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August 03, 2015 9:54 AM ET

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Company Overview of Bessemer Venture Partners

Company Overview

Bessemer Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed stage, early stage, start-up companies, early venture, hyper-growth startups, late venture, emerging growth, and growth capital. The firm also incubates companies. It seeks to invest in clean technology; energy; data security; cyber security; cloud computing; financial services; healthcare including therapeutics, healthcare services, healthcare information technology, medical devices, and diagnostics; Internet; intellectual property; online retail; software including enterprise software; emerging software technologies; Software as a Service (SaaS); software-defined networking; internet advertising technol...

1865 Palmer Avenue

Suite 104

Larchmont, NY 10538

United States

Founded in 1911





Key Executives for Bessemer Venture Partners

Founding Partner and Partner
Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer
Managing Partner, Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Chairman of Investment Committee, and Chairman of Management Committee
Chief Technology Officer in residence (CTO-IR) and Operating Partner
Age: 67
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Bessemer Venture Partners Key Developments

ENGIE In Advance Talks To Acquire 80% In Kiran Energy

ENGIE SA (ENXTPA:GSZ) is all set to acquire majority stake in Kiran Energy Solar Power Pvt. Ltd. for an enterprise value of INR 12 billion. According to sources, ENGIE is in advance talks to acquire 80% stake in Kiran Energy from 3 private equity investors who are going to exit completely. In 2010, New Silk Route, Argonaut Ventures LLC and Bessemer Venture Partners invested over $44 million in Kiran Energy. The private equity investors who jointly hold 80% in Kiran Energy could expect to rake in 1.5 times returns on their investment.

Bessemer Venture Promotes Kristina Shen to Vice President

Bessemer Venture Partners announced Kristina Shen's promotion to Vice President. In this role, Kristina will continue to work closely with BVP's investing partners to identify entrepreneurial opportunities in startups aligned with cloud computing, mobile and Internet sectors. Based in San Francisco, Kristina joined the firm in 2013 with a focus on the cloud-computing and internet sectors. Kristina is involved in Bessemer's investments in Adaptive Insights, ClearCare, DoubleDutch, Gainsight, Instructure, ServiceTitan, Speakeasy, Twilio and Vidyard. She is a Board Observer for ClearCare, DoubleDutch, Instructure, Retail Solutions, ServiceTitan and Vidyard, and a co-founder and board member for SpeakEasy. Before joining Bessemer, Kristina worked in the finance world as an investor at JMI Equity, and investment banker at both Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse.

Bessemer Venture Partners Appoints Umair Akeel as Chief Technology Officer

Bessemer Venture Partners announced the appointment of Umair Akeel as Chief Technology Officer in residence and operating partner. Umair will serve as a technology resource for all BVP portfolio companies.

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