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G. Felda Hardymon

MBA Class of 1975 Professor of Management Practice

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G. Felda Hardymon Biography

Felda Hardymon is MBA Class of 1975 Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught Venture Capital and Private Equity as well as The Entreprenurial Manager, and is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, a global first-tier venture firm.

Felda graduated from Rose Polytechnic Institute with a degree in mathematics. He attended Duke University, where he earned a Ph.D. in mathematics and remained at Duke to teach, eventually serving as Duke's Director of Systems and Research. He left Duke, and an academic career, to attend HBS (MBA '79, Baker Scholar), and in 1979 joined Business Development Services, Inc. (BDSI), the venture capital subsidiary of General Electric.

At BDSI Felda became a Vice President and was an investor in the start-up of Stratus Computer (the second fault-tolerant computer company, later sold to Ascend), the turnaround of Western Digital (a communications chip company, later to become a disk drive company), and the growth financing of Ungermann-Bass (the first local-area network company, later sold to Newbridge Networks).

Felda joined Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) as a general partner in 1981. BVP is among the oldest venture firms (founded 1911) with offices in Cambridge (MA), Larchmont (NY), Silicon Valley, Herzliya (Israel), Bangalore and Mumbai (India). BVP invests approximately $300 million annually worldwide and has over $3 billion under management.

Felda has led BVP's investment in a number of young companies in the software, communications and retail sectors, including American Superconductor, Cascade Communications (acquired by Ascend), Celcore Communications Corp (acquired by DSC), Sahara Networks (acquired by Cascade), Parametric Technology Corp, Metapath Software International (acquired by Marconi), Sirocco Networks (acquired by Sycamore), LBMS (acquired by Platinum Technology), Wavesmith (acquired by Ciena), Celtel International (acquired by MTC), VideoServer (now called Ezenia), Vertica, Streambase and Endeca. His investments in the start-ups of The Sports Authority and Staples were the initial investments for BVP's retail practice.

He served on the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association for a number of years in the 90's where he was Chairman of the Tax Committee. In May 2010 he was awarded the NVCA's rarely given Liftime Achievement Award.

Felda joined the HBS faculty in 1998, and with Josh Lerner developed the second-year MBA elective Venture Capital and Private Equity. He teaches in--and has been course head for--the Private Equity and Venture Capital Executive Education program held each fall. Beginning December 2010 Felda will be on leave from HBS. In winter 2011 he will be in residence at London School of Economics and Political Science where he has been appointed Visiting Professor of Finance.

In addition to his teaching duties, Felda continues to serve as a partner of BVP and is currently active with five investments. He serves on four private company boards as well as on the board of directors of Silicon Valley Bancshares (NASDAQ:SIVB). He advises several Venture Capital and Private Equity firms by sitting on investment committees and LP advisory boards.

With Josh Lerner he wrote Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook, Volume II (John Wiley & Sons, 2002). With Josh Lerner and Ann Leamon, he wrote Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook, Third Edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2005) and Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook, Fourth Edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). With Ann Leamon, Denis Saulnier and the HBS IT department, he co-authored the VC Game, a massive, multi-player simulation of a venture capital market used to teach portfolio practices in private equity. Currently Felda is writing a VCPE text book with Josh Lerner and Ann Leamon to be published in the 2011 by John Wiley & Sons.

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G. Felda Hardymon Biography

Felda Hardymon is MBA Class of 1975 Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught Venture Capital and Private Equity as well as The Entreprenurial Manager, and is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, a global first-tier venture firm.

Felda graduated from Rose Polytechnic Institute with a degree in mathematics. He attended Duke University, where he earned a Ph.D. in mathematics and remained at Duke to teach, eventually serving as Duke's Director of Systems and Research. He left Duke, and an academic career, to attend HBS (MBA '79, Baker Scholar), and in 1979 joined Business Development Services, Inc. (BDSI), the venture capital subsidiary of General Electric.

At BDSI Felda became a Vice President and was an investor in the start-up of Stratus Computer (the second fault-tolerant computer company, later sold to Ascend), the turnaround of Western Digital (a communications chip company, later to become a disk drive company), and the growth financing of Ungermann-Bass (the first local-area network company, later sold to Newbridge Networks).

Felda joined Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) as a general partner in 1981. BVP is among the oldest venture firms (founded 1911) with offices in Cambridge (MA), Larchmont (NY), Silicon Valley, Herzliya (Israel), Bangalore and Mumbai (India). BVP invests approximately $300 million annually worldwide and has over $3 billion under management.

Felda has led BVP's investment in a number of young companies in the software, communications and retail sectors, including American Superconductor, Cascade Communications (acquired by Ascend), Celcore Communications Corp (acquired by DSC), Sahara Networks (acquired by Cascade), Parametric Technology Corp, Metapath Software International (acquired by Marconi), Sirocco Networks (acquired by Sycamore), LBMS (acquired by Platinum Technology), Wavesmith (acquired by Ciena), Celtel International (acquired by MTC), VideoServer (now called Ezenia), Vertica, Streambase and Endeca. His investments in the start-ups of The Sports Authority and Staples were the initial investments for BVP's retail practice.

He served on the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association for a number of years in the 90's where he was Chairman of the Tax Committee. In May 2010 he was awarded the NVCA's rarely given Liftime Achievement Award.

Felda joined the HBS faculty in 1998, and with Josh Lerner developed the second-year MBA elective Venture Capital and Private Equity. He teaches in--and has been course head for--the Private Equity and Venture Capital Executive Education program held each fall. Beginning December 2010 Felda will be on leave from HBS. In winter 2011 he will be in residence at London School of Economics and Political Science where he has been appointed Visiting Professor of Finance.

In addition to his teaching duties, Felda continues to serve as a partner of BVP and is currently active with five investments. He serves on four private company boards as well as on the board of directors of Silicon Valley Bancshares (NASDAQ:SIVB). He advises several Venture Capital and Private Equity firms by sitting on investment committees and LP advisory boards.

With Josh Lerner he wrote Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook, Volume II (John Wiley & Sons, 2002). With Josh Lerner and Ann Leamon, he wrote Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook, Third Edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2005) and Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook, Fourth Edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). With Ann Leamon, Denis Saulnier and the HBS IT department, he co-authored the VC Game, a massive, multi-player simulation of a venture capital market used to teach portfolio practices in private equity. Currently Felda is writing a VCPE text book with Josh Lerner and Ann Leamon to be published in the 2011 by John Wiley & Sons.

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  • How to book G. Felda Hardymon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like G. Felda Hardymon for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for G. Felda Hardymon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for G. Felda Hardymon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book G. Felda Hardymon?

    Booking fees for G. Felda Hardymon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire G. Felda Hardymon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for G. Felda Hardymon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like G. Felda Hardymon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book G. Felda Hardymon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent G. Felda Hardymon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for G. Felda Hardymon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

G. Felda Hardymon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book G. Felda Hardymon for your event is available upon request. G. Felda Hardymon generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are William R. Kerr, Nitin Nohria, Josh Lerner, Arthur I. Segel and Krishna G. Palepu. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling G. Felda Hardymon for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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