Byron Deeter, a partner in Bessemer’s Menlo Park, Calif. office, joined the firm in 2005. At Bessemer, he focuses on investments in the cloud-computing, mobile and Internet sectors.
Prior to joining Bessemer, Byron was a successful entrepreneur, investor and consultant. He most recently worked as an executive at IBM after the company’s acquisition of Trigo Technologies. At Trigo, Byron served as founding CEO, then became Vice President of Business Development as the company grew to profitability, 150 employees, and a global footprint. Prior to Trigo, Byron worked in private equity with TA Associates where he focused on technology investing. He came to TA from McKinsey & Company, where he was active in the firm’s Innovation and Technology Management practice.
Byron holds a B.A. degree with honors from U.C. Berkeley in political economy. He was named a California Emerging Leader Scholar and an Alumni Scholar, and was a varsity member of Cal's national championship rugby team. Byron is co-author of "Bessemer's 10 Laws of Cloud Computing and SaaS", the BVP cloud index, BVP's cloudscape and BVP's next cloud unicorns. Byron was named to the Forbes Midas List in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and was also named one of the "power players" of venture capital by AlwaysOn in 2013 and 2014 to the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's 40 under 40.