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Alex Ferrara

Partner

Alex Ferrara is a partner based in Bessemer’s London office where he leads Bessemer’s European efforts and primarily focuses on B2B SaaS, fintech, and cybersecurity.

Alex joined Bessemer in 2005. He led Shopify’s Series A in 2010, Pipedrive’s Series A in 2015, and has backed a range of successful cybersecurity startups.

Alex is a recovering gamer, avid cyclist, and trying to learn tennis.

"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

ACQUIRED BY OPTIONS TECHNOLOGY

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.

BigID

BigID

BigID aims to transform how enterprise protect and manage the privacy of personal data.

Dashbot

Dashbot

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

GetAccept

GetAccept

The best remote selling platform with video, live chat, proposal design, document tracking, and e-signatures in one place.

Hunters

Hunters

Hunters is a purpose-built, turn-key data and security platform powering effective detection and rapid response to security incidents.

K Health

K Health

K Health uses cutting-edge AI to give patients immediate answers they can trust and convenient access to quality primary care in minutes.

Kenna Security *

Kenna Security

ACQUIRED BY: CISCO

Kenna Security provides risk vulnerability management through its cloud based security platform. Kenna Security was acquired by Cisco in May 2021.

Leena AI

Leena AI

Leena AI is an AI-powered HR assistant providing instant responses to employee queries over chat and voice, enabling organizations to resolve HR queries fast and improve their employee experience.

Manta

Manta

Manta reinvents data lineage and provides organizations with complete visibility into the flow of information to improve productivity, boost data governance and eliminate costly manual processes.

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.

NYDIG

NYDIG

NYDIG provides the full suite of digital asset services to premier institutions and sophisticated investors.

OMGPOP *

OMGPOP

ACQUIRED BY: ZYNGA

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

Optibus

Optibus

Optibus is a cloud-native AI platform that makes public transportation smarter, better, and more efficient.

Rewind

Rewind

Rewind protects businesses by backing up their SaaS data.

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.

Upvest

Upvest

Upvest is an investment API that empowers financial institutions to offer investment products in their app with a modular, scalable, and accessible alternative.

Wandera *

Wandera

ACQUIRED BY: JAMF

Wandera pioneered the secure mobile gateway to help organizations protect their data and gain better visibility and control over their mobile data usage. Wandera was acquired by JAMF in May 2021.

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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