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Company Overview of Benchmark

Company Overview

Benchmark is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, start-up, early stage, mid venture, late venture, emerging growth, and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in technology driven companies in the areas of enterprise software and services, communications and security, semiconductors, mobile, social and cloud computing, consumer services, financial services, Internet retail, online services, infrastructure services, systems software, and optical devices. It mainly seeks to invest in companies based in Europe and United States with a focus on West Coast including New York and California. The firm also seeks to invest in Israel. It typically seeks to make initial investme...

2965 Woodside Road

Woodside, CA 94062

United States

Founded in 1995

Key Executives for Benchmark

General Partner and Partner
Age: 50
General Partner, Founding Partner, and Partner
Age: 60
Founder and General Partner
Age: 52
Founder and General Partner
Age: 61
General Partner
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Benchmark Key Developments

Benchmark Reportedly Not To Sell Stake In Uber

Benchmark reportedly signals that it does not intend to sell its 13% stake in Uber Technologies, Inc., which is complicating proposal by SoftBank Group Corp. (TSE:9984), its Vision Fund and partners to buy 17% - 23% of Uber in multibillion-dollar deal.

Investors Reportedly Seeks To Acquire Stake In Uber

Uber’s board has voted to move forward on proposals by two investment groups to buy shares in the ride-hailing service and is considering a third offer, with any final decision set to affect who gains the upper hand at the company. Over the last week, the privately held company’s board voted to take the next step on investment interest from SoftBank, the Japanese conglomerate. It is still considering an offer from a consortium led by Shervin Pishevar, an early investor in the company, to buy Uber shares from an existing investor. The board also earlier voted to go forward with a proposal from a coalition led by the Dragoneer Investment Group to buy stock from Uber’s existing shareholders. The three proposals were described by four people close to the process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The offers which are mostly focused on buying Uber stock from current shareholders, rather than issuing new shares are preliminary. At this stage, the investment groups will begin a due diligence process that could eventually lead to formal investment terms.

Softbank Reportedly Considers To Buy Stake In Uber

SoftBank Group Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son is considering buying a stake in Uber Technologies, the New York Post reported July 23, 2017, citing sources with knowledge of the details. According to the report, Masayoshi Son recently held talks with another Uber shareholder Benchmark Capital. SoftBank could use the $93 billion venture capital fund called Softbank Vision Fund to buy the stake, according to the report.

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