Investments
327 Investments in 176 Companies
Exits
15 IPOs & 51 Acquisitions
Founders:
Bob Kagle
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Funds Raised:
Undisclosed
Categories:
Finance, Venture Capital
Description:
Benchmark is an early stage venture capital firm focusing in Social, Mobile, Local and Cloud companies that disrupt various industries.
Website:
http://www.benchmark.com

Investor Details

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Founded:
January 1, 1995
Aliases:
Benchmark Capital
Contact:
Type:
Venture Capital that does Seed, Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture, Private Equity, and Debt Financing Investments
Sectors:
Software, Games, Enterprise Software
Regions:
Israel, United States

Benchmark is an early stage venture capital firm focusing in Social, Mobile, Local and Cloud companies that disrupt various industries. Founded in 1995, the firm has offices in Menlo Park and San Francisco, California.

The firm has been recognized for its commitment to open source and is noted for creating the first equal ownership and compensation structure for its partners. General partners are Matt Cohler, Bruce Dunlevie, Peter Fenton, Bill Gurley, Kevin Harvey, and Mitch Lasky.

Since its founding in 1995, Benchmark has invested in more than 250 early stage startups with a market value exceeding $100 billion. Investments have included eBay, Juniper Networks, MySQL, OpenTable, Yelp, Inc., Zillow, Friendster, JAMDAT, Instagram, Hortonworks, Dropbox, Uber, Twitter, Zipcar, Asana, Quora, Gaikai, Demandforce and DOMO.

Since the beginning of 2011, Benchmark has had 25 exits: 10 IPOs and 15 M&As representing a total market value of more than $55 billion (as of January 2014).

Board Members and Advisors (3)

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Offices/Locations (3)

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  • HQ

    988 Market Street

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    USA

  • San Francisco Office

    982 Market Street  

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    USA

  • Menlo Park Office

    2480 Sand Hill Road

    Menlo Park, CA 94025

    USA

Images (1)

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