Byron Deeter, a partner in Bessemer’s Menlo Park, Calif. office, joined the firm in 2005. At Bessemer, he focuses on investments in the cloud-computing and Internet sectors.
Prior to joining Bessemer, Byron was a successful entrepreneur, investor and consultant. He most recently worked as an executive at IBM after the company’s 2004 acquisition of Trigo Technologies. Byron served as founding president & CEO of Trigo, which grew to profitability, ammassed 150 employees and logged a $40+ million revenue run-rate. Bessemer worked closely with Byron and the executive team after Trigo's founding and invested in all institutional financing rounds.
Prior to Trigo, Byron worked in private equity with TA Associates, where he focused on the software sector. He came to TA from McKinsey & Co., where he was involved with Fortune 500 clients in the media and technology industries, and was active in McKinsey's innovation and technology-management practice.
Byron holds a B.A. degree with honors from U.C. Berkeley in political economy. He was named a California Emerging Leader Scholar and an Alumni Scholar, and was a varsity member of Cal's national championship rugby team. Byron is the author of "Bessemer's 10 Laws of Cloud Computing and SaaS" and author of the cloudscape. Byron was named to the Forbes Midas List in 2012 and was also named one of the "power players" of venture capital by AlwaysOn in 2011 and 2012.