The Bessemer Cloud Team (Byron Deeter, Kristina Shen, and Anna Khan) are hosting Pitch Hours during Saastr Annual 2019 on February 6th, 7th, and 8th for early stage SaaS startups in San Jose. We want to meet you individually, hear what you’re building and geek out on all things cloud.

To apply, please email bvpsaastr@bvp.com with one/two paragraph on your vision, the founding team, and any early traction by January 25th, 2019. If selected, we will be in touch to arrange a time to meet with you.

The one-on-one sessions are designed to be a relaxed and fun time to…


By: Jeremy Levine and Talia Goldberg

Years ago, everyone watched television shows at the same time — when they aired, sometimes huddled around a living room screen. Think about TV’s greatest moments: the Super Bowl, the Beatles debut on Ed Sullivan, a flubbed Best Picture Oscars winner announcement and iconic series finales like M.A.S.H., Seinfeld, or the Sopranos. These all elevated to become cultural moments because the content was fantastic, and the added element of social relevance made them unmissable.

Today, content is still king. Some say we’re in a Platinum Age for television where there’s more content than ever…


By: Alex Ferrara

I want to extend a huge congratulations to the incredible NewVoiceMedia team, which announced on November 1st, that it has been acquired by Vonage. We first partnered with NewVoiceMedia back in 2013.

At the time, we’d already had the good fortune of working with several great SaaS companies in categories ranging from HR to marketing automation. We observed that unified communications and contact center software had been a large but laggard category among enterprise cloud adoption. …


Before the SaaStr Holiday Party on November 15th, the Bessemer Cloud Team is hosting Pitch Hours in San Francisco for early stage SaaS companies over a two-day period on November 15th and 16th. We want to meet you individually, hear what you’re building and geek out on all things cloud.

To apply, please email bvpsaastr@bvp.com with one paragraph on your vision, the founding team, and any early traction. If selected, we will be in touch to arrange a time to meet with you.

The one-on-one sessions are designed to be a relaxed and fun time to get to know you…


Partners Byron Deeter, Kristina Shen, and Brian Feinstein in the firm’s Silicon Valley office

Today, we’re announcing a new, $1.85 billion fund: BVP X.

Ten is a milestone kind of number and launching our tenth fund inspired moments of reflection derived from our experiences working alongside entrepreneurs and companies we’ve advised over the last half-century.

It’s no secret that many in the Valley are raising larger — and larger — funds, and others are raising multiple new funds across different stages or geographies. As we planned BVP X, we naturally asked if we should do the same. …


By: Mike Droesch and Jenny Gao

Bessemer was proud to partner with the CNCF to host an evening devoted to discussion around exciting new open source infrastructure projects and best practices for enterprises making the cloud-native transformation. Given the high concentration of financial services firms in NYC, we were fortunate to have great input from many of these leaders on the added challenges of making these transitions in highly-regulated institutions.

Across all of these discussions, it was clear that everyone is dealing with similar macro challenges. Today’s infrastructure leaders are in a tough spot, having to meet increasingly strict data…


Looking Back at our 2016 Internal Memo on Glint

We first met Jim Barnett and Goutham Kurra, Glint’s co-founders, nearly two years ago, and were inspired by their vision to make people happier and more successful at work. Today, we could not be prouder of what these two leaders and their team have accomplished, and we’re excited for the road ahead for Glint, now as part of LinkedIn.

In true Bessemer fashion, we thought it would be worthwhile to look back at what we wrote in the investment memo recommending funding Glint, and a few things stood out:

#1 EMERGING…


By: Charles Birnbaum and Ben Mathews

Leo Birnbaum’s brightwheel profile!

In 2014, the Bessemer team met with Dave Vasen at the office of his recently launched startup, KidCasa. When we arrived, we realized the office was actually his apartment building. Dave was in the earliest days of bootstrapping his company and we got an early look at the prototype of the KidCasa mobile app that Dave was developing with the help of a small number of childcare providers. The app was rudimentary, but the vision was not. …


By: David Cowan and Tess Hatch

For 50 years, space innovation meant scaling Apollo-era technologies into ever larger, more durable satellites parked above their terrestrial clients in geosynchronous orbit. Exotic space-ready parts, militarized defenses and layered redundancies ballooned into multi-billion-dollar systems designed to last 40 years or more beyond their conceptions. Only vast organizations with thousands of aerospace engineers could participate.

By the turn of the century, it didn’t matter that geosynchronous orbit resembled a stadium parking lot on Super Bowl Sunday. The internet had upended and bankrupted the commercial space industry, whose expensive, decades-old satellites could no longer compete…


At Bessemer Venture Partners we are always looking for new ways to help our companies work better, smarter and faster. Sometimes these solutions are revolutionary. Sometimes they are simply more efficient.

Recently one of our portfolio companies showed us a better way to track employee equity data. Equity data is particularly cumbersome to present and read — even for smaller companies with only a few employees. We were excited to see a better way of doing this, that improves on the tables and charts often used. With their permission, using anonymized data, we wanted to share their template.

The tables…

Bessemer Venture Partners

For the entrepreneurs who want to build revolutions of their own.

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