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General Partner @
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30 Investments in 18 Companies
Born:
March 27, 1977
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Matt Cohler is a General Partner at Benchmark. He's responsible for identifying investment opportunities in Internet-related companies, in addition to working closely with companies across the firm’s portfolio.

At Benchmark, Matt has partnered with entrepreneurs from across the social, mobile and cloud industries from around the globe such as Instagram, Dropbox, Quora, Asana, Domo, Edmodo, Baixing, CouchSurfing, Peixe Urbano, ResearchGate, 1stdibs, and Zendesk.

Prior to joining Benchmark he served as the VP of Product Management at Facebook, where he led the development of new strategic initiatives for the company. As the seventh employee at Facebook, Matt played a crucial role within the team during many critical growth phases.

Previously Matt was Vice President and General Manager at LinkedIn, where he was a member of the founding team.

Matt also has been a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s Silicon Valley office and worked in Beijing for AsiaInfo, the Chinese startup that built the infrastructure for the Internet in mainland China. Matt’s writings on the startup economy have been published in Harvard Business Review. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors and distinction from Yale University.

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Past
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Company
2005
Jun, 2008
VP of Product Management
2003
2005
Vice President, General Manager & Founding Team Member
2001
2003
Consultant
1998
1999
Marketing
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2015$20M / Series B (Lead)
Apr, 2015$30M / Series C
Mar, 2015$13.9M / Series B (Lead)
Sep, 2014$12M / Series B
Aug, 2014$30M / Series D
Jul, 2014$3.2M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$80M / Series C
Mar, 2014$20M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2013$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2012$42M / Venture
Sep, 2012$60M / Series D
Aug, 2012$15M / Series B
Jul, 2012$28M / Series B
Jul, 2012$35M / Series C
Apr, 2012$50M / Series B
Feb, 2012undisclosed amount / Series B
Dec, 2011$15M / Series B (Lead)
Nov, 2011$60M / Venture
Oct, 2011$250M / Series B
Aug, 2011$7.6M / Venture (Lead)
Jul, 2011$33M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2011$28M / Series C
Feb, 2011$7M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2010$19M / Series C
Nov, 2010$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2010$11M / Series A (Lead)
Nov, 2009$9M / Series A
Aug, 2009$6M / Series B (Lead)
Apr, 2009$1.2M / AngelPersonal Investment
May, 2008$23M / Series B (Lead)

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