Marketplaces

As investors, we believe that the best business model ever conceived could be the marketplace model.  Because marketplaces benefit from powerful network effects – supply and demand follow each other – it’s often a high-stakes battle for leadership: when one marketplace achieves undisputed leadership, it can generate huge profits, retain customers and keep competitors at bay.

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Team

Jeff Epstein

Jeff Epstein

Jeff Epstein, an Operating Partner in Bessemer’s Menlo Park office and the former CFO of Oracle and DoubleClick, works with Bessemer portfolio company CFOs and CEOs to share and implement best practices.

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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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Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Current Companies

42Floors

42Floors is building an online marketplace for commercial real estate.

Investment Date: 
2012
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BigBasket

BigBasket is India's largest online grocery store.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Cashify

Cashify is a unique electronics re-commerce marketplace for selling pre-owned gadgets.

Investment Date: 
2016
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Enjoei

Enjoei is a Brazilian marketplace for used apparel.

Investment Date: 
2014
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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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Gerson Lehrman Group

Provides systems to help financial-services firms, consultancies, corporations and not-for-profit institutions find, engage, and manage their proprietary expert networks.

Investment Date: 
2004
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LiveAuctioneers

LiveAuctioneers is an online marketplace for the auction of art, antiques and collectibles.

Investment Date: 
2014
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LivSpace

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

Investment Date: 
2015
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Mindbody

Mindbody delivers business management software as a service to the wellness industry, including fitness, yoga, Pilates, salons, spas and martial arts businesses.  In June 2015, Mindbody went public (NASDAQ: MB).

Investment Date: 
2010
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OlaCabs

In 2015, BVP portfolio company, TaxiForSure, was acquired by OlaCabs.  OlaCabs is a mobile app for personal transportation in India.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Raise

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

Investment Date: 
2013
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Snapdeal.com

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

Investment Date: 
2011
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Stayglad

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

Investment Date: 
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.

Investment Date: 
2016
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Travel Triangle

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

Investment Date: 
2015
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UrbanClap

UrbanClap is a mobile-based local services marketplace in India.

Investment Date: 
2015
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Yotpo

Yotpo is a consumer-generated marketing platform for online businesses.

Investment Date: 
2016
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Zoosk

Zoosk.com is a leading online dating company that learns as you click in order to pair you with singles with whom you're likely to discover mutual attraction.

Investment Date: 
2009
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Past Companies

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.

Investment Date: 
2004
Exit Year: 
2007
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Flycast (acq. by CMGI)

Provided total solutions for Web-advertising campaign management.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
1999
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Hotjobs (acq. by Yahoo!)

The first on-line, job-search and human-resources management service.

Investment Date: 
1999
Exit Year: 
1999
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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).

Investment Date: 
2006
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2011
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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.

Investment Date: 
2006
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2010
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