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Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Bob Kagle Kevin Harvey


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Total investments 647
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 304
Rounds per year 23.11
Lead investments 134
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 164
Key employees 11
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

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

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Translation Service
$100M11 Jan 2023 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Imagine Impact

Media and Entertainment
$15M14 Nov 2022 California, United States


$20M07 Nov 2022 -


Information Technology
Video Chat
$60M07 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Mobile Apps
Photo Sharing
Social Media
$15M01 Jun 2022 Marina Del Rey, California, United States


Information Technology
Medical Device
$31M12 May 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Freight Service
$76M10 May 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

Glide Apps

Mobile Apps
$20M21 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Cloud Computing
Open Source
$105M31 Mar 2022 San Francisco, California, United States
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.

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, expand its team by hiring across key roles, and launch marketing campaigns with partners, athletes, and media companies.


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