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Twitter@mattcohler

Degrees

Yale University, BA
Music Theory, Computer Science, and Finance

Current Companies

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Former Companies

VP of Product Management
Vice President and General Manager

Current Financial Organizations

General Partner

Former Financial Organizations

Partner

Web Presences

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Bio

Matt Cohler

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.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
PandoDaily 5/2013Seed$3M18
Path 11/2010Angel$2.5M28
Asana 4/2009Angel$1.2M13

Videos

Above:

June 2008 - Matt Cohler and Bill Gurley interviewed by Michael Arrington

Added: 6/20/08

Sources

  1. PandoDaily Adds Redpoint, Brings Funding to $3M (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  2. techcrunch.com [edit]
  3. Asana (privco.com) [edit]
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