Umair Akeel is an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. He brings 15 years of experience in technology development and leadership to Bessemer, focusing on software-as-a-service and enterprise mobile startups. He is also passionate about the future of big data and developer tools. As CTO in residence, he works closely with BVP-funded companies as an advisor. He has worked at two BVP-funded companies: he was Eloqua’s Chief Architect through its IPO and subsequent acquisition by Oracle, and he worked as a software engineer for Trigo Technologies, which was founded by BVP partner Byron Deeter and later acquired by IBM.