Perspectives From Our Team

The latest thinking from within BCV

The Race to $100B: The Palo Alto Networks Story

Palo Alto Networks is a company I’ve admired for a long time; it’s the world’s biggest standalone security company, has an arm in virtually every category of cyber, and is an active acquirer of dozens of pioneering startups.

Rak Garg 30 min read
Domain Insights Infra Growth

The Current State of Vertical SaaS

BCV Principal Zeeza Cole and Headline Investor Taylor Brandt wrote this article in collaboration. You can follow them on Twitter here and here to keep up with their thoughts on the venture landscape, the future of work, vertical SaaS and more. Why Today’s Climate is the Perfect Time for Vertical SaaS to Shine Industry-specific software – known as Vertical SaaS – has…

Zeeza Cole 7 min read
Domain Insights Apps

Making Layoffs Suck Less: How to Announce Job Cuts and Retain Top Performers

This article was originally published on on February 23, 2023. There is no way to sugarcoat it: For many founders, 2022 was a tough year to be a boss, and 2023 is not shaping up to be any easier. The tech industry layoffs may have slowed, but they haven’t abated and there will certainly be…

Leslie Crowe 8 min read
Business Building

How Fintech Can Jump on the Generative AI Bandwagon

Generative AI can be a critical ingredient in the way financial services are delivered and make humans 10X more productive. In fact, there are many applications perfect for it.

Sarah Hinkfuss 21 min read
Domain Insights Fintech