Year In Review

To our founders, leaders, and friends

As we navigate another year of immense change together, 2021 has shown us how uncertainty and progress can co-exist. This past year has shined a spotlight on radically different ways of how we connect with one another, control our health decisions, purchase goods, and even travel to space. We’re humbled and inspired to be part of our founders’ stories and reflect on a momentous year for our companies.

Bessemer Venture Partners
From early days to IPO

It all started with a memo

We took a trip down memory lane with our founders and CEOs to reflect on our partnership and journey together.

toast IPO, restaurant point of sales system, bessemer venture partners, bessemer, venture capital

Toast takes on the US restaurant industry: Memo to IPO

procore, bessemer, IPO

Procore: Breaking new ground to IPO

DISCO, IPO

DISCO: Transforming the legal sector

ACV Auctions, IPO, used cars

ACV Auctions: From Memo to Exit

Looking back at 2021

Three new funds. We closed our global $2.475 billion BVP XI fund focused on early-stage companies, a $825 million Century II fund designed for growth-stage companies, and our first dedicated $220 million India fund to back the next generation of innovators in the country.

A new endeavor. We extended our reach with the debut of BVP Forge, a growth buyout platform to support companies that don’t fit the traditional venture model, led by our newest partner Rob Arditi

A growing partnership. We expanded our leadership team with the promotion of five new partners - Mary D’Onofrio, Michael Droesch, Tess Hatch, Andrew Hedin, and Anant Vidur Puri - and brought on our partner Rob Arditi and first-ever CMO Shannon Brayton. We also welcomed our first investors on the ground in the UK.

12
IPOs
5
Public Listings
9
M&As

Foundations for the future

Innovation begins wherever a founder decides to build. The cloud economy serves as the backbone for the new emerging tech communities across the globe as startup teams have more flexibility and agency than ever before.

Reese Witherspoon, Rachel Carlson, and Chris Comparato discuss how technology is enabling entertainment, education, and hospitality to come back, stronger than ever.

Transformation in times of transition

Reese Witherspoon, Rachel Carlson, and Chris Comparato discuss how technology is enabling entertainment, education, and hospitality to come back, stronger than ever.
analyzes cloud economy milestones, what's driving cloud valuations, and the frameworks helping accelerate go-to-market momentum.

State of the Cloud 2021

Our team analyzes cloud economy milestones, what's driving cloud valuations, and the frameworks helping accelerate go-to-market momentum.
Melanie Perkins, Ara Mahdessian, and Larry Fitzgerald Jr.

Building in a Brave New World

Melanie Perkins, Ara Mahdessian, and Larry Fitzgerald Jr. open up about how they’ve weathered the past two years and the optimism and wisdom they’ve gained to make an impact.
The definitive benchmarking report on how cloud companies grow operationally efficient businesses and scale to $100 million in ARR (and beyond).

Scaling to $100M

The definitive benchmarking report on how cloud companies grow operationally efficient businesses and scale to $100 million in ARR - and beyond.

Roadmaps

Our investors share their deep thinking and roadmaps derived from what they’ve learned working alongside leaders and category-defining companies.

Consumer

Consumer distribution

The next era of Internet giants is on the horizon — Partner Talia Goldberg explains the two necessary ingredients for growing these businesses to massive scale.
Deep Tech

Deep tech

Partners David Cowan and Tess Hatch explain how they invest in companies to advance the fields of Aerospace, Quantum Computing and Sustainable Agriculture.
supply chain software

Supply chain software

Partner Mike Droesch discusses how supply chain digitization is enabling a new wave of data infrastructure, workflow automation, and collaboration platforms.
Drugs in a virtual world

Drugs in a virtual world

Partner Andrew Hedin shares how an emerging class of startups now has the opportunity to revamp clinical trials as digitization becomes an urgent priority within the pharma industry.
Cyber security

Cyber security

Partners Alex Ferrara and Amit Karp dive into the three key investment areas they recognize within the ever-evolving cybersecurity market.
Data infrastructure

Data infrastructure

The modern cloud data stack is undergoing massive construction. Partner Ethan Kurzweil explores how the future of software will be defined by the accessibility and use of data.

To a brighter 2022

We’re honored to be a small part of your journey. We’re inspired by your resilience and the progress you’re making to build a better future.  

Forge ahead.