Bob Goodman, a founding partner in the New York office of Bessemer Venture Partners, joined the firm in 1998. He focuses on investments in software, communications and healthcare IT.
Bob is currently a member of the board of directors of VoIP communications company BroadSoft, telecommunications provider GTS, mobile-advertising company Millennial Media, social networking company Select Minds, data management and backup software company Syncsort, remote computer support company Teamviewer, and information security company Perimeter E-Security.
Prior to joining Bessemer, Bob founded and acted as CEO of two successful telecommunications companies: wireless equipment company Celcore, that was acquired by Alcatel in 1997, and Boatphone, a group of cellular operating companies in the Caribbean. Bob brings the uncommon combination of entrepreneurial, operating and investment expertise to his portfolio companies. As a venture capitalist, Bob has been involved in building many successful companies including leading the first rounds for Flarion and BladeLogic.
Bob holds a B.A. from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University. He also serves on several non-profit boards including The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and The Play Group Theatre.
Adam Fisher joined Bessemer venture Partners in 2007. Adam serves on the boards Wix, Soluto, Billguard, Altair, Densbits, Siano, Enforta, and Fiverr. Recently he was on the board of Storwize which was acquired by IBM. He also invested in, and served on the board of, UK-based Axis Network Technology prior to its acquisition by Korea’s Ace Technology.
Before joining Bessemer, Adam was a general partner in JVP. Adam led the fund’s investments in Dune Networks (acquired by Broadcom), Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT), Cogent Communications (NASDAQ:CCOI), and Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel).
Adam holds a B.S.F.S. degree in international economics and Middle East studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Visit his blog Savants in the Levant.
Rani Wellingstein has many years of senior management experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to founding Intucell he was a founder and vice president of Celltick Technologies, a world leader in mobile broadcast. Prior to that he was the general manager and a founding member of NKO, a pioneer in IP telephony, and led its sale to ECI Telecom in 1998. Rani’s technical background includes several years as a radio engineer and project manager at Cellcom (TA:CEL), a major cellular network operator, and at ECI Telecom.
Rani has an MSc. in electrical engineering (antennas and radiation) and a BSc. in electrical engineering.