Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) invests in early-stage, hyper-growth startups, partnering closely with entrepreneurs to build durable businesses. BVP is a global firm with offices in Menlo Park, Cambridge, New York, Bangalore, Herzliya and Sao Paulo. With $4 billion under management, BVP invests anywhere from $100,000 to $75 million in innovative companies like Pinterest, Twilio, Box, LinkedIn, Shopify, Yelp, Skype and CornerstoneOnDemand. Over 100 BVP companies have gone public-in the last three years alone, BVP has had 36 exits (IPO and M&A) and made new investments in more than 70 companies.
Learn more at bvp.com and follow us on Twitter @BessemerVP.
DFJ Growth is a venture capital firm that partners with extraordinary entrepreneurs who set out to change the world. Since 1985, DFJ Growth’s core funds have raised $4B, which has been deployed in more than 300 portfolio investments, including AdMob, Baidu, Box, Foursquare, Skype, Hotmail, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, Twitter, Tumblr and Yammer. DFJ Growth works with companies at seed, early and growth stages, with the goal of creating iconic and lasting businesses. DFJ Growth pioneers investing in emerging markets including consumer and enterprise information technology, digital media, and disruptive technologies.
Learn more at dfjgrowth.com.
Since 1983, Battery has been investing in technology and innovation worldwide. The firm partners with entrepreneurs and management teams across technology sectors, geographies and stages of a company’s life, from seed, start-up and expansion financing, to growth equity and buyouts. Battery has supported many breakthrough companies around the world, including seven companies who have IPO’d in the past fourteen months. Its current portfolio includes emerging and more established firms such as Bazaarvoice (IPO), Calxeda, Continuuity, Cumulus Networks, Delphix, ExactTarget (IPO), Guidewire (IPO), Kontangent, Marketo, Nutanix, Opscode, and Zerto. Battery has offices in Boston, Silicon Valley and Israel. It has raised nearly $4B since inception, and is currently investing a $750M fund.
For more information, visit www.battery.com.
Genesis Partners is Israel’s leading innovation-driven venture capital fund. Genesis partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to build successful, fast-growing companies. Genesis shares their vision and passion that technological innovation creates tremendous business opportunity. Genesis Partners believes that it’s all about the people. Genesis builds long-term partnerships with entrepreneurs whose vision, passion, integrity, and execution skills build market leaders. Genesis focus on seed and early stage investments in the information and communication technology (ICT) sectors. Genesis Partners manages over $600 million in capital commitments across four funds, and has made over 110 investments with 46 successful exits, including AudioCodes (Nasdaq: AUDC), ClickSoftware (Nasdaq: CKSW), Wintegra (acquired by PMC Sierra), Fundtech (Nasdaq: FNDT), Modem-Art (acquired by Agere) , Allot Communications (Nasdaq: ALLT) and Worklight (acquired by IBM). Genesis Partners has strong ties to the Israeli entrepreneurial community and the global technology industry, and a strong team of venture professionals with extensive experience in venture capital, technology, operations, innovation and entrepreneurship.
For more information, visit www.genesispartners.com.
Opus Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm with more than $1 billion of committed capital under management, investing in committed, high integrity entrepreneurs building market-leading technology companies. The team has participated in the successful outcomes of more than 80 companies (including 50 IPOs) in the U.S. and in Israel including Adaptec, AirGate PCS, BlueNile, Brocade, Ciena, DoubleClick, Electronics for Imaging, FedEx, Genesys, Harmonic, Informatica, Kidaro and Vantive. Opus Capital is headquartered on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California.
For more information, visit www.opuscapital.com.
ELI FARKASH, CO-FOUNDER, PRIVATE INVESTOR
Eli Farkash has over 30 years of global executive management experience in a variety of industries, and has been chairman and lead investor of Sisense since the company’s inception. Eli has served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director at Bulgaria’s largest mobile operator, MobilTel, and served as a board member of Velcom, the first mobile operator in Belarus. During the 15 years before joining MobilTel, Eli served as General Manager at a number of organizations, including CAP Holding in Lichtenstein, hard disk manufacturing facilities in Singapore and Germany, HolzTeam in Germany and Digitronics in Israel. Eli holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.