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Investments

797

Portfolio Exits

190

Funds

27

Service Providers

1

About Benchmark

Benchmark seeks to be the first investor in technology-driven companies. The firm focuses on early-stage investing in several markets including: enterprise software and services, communications, security, semiconductors, mobile computing, consumer services and financial services. The firms' investments range in size from as little as $100,000 to as much as $10 or $15 million. Typically, Benchmark invests $3 to $5 million initially and expects to invest $5 to $15 million over the life of a company.

Benchmark Headquarter Location

988 Market Street

San Francisco, California, 94102,

United States

650-854-8180

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Expert Collections containing Benchmark

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Find Benchmark in 9 Expert Collections, including HR Tech.

H

HR Tech

65 items

I

In-Store Retail Tech

53 items

Startups aiming work with retailers to improve brick-and-mortar retail operations.

B

Banking

44 items

Based on CB Insights Research Brief: https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/industry-market-map-landscape/#retail banking

U

Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups

113 items

B

Blockchain

160 items

T

Travel Technology (Travel Tech)

39 items

Tech-enabled companies offering services and products focused on tourism. This collection includes booking services, search platforms, on-demand travel and recommendation sites, among others.

Latest Benchmark News

Corporate World’s Embrace of ESG Yields Strong 2021 for Benchmark Digital Partners, Promises Continued Growth in 2022

Jan 14, 2022

2021 Marked by New Subscribers, Expanded Solution Offerings, and Successful Global Market Entries January 14, 2022 08:01 AM Eastern Standard Time CINCINNATI--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Benchmark Digital Partners ( Benchmark ), a leading provider of cloud-based Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), enters 2022 with new momentum following a strong 2021. Benchmark attributes the momentum to business executives and investment funds around the world prioritizing transparent, measurable, and responsible corporate citizenship and sustainability. In 2021, mounting concerns over corporate responsibility for mitigating and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and other global challenges continued to strengthen the case for more sustainable business practices. A recent survey from Ernst & Young (EY) found that 73% of Chief Financial Officers say it is now more important for their organizations to demonstrate performance against ESG factors than before the COVID-19 pandemic began. “After witnessing the changing expectations for the private sector over the course of 2020, last year Benchmark advanced its commitment to innovating, customizing and delivering holistic ESG program management and reporting solutions that business executives need to show how they’re taking action,” said R. Mukund, CEO and Founder of Benchmark. “And we’re proud to share that, as a result, Benchmark has significantly expanded its subscriber group for the Benchmark ESG solutions platform in 2021 and even more notably retained 92% of its subscribers since 2020. Looking ahead, we trust that 2022 will be a year in which business executives continue to advance their sustainability credentials—a process that will drive demand for relevant solutions, bringing still more opportunities for Benchmark.” Through the course of 2021, Benchmark signed 71 new customers in 12 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions, representing a 36% increase over the previous year. During the same period, Benchmark’s new subscriber bookings increased 68% over 2020; resulting in strong overall growth when paired with resurgent expansion and growth in services to existing subscribers of the Benchmark ESG platform. Benchmark saw particularly rapid growth in new customer signings in the APAC region and Mexico, while new subscriber bookings were greatest in Europe (150%), followed by the U.S. and Canada (61%). To accommodate this growth and best serve its diverse subscriber community, Benchmark expanded its teams in the U.S., Mexico, U.K., India and China. Benchmark’s team in Europe tripled in size over the last 18 months while launching operations in Germany and Slovakia. All told, Benchmark welcomed 143 new team members in 2021—doubling the number of employees onboarded in 2020. Benchmark’s most notable achievement in 2021 was the October launch of Benchmark ESG Director™ , a groundbreaking digital ecosystem designed to help enterprise end-users simplify their ESG measurement, management, and disclosure programs, advance sustainable business initiatives, and capture additional societal and enterprise value. Begun as a pilot program with 14 engaged Benchmark subscribers and built on an entirely new and cutting-edge Benchmark IT architecture, ESG Director is set for launch with an expanded group of pilot subscribers in January 2022. Throughout 2021, Benchmark worked in collaboration with 18 innovation groups to develop new solutions designed to solve new challenges. Product milestones achieved through this process include the introduction of PSI AI Advisor™ , which leverages artificial intelligence to help customers identify and manage Potentially Serious Incidents (PSIs); the activation of employee COVID-19 vaccination and testing tracking capabilities within Med Care™ ; and innovations designed to improve the usability of various Benchmark Tech™ applications, including Genny® , Mobile App and U Connect. “Rather than retreat to familiar territory as pandemic-induced market disruptions took their toll, companies around the world took brave steps towards embedding ESG into their operations and culture,” said Donavan Hornsby, Corporate Development & Strategy Officer at Benchmark. “Companies understand that commitment to ESG is not just a matter of compliance, but should improve their bottom lines. And we attribute our success last year to our efforts to meet our subscribers where they are, whether that’s by adapting our legacy offerings, launching new solutions or otherwise. And 2022 will be no different.” About Benchmark ESG™ Benchmark ESG™ enables companies to implement robust cross-functional Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) digital solutions – locally, globally and across diverse operating profiles. Our comprehensive cloud-based software suite features intuitive, best-practice process functionality, flexible configurations and powerful extensions. For over two decades and through Year 2020 under the Gensuite® brand, we’ve helped companies to manage safe & sustainable operations worldwide, with a focus on fast return on investment (ROI), service excellence and continuous innovation. Join over 1,500,000 users that trust Benchmark ESG™ with their software system needs for operational risk and compliance, EHS, sustainability, product stewardship and responsible sourcing. Contacts

Benchmark Investments

797 Investments

Benchmark has made 797 investments. Their latest investment was in Airbyte as part of their Series B on December 12, 2021.

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Benchmark Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/17/2021

Series B

Airbyte

$150M

No

4

12/17/2021

Series C - II

Twin Health

$14.81M

Yes

1

12/16/2021

Series F

Cockroach Labs

$278M

No

8

12/13/2021

Series F

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$99M

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10

12/10/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

12/17/2021

12/17/2021

12/16/2021

12/13/2021

12/10/2021

Round

Series B

Series C - II

Series F

Series F

Series A

Company

Airbyte

Twin Health

Cockroach Labs

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Amount

$150M

$14.81M

$278M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

4

1

8

10

10

Benchmark Portfolio Exits

190 Portfolio Exits

Benchmark has 190 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Nextdoor on November 08, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

11/8/2021

Reverse Merger

$99M

9

10/20/2021

IPO

$99M

4

9/28/2021

IPO

$99M

28

9/14/2021

Acquired

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10

6/28/2021

Acquired

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10

Date

11/8/2021

10/20/2021

9/28/2021

9/14/2021

6/28/2021

Exit

Reverse Merger

IPO

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

9

4

28

10

10

Benchmark Acquisitions

3 Acquisitions

Benchmark acquired 3 companies. Their latest acquisition was TRPP Wealth Management on June 04, 2020.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

6/4/2020

$99M

Acq - Fin

1

3/31/2005

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$99M

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10

6/19/2003

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$99M

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10

Date

6/4/2020

3/31/2005

6/19/2003

Investment Stage

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acq - Fin

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Sources

1

10

10

Benchmark Fund History

27 Fund Histories

Benchmark has 27 funds, including Benchmark Founders' Fund X.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

5/21/2020

Benchmark Founders' Fund X

$122.5M

1

5/19/2020

Benchmark Capital Partners X

$425M

2

12/18/2019

Benchmark WS SPV

$38.13M

1

10/16/2018

Benchmark Founders' Fund IX

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$99M

10

1/25/2016

Benchmark Capital Partners VII - Annex

$99M

10

Closing Date

5/21/2020

5/19/2020

12/18/2019

10/16/2018

1/25/2016

Fund

Benchmark Founders' Fund X

Benchmark Capital Partners X

Benchmark WS SPV

Benchmark Founders' Fund IX

Benchmark Capital Partners VII - Annex

Fund Type

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Status

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Amount

$122.5M

$425M

$38.13M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

2

1

10

10

Benchmark Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Benchmark has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Counsel

Service Type

Partnership data by VentureSource

Benchmark Team

25 Team Members

Benchmark has 25 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Trond Williksen.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Trond Williksen

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Bruce Dunlevie

General Partner

Current

Michael Eisenberg

Israel Seed Partners, Jerusalem Global Ventures, and PictureVision

General Partner

Current

Peter Fenton

General Partner

Current

Miles Grimshaw

General Partner

Current

Name

Trond Williksen

Bruce Dunlevie

Michael Eisenberg

Peter Fenton

Miles Grimshaw

Work History

Israel Seed Partners, Jerusalem Global Ventures, and PictureVision

Title

Chief Executive Officer

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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