Byron is an experienced CEO and founder, having first worked with Bessemer when he raised venture capital for the Series A of Trigo Technologies in 2000. Working closely with BVP, Trigo went on to become one of the first global SaaS companies, reached profitability, and successfully sold to IBM in one of the largest outcomes of its vintage. Having seen the potential of cloud computing early, Byron returned to venture capital in 2005 to lead BVP’s global cloud practice and has been actively involved in a portfolio that now includes over 100 cloud investments worldwide and represents ~1/3 of the market cap of all public cloud companies.
Byron directly led investments in numerous IPOs including Box (Box), Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD), Criteo (CRTO), Eloqua (ELOQ), Instructure (INST), and Twilio (TWLO) as well as many existing private industry leaders such as: GainSight, DocuSign, ProCore, Intercom, Adaptive Insights, Intacct, Vidyard, and SendGrid. He continues to focus on all things cloud, mobile, and other exciting technologies you can credibly convince him may change the world so he doesn’t need to add to his anti-portfolio.
Consistently ranked as one of the top global investors across all industry sectors, Byron is frequently recognized by online analysts, Industry Groups, magazines, and newspapers. He is a frequent guest on national TV, a popular industry speaker, and an active blogger having co-authored the 10 Laws of Cloud Computing, the BVP Cloud Index, and the State of the Cloud Report. Byron graduated with honors from Berkeley and as a testament to his determination more than his athletic prowess, Byron is a four time Rugby Collegiate National Champion as well as an Ironman finisher.
Byron is married to his college sweetheart (Go Bears!) and has three wonderful children that refuse to play rugby or acknowledge golf as a sport, but now steadily beat him down the hill while skiing.