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Benchmark

Benchmark

Benchmark is an early stage venture capital firm focusing in Social, Mobile, Local and Cloud companies that disrupt various industries.

About Benchmark

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).

Previous Investments

COMPANY
ROUND
ROUND SIZE
DATE
Round: Series F
Round Size: $35M
Date: May, 2014
Round: Series D
Round Size: $35M
Date: Oct, 2013
Round: Series C
Round Size: $363M
Date: Aug, 2013
Round: Series B
Round Size: $80M
Date: Jun, 2013
Round: Series A
Round Size: $12.5M
Date: Feb, 2013
Round: Series E
Round Size: $12M
Date: Jun, 2012
Round: Series B
Round Size: $250M
Date: Oct, 2011
Round: Series D
Round Size: $12M
Date: Apr, 2011
Round: Series C
Round Size: $20M
Date: Jul, 2010
Round: Series C
Round Size: $8M
Date: Dec, 2009
Round: Series C
Round Size: $8M
Date: Sep, 2009
Round: Series C
Round Size: $14M
Date: Aug, 2009
Round: Series D
Round Size: $20M
Date: Aug, 2008
Round: Series B
Round Size: $12M
Date: Mar, 2008
Round: Series B
Round Size: $15M
Date: Feb, 2007
Round: Series A
Round Size: $7M
Date: Dec, 2006
Round: Series C
Round Size: $10M
Date: Aug, 2006
Round: Venture Round
Round Size: $3.1M
Date: May, 2006
Round: Series B
Round Size: $13M
Date: Oct, 2003
Round: Series C
Round Size: $36M
Date: Oct, 2000
Round: Series B
Round Size: $10M
Date: Jan, 2000