Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and Bessemer Venture Partners Invest $15 Million in Flat World Knowledge
About Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners is a global investment group with offices in Silicon Valley, Cambridge, Mass., New York, Mumbai and Herzliya, Israel. One of the oldest venture-capital practices in the United States, Bessemer has partnered as an active, hands-on investor in Ciena, LinkedIn, Postini, Shriram EPC, Skype, Staples, VeriSign and Yelp. More than 100 Bessemer-funded companies have gone public on exchanges in the U.S., the U.K., India and Canada. To learn more, visit www.bvp.com; follow the firm on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bessemervp and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bessemervp.
About Valhalla Partners
Valhalla Partners is a trusted partner and advisor to technology entrepreneurs in their quest to build world-class companies. Based in Vienna, Virginia, the firm's management team has made more than 120 investments over the past twenty years and produced almost $1 billion of investment proceeds. Valhalla prefers investments where the mission of the company is to innovate, challenge and fundamentally change the dynamics of new and existing markets. Investments by Valhalla's team include Advertising.com, CareerBuilder.com, JumpTap, LeftHand Networks, Progress Software, RealOps, Register.com, Riverbed Technologies, SafeNet, SEPATON, ServiceBench, Trilogy, and webMethods. Valhalla Partners brings the full power and network of its experienced team to every investment it makes, helping companies grow faster and smarter regardless of size or maturity. For more information, go to http://www.valhallapartners.com.
About GSA Venture Partners
With over $100 million under management, GSA Venture Partners makes early stage venture investments in technology-enabled services and business information services companies. Prior fund manager investments include Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ: MDSO), LivePerson (NASDAQ: LPSN), OpenWave (NASDAQ: OPWV), YellowJacket (acquired by the Intercontinental Exchange) (NYSE: ICE), UGO Networks (acquired by Hearst Corporation), and KnowledgeStorm (acquired by TechTarget) (NASDAQ: TTGT). For more information about GSA Venture Partners, please visit www.gsavp.com.
About High Peaks Venture Partners
High Peaks Venture Partners is a venture capital firm focused on investments in market leading, seed and early stage technology companies. Founded in 2004, High Peaks began investing its second fund in 2010. With offices in New York City and Upstate New York, the firm focuses on investments in the web services, digital media, software, and medical technology markets. High Peaks is one of 18 affiliates of Village Ventures, a collaborative, nationwide network of seed and early-stage venture capital funds. For more information, please visit http://www.hpvp.com.