Developer Platforms

In today’s programmable world, developers embody many archetypes: they are the creators that build our software, the heroes that solve real issues, the outlaws and jesters testing the limitations of cyber security. As a result developers are now the kingmakers at large organizations empowered to make major purchasing decisions and deploy big budgets.

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Team

Umair Akeel

Umair Akeel

Chief technology officer in residence (CTO-IR) Umair Akeel is an operating 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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Byron Deeter

Byron Deeter

Byron Deeter is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Ethan Kurzweil

Ethan Kurzweil

Ethan Kurzweil is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Sunil Nagaraj

Sunil Nagaraj

Sunil Nagaraj is a Vice President with Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Current Companies

Auth0

Identity management as a service for SaaS applications and enterprises

Investment Date: 
2014
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Dynamic Yield

Conversion Optimization and Personalization for Web Businesses

Investment Date: 
2013
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Intercom

Integrated customer communications platform.

Investment Date: 
2014
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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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npm

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

Investment Date: 
2015
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PagerDuty

IT operations performance software

Investment Date: 
2014
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Periscope Data

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

Investment Date: 
2016
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Rainforest QA

Rainforest is an API for Quality Assurance (QA)-as-a-Service that automates functional and integration testing using a hybrid of crowsourced humans and automation.

Investment Date: 
2015
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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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Simply Measured

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

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2012
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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. In June 2016, Twilio went public (NYSE: TWLO).

Investment Date: 
2009
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Zapier

Zapier is a service that syncs data between web applications.

Investment Date: 
2012
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Past Companies

Shopify

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

Investment Date: 
2010
Exit Year: 
2016
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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
Exit Year: 
2016
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