Benchmark Capital

Address: 2480 Sand Hill Rd., Suite 200
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650-854-8180


Founded in 1995, Benchmark is a technology-driven venture capital firm that invests in startups involved in enterprise software and services, communications & security, semiconductors, mobile computing, consumer services and financial services.

The firm's investments range in size from as little as $100,000 to as much as $10 or $15 million. They prefer to invest $3 to $5 million initially and expect to invest $5 to $15 million over the life of a company.

The firm manages more than $3 billion in capital.

Well-known companies that Accel has invested in include eBay, Handspring, Juniper Networks and Red Hat Software.

Has offices in Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv and London.

Benchmark has 8 general partners in Silicon Valley. Notable partners include David Beirne, Bill Gurley and Bob Kagle.

Return to Silicon Valley Daily