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.

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Funded Companies

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Description
Industry
Website
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Cockroach Labs

Cockroachs Labs is the New York based company behind Cockroach DB, an open source, distributed SQL database.

Nextdoor is a company providing a private communications platform for neighborhoods.It was founded in 2011 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Snapchat, a product of Snap Inc., is a free image messaging application and augmented reality platform.

A company developing a cloud-based collaboration platform for professional teams to build software specific to their line of work or particular project. It was founded in 2013 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Benchling is a company based in San Francisco focusing on life science collaboration, both private and public, through creating cloud based software tools for digital DNA sequence editing, designing and running experiments, analyzing data, and sharing research.

Asana provides a project management platform to organize and plan workflows.

A cybersecurity company offering an application security platform for enterprises.

Bugsnag is an error monitoring platform for mobile, server, and browser applications based in San Francisco.

Good Eggs is an online grocery delivery service based in the Bay Area, offering fresh local produce, weeknight meal kits, everyday staples, and wine, beer, and spirits .

Tinder is a company founded in 2012 by Sean Rad, Justin Mateen and Jonathan Badeen.

Discord is a company providing voice, video and text chat application designed for gamers.

Ambarella Inc. is a Santa Clara, California-based company.

Confluent is a company providing a streaming platform that enables enterprises to access data.

Ubiquity6 is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2017 by Anjney Midha, Ankit Kumar and Michael Abbott.

Modern Treasury is a company providing its clients have enriched history of financial transactions.

Pachyderm is a company providing an open source analytics engine that uses Docker containers for distributed computations. It participated in the W15 cohort of Y Combinator.

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Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Benchmark (venture capital) Series B round
9,000,000
April 2, 2009
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Benchmark Capital Partners VII - Annex, L.P.
42,500,000
42,500,000
January 25, 2016
425,000,000
425,000,000
December 5, 2013
122,700,000
77,500,000
October 16, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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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