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Bessemer Venture Partners

Bessemer Venture Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Redwood City

About

Bessemer Venture Partners was established in 1911, and is a well known VC. The the headquarters of this VC is in Redwood City. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The fund typically enters into 25-48 deals annually. In 2015, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Bessemer Venture Partners is more than 1 billion dollars. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 14 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. Bessemer Venture Partners is involved in 8 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 17 key employees of this fund in our database.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Besides Bessemer Venture Partners, start-ups are typically funded by Vertex Ventures, Social Capital, Polaris Partners and 550 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Thrive Capital, Shasta Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 558. The investors in the following rounds are usually Trifecta Capital Advisors, Oak Investment Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and 457 VCs in total.

The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 16 other locations. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Software, SaaS. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 171 more industries for this fund. LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapdeal are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

Year Founded

1911

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: bvp.com; User name format in descending order of probability: last, first, first last, first last_initial, last first_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

97.1% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

7-12

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

38.6% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x9

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

4.8 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.25 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.73 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

30

Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]

2

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

3

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Vertex Ventures, Social Capital, Polaris Partners

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