2023 Year in Review
To our founders, leaders, partners, & friends,
Innovation happens slowly, and then all at once. But great transformation is never without a strong foundation of patience, fortitude, and audacious optimism.
2023 was the year we crossed The Rubicon of Artificial Intelligence. 2023 was the year we supported teams through tough economic times and weathered a year of global tumult. And 2023 was the year we also learned that community is necessary for progress.
Looking forward, we’re excited to continue to back founders who demonstrate resilience and determination to build, sustain, and grow their businesses through market cycles and technological paradigm shifts.
Since our first European investment in 2004, half of our investment partners have backed companies in the region. This year, we were excited to announce the growth of our London office and team. We’ll continue to pursue investments in our core roadmap areas in continental Europe, covering everything from cloud and fintech to cybersecurity and AI. Read our announcement.
State of the Cloud
The cloud economy has entered the multiverse and we introduced AI as a new standalone category this year for the Cloud 100 list, with Open AI as our new #1.
Why risks lead to growth
On our award-winning podcast, Wish I Knew, we interviewed CEOs and leaders in healthcare, consumer, AI, and deep tech on life-changing “aha” moments they discovered along their business journeys.
We also had the privilege of being guests on Invest Like the Best where we discussed the unique aspects of Bessemer’s operating model and our distinctive investing styles. Tune in for an enlightening conversation with Jeremy Levine, Kent Bennett and Brian Feinstein. Give it a listen.