Venture Capital Firms in Bay Area – Bessemer Venture Partners – Menlo Park, CA – 20/50

Venture Capital Firms in Bay Area – Bessemer Venture Partners – Menlo Park, CA – 20/50

Venture Capital Firms in Bay Area – Bessemer Venture Partners – Menlo Park, CA – 20/50

Early Stage, Mid Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Space Tech, Mobile, Marketplaces, Healthcare, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, IT Infrastructure
Total Capital: $3.2 billion
Notable Investments: K2 Intelligence, Betterment, Abacus, United Capital Financial Advisors, Zopa,
Quantopian, Home First Finance Company

Bessemer Venture Partners (Bessemer) is a venture capital firm. The firm has over $5 billion under management and invests globally, with offices in San Francisco, Redwood City, New York City, Boston, Israel, and India.


In 1911, Henry Phipps, a co-founder of Carnegie Steel, established Bessemer Securities as a family office. In 1974, Bessemer Securities expanded beyond immediate family management and the venture capital firm, Bessemer Venture Partners, was created. In 1975, Bessemer Venture Partners opened an office in Silicon Valley. In 1985, the firm opened an office in Boston and began investing in health and life sciences. In 2003, Bessemer expanded its operations to India. In 2007, Bessemer expanded its operations to Israel. As of 2019, Bessemer had fifteen investing partners.


Bessemer Venture Partners invests in seed stage, early stage, and growth stage private technology companies. The firm is primarily focused on investing in the enterprise, consumer, and healthcare sectors.

As of 2019, the firm had invested in over 120 IPOs, including Shopify, Yelp, LinkedIn, Skype, LifeLock, Twilio, SendGrid, DocuSign,, Box and VeriSign.

Investments includ e Bright Health, PagerDuty, Playdom, Pinterest, Rocket Lab, Snapdeal,, Vayyar,Vidyard, Wandera, and Zapier.

Bessemer Venture Partners
Industry Private equity
Founded 1911
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States
Key people
Founder and CEO:
Micha Kaufman


Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners manages more than $4 billion of venture capital invested in over 130 companies around the world.
Categories  Consumer, E-Commerce, Enterprise Software, FinTech, Health Care, Marketplace, Mobile, SaaS, Security
Headquarters Regions  San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, West Coast
Founded Date 1911
Operating Status Active
Child Hubs  Bessemer Venture Partners Alumni Founded Companies, Bessemer Venture Partners Portfolio Companies
Investor Type  Venture Capital
Investment Stage  Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed
Number of Exits 192
Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) is a $4B venture capital firm that funds consumer, enterprise and healthcare startups around the world, from seed stage to growth. BVP funded the early stages of Pinterest, Blue Apron, Skype, Skybox Imaging, Twitch and Periscope and helped build 117 IPOs including Twilio, Yelp, LinkedIn, Shopify and Wix.