Benchmark

Founded 1995
Founders Bob Kagle Kevin Harvey

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Total investments 506
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$21M
Portfolio companies 294
Rounds per year 19.46
Lead investments 107
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.50
Exits 147
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
Summary

In 1995 was created Benchmark, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 11 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2008. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. When the investment is from Benchmark the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Benchmark works on 3 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Uber, WeWork, Snap. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Apps, Cloud Computing.

This organization was formed by Bob Kagle, Kevin Harvey. We also calculated 10 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Benchmark, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Venrock, RRE Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Viola Ventures, RRE Ventures, General Catalyst. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Trinity Ventures, Spark Capital, Pinnacle Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Hound Labs

Alternative Medicine
Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical Device
n/a
$20M03 Sep 2021 United States, Oakland

Stytch

Developer APIs
Software
UX Design
1
$30M14 Jul 2021 United States, San Francisco

Chainalysis

Analytics
Bitcoin
Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Financial Exchanges
FinTech
Software
1
$100M24 Jun 2021 United States, New York

Robocorp

Cloud Infrastructure
Information Technology
Open Source
SaaS
Software
1
$21M22 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco

TTYL

Audio
iOS
Mobile Apps
Social Media
1
$20M27 May 2021 United States, Los Angeles

Commerce Layer

E-Commerce
Mobile Apps
Web Hosting
1
$16M25 May 2021 Italy, Prato

AcuityMD

Information Technology
Medical Device
mHealth
1
$7M24 May 2021 United States, Boston

Timescale

Computer
Database
Information Services
Software
1
$40M05 May 2021 United States, New York

Benchling

Biotechnology
Enterprise Software
Life Science
Software
1
$200M14 Apr 2021 United States, San Francisco
News
ClickHouse Raises $50M in Series A Funding
– ClickHouse is a New York-based provider of an online analytical processing (OLAP) database management system. – Company raised $50m in Series A funding. – The round was led by Index Ventures and Benchmark with participation from Yandex N.V. – The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s growth and expand operations. Read more
Sorare Raises $680M in Series B Funding; Valued at $4.3 Billion
– Sorare is a Paris, France, NFT-based fantasy football platform. – The company raised $680m in Series B funding. – The round was led by Softbank with participation from Atomico, Bessemer Ventures, D1 Capital, Eurazeo, IVP, Liontree and existing investors Benchmark, Accel and Headline, as well as football players Gerard Piqué, Antoine Griezmann, Rio Ferdinand and César Azpilicueta. – The new investment will be used to accelerate growth within football while also replicating its model in other sports, expan... Read more

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