- Bob Kagle, Kevin Harvey
- San Francisco, California
- Funds Raised:
- Angel Investment, Finance, Venture Capital
- Benchmark focuses on early-stage venture investing in mobile, marketplaces, social, and infrastructure and enterprise software.
Benchmark invests in and works alongside entrepreneurs building startups into transformational companies. They focus on early-stage venture investing in mobile, marketplaces, social, and infrastructure and enterprise software. Founded in 1995, the firm has offices in Woodside 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. The six equal general partners who take board seats and a hands-on approach to every entrepreneur and company they back, with no junior investment staff. Current general partners are Matt Cohler, Peter Fenton, Bill Gurley, Mitch Lasky, Eric Vishria, and Scott Belsky. Benchmark has had 37 exits since beginning of 2011; 14 IPOs and 23 M&As representing a total market value of more than $60 billion.
Benchmark’s current portfolio of early-stage venture investments includes private market leaders such as Uber, Snapchat, Tinder, Stitch Fix, Elastic and Cyanogen; recent IPOs and acquisitions such as Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, League of Legends, Jasper, OpenTable, New Relic, Hortonworks, GrubHub, Zendesk and Zillow; and franchise companies from Juniper to eBay to Red Hat.
Current Team (13)Update
|Sep 28, 2016||Chicago Tribue - Energy stocks surge on oil deal hopes, sending market higher|
|Sep 26, 2016||TechCrunch - Zenly raises $22.5 million from Benchmark for its location sharing app|
|Sep 19, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - Lyft chief makes bold predictions of rapid shift to self-driving cars|
|Sep 8, 2016||Business Journals - Snapchat eyeing IPO as early as next year|
|Aug 25, 2016||Business Journals - Uber lost more than $1,000,000,000 in first half of year|
|Aug 11, 2016||Business Wire - Boku Brings Carrier Billing to Windows 10 Devices in UK and Italy|
|Aug 6, 2016||The Economist - Uber gives app|
|Aug 4, 2016||Channel News Asia - Tech - Massive funding, Apple backing helped Didi outrun Uber in China|
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