Global venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners announced Josh Harder’s promotion to vice president.
In this role, Harder will continue to work closely with BVP’s investing partners to identify entrepreneurial opportunities in mobile, telecom, infrastructure and enterprise applications.
Originally based in BVP’s New York office, he joined the firm in 2014 with a focus on telecom, mobile and enterprise. Harder recently moved to the San Francisco office, where he will continue to build out the firm’s investments and help identify new roadmap opportunities and areas ripe for growth.
He works closely with BVP portfolio companies, including Fuze, Vasona Networks, Affirmed Networks, LightCo, Anaqua and Qwilt. He also helped lead investments in Disco (legal technology e-discovery), Verato (identity management), Bright Health (insurance), Smashfly (recruitment marketing) and SiSense (business intelligence).
Before joining Bessemer, Harder worked at Accion Venture Lab, an investment fund focused on financial services for the poor in emerging markets, and at Ruma, a mobile banking startup in Indonesia. He started his career at the Boston Consulting Group and has also worked in the mango and tea industries in Kenya and Rwanda.
With $4 billion under management and offices in Menlo Park, San Francisco, Boston, New York, India and Israel, Bessemer invests in early to growth stage startups, partnering closely with entrepreneurs to build market leading businesses.
The firm has invests in innovative companies such as LinkedIn, Yelp, Skype, Pinterest, Blue Apron, and Rocket Labs, among others. Its track record includes more than 115 IPOs, most recently Twilio, Shopify, Box, Mindbody and Wix.