Raj Industries Ltd.

Leading real estate developer in the national capital region, Delhi, India

Investment Date: 
2009
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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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BusinessLand

Leading retailer of business-automation systems.

Investment Date: 
1982
Exit Year: 
1983
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CellAccess (acq. by Fore Systems)

Early developer of ATM edge switches.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
1995
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Sarvega

Sarvega is a provider of XML routing and security appliances and software. In August 2005, Sarvega was acquired by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC).

Investment Date: 
2001
Exit Year: 
2005
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Qualys

Qualys is a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions.  The company went public (NASDAQ: QLYS) in September 2012.

Investment Date: 
2000
Exit Year: 
2012
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Finjan

Finjan provides enterprise web security solutions. In June 2013, it became a public company after it was acquired by Converted Organics (OTC: FNJN).

Investment Date: 
1996
Exit Year: 
2013
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Ganesh Housing Corporation Limited

Founded in 1960, Ganesh is the leading real estate developer in the state of Gujarat, India

Investment Date: 
2008
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Good Technology

In 2009, BVP portfolio company, Visto Corporation, acquired Good Technology.  Good Technology provides security and management software for mobile phones.

Investment Date: 
1996
Exit Year: 
2015
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Chrysalis Symbolic Design (acq. by Avant!)

Developer of software for verifying electronic circuit designs.

Investment Date: 
1994
Exit Year: 
1999
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Circadian

Manufacturer of computer-based medical diagnostic equipment.

Investment Date: 
1981
Exit Year: 
1985
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Community First Bankshares

Multi-bank holding company grew to operate banks in 39 communities in North and South Dakota and Minnesota.

Investment Date: 
1987
Exit Year: 
1991
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Counterpane (acq. by BT)

Counterpane Systems is a data security monitoring service that monitors the firewalls and intrusion detection products protecting corporate networks. David Cowan invested in its early rounds and served on the board until the company's acquisition by BT (NYSE: BT) in 2006.

Investment Date: 
1999
Exit Year: 
2006
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Ekos Corporation

EKOS Corporation pioneered the development and the clinical application of ultrasound accelerated thrombolysis, introducing its first system for the treatment of vascular thrombosis in 2005.  In May 2013, it was acquired by BTG PLC.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
2013
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Enzytech (acq. by Alkermes)

Developed mechanisms to deliver smaller doses of drugs specifically to their targets.

Investment Date: 
1987
Exit Year: 
1993
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EPIX Pharmaceuticals

Develops imaging agents for use in MRIs.

Investment Date: 
1994
Exit Year: 
1997
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GMIS

Developed software that facilitated the medical insurance payment process by translating medical terms into codes.

Investment Date: 
1984
Exit Year: 
1991
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Fractyl Laboratories

Headquartered in Waltham, MA, Fractyl Laboratories is an exciting new medical device startup that is focused on developing innovative solutions to chronic diseases.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Horizon Cellular Group

Cellular operator which acquired smaller cellular operators in areas near or between major cities. 

Investment Date: 
1992
Exit Year: 
1994
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Immulogic Pharmaceuticals

Developer of treatments for allergies and auto-immune diseases.

Investment Date: 
1988
Exit Year: 
1991
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Individual

An online-news service that operated NewsEdge.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
1996
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KCM Biomedical

An investor in biotech companies.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
2004
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Magnuson Computer Systems

California-based developer of IBM-compatible, personal computers.

Investment Date: 
1979
Exit Year: 
1980
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MainBancorp

Bank holding company.

Investment Date: 
1996
Exit Year: 
2003
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Metapath (acq. by Mobile Systems International)

Developed software to plan and manage wireless networks.

Investment Date: 
1994
Exit Year: 
1998
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Four-Phase Systems

Four-Phase Systems, designed, manufactured and marketed computer sytems for distributed data processing applications. It went public in 1976 and was then acquired by Motorola (NYSE: MOT) in 1982.
 

Investment Date: 
1971
Exit Year: 
1976
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Myco Pharmaceuticals (acq. by Millennium)

Developer of anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer compounds.

Investment Date: 
1991
Exit Year: 
1996
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Netframe Systems

Developed a line of highly fault-tolerant superservers.

Investment Date: 
1989
Exit Year: 
1992
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Numerax

Developed a computerized database of freight tariffs and logistics.

Investment Date: 
1974
Exit Year: 
1983
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Oclassen Pharmaceuticals

Developer of innovative therapeutics.

Investment Date: 
1991
Exit Year: 
1997
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Omnia Communications (acq. by Ciena)

Manufacturer of integrated voice and data access multiplexers. The company was acquired by Ciena  (NASDAQ: CIEN) in 1999.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
1999
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ON Technology (acq. by Symantec)

Leading provider of LAN applications and utilities for Novell networks that acquired DaVinci Systems. The company went public (NASDAQ:ONTC). ON was acquired in 2002 by Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) and the company's CEO, Chris Risley, became a BVP operating partner.

Investment Date: 
1994
Exit Year: 
1996
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Opta Food Ingredients

Maker of food additives founded in 1987 as part of Enzytech, a biopharmaceutical research company.

Investment Date: 
1991
Exit Year: 
1992
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Oximetrix (acq. by Abbott)

Medical-device manufacturer.

Investment Date: 
1978
Exit Year: 
1985
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Pillar (acq. by IMRS)

Maker of enterprise-wide budgeting software and one of the first companies to use Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) and object-oriented technology and to run over a network, allowing multiple simultaneous users.

Investment Date: 
1988
Exit Year: 
1994
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Polaris Petroleum (acq. by Cabre Exploration)

Canadian company that explored and developed oil and gas properties in western Canada.

Investment Date: 
1979
Exit Year: 
1993
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Sahara Networks (acq. by Cascade, Ascend, and Lucent)

Developed ATM-based broadband access concentrators.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
1997
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Sulconam

Developer of technology to reclaim sulphur from refining operations.

Investment Date: 
1957
Exit Year: 
1997
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Ungermann-Bass

Pioneered local-area networking .

Investment Date: 
1980
Exit Year: 
1983
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Unipalm (acq. by UUnet)

Was the largest independent Internet Service Provider in the United Kingdom.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
1998
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ValiCert (acq. by Tumbleweed)

Valicert provides security products for the Internet. After going public in 2000 (NASDAQ:VLCT), it was purchased by Tumbleweed (NASDAQ:TMWD) three years later.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
2000
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VMX

Invented automated voicemail systems.

Investment Date: 
1978
Exit Year: 
1983
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