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benchmark.com

Investments

809

Portfolio Exits

192

Funds

27

Partners & Customers

2

Service Providers

1

About Benchmark

Benchmark is a venture capital firm. It invests in seed-stage, early-stage, and later-stage companies operating in the software, communication, consumer service, and financial services sectors. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Headquarters 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 8 Expert Collections, including HR Tech.

H

HR Tech

65 items

S

Store management tech (In-store retail tech)

55 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

114 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.

E

Education Technology (Edtech)

58 items

Latest Benchmark News

Watch Cambly CEO and Benchmark partner explain startup fundraising tactics

Feb 3, 2023

TechCrunch Live is back, and we’re thrilled to have hosted this conversation with Sameer Shariff, CEO and co-founder of Cambly, and Sarah Tavel, partner at Benchmark. During this hour-long event, you’ll hear how Cambly used a failed Series A fundraise to force the company into a cash-positive position. And once the company didn’t need outside capital, outside capital was suddenly available, and the company raised an A round and B round. As you’ll hear in the video embedded here, Cambly’s CEO now looks at fundraising in a different light. Instead of raising capital when the company needs money, Sameer now likes to fundraise when the company is in its best position. TechCrunch Live records weekly, each Wednesday, at Noon Pacific. It’s free to join and participate. The show streams live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter Spaces, but register for Hopin to ask questions, interact with the guests, and apply for Pitch Practice. It’s worth the effort. Register for the next event here .

Benchmark Investments

809 Investments

Benchmark has made 809 investments. Their latest investment was in Partiful as part of their Series A on November 11, 2022.

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Benchmark Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/8/2022

Series A

Partiful

$20M

Yes

1

9/29/2022

Series B

Airplane

$32M

No

7

6/9/2022

Series C

Cambly

$60M

No

1

6/8/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

5/12/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

11/8/2022

9/29/2022

6/9/2022

6/8/2022

5/12/2022

Round

Series A

Series B

Series C

Series A

Series A

Company

Partiful

Airplane

Cambly

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Amount

$20M

$32M

$60M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

7

1

10

10

Benchmark Portfolio Exits

192 Portfolio Exits

Benchmark has 192 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Pachyderm on January 12, 2023.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

1/12/2023

Acquired

$99M

14

10/4/2022

Acquired

$99M

6

5/24/2022

IPO

$99M

Public

5

11/8/2021

Reverse Merger

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$99M

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10

10/20/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

1/12/2023

10/4/2022

5/24/2022

11/8/2021

10/20/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

IPO

Reverse Merger

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Public

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Sources

14

6

5

10

10

Benchmark Acquisitions

4 Acquisitions

Benchmark acquired 4 companies. Their latest acquisition was Oculus Wealth Management on December 12, 2022.

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

12/12/2022

$99M

Acq - Fin

1

6/4/2020

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10

3/31/2005

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10

6/19/2003

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$99M

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10

Date

12/12/2022

6/4/2020

3/31/2005

6/19/2003

Investment Stage

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acq - Fin

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Sources

1

10

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 Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

Benchmark has 2 strategic partners and customers. Benchmark recently partnered with Enterprise Health on January 1, 2023.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

1/24/2023

Partner

United States

Benchmark Partners with Enterprise Health to Expand Occupational Health Offering

Benchmark Digital Partners is pleased to announce its new partnership with Enterprise Health , an occupational health software company .

1

3/29/2019

Vendor

United States

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10

Date

1/24/2023

3/29/2019

Type

Partner

Vendor

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

News Snippet

Benchmark Partners with Enterprise Health to Expand Occupational Health Offering

Benchmark Digital Partners is pleased to announce its new partnership with Enterprise Health , an occupational health software company .

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Sources

1

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

27 Team Members

Benchmark has 27 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Trond Williksen.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Trond Williksen

Chief Executive Officer

Current

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Name

Trond Williksen

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Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

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