Saturday, January 26, 2008

Forbes Midas List - 2008 Demographics

Forbes released their annual Forbes Midas List this past week. As I did last year, I made a very quick run through the list to get a sense of the demographics. Here is a three year view:

Although women, Hispanics and African Americans didn't make any progress on the list, investors of Indian descent (the majority of whom have made at least one investment in an India-based company) continued their Midas land grab.

Congratulations are in order, by the way, to five of my Bessemer colleagues who made the Midas list. Felda Hardymon, Rob Stavis, Bob Goodman, David Cowan, Rob Chandra. Congrats! (Makes you wonder if Roberts have an innate venture capital ability....)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Interested in a VC Pre-MBA Analyst Role?

Bessemer is looking to add a new Analyst to our team. If you are a pre-MBA interested in VC, this is a really great way to get a taste of what venture capital is all about with some of the best in the business.

Check out the teaser below. If you think you might be a good fit, drop me a line or a comment and I can send you the full job description / requirements, or apply directly (w/ cover letter & resume) to FullTimeAnalystResumes at BVP dot com.


Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) is the oldest venture capital practice in the United States. With offices in Silicon Valley, Boston, New York, Shanghai, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Herzliya, the firm manages more than a billion dollars of venture funds, carrying on a tradition of hands-on, active venture investing that has continued since 1911.

BVP is seeking an investment analyst to join the firm. The analyst role is ideal for an entrepreneurial, competitive self-starter who is outgoing, charismatic, and analytical. The position is located in the firm’s Larchmont, New York office, which is 35 minutes by train from Manhattan. Several of the firm’s professionals live in Manhattan.

Position Description
Analysts interact with roughly 1,000 entrepreneurs each year in an effort to source 2-3 new investments for the firm in their primary role. In addition to reviewing industry publications to identify promising companies, responsibilities include investment analysis and due diligence while working closely with the firm’s senior professionals.