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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Kronos

Developed micro-processor based time clocks; later expanded into industrial data collection systems.

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1980
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C-Port (acq. by Motorola)

Developer of flexible processors for the communications industry.

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1997
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2000
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Flarion Technologies (acq. by Qualcomm)

Developed a low-cost, low-latency, high-speed wireless data access network for broadband wireless Internet access - acquired by Qualcomm in 2006.

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2000
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2006
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Maxim Integrated Products

Designed some of the first linear and mixed-signal circuits that connected the real  and digital worlds by detecting, measuring and converting natural signals like temperature, pressure or sound into digital signals.  

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1983
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1988
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Dropcam (acq. by Google)

Dropcam developed an easy-to-use WiFi camera that allows users to access a live feed or recent history anywhere on the web or their mobile device. The company was acquired by Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) in July 2014.

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2009
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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
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2007
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Berkeley Design Automation

Berkeley Design Automation is the recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification, with simulation and verification tools for analog, RF and mixed-signal chip design.  The company was acquired by Mentor Graphics in March 2014.

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2003
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2014
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Intersil/Advanced Memory Systems

Maker of computer memories and semiconductor components.

Investment Date: 
1970
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1979
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American Superconductor

Made high-temperature, metal/ceramic composite superconductor wire--a near-perfect conductor of electricity.

Investment Date: 
1987
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1992
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Avalanche Technology

Enterprise solid state storage arrays leveraging patented, ultra-low power, high speed SPMEM technology to deliver unrivaled performance, density, and cost.

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2009
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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.

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2004
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2014
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Altair Semiconductor (acq. by Sony)

Altair Semiconductor is the leader in single-mode LTE baseband and RF silicon for 4G devices, developing ultra low-power mobile WiMAX silicon solutions optimized for handsets and handheld devices.  In January 2016, Altair was acquired by Sony Corporation.

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2007
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2016
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Bastille

Bastille is a cyber security company that detects and mitigates threats affecting the Internet of Things (IoT).

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2015
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Affirmed Networks

Affirmed Networks has developed unique, virtualized mobile network solutions.

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2013
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Vayyar Imaging

Vayyar develops RF-based 3D imaging sensors.

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2012
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Ultrasolar Technology

Ultrasolar uses a proprietary technology to enhance the efficiency of any solar cell by utilizing excess solar energy.

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2011
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DSP Group

Designs the digital-signal processors (DSPs) and related speech-compression software that convert speech and other audio data into digital values for consumer electronics.

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1992
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1994
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P.A. Semi (acq. by Apple)

Premier supplier of microprocessor-based, silicon-system solutions. In 2008, it was acquired by Apple Computer (NASDAQ: APPL).

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2004
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2008
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Siano Mobile Silicon, Inc.

Provides a low power silicon solution for mobile digital TV on consumer devices.

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2006
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Avnera

Fabless-semiconductor company that has pioneered Analog Systems-on-Chip (ASoC) technology for high-fidelity consumer electronics applications.

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2004
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NewPort Communications (acq. by Broadcom)

Developed mixed-signal, optical communications chips.

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1999
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2000
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Aptis Communications (acq. by Nortel)

Developer of carrier-class, high-performance, remote-access switches.

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1997
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1998
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Summit Microelectronics (acq. Qualcomm)

The leader in flexible, highly integrated power management solutions combining precision power regulation with sophisticated digital control in a single chip.    In June 2012, Summit Microelectronics was acquired by Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM).

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1998
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2012
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Compumotor (acq. by Parker Hannifin)

Developer of motors and controllers for the semiconductor industry.

Investment Date: 
1981
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1986
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Castle Networks (acq. by Siemens)

Developed next-generation switches to help telecommunications carriers manage the transition from voice to data on their networks.

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1998
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1999
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Altiga Networks (acq. by Cisco)

Pioneer of Virtual Private Network (VPN) communications equipment. In 2000, it was acquired by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO).

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1998
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2000
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Micro Peripherals, Inc. (acq. by CTS)

Early manufacturer of then-novel, 5.25-inch disk drives.

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1978
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1983
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Element-14 (acq. by Broadcom)

Developed low-power DSL chip sets, software and communications processor technology based on a 32-bit DSP core.

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1999
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2000
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LightLogic (acq. by Intel)

Developer of WDM (Wavelength-Division Multiplexing) laser-based  components and subsystems for high speed communications equipment. In 2001, it was acquired by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC).

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1999
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2001
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Obsidian (acq. by Applied Materials)

Maker of chemical mechanical-polishing equipment for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Obsidian's dry process reduced overall system and processing costs relative to  the competing "wet slurry" approach.

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1998
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1999
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Ocular Networks (acq. by Tellabs)

Provided optical-access equipment for high-density voice and data traffic on and off the fiber network.

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2000
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2002
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Quantum Effect Devices (acq. by PMC-Sierra)

Supplier of high-performance, MIPS-based micro-processors for applications in the communications industry. In 2000, it was acquired by PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ: PMCS).

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1998
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Resonext (acq. by RF Microdevices)

Develops high-frequency communications chips on CMOS technology.

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1999
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2002
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Maker Communications (acq. by Conexant)

Developed high-performance, programmable communications processors (and related software) for ATM and Internet Protocol data, voice, and video networks. In 2000, it was acquired by Conexant Systems.

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1996
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1999
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WaveSmith Networks (acq. by Ciena)

Developed optical-networking equipment for converging voice and data networks.

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2000
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2003
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TeraBeam (acq. by YDI)

Provides businesses with fibreless optical connectivity to the Internet or corporate Intranets.

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1998
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2003
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Echelon Systems

Manufactures hardware and software for distributed communications- control networks.

Investment Date: 
1989
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1998
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Cascade Communications

Developed the first fast-packet switching technology for ATM and frame- relay networks.

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1992
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1994
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P-Com

Maker of microwave-transmission units that provided carriers with an alternative to laying cable.

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1993
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1995
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Vitelic (acq. by Mosel)

An innovator in semiconductor technology that designed and manufactured memory chips and logic products, such as DRAMs, SRAMs, EPROMS, and Flash memories.

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1984
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1991
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CellAccess (acq. by Fore Systems)

Early developer of ATM edge switches.

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1995
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1995
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Magnuson Computer Systems

California-based developer of IBM-compatible, personal computers.

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1979
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1980
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Four-Phase Systems

Four-Phase Systems, designed, manufactured and marketed computer sytems for distributed data processing applications. It went public in 1976 and was then acquired by Motorola (NYSE: MOT) in 1982.
 

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1971
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1976
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Netframe Systems

Developed a line of highly fault-tolerant superservers.

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1989
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1992
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Omnia Communications (acq. by Ciena)

Manufacturer of integrated voice and data access multiplexers. The company was acquired by Ciena  (NASDAQ: CIEN) in 1999.

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1997
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1999
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Sahara Networks (acq. by Cascade, Ascend, and Lucent)

Developed ATM-based broadband access concentrators.

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1995
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1997
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Ungermann-Bass

Pioneered local-area networking .

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1980
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1983
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