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Benchmark (venture capital)

Benchmark (venture capital)

Benchmark is an American venture capital firm invests in social, mobile, local and cloud companies.

Benchmark Capital is an early investor in Uber Technologies Inc., Snap Inc. and WeWork Cos.

Founded in 1995, Benchmark is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm prefers to invest in the software, communication, security, semiconductor, mobile, social, cloud computing, consumer service, financial services, internet retail, online service, infrastructure service, system software and optical device sectors.

Benchmark invests in and works alongside entrepreneurs building startups into transformational companies.

The firm has been committed to open source and created an equal ownership and compensation structure for its partners. The six equal general partners who take board seats and a hands-on approach to every entrepreneur and company they back, with no junior investment staff. General partners include Matt Cohler, Peter Fenton, Bill Gurley, Mitch Lasky, Eric Vishria, and Scott Belsky. Benchmark has had 37 exits since beginning of 2011; 14 IPOs and 23 mergers and acquisitions representing a total market value of more than $60 billion.

Timeline

April 2, 2009
Benchmark raises a $9,000,000 series B round from DAG Ventures.

Funding rounds

Associated investment funds

People

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Role
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Alok Vasudev

Employee

Andreas Ritter

Investor

Avi Nudler

Employee

Chris Morton

Employee

Chris Tsakalakis

Employee

Daniel Finnigan

Employee

Daniel Hoffer

Employee

Danielle Blumberg Ullner

Employee

David Kaneda

Employee

Edward Kinsey

Investor

Eric Vishria

Employee

Erica Alvarez

Employee

Gus Fuldner

Employee

Jagdish Kumar

Employee

James Winters

Investor

Jonathan Teo

Employee

Julio Vasconcellos

Employee

Karl Jacob

Employee

Kris Fredrickson

Employee

Kristi Appleby

Employee

Larry Blair

Investor

Maayan Schwartz

Employee

Maddie Chavez

Employee

Maglio Sanchez

Employee

Mark Evans

Employee

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