Alex Ferrara is a partner in Bessemer’s NYC office where he focuses on investments in the areas of SMB software, digital tokens, autonomous systems, and security. Alex’s current and previous board service includes Shopify, Pipedrive , Wix, Dashlane, Wandera, PhishMe, NewVoiceMedia, Dashbot, SelectMinds (acquired by Oracle), OMGPop (acquired by Zynga), Yodle (acquired by Web.com), ThreatTrack Security and Social Tables. He was also involved with the firm’s investments in Pure Networks (acquired by Cisco), Skype (acquired by Ebay), Zopa, SiteAdvisor (acquired by McAfee), Goal.com (acquired by Perform Group), Activ Financial, TeamViewer, and Gerson Lehrman Group.
Alex’s other historical investments include Alibaba Group and Hootsuite. Alex started his career as a software developer at Salomon Brothers and later worked as a derivatives trader. Prior to BVP Alex worked at Goldman Sachs in technology investment banking.
Alex holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.