Infrastructure 2.0

Bessemer has been investing in industry-leading IT infrastructure companies for close to forty years, yet we have never been more excited about the potential for innovation in this arena.  Several key technology trends and market developments promise to transform the industry (again) in the coming decade, creating the opportunity for a new set of industry leaders to emerge. 

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Team

Kent Bennett

Kent Bennett

Kent Bennett 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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Felda Hardymon

Felda Hardymon

Felda Hardymon is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Amit Karp

Amit Karp

Amit Karp, a Partner in BVP’s Israel office, focuses on investments in Israel and Europe.

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Current Companies

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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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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Capsule8

Capsule8 dramatically improves and simplifies infrastructure security by providing threat detection and prevention for cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments.

Investment Date: 
2016
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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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Intigua

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

Investment Date: 
2012
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Qwilt

Provider of transparent caching for carriers and network service providers.

Investment Date: 
2013
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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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Sisense

Sisense provides business intelligence software for complex data.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Stratoscale

Rack scale computing

Investment Date: 
2013
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Past Companies

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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Leaba Semiconductor

Leaba is developing breakthrough networking semiconductor products.  In March 2016, Leaba was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO).

Investment Date: 
2014
Exit Year: 
2016
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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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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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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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Syncsort

Syncsort is a leading developer of high-performance data management and data-warehousing software in use around the globe.  In 2016, Syncsort was acquired by Clearlake Capital Group LP.

Investment Date: 
2008
Exit Year: 
2016
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Tilera

Tilera developed a breakthrough manycore processor and computing platform delivering high performance solutions for cyber security, cloud computing, video processing and next-generation data centers. In 2014, Tilera was acquired by EZ Chip Semiconductor (NASDAQ:EZCH) which was later acquired by Mellanox Technologies.

Investment Date: 
2004
Exit Year: 
2014
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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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Veritas

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

Investment Date: 
1991
Exit Year: 
1993
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