Bessemer Venture Partners

Bessemer backs SaaS platform that automates billing workflows

Zenskar, a startup that is aiming to help SaaS companies automate their billing workflows, has raised $3.5 million in a seed funding round. Headquartered in New York and Bengaluru, Zenskar is building

GlossGenius triples valuation, raises $25M to give beauty industry’s tech stack a makeover

Danielle Cohen-Shohet developed a tech platform to help spa, studio and salon industry owners manage their operations. She had seen firsthand the challenges of running a small business as a freelance

Zopper raises $75 million to solve India’s insurance problem

For more than half a decade, Zopper built a platform for small- and medium-sized businesses, helping merchants with invoicing and payments through its point-of-sale platform. It sold that IP to PhoneP

Lumachain, using computer vision to transform meat production, bites into new capital

Lumachain's goal is to solve some of the global meat industry's key challenges, including employee shortages and supply chain disruptions.

The best cloud unicorns aren’t as overvalued as you might think

Unexited unicorns represent one of the largest pools of paper wealth in the world. And the best companies -- often also the most valuable -- are actually not as overvalued as you might think.

Farther, a wealth tech firm, banks $15M Series A as valuation hits $50M

Farther provides two sets of tools, one for advisors to expand their businesses and one for clients to invest in ways that align with their goals.

25 French unicorns, 25 French unicorns, do I hear 100?

French President Emmanuel Macron hopes there will be 100 French unicorns by 2030. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, 10 homegrown decacorns. But shouldn't we all dream of centaurs instead?

Smartphone re-commerce platform Cashify bags $90 million in new funding

Cashify, a marketplace for gadgets trade-ins and buybacks in India, has raised $90 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its business in the world’s second-largest smartphone market

Courier lands $35M to build a service for app notifications

App notifications, well intentioned or no, have become a part of daily life. A 2018 study out of Duke University estimated that — aside from email and work app alerts — the average person

Why software valuations could drop more if things don’t change soon

If you feel cloud and software stocks should not trade for less than their historical average, then you have cause to cheer. But is that a valid perspective?

Content marketplace Pepper lands $14.3 million funding to expand to US

Pepper Content, a content marketplace that connects global brands such as Google, Meta, Amazon and Adobe with over 100,000 creators, has raised $14.3 million in a new financing round as it looks to ex

Manta, a data observability startup, raises $35M to grow its workforce

Over the last decade, the rate at which organizations create data has accelerated as it becomes cheaper to store, access and process data. But as data continues to grow in scale and complexity, it&#82

Preql wants to put business users in charge of their data

Preql founders Gabi Steele and Leah Weiss were data engineers in the early days at WeWork. They later opened their own consultancy to help customers build data stacks, and they saw a stubborn consiste

Only 1 in 6 unicorns are true IPO candidates today

How did we wind up with so many unicorns and so few IPO-ready private technology companies with IPO-scale valuations?

Optibus taps $100M at a $1.3B valuation for its AI-based mass transit operations platform

Mass transit has made a rebound with the return of city life post-COVID 19, and today a startup that’s building tech to help it run more smoothly is announcing a big round of funding to meet the

Teleport nabs $110M to provide identity-based infrastructure access

Teleport, a platform that assigns identities to hardware, software and users to replace the need for passwords, today announced that it raised $110 million in a Series C fundraise at a $1.1 billion po

SaaS demo platform Demostack raises $34M to expand to new markets

Demostack, a San Francisco, California-based startup creating a “demo experience” platform for software-as-a-service (SaaS) sales teams, today announced that it raised $34 million in a Ser

CommerceIQ gets its horn as capital continues to flow into e-commerce infrastructure startups

CEO Guru Hariharan sees the $4.5 trillion retail industry at a massive inflection point.

Loveseat gets comfy with new funding to expand its returned home goods marketplace

Husband-and-wife co-founders Chris and Jenny Stanchak started Loveseat back in 2013 as a vintage furniture business that they pivoted into an auction marketplace.

Disco gets brands to boogie together on customer acquisition

Disco used to be Co-op Commerce, and leadership says the new name better reflects the company's focus on consumer discovery.
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