Strong foundations.
Lasting impact.

Bessemer Venture Partners was born from innovations in steel that literally forged modern building and manufacturing. Today, our team partners with audacious entrepreneurs building enduring companies.

How we work together

Curiosity

Curiosity drives us to question and explore, helping us inspire others and overcome our cynicism. It is only with an eager and open mind that we recognize the greatest opportunities and experience the joy of discovery.

Learning & Mentorship

Bessemer recognizes that an enduring institution must continually invest in and care for its people, while ensuring an equitable, inclusive environment for individual growth. We recognize that each of us is at once a student and a teacher, with the capacity to learn and mentor throughout one's career and in life.

Innovation

Courageous and independent thought spurs the innovation that keeps us ahead of the curve. We welcome divergent opinions, encourage challenges to prevailing practice, and seize opportunities to progress as an organization.

Intellectual Honesty

Our most important relationships depend on the mutual trust that arises from intellectual honesty. We strive to obtain and share information with a keen awareness of our cognitive and professional biases.

Empowerment

The effectiveness of the organization rests on each of us seizing the opportunity to take ownership of something. We empower and encourage one another to use our best judgment in the pursuit of opportunities and in confronting challenges.

Collaboration

Our lasting success is a result of high-performing individuals working in concert. We recognize individual performance and appreciate that our collective performance requires a selfless approach to assisting one another, a diverse team and a genuine commitment to collaboration.

Our Diversity Commitment

We believe people thrive when they can be their authentic selves. We recognize that privileges and biases influence everyone's life journey. We aim to raise awareness of them and rigorously examine their impact on our culture and decision making. This is our approach to pursue a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

  • Diversity: We embrace a range of independent views to reach effective decisions. Therefore, we seek to work with people who represent different races, genders, backgrounds, and other identities.
  • Equity: We take responsibility for our roles in creating equal access to opportunity. We promote practices, policies, and behaviors to address inequality across our community.
  • Inclusion: We want every member of our community to feel they can be themselves, be heard, and be supported. We appreciate that our differences will make us better. 

We recognize that it will take both hard work and patience to improve our understanding and to achieve the results we seek. We bring a beginner's mindset to this work and are committed to holding ourselves accountable in this journey.

Roadmaps. Our working atlas.

Fueled by our curiosity to understand the changing world around us, we practice courageous and independent thought through our roadmaps—ongoing deep dives of the technologies and companies that are shaping the future.

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Honoring the audacious.

Our most important relationships depend on the mutual trust that arises from intellectual honesty. We tip our hats to the opportunities we missed and the entrepreneurs we learned from.

Forging new connections.

Our partners and operating advisors collaborate to help entrepreneurs navigate areas that are critical to building and scaling their business—such as building a leadership team, developing go-to-market strategies, and strengthening product value.

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