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Janelle Teng

Vice President

Janelle Teng is a vice president in the San Francisco office where she focuses primarily on growth investments in cloud software, infrastructure, and developer platforms. She specializes in product strategy and product-led growth go-to-market execution for companies scaling past the Series B stage. Currently, Janelle serves as a board observer for Claroty, Databook, Netlify, Smule, and Virtru. She also works closely with product-led companies such as Canva, Imply Data, and Statespace.

Janelle develops many of Bessemer’s PLG frameworks, roadmaps, and benchmarks. Additionally, Janelle is a co-author of Bessemer’s annual State of the Cloud Report and Bessemer Growth’s Scaling to $100MM Series. She is also a primary contributor to the firm’s initiatives around The Cloud 100 and the BVP Nasdaq Emerging Cloud Index.

Before joining Bessemer, Janelle was a product manager at SalesforceIQ (formerly RelateIQ) where she led mobile development for Salesforce Inbox and was part of the team that created Einstein Email Insights. She began her career as a business analyst at McKinsey and Company.

A science enthusiast at heart, Janelle studied human biology and economics at Stanford University, where she graduated with academic distinction and departmental honors. She also earned an MBA at Harvard Business School. Outside of work, you can find Janelle trying to beat her personal record on her indoor cycling bike or jumping off cliffs on her snowboard.

Companies

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.

Claroty

Claroty

Claroty is a cybersecurity software company focused on protecting industrial control networks.

Databook

Databook

Databook is a customer intelligence platform that to drives enterprise sales performance at scale.

Imply

Imply

Founded by the original creators of Apache Druid, Imply is the leading developer of a full-stack and multi-cloud data platform designed to enable businesses to integrate real-time analytics into their operations.

Netlify

Netlify

Netlify is a developer of web development tools intended to design, deploy, and host modern websites.

ServiceTitan

ServiceTitan

ServiceTitan provides a mobile, cloud-based management platform for home services businesses.

Smule

Smule

Smule develops music-making apps that connect people.

Statespace

Statespace

Leveraging cognitive science and artificial intelligence to revolutionize human performance.

Virtru

Virtru

Virtru is the provider of a data security platform designed to eliminate the tradeoff between data protection and ease of use for businesses.

Yotpo

Yotpo

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

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