BVP-Funded Companies

Bessemer backs passionate and thoughtful founders.   We admire those who aren’t afraid to break with convention and are driven to push the limits of what is possible with technology and product.  From seed stage to growth, and across the technology and services stack, BVP invests in enterprise, consumer and healthcare technology startups around the world.

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Ciena

Ciena Corporation offers leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice.

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1995
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1997
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VeriSign

The leading provider of trusted infrastructure services to Web-site owners, enterprises, service providers and individuals.

Investment Date: 
1995
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1998
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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).

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2011
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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.

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2001
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2007
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Endeca (acq. by Oracle)

Innovative search and navigation platform for online data exploration.  In December 2011, Endeca was acquired by Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL).

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2000
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2011
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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.

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2012
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BroadSoft

Broadsoft is the leading provider of service-delivery and creation systems for next-generation communication networks. In June 2010, it went public (NASDAQ: BSFT).

Investment Date: 
1999
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2010
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LogicNow (GFI)

GFI Software is a diversified SMB software company offering a number of solutions including remote connection, support, and security products.  In 2010 GFI merged with BVP portfolio company Teamviewer which was acquired by Permira in 2014.  GFI Software then restructured into LogicNow and GFI.

Investment Date: 
2010
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2016
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Sonus Networks

Developed carrier-class, voice-infrastructure products for the public network.

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1997
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2000
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Vertica Systems (acq. by Hewlett Packard)

Vertica is a revolutionary database system that dramatically improves query performance for data warehouse applications. In March 2011, it was acquired by Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ).

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2005
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2011
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Axis Network Technology (acq. by Ace Technology)

Axis Network Technology is developing a compact, digital radio platform for mobile-broadband networks. In 2010 it was acquired by Korea's Ace Technology.

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2007
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2010
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Traffix Systems (acq. by F5)

Traffix developed the first Diameter Signaling Controller for balancing the signaling loads on mobile networks  In 2012, Traffix Systems was acquired by F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV).

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2011
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2012
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Netli (acq. by Akamai)

First company to offer a service that reliably and transparently enabled global sub-second response time to Web-enabled applications, providing LAN-like performance over WANs.

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2002
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2007
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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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Parallels (fka SWsoft)

Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating system, and virtualization platforms.

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2005
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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.

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2008
Exit Year: 
2010
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Metalogix (acq. by Permira)

Metalogix is the leading provider of content lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and legacy enterprise content environments.  In December 2014, Metalogix was acquired by Permira.

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2008
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2014
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ICOT

Manufacturer of data-communications equipment.

Investment Date: 
1970
Exit Year: 
1972
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Hadapt

Hadapt offers an adaptive analytical platform for performing complex analytics on structured and unstructured data, all in one cloud-optimized system.

Investment Date: 
2011
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2014
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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).

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2001
Exit Year: 
2007
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InsightSquared

Data intelligence for small and medium businesses.

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2011
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NBX (acq. by 3Com)

Designer of technology for carrying voice and data on a single network.

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1997
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1999
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Enforta

Russia’s leading wireless ISP for small and medium sized businesses.

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2008
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Vasona Networks, Inc.

Vasona Networks is developing software that improves mobile carrier infrastructure efficiency.

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2011
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Trigo (acq. by IBM)

Creator of enterprise-software solutions for product-information management. Founded by current Bessemer partner Byron Deeter who joined BVP a year after selling the company to IBM.

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2000
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2004
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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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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
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1996
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Celcore (acq. by DSC Communications)

Developed distributed network architecture for cellular systems, designed to scale across areas with varying subscriber density.

Investment Date: 
1994
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1997
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Infinio Systems

Infinio Systems is developing storage caching software to increase performance in virtual environments.

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2012
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Affirmed Networks

Affirmed Networks has developed unique, virtualized mobile network solutions.

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2013
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ScyllaDB

ScyllaDB is a high performance NoSQL database that is fully compatible with Apache Cassandra.

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2013
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Stratoscale

Rack scale computing

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2013
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Intigua

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

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2012
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Qwilt

Provider of transparent caching for carriers and network service providers.

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2013
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VideoServer

Developed the first successful wide-area communications switch for video-conferencing among different platforms and encoding methods.

Investment Date: 
1991
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1995
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Sirocco Systems (acq. by Sycamore Networks)

One of the pioneering developers of metropolitan-area, optical-networking equipment.

Investment Date: 
1998
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2000
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StreamBase (acq. by TIBCO Software)

Delivers the world's first stream-processing engine for real-time data processing. StreamBase was acquired by TIBCO Software (NASDAQ: TIBX) in 2013.

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2003
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2013
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SystemSoft

Developer of system-level software that managed computer utilities including power, connectivity, data and disk organization.

Investment Date: 
1992
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1994
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Pirus Networks (acq. by Sun Microsystems)

Developer of storage and networking products.

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2000
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2002
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