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To our dearest founders and friends:

Thank you for being part of another eventful year at Bessemer Venture Partners! As we kick off the new year, here’s a quick look back at 2017.

2017 Year in Review


Our Portfolio Expanded

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New Portfolio Companies

We are thrilled to welcome 30 new companies to the Bessemer family, which now numbers 190 companies. We are in awe of our companies’ tireless work ethic and countless achievements. Our announced new portfolio companies include:

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Our Companies Hit Major Milestones

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We were extremely proud to see 14 of our companies exit this year. Allena Pharmaceuticals, Blue Apron, Matrimony.com and SendGrid went public, bringing our total IPO count to 121. Congratulations to these teams for reaching this impressive achievement!

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We were also excited to see ten of our portfolio companies acquired, including August Home (Assa Abloy), Intacct (Sage Software), LifeLock (Symantec), MindMeld (Cisco), Nominum (Akamai), nToggle (Rubicon), and Sarovar Hotels (Louvre). We applaud all the hard work and long hours that went into building these great companies.

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Acquired by Sage Software
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Acquired by Symantec
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Acquired by Cisco
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Acquired by Akamai


Our Anti-Portfolio Grew (Regrettably)

You may have heard of the three companies, that having achieved great success, had to be regrettably added to our Anti-Portfolio this year: Atlassian, Airbnb and Snapchat. Unfortunately, we don’t have a monopoly on success.


Our Partnership Grew

Number 03
New Partners

In June, we were delighted to promote three all-star investors to partner: Charles Birnbaum in New York, Kristina Shen in San Francisco, and Amit Karp in Israel. We are now 16 investing partners strong, across seven global offices, supporting the visions of founders around the world.

Partner Charles Birnbaum
Charles Birnbaum
Partner Kristina Shen
Kristina Shen
Partner Amit Karp
Amit Karp

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful 2018!

Thank you to each of you for being a part of our journey in 2017. As we head into 2018, we continue to invest in exceptional enterprise, consumer, and healthcare founders. Here’s to another great year!


Bessemer Venture Partners