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BVP hires from Google and promotes from within for two new VPs

1 Jul 2014

amit karpBessemer Venture Partners has appointed two new vice presidents, nabbing Sunil James from Google and promoting Amit Karp from senior associate.

Karp will focus on investments in the software, mobile and digital media sectors, identifying the next leaders and working closely with existing portfolio companies.

They include Thinking Phone Networks, Cloudlock and Syncsort.

Before joining BVP he was senior associate in McKinsey & Company where he focused on IT strategy on IT.

James’ focus at BVP will be on information security and cloud infrastructure, especially software-defined networking. At Google he led product management for the search engine giant’s Cloud Platform networking division.

BVP partner Ed Colloton said that the new hires highlight the “importance of assembling a strong internal team to support our shared commitment to building world-class company”.

The $4bn global firm backs entrepreneurs leading transformative hyper-growth companies. The firm, which traces its origins back to 1872, has overseen more than 100 BVP companies going public.

Last week BVP helped Israeli website optimisation and personalisation specialist Dynamic Yield secure $12m in a Series B round.

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