Byron Deeter

Partner

Byron Deeter is a leading investor in SaaS and Cloud. He’s authored iconic laws on the state of cloud computing, and works closely with many of the best founders in the cloud and mobile worlds. To date, fourteen of Byron’s investments are valued above one $1 billion, including eight IPOs and counting.

Byron first raised a Series A with Bessemer Venture Partners back in 2000, as CEO and founder of Trigo Technologies. His company grew to be one of the first global SaaS companies, reaching profitability and was successfully sold to IBM. Byron foresaw that cloud computing would not only change the way people built new technologies but also how The Cloud would systematically run the world. In 2005, Byron returned to Bessemer, this time to lead the fund’s global cloud practice.

He graduated with honors from The University of California, Berkeley, where he met his then college sweetheart and now wife. Although he’s a four-time Rugby Collegiate National Champion and Ironman finisher, nothing competes with being a father of three children.

"Valuations and multiples will go up and down, but there has never been a better time to be a SaaS founder. You can grow faster than ever."

Companies

Adaptive Insights *

Adaptive Insights

ACQUIRED BY: WORKDAY

Adaptive Insights is the leader in cloud-based corporate performance management. Adaptive Insights was acquired by Workday in August 2018.

Box *

Box

NYSE: BOX

Box is a cloud-based enterprise content collaboration platform for people and businesses to share their documents from anywhere and from any device. Box went public in January 2015 (NYSE: BOX).

Canva

Canva

Canva is an online graphic design platform on a mission to simplify the process of graphic design for photographers, illustrators, and designers globally.

DocuSign *

DocuSign

NASDAQ: DOCU

DocuSign makes it easy and fast to get documents signed with the world’s largest electronic signature platform. Docusign went public in April 2018 (NASDAQ: DOCU).

Eloqua *

Eloqua

ACQUIRED BY: ORACLE

Eloqua automates the science of marketing. Eloqua went public in August 2012 (NASDAQ: ELOQ) and was then acquired by Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) in December 2012.

Gainsight

Gainsight

Gainsight, the Customer Success company, helps businesses grow faster by reducing churn, increasing upsell, and driving customer advocacy.

Guild Education

Guild Education

Guild Education’s lifelong learning platform offers classes, programs, and degrees for working adults.

HashiCorp

HashiCorp

HashiCorp enables organizations to provision, secure, and run any infrastructure for any application.

Instructure *

Instructure

NYSE: INST

Instructure is an educational technology company. Instructure went public in November 2015 (NYSE: INST).

Intercom

Intercom

Intercom develops customer messaging apps for sales, marketing, and support, connected on one platform.

LaunchDarkly

LaunchDarkly

LaunchDarkly is a feature management platform that enables software teams to build better software faster with less risk by decoupling the deployment of code from the release of features to users.

nCino

nCino

nCino is the worldwide leader in cloud banking.

OnXMaps

OnXMaps

onXMaps is a mobile apps company that provides maps for hunters and outdoor recreation.

Pana

Pana

Pana is the first corporate travel platform exclusively for world-class guest trips, including on-site interviews, customer visits, internships and more.

Phantom Auto

Phantom Auto

Phantom Auto is a remote control-as-a-service safety solution for autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Procore

Procore

Procore provides cloud-based construction management software.

Qventus

Qventus

Qventus optimizes decisions in hospitals in real time to reduce costs, improve quality and experience.

Rainforest QA

Rainforest QA

Rainforest QA provides modern testing for web and mobile apps.

ScaleFactor

ScaleFactor

ScaleFactor is building the business operating system for SMBs.

Sila Nanotechnologies

Sila Nanotechnologies

Sila Nanotechnologies is a provider and manufacturer of revolutionary car batteries.

Team SoloMid (TSM)

Team SoloMid (TSM)

Team SoloMid (TSM) is a leading esports franchise.

Tile

Tile

Tile’s devices, network and mobile app work together to help people organize their belongings.

Vidyard

Vidyard

Vidyard is a video marketing platform enabling customers to derive information on viewer-behavior for marketing automation systems and CRM.

Vlocity

Vlocity

Vlocity delivers industry-specific cloud and mobile software that embed digital, omnichannel processes for customer-centric industries.

Yotpo

Yotpo

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

Zylo

Zylo

Zylo is an enterprise SaaS optimization platform that helps unlock the full potential of SaaS for buyers, providers and users.

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