SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), a $4.5 billion global venture capital firm investing in consumer, enterprise and healthcare technology companies, today announced the promotion of Anna Khan to vice president. In her new role, Anna will begin focusing on early-stage investments for the firm in consumer businesses and continue investing in software companies.
Since joining Bessemer in 2012, Anna has sourced several of the firm’s notable investments, including customer messaging platform Intercom and cloud contact center and inside sales technology provider NewVoiceMedia. She also co-authors BVP’s State of the Cloud annual report with Bessemer partners Byron Deeter and Kristina Shen.
“Anna was one of the earliest believers in Intercom, and the reason we connected with Bessemer,” said Eoghan McCabe, founder and CEO of Intercom. “It has been awesome to see her grow into a talented investor and advisor. We’re proud to have her in our corner and as one of Intercom’s biggest evangelists.”
Based in San Francisco, Anna works closely with partner Byron Deeter and has helped with Bessemer’s investments in online learning platform Guild Education, popular esports company Team SoloMid (TSM) and enterprise SaaS optimization platform Zylo. She served as a board observer for Intacct until the company was acquired for $850 million by SAGE Group and currently serves as a board observer for Rainforest QA, Vidyard and Zylo.
“Anna and the Bessemer team were the perfect investors to lead our most significant round of financing,” said Eric Christopher, co-founder and CEO of Zylo. “As a software pioneer that helps companies manage their cloud investments more strategically, we wanted to team up with the best and brightest VCs in the SaaS and cloud software space. Anna’s knowledge and understanding of the cloud landscape made our decision an obvious one, and she continues to be an invaluable resource and advisor for us.”
Outside of Bessemer, Anna is the founder and chair of the incubator Launch X, which she launched in 2015 to help female entrepreneurs raise capital for their businesses. Among Anna’s distinctions, she has been named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and a Forbes 30 Under 30 alumna.
“Anna is everything that up-and-coming investors should aspire to be. She is smart with high integrity and deep empathy for the entrepreneurial journey,” said Byron Deeter, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “Anna has certainly made her impact felt at Bessemer and beyond, and we’re excited for her to play an even bigger role at the firm.”
Before joining Bessemer, Anna was chief of staff to the CEO of 4INFO, a mobile advertising platform. She started her career as an investment manager at both Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Anna holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, where she was a Rock Center Fellow, and graduated with honors from Stanford University with degrees in science, technology and society (STS), English literature and political science.
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