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Amit Karp

Partner

Amit Karp is a partner in Bessemer’s Israel office where he focuses on investments in the region and throughout Europe. Amit led Bessemer’s Seed or Series A rounds in Axonius, Torq, Firebolt, Zoomin, Legit Security, Appwrite, Astrix Security, Otonomo, and Netdata. He was also closely involved with Bessemer’s investments in Yotpo, Hibob, Cloudlock, Cloudinary, and Habana Labs.

Prior to venture capital, Amit was a senior associate in McKinsey & Company, advising companies on projects related to technology strategy. Earlier in his career, Amit was a developer and then Product Manager at an e-commerce search and merchandising solutions startup Mercado, now part of Adobe Software.

Amit holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.

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Companies

Appwrite

Appwrite

Appwrite is the end-to-end Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform built for web, mobile, native and backend apps.

Cloudinary

Cloudinary

Cloudinary is a cloud-based image and video management service for web and mobile developers.

CloudLock *

CloudLock

ACQUIRED BY: CISCO

CloudLock is a cloud security company focused on providing enterprise class security solutions for data in the cloud. In June 2016, CloudLock was acquired by Cisco.

Firebolt

Firebolt

Firebolt is a cloud data warehouse, purpose-built for high-performance analytics.

Habana Labs *

Habana Labs

ACQUIRED BY: INTEL

Habana Labs is a fabless semiconductor company. In December 2019, Habana Labs was acquired by Intel Corporation.

Hibob

Hibob

Hibob is a cloud platform for employee management that integrates HR and benefits.

Hunters

Hunters

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

Hysolate

Hysolate

Hysolate is revolutionizing enterprise endpoints, resolving the conflict between security and productivity.

Legit Security

Legit Security

Legit Security protects software supply chains from attack by automatically discovering and securing the pipelines, infrastructure, code, and people so that businesses can stay safe while releasing software fast.

Netdata

Netdata

Netdata provides open-source, distributed, real-time, performance and health monitoring for systems and applications.

Otonomo *

Otonomo

NASDAQ: OTMO

Otonomo is the first neutral automotive data services platform that paves the way for the development of new apps and services. Otonomo went public in August 2021 (NASDAQ: OTMO).

ScyllaDB

ScyllaDB

ScyllaDB is a high performance NoSQL database compatible with Apache Cassandra.

Torq

Torq

Torq is a no-code automation platform for security and operations teams. Frontline security professionals use Torq’s easy workflow designer, limitless integrations and pre-built templates to deliver stronger security in minutes. Teams use Torq to accelerate threat response, automatically remediate risks, and automate away manual security tasks.

Yotpo

Yotpo

Yotpo is a commerce marketing cloud offering businesses customer reviews, visual marketing, loyalty, and referrals.

Zoomin

Zoomin

Zoomin is revolutionizing how companies and their customers gain value from documentation.

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