Felda Hardymon, a partner in Bessemer’s Cambridge MA office, joined the firm in 1981. He focuses on investments in the software, communications and storage sectors. He serves on the boards of Vertica, Streambase, Goal.com, Endeca and SVB Financial Group (aka Silicon Valley Bank). Since 1998, Felda has also taught and done research at Harvard Business School where he holds the appointment of MBA Class of 1975 Professor of Management Practice. He is currently on leave from Harvard and is a visiting professor of finance at The London School of Economics. Prior to joining Bessemer, Felda worked at BDSI, the original venture subsidiary of General Electric, where he was an investor in Ungermann-Bass, Stratus Computer and Western Digital. Prior to that, he taught mathematics and served as director of systems and research at Duke University.