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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Blue Apron

Blue Apron makes incredible home cooking easy and fun with a subscription grocery service that delivers original recipes and fresh ingredients to customers nationwide.  BVP was eager to support our and former Bessemer colleague, Matt Salzberg, with seed capital to build Blue Apron. We've continued to back the company at every stage.

 

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Staples

Invented the office-superstore concept; today, the largest operator of office superstores in the world.

Investment Date: 
1986
Exit Year: 
1989
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Dick’s Sporting Goods

Operates more than 130 stores in more than 25 states, mostly in the eastern US.

Investment Date: 
1992
Exit Year: 
2002
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Blue Nile

Pioneering online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry. Blue Nile has grown to become the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry. Internet Retailer Magazine reports Blue Nile is bigger than the next three largest online jewelers combined.  The company went public in 2004 (NASDAQ: NILE).

Investment Date: 
1999
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2004
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Diapers.com (acq. by Amazon)

Diapers.com is a leading Internet retailer of baby products. The company is operated by Quidsi which was acquired by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) in April 2011.

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2007
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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.

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2006
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2010
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BabyCenter

Provides gear and guidance for new parents, online.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
1999
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Snapdeal.com

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

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2011
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Shopify

Shopify provides e-commerce software to SMBs.  The company went public in May 2015 (NYSE: SHOP; TSX: SH)

Investment Date: 
2010
Exit Year: 
2016
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Bright Horizons Family Solutions

World’s leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, early education and work/life solutions.

Investment Date: 
1986
Exit Year: 
1997
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eToys

First major toy retailer on the Internet; carried over 275 brands, as well as unique and obscure toys made by specialty manufacturers.

Investment Date: 
1998
Exit Year: 
1999
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The Sports Authority

Pioneered the concept of a superstore for sporting goods; became the largest full-line sporting goods retailer in the United States.

Investment Date: 
1987
Exit Year: 
1994
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Criteo

The world leader in personalized retargeting technology for more than 1200 major online retailers worldwide, driving billions of dollars in post-click sales. The company went public in October 2013 (NASDAQ: CRTO).

Investment Date: 
2010
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2013
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IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd.

ITNL is India's leading surface transportation infrastructure company.

Investment Date: 
2009
Exit Year: 
2015
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Vision Express Group

Operates optical superstores throughout Europe.

Investment Date: 
1994
Exit Year: 
1997
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Delivery Agent

Delivery Agent is the leader in shopping-enabled entertainment by redefining how products SeenOn™ or related to entertainment content are catalogued, sold and measured online.

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2006
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Quidsi (acq. by Amazon)

Quidsi owns and operates Diapers.com (baby care), Soap.com (health, beauty and household essentials), BeautyBar.com (prestige beauty), Wag.com (pet products) and YoYo.com (toys). In April 2011, it was acquired by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN).

Investment Date: 
2007
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2011
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Eagle Hardware & Garden

A large-format, do-it-yourself home improvement store.

Investment Date: 
1991
Exit Year: 
1992
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Matrimony.com

Matrimony.com is an Indian online match making website.

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2011
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KupiVIP

KupiVIP is a leading e-commerce company in Russia.

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2011
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Milo (acq. by eBay)

Milo is a local shopping Internet service that lists in-store product inventory at over 50,000 stores in real-time. It was acquired by eBay in 2010.

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2009
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2010
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Harman International Industries (fka Harco)

Maker of high-fidelity audio systems, including Harman/Kardon.

Investment Date: 
1980
Exit Year: 
1986
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Timothy's Coffees of the World

Operates a Canada-based retail chain of coffee shops.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
2008
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Sarovar Hotels & Resorts

Sarovar Hotels & Resorts pioneered in venturing into the mid-market segment in the Indian hospitality landscape.  In January 2017, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts was acquired by China's Louvre Hotels Group.

Investment Date: 
2006
Exit Year: 
2017
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Onestop Internet

A full-service, e-commerce technology and distribution partner. It designs, builds, and manages e-commerce Web sites on a completely outsourced basis.

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2008
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BigBasket

BigBasket is India's largest online grocery store.

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2015
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Winc

Winc is a customized subscription wine delivery service that bottles wines directly from the vinyards, making discovering new wines cheaper, easier and approachable.

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2014
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OMSignal

OMSignal is a Montreal-based wearable technology business.

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2014
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LivSpace

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

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2015
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Retail Solutions Inc.(fka T3Ci)

Retail Solutions turns downstream data like point-of-sale, supply chain, merchandiser feedback and customer loyalty into actionable visibility into the store and onto the shelf.

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2005
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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.

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2004
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2007
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Palogix Infrastructure

Palogix is in the business of developing and operating private freight terminals

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2010
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Riddhi Siddhi Gluco Biols

India's largest starch and starch derivatives company.

Investment Date: 
2006
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2014
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Car Wash Partners (acq. by ONCAP)

Operates 39 carwashes throughout the western United States.

Investment Date: 
1997
Exit Year: 
2007
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James River

Manufactured and marketed specialty paper products..

Investment Date: 
1978
Exit Year: 
1983
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Anant Raj Industries Ltd.

Leading real estate developer in the national capital region, Delhi, India

Investment Date: 
2009
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2015
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BusinessLand

Leading retailer of business-automation systems.

Investment Date: 
1982
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1983
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Ganesh Housing Corporation Limited

Founded in 1960, Ganesh is the leading real estate developer in the state of Gujarat, India.

Investment Date: 
2008
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2015
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Immulogic Pharmaceuticals

Developer of treatments for allergies and auto-immune diseases.

Investment Date: 
1988
Exit Year: 
1991
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Polaris Petroleum (acq. by Cabre Exploration)

Canadian company that explored and developed oil and gas properties in western Canada.

Investment Date: 
1979
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1993
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