Sarah Tavel, a vice president in the Menlo Park office, joined Bessemer in 2006.
She focuses on the software and Internet sectors and has been closely involved in investments with consumer internet company Pinterest; Microsoft SharePoint migration solutions provider Metalogix; leads-generator Yodle; learning-and-talent-management company Cornerstone OnDemand (IPO); e-commerce site Onestop; energy-management company CPower (acquired by Constellation Energy); SaaS online-marketing company Convertro; business-software company MindBody Solutions; and leading Russian e-commerce company KupiVIP.
Sarah also works with Bessemer company eEye Digital Security and worked with Quidsi (operator of Diapers.com and Soap.com), acquired by Amazon.com, security software company Intego, and classifieds-provider OLX, acquired by Naspers.
Prior to joining Bessemer, Sarah was a consultant for The Kerdan Group, a strategy-consulting firm, where she focused on the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries. Previously she founded a general-contracting business, which she ran for two years while in college and grew to 20% net margins. She began her professional career in local-ad sales.
While earning a degree in philosophy cum laude from Harvard University, Sarah captained the women’s rugby team and was a Harvard Scholar. She is a board member of The Seneca, a non-profit founded by women at Harvard to strengthen social and professional networks, resources, and opportunities for women. Sarah blogs at http://www.adventurista.com/