Perspectives From Our Team

The latest thinking from within BCV

What’s next for Shopify?

A week and a half ago, Shopify released its Q2 Earning’s report and shares sank 14% on the day after the company announced it plans to lay off 10% of its global workforce (~1,000 employees). CEO Tobi Lutke acknowledged that he and his executive team had overestimated the long-standing success that e-commerce would have in…

Dawit Heck 10 min read
Bain Capital Ventures Commerce

A Tecton-ic shift in MLOps

It’s not always visible to end users, but machine learning (ML) has become a core component of every software product, influencing everyday experiences like food delivery pricing or ride-share wait-times. Training and deploying the models that power these use cases is challenging and complex, requiring tedious manual effort from data scientists. Tecton automates this complexity…

Aaref Hilaly, Rak Garg 3 min read
News Infra Growth

Playbook Founder Jessica Ko on Getting Creatives to Love Your Product

Playbook redesigned cloud storage to fit exactly what fast-growing design teams and freelancers need. The platform applies modern technologies such as photo and video tagging, a Pinterest-like view gallery, and collaboration across teams via a variety of templates and creative tools. 

5 min read
Spotlight Apps Growth

Jamstack and Modern Web Dev

All areas of infrastructure software change rapidly, but perhaps none of them quite as quickly as the web development stack. The rate of innovation in other categories of infra can be limited by a few things, including relative technical depth (e.g. databases) or reluctance in depending on new players (e.g cybersecurity). Web dev tools, on…

Sam Crowder 4 min read
Spotlight Infra

Why We Invested In Smallstep: Taking The Headache Out Of Certificate Management

by Enrique Salem Software is increasingly becoming an interconnected web of microservices, containers, and endpoints. The connections between each of these components can be compromised, creating potential security risk. The rise of cloud computing, distributed systems, and remote work has only accelerated these trends. To ensure that software is built securely and reduce the surface…

Enrique Salem 3 min read
Spotlight Infra

Topography Health CEO Alexander Saint-Amand On Getting GTM Right In The Healthcare Industry

In our Making Markets series, learn from exceptional entrepreneurs about their magic moments in company building and important lessons for shaping the industries that matter today. With all eyes on vaccines and treatments for COVID during the last two years, almost everyone now understands the importance of clinical trials to the scientific discovery and drug…

5 min read

Why We Invested In Fidel API: Building The Next Foundational Platform For Fintech Applications

By Merritt Hummer, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures 2021 was a banner year for fintech: global funding to fintech companies hit an all-time high of $132 billion and the sector produced more than a dozen IPOs not including SPACs. The aggregate market cap of public fintech companies exceeds $600 billion. Just a handful of years ago, there…

Merritt Hummer 5 min read
Spotlight Fintech