Yesterday, Forbes published its annual Midas List, which is a ranking of sorts for the most successful venture capitalists. I am extremely proud to write that no less than SIX partners from Bessemer Venture Partners appeared in this list of 100 investment professionals, including: Rob Stavis, Bob Goodman, Felda Hardymon, Ed Colloton, David Cowan and Rob Chandra. This is the most of any venture capital fund, which I attribute to the unique and indepenent culture of BVP. Congratulations to my partners and keep up the fantastic work! The bar is set very high for the rest of us.
Surprisingly, not a single venture capitalist from the Israeli VC sector appears on the list this year, perhaps owing to the dearth of high profile exits in recent years. Whatever the reason, I would expect to see several Israeli names on the list in the years to come as Israeli start-ups become great success stories themselves.