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Bessemer Venture Partners

Bessemer Venture Partners

A venture capital firm that invests in consumer, enterprise and healthcare companies. It was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. 

Bessemer Venture Partners is a San Francisco-based venture capital company with investments in companies ranging from seed-stage to growth. The company has over $4 billion invested in the companies in its portfolio. It has other offices in places such as New York City, Boston, Israel, and India. 

Product

As of 2019, the company has raised ten venture capital funds, four of which were over $1 billion. It is known for backing seed-stage, Series A, and Series B companies. Bessemer Venture Partners state that they intentionally invest early in a company so that they can see it through its growth stage. 



Notable investments that the company have made include Pinterest, LinkedIn, Blue Apron, Shopify, and Fiverr.

Community Involvement

The company has created a fellowship program for college students. The Bessemer Fellowship Program places qualified college students with growing technology companies in the Bay Area. The students work at said company for eight to 12 weeks where they can learn skills and the operations that take place in start-up companies. 



Timeline

Funded Companies

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Symantec is a Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California-based company founded by Gary Hendrix, Doug Monahan and Earl Sacerdoti.

A software company offering a suite of business intelligence and analytics products and services.

Communications company, now a subsidiary of Microsoft.

A cloud communications platform for building SMS, Voice & Messaging applications on an API built for global scale that was founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

A company operating an online marketplace for products such as mobile devices, electronics, apparel and accessories.

ScaleFactor is an Austin, Texas-based SaaS company offering services in bookkeeping and accounting.

An American global semiconductor and telecommunications company.

Zapier is an American for-profit corporation and a web-based service that allows end users to integrate the web applications they use.

Pinterest is a photo sharing, publishing website, social media web and mobile application company.

Fiverr is an online freelance marketplace for creative and professional services.

A technology company offering a software-as-a-service risk and vulnerability intelligence platform for measuring rick and prioritizing remediation efforts.

Gainsight, Inc. is a privately held service as a software company founded in 2009 by Jim Eberlin and Sreedhar Peddineni. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

A company providing team activity subscription for companies

Eloqua is a Virginia-based company founded by Mark Organ.

PagerDuty is company providing an operations performance platform for small, mid-size and enterprise. It participated in the S10 cohort of Y Combinator.

Canva is a company operating as an online graphic design platform. It provides users with a drag-and-drop design tool and a library of stock photographs, graphic elements and fonts.

42floors is a company providing a platform for searching office space. It participated in the W12 cohort of Y Combinator.

A software company offering a NoSQL database compatible with Apache Cassandra.

Weave is a communication company that enables practitioners increase and maintain their patients.

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People

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LinkedIn

Ambar Bhattacharyya

Employee



Andrew Hedin

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Andrew Walsh

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Aneesha Raghunathan

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Anna Khan

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Ashley Elsner

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Babak Nivi

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Ben Donald

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Ben Mathews

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Brian Feinstein

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Brian Truong

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Byron Deeter

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Chris Dixon

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Chris Farmer

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Christopher Perusse

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David Cowan

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David Wehrs

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Ethan Kurzweil

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Fred Shilmover

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Gabrielle Preiser

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Jason Putorti

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Jeff Epstein

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Jeremy Levine

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Justin Label

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Kent Bennett

Employee



Further reading

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Bessemer Venture Partners has a brand new $1.85B fund

Kate Clark

Web

October 25, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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State of the Cloud 2019 from Bessemer Venture Partners



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News

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Date
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Description
Lucas Matney
January 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Startup productivity tools have never been better, but that's led to employees being more passionate than ever about the tools that they want to use themselves. PMs don't want to use Jira, engineers don't want to mess with Trello and keeping everyone happy can mean replicating processes again and again. Montreal-based Unito is building software [...]
Freshworks
September 16, 2019
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SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Freshworks Inc., the customer engagement software company, announced that, for the third consecutive year,...
Sarah Perez
June 10, 2019
TechCrunch
There's some new consolidation in the mobile event technology space this morning, with news that the meetings, events and hospitality technology provider Cvent has acquired San Francisco-based mobile event app maker DoubleDutch. The deal includes both DoubleDutch's mobile event app technology as well as the team, the company said in announcing the deal on Monday. [...]
Kate Clark
April 17, 2019
TechCrunch
What it means to be an 'undercorn' and should we care?
DriveNets
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RA'ANANA, Israel, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DriveNets, a networking software company, today emerged from stealth and announced a first round of financing...

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