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28 Investments in 16 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Mitch Lasky is a general partner at Benchmark and has spent more than two decades in the mobile gaming, new media and interactive entertainment businesses. Prior to joining Benchmark, Mitch served as executive vice president of Mobile and Online at Electronic Arts. Previously, he was chairman and chief executive officer of JAMDAT Mobile, Inc (NASDAQ: JMDT), the leading global publisher of wireless entertainment applications, which he joined as a startup in 2000, took public in 2004, and sold to EA in 2006.

Prior to JAMDAT, Mitch served as general manager of eCompanies Wireless LLC, a startup incubator. He also spent five years at Activision, the world’s largest game publisher, most recently as executive vice president of Worldwide Studios. Earlier in his career, Mitch practiced intellectual property law, worked at the Walt Disney Company and started a massively multiplayer online game company.

Mitch is currently a board member of Cyanogen, EngineYard, NaturalMotion Games, thatgamecompany, Snapchat, Meteor Entertainment, PlayFab, Red Robot Labs, Grockit, and Vivox. Previously, he has served on the boards of JAMDAT, Hiplogic, Gaikai, Gaia Online and Riot Games.

Jobs (8)

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General Partner

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Ended
Title
Company
Feb, 2006
Apr, 2007
EVP, Mobile & Online
Nov, 2000
Mar 15, 2006
CEO
Jun, 2000
Nov 1, 2000
General Manager
Feb, 1995
Jun, 2000
EVP, Worldwide Studios
1994
Feb 1, 1995
CEO & Founder
Aug 1, 1992
1994
Senior Counsel
Dec, 1988
Aug 1, 1991
Associate
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2015$6.2M / Venture (Lead)
Mar, 2015$85M / Series C
Feb, 2015$7.4M / Series A
May, 2014$7.3M / Series B
Nov, 2013$8.2M / Series A (Lead)Personal Investment
Sep, 2013$7M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2013$80M / Series B
Feb, 2013$12.5M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2012$20M / Venture
Oct, 2012$18M / Series B
Jun, 2012$11M / Series B (Lead)
Jun, 2012$5.5M / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2012$10M / Venture (Lead)
Oct, 2011$7M / Series D
Sep, 2011$8.5M / Series A (Lead)
Jul, 2011$30M / Series C
May, 2010$10M / Series B (Lead)
May, 2010$7M / Series C
Feb, 2010$6.8M / Series C
Jan, 2010$5.04M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2009$7M / Series B
Sep, 2009$8M / Series C (Lead)
Jul, 2008$7M / Venture (Lead)
Jun, 2008$8M / Series B
Jan, 2008$3.5M / Series A (Lead)
Nov, 2007$7.8M / Series B (Lead)
Jul, 2007$2.3M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2003$11M / Series D (Lead)

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