Consumer

With a history that includes early investments in Yelp, LinkedIn and Skype, Bessemer has earned a reputation for spotting fledging stars in the notably hard to predict world of consumer tech.

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Team

Kent Bennett

Kent Bennett

Kent Bennett is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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David Cowan

David Cowan

David Cowan is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Brian Feinstein

Brian Feinstein

Brian Feinstein is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher is a partner at BVP, where he manages the firm’s Herzliya office focused on investments in Israel and Europe

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Talia Goldberg

Talia Goldberg

Talia Goldberg joined Bessemer in 2012 and focuses on investments in consumer Internet and software businesses. 

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Vishal Gupta

Vishal Gupta

Based in Bangalore, Vishal Gupta is a Managing Director at BVP.

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Ethan Kurzweil

Ethan Kurzweil

Ethan Kurzweil is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Ben Mathews

Ben Mathews

Bennett Mathews joined Bessemer in 2015 as an Associate where he focuses on early stage consumer web and mobile investments.

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Michael Segal

Michael Segal

Michael Segal is a Senior Associate.

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Kristina Shen

Kristina Shen

Kristina Shen is a Vice President.

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Current Companies

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.

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Betterment

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

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2010
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BigBasket

BigBasket is India's largest online grocery store.

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2015
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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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Dashlane

A consumer password management application and secure digital wallet.

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2014
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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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Electric Objects

Electric Objects has developed a digital artwork platform.

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2015
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Enjoei

Enjoei is a Brazilian marketplace for used apparel.

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2014
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Fabric

Fabric Technologies is a mobile life insurance broker that makes the process of getting coverage quick and easy.

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2016
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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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GetInsured.Com (Fmr VIMO, Inc.)

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

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2005
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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.

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2014
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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.

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2009
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KupiVIP

KupiVIP is a leading e-commerce company in Russia.

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2011
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Life360

Life360 develops mobile safety applications for individuals and families.

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2011
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Light

Photography startup.

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2014
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LivSpace

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

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2015
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Matrimony.com

Matrimony.com is an Indian online match making website.

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2011
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MyHeritage

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

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2012
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OMSignal

OMSignal is a Montreal-based wearable technology business.

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2014
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Otonomo

Otonomo is developing an automotive data exchange service for connected and autonomous vehicles.

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2015
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Periscope Data

Periscope Data is developing analysis and visualization software that empowers SQL data analysts to do their job better.

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2016
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Piazza

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

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2011
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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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Raise

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

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2013
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Renoviso

Renoviso, a provider of home renovation services, has redefined the home improvement project experience.

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2016
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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.

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2009
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Sagence

Sagence provides colleges and universities with leading edge technology solutions for competency based education (CBE) programs..

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2010
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Snapdeal.com

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

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2011
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Stayglad

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

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2015
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Swiggy

Swiggy is a Bangalore, India based food ordering and delivery company that uses a curated list of restaurants and ensures an exact delivery time.

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2016
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Travel Triangle

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

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2015
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Wikia

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

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2006
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Winc

Winc is a customized subscription wine delivery service that bottles wines directly from the vinyards, making discovering new wines cheaper, easier and approachable.

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2014
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Zopa

An online community linking lenders and borrowers.

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2006
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Past Companies

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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2016
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BillGuard

Billguard is a personal-finance security service powered by collective consumer vigilance.  In October 2015, Billguard was acquired by Prosper Marketplace.

Investment Date: 
2010
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2015
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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
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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.

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2004
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2007
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ChinaEdu.com

ChinaEdu is the leading for-degree education service provider in China working in partnership with non-profit educational institutions in the post-secondary and K-12 segments. ChinaEdu listed on the Nasdaq in 2007 (NASDAQ: CERU).

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2007
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2013
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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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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
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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.

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2008
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2011
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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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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.

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2007
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2011
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Individual

An online-news service that operated NewsEdge.

Investment Date: 
1995
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1996
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KnowMe

KnowMe is a video creation and sharing platform.

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2015
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2016
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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).

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2006
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2011
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MashLogic

Semantic web company. Mashlogic was sold to Groupon in 2013 an asset acquisition. 

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2006
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2013
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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.

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2009
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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.

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2006
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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).

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2009
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2012
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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
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2015
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Playdom, Inc. (acq. By Disney)

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

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2009
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2010
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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
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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
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2005
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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).

Investment Date: 
2007
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2011
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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
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2012
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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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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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2016
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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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