Benchmark Capital

Benchmark Capital

Benchmark Capital is a technology-led, business support advisor

Benchmark Capital is a technology-led, business support advisor. The firm was founded by Ian Cooke, in 2003, in Horsham, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

The firm looks to invest towards in-class technology solutions, discretionary platforms, and support services to provide an advantage to over one hundred national and regional firms. Benchmark Capital is interested in companies that provide product intelligence, work management platforms, as well as peer-to-peer streaming technologies. The firm invests during Series A through E rounds.

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Funded Companies

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Description
Industry
Website
Location
Dropbox

Dropbox is a file sharing and productivity startup created by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in 2007.

Web hosting service
San Francisco
Domo (company)

Domo designs and delivers an executive management platform as a service to help executives manage their business.

Software
American Fork, Utah
Uber

Uber Technologies Inc. is a transportation network company (TNC) headquartered in San Francisco, California.

E-commerce
San Francisco
Asana (software)

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

Software
San Francisco
Minted

Online marketplace for graphic design and art

Art
San Francisco
Wealthfront

The only automated financial advisor offering financial planning, investment management and banking-related services all on a mobile app.

Financial technology
Redwood City, California
Clarizen

Work management and project management software company

Software
San Mateo, California
Sailthru

Company

E-commerce
New York City
Grubhub

Grubhub is a Chicago-based company.

Restaurant
Chicago
ResearchGate

Scientific social network

Scientist
Berlin
Farmigo

Farmigo is a Palo Alto, California-based company founded by Benzi Ronen.

Software
Palo Alto, California
Pentaho

Company

Software
Santa Clara, California
Zuora

Company

Digital media
San Mateo, California
Duetto

Company

Hotel
San Francisco
Edmodo

Social networking service

Teacher
San Mateo, California
Boku

Boku is a San Francisco-based company.

Mobile payment
San Francisco
Stitcher Radio

A podcast aggregation platform for audio news, sports, and entertainment podcasts.

Streaming media
San Francisco
Grockit

Grockit is a San Francisco-based company founded by Farbood Nivi.

Higher education
San Francisco
Gaikai

Company which provides technology for the streaming of high-end video games

Video game industry
Aliso Viejo, California
Lithium Technologies

Lithium Technologies is a San Francisco-based enterprise software company.

Enterprise software
San Francisco
Polyvore

Community-powered social commerce website

E-commerce
Mountain View, California
Elastic APM

A distributed, scalable, and highly available real-time search platform with a restful api.

Software
CloudPassage

CloudPassage is a San Francisco-based cybersecurity company developing a server security and compliance platform for data centers.

Software
San Francisco
Duffel (company)

Duffel is a London-based company founded by Steve Domin, Vincent Pastor and Tom Bates.

London
Amplitude (company)

Product analytics software for web and mobile software

Analytics
San Francisco
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Ingrid Lunden
May 28, 2020
TechCrunch
In the world of commerce, the last few months have underscored the fact that every retailer, brand and entity that sells or distributes something needs to have a digital strategy. Today, one of the startups that's built a platform aimed at giving them more control in that process is announcing a Series A to continue [...]
Peter Eavis
March 24, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The shared office space company is offering its workers $100-a-day bonuses to go to its locations amid the coronavirus crisis.
Melia Russell
October 11, 2019
Business Insider
Benchmark's reputation as "founder friendly" is under scrutiny after the VC firm helped remove WeWork's cofounder Adam Neumann.
Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco
July 30, 2019
the Guardian
Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg has been successful in attracting the attention of venture capitalist supporters. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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