Bob Goodman

Partner

Bob Goodman is a partner in the firm’s New York office where he focuses primarily on investing in software, mobile, and communications and consumer technology companies.

Before joining Bessemer, Bob founded two successful telecommunications companies: wireless-equipment leader Celcore, acquired by Alcatel through the acquisition of DSC in 1997, and Boatphone, a group of cellular operating companies in the Caribbean. Having served as CEO of both companies, Bob brings the dynamic combination of entrepreneurial, operating, and investment expertise to his portfolio companies.

Bob holds a B.A. from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University. He currently serves as Trustee of Brown University as well as on several nonprofit boards, including The Play Group Theatre.

"VCs don’t run companies. Management teams run companies. We're looking to partner with teams that can build world-class businesses."

Companies

Affirmed Networks

Affirmed Networks

Affirmed Networks develops mobile network solutions with gateway functionality, rich application and content delivery services.

Anaqua

Anaqua

Anaqua provides intellectual asset management software solutions and services to corporations of all sizes.

BladeLogic *

BladeLogic

ACQUIRED BY: BMC

BladeLogic provides data center automation solutions for IT infrastructure in business organizations. Bladelogic went public in 2007 (NASDAQ: BLOG) and was acquired by BMC in 2008.

Blue Apron *

Blue Apron

NYSE: APRN

Blue Apron delivers fresh ingredients and step-by-step recipes to your door. In June 2017, Blue Apron went public (NYSE: APRN).

Broadsoft *

Broadsoft

ACQUIRED BY: CISCO

BroadSoft develops software that enables mobile and fixed-line service providers to deliver real-time communications via their IP networks. In June 2010, BroadSoft went public (NASDAQ: BSFT).

Capsule8

Capsule8

Capsule8 is an information technology company that develops real-time zero-day attack detection at production scale.

Cypress

Cypress

Cypress enables front-end testing for anything that runs in the browser.

Disco

Disco

Disco has developed electronic discovery software that revolutionizes document review and production.

DriveNets

DriveNets

DriveNets helps Communications Service Providers (CSPs) take advantage of the greatest demand surge in telco history.

Electric

Electric

Electric provides all-in-one, real-time tech support for small and mid-size businesses.

Flarion Technologies *

Flarion Technologies

ACQUIRED BY: QUALCOMM

Flarion is the pioneer of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex Access (OFDMA) technology. In 2006, Flarion was acquired by QUALCOMM.

GTS Central Europe *

GTS Central Europe

ACQUIRED BY: DUESTSCHE TELEKOM

GTS provides integrated fixed-line communications services in Central and Eastern Europe. In May 2014, GTS was acquired by Duetsche Telekom in 2014.

IAG Research, Inc. *

IAG Research, Inc.

ACQUIRED BY: THE NIELSEN CO.

IAG Research, Inc. provides media metrics to large advertisers through proprietary research. IAG Research, Inc. was acquired by The Nielsen Co.

Light

Light

Light is the creator of a multi-lens and multi-sensor camera.

MealPal

MealPal

MealPal is a subscription service that provides members with affordable daily lunch options from restaurants near where they live or work.

Millennial Media *

Millennial Media

ACQUIRED BY: AOL

Millennial Media is a mobile advertising marketplace. In 2015, Millenial Media was acquired by AOL.

Netsmart Technologies *

Netsmart Technologies

ACQUIRED BY: GENSTAR CAPITAL

Netsmart Technologies supplies on-demand and enterprise-wide software solutions for health and human services providers. In June 2010 Netsmart Technologies was acquired by Genstar Capital.

Qwilt

Qwilt

Qwilt develops pioneering video delivery technology to power the online entertainment revolution.

Scytale

Scytale

Scytale helps engineers securely and easily build identity-drive, large-scale distributed software using technologies like SPIFFE.io.

Sedona Systems

Sedona Systems

Sedona Systems revolutionizes the way high-end networks are designed and operated, leveraging the emerging wave of SDN (software defined networks).

SilverSky *

SilverSky

ACQUIRED BY: BAE SYSTEMS

SilverSky provides on-demand messaging and security services to businesses. SilverSky was acquired by BAE Systems in 2014.

Smashfly

Smashfly

SmashFly Technologies provides marketing automation for recruiting

Vayyar

Vayyar

Vayyar develops 3D imaging sensors, opening the world to a new generation of safe, mobile and low cost imaging devices.

Verodin

Verodin

Verodin is a business platform that enables organizations to measure, manage, and improve their cybersecurity effectiveness.