Alex Ferrara

Partner

Alex joined Bessemer Venture Partners in 2005. Today he primarily invests in enterprise SaaS, SMB software, and cybersecurity throughout the US and Europe.

Alex started his career as a software developer turned derivatives trader at Salomon Brothers. After running engineering for two startups, he worked briefly as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Alex holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and has authored a book about computer programming.

In his spare time, Alex is an avid cyclist, a hobby he picked up from a portfolio company CEO.

"These days Silicon Valley is no longer a geographic location, but rather a state of mind. It’s about founders and teams that are passionate about a big idea or have a vision to do something bold."

Companies

ACTIV Financial Systems

ACTIV Financial Systems

ACTIV Financial Systems provides market data services for electronic trading strategies.

Anaqua *

Anaqua

ACQUIRED BY: ASTORG

Anaqua provides intellectual asset management software solutions and services to corporations of all sizes. Anaqua was acquired by Astorg, a leading European private equity firm, in February 2019.

Dashbot

Dashbot

Dashbot is a bot analytics platform that enables developers to increase engagement, acquisition, and retention through actionable data.

Kenna Security

Kenna Security

Kenna Security provides risk vulnerability management through its cloud based security platform.

ManyChat

ManyChat

ManyChat helps businesses do marketing, sales and support through Facebook Messenger.

NewVoiceMedia *

NewVoiceMedia

ACQUIRED BY: VONAGE

NewVoiceMedia is a leading global provider of cloud technology which helps businesses sell more, serve better and grow faster. NewVoiceMedia was acquired by Vonage in 2018.

OMGPOP *

OMGPOP

ACQUIRED BY: ZYNGA

OMGPOP is a web and mobile game developer. In March 2012, OMGPOP was acquired by Zynga.

Rocketrip

Rocketrip

Rocketrip helps businesses reduce corporate travel costs by rewarding employees for saving.

Social Tables *

Social Tables

ACQUIRED BY: CVENT

Social Tables is a SaaS suite for hospitality and event planning. Social Tables was acquired by Cvent in 2018.

TeamViewer *

TeamViewer

ACQUIRED BY: PERMIRA

TeamViewer is a provider of remote control, remote access and online collaboration software. In 2014, TeamViewer was acquired by Permira.

ThreatTrack Security *

ThreatTrack Security

ACQUIRED BY: J2 GLOBAL

ThreatTrack Security specializes in helping organizations identify and stop malwares designed to evade the traditional cyber-defenses. ThreatTrack Security was acquired by j2 Global in 2018.

Wandera

Wandera

Wandera pioneered the secure mobile gateway to help organizations protect their data and gain better visibility and control over their mobile data usage.

Wix *

Wix

NASDAQ: WIX

Wix empowers businesses, organizations, professionals, and individuals to take their businesses, brands, and workflow online. Wix (WIX) went public in November 2013.

Yodle *

Yodle

ACQUIRED BY: WEB.COM

Yodle provides local marketing and lead-generation services to small and medium sized businesses. In March 2016, Yodle was acquired by Web.com.

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