Video

Since the first cat video appeared on YouTube in 2005, online video has increasingly become the dominant way we consume information and entertainment.

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Team

Byron Deeter

Byron Deeter

Byron Deeter is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Talia Goldberg

Talia Goldberg

Talia Goldberg joined Bessemer in 2012 and focuses on investments in consumer Internet and software businesses. 

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Bob Goodman

Bob Goodman

Bob Goodman is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Josh Harder

Josh Harder

Josh Harder, a Vice President, joined the firm in 2014. 

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Ethan Kurzweil

Ethan Kurzweil

Ethan Kurzweil is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Ben Mathews

Ben Mathews

Bennett Mathews joined Bessemer in 2015 as an Associate where he focuses on early stage consumer web and mobile investments.

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Michael Segal

Michael Segal

Michael Segal is a Vice President in Bessemer’s San Francisco office, where he focuses on early-stage investments in the developer platform, consumer web, and e-commerce sectors.

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Kristina Shen

Kristina Shen

Kristina Shen is a Partner.

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Current Companies

Periscope Data

Periscope Data is developing analysis and visualization software that empowers SQL data analysts to do their job better.

Investment Date: 
2016
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Qwilt

Provider of transparent caching for carriers and network service providers.

Investment Date: 
2013
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Smule

Smule creates applications for the iPhone. Smule’s mission is to connect the world through music.

Investment Date: 
2008
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Vasona Networks, Inc.

Vasona Networks is developing software that improves mobile carrier infrastructure efficiency.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Vidyard

Vidyard is a video marketing and analytics platform.

Investment Date: 
2014
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Past Companies

Adap.tv (acq. AOL)

Adap.tv is an online video advertising exchange operator and serves as a platform for video ads and networks. In 2013, Adap.tv was acquired by AOL (NYSE: AOL).

Investment Date: 
2011
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2013
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Dropcam (acq. by Google)

Dropcam developed an easy-to-use WiFi camera that allows users to access a live feed or recent history anywhere on the web or their mobile device. The company was acquired by Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) in July 2014.

Investment Date: 
2009
Exit Year: 
2014
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KnowMe

KnowMe is a video creation and sharing platform.

Investment Date: 
2015
Exit Year: 
2016
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Periscope

Periscope is a social media app for livestreaming experiences founded in February 2014.  Two months later, Bessemer provided seed capital to  fund development of the app.  In January 2015, the company was acquired by Twitter and the app launched two months later. 

Investment Date: 
2014
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2015
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Skype Technologies (acq. by eBay)

A global, peer-to-peer, Internet-communications service.

Investment Date: 
2003
Exit Year: 
2005
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Twitch

Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers.  In 2014, Twitch was sold to Amazon for ~$1 billion. (NASDAQ: AMZN)

Investment Date: 
2012
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2014
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