Bessemer Venture Partners

Address: 535 Middlefield Rd, Suite 245
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650-853-7000

Website: http://www.bessemervp.com

Bessemer Venture Partners traces its roots back to 1911 when Henry Phipps established what became Bessemer Securities Corporation as an investment firm for the benefit of his descendants. Bessemer helped build companies including W.R. Grace, Ingersoll Rand and International Paper.

Today, Bessemer VP has over $1 billion under management. It prefers to be the lead investor in a company's first round of funding with $4-10 million. It may occasionally provide seed stage investments under $1 million.

Successful companies it has invested include Veritas, Verisign, The Sports Authority and Ciena.

Bessemer actually admits to passing on firms that have become enormously successful including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Apple Computer and Google. Read more here.

Has offices in Silicon Valley, Larchmont, NY and Wellesley, MA.

Bessemer has 6 general partners, 6 venture partners and principals, and 6 operating partners. It has 3 entrepreneurs in residence.


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