Bessemer Venture Partners is an American global venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley, New York,Boston, Herzliya, Israel, and Mumbai and Bangalore, India. Since its inception in 1911, Bessemer has provided capital to companies such as Box, Pinterest, Quidsi (Diapers.com), Skype, Staples Inc., VeriSign and Dick’s Sporting Goods. More than 100 Bessemer companies have gone public, including recent IPO’s from Cornerstone, BroadSoft,LinkedIn, Yelp, Millennial Media, Eloqua and LifeLock. In September 2013, it was announced that NewVoiceMedia has secured £21m in a Series C round of funding led by new investor Bessemer Venture Partners. The investment will help fuel the company’s international growth, and closely follows the opening of its new regional headquarters in North America and Asia Pacific. The business is growing at more than twice the rate of the rapidly expanding cloud contact centre market, according to industry analyst DMG Consulting, and has doubled its number of staff over the last year to meet the increased demand for its technology.