Adam Fisher joined Bessemer in 2007 as a Partner, bringing a decade of experience in the Israeli venture capital market to the firm. The founder of BVP Israelâ€™s Herzliya office, he focuses primarily on the firmâ€™s Israel-related investments. Adam is Bessemerâ€™s first partner to be dedicated to Israel, where the firm has made a number of investments, including ART (acquired by Scansoft, now Nuance (NUAN)), Cyota (acquired by RSA Security (RSAS)), DSP Group (DSPG), Mellanox (MLNX), Colorchip, Finjan (acquired by M86 Security), and Siano Mobile Silicon. In addition to serving on the boards of Siano and Russia-based Enforta, Adam has led BVPâ€™s investments in and is on the boards of UK-based Axis Network Technology as well as Altair, Soluto, Storwize, and Wix, all of which are based in Israel.
Before joining BVP, Adam was a General Partner in the Jerusalem and New York City offices of Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). Adam led JVP’s investments in the semiconductor, consumer electronics, networking, and wireless sectors and served as a director on the boards of Dune Networks, Kovio, Siano Mobile Silicon, and Sepaton, among others. In addition, he was involved in JVP’s investments in Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT), Cogent Communications (NASDAQ:CCOI) and Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel (NYSE: ALU)). While Adam was at JVP, he coinvested with BVP in Siano Mobile Silicon and worked with BVP on the board of Kovio. Adam also led JVP’s Asia strategy and established the firm’s Shanghai office in 2004.
A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Adam concentrated in International Economics and Middle East Studies. Born in South Africa, he has lived in a number of U.S. cities, as well as China and Israel