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From Unity to Disrupt, tech has an especially optimistic week

Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised price ranges days before IPO, to meet what had seemed like growing enthusiasm from public markets. Each one still popped.

Benchmark’s Peter Fenton: ’10 to 20 years of innovation just got pulled forward’

Earlier today at TechCrunch Disrupt, venture capitalist Peter Fenton joined us to talk about a variety of issues. Among them, we discussed how he’s putting his stamp on Benchmark now that, 15 ye

Here’s what’s happening at Disrupt 2020 today

Rise, shine and build your business startup fans. It’s day four of Disrupt 2020, and this is your daily snapshot of just some of the heavy-hitters, events, breakout sessions and all-around opportuni

Benchmark’s Peter Fenton is joining us at Disrupt

Benchmark used to be the quintessential Silicon Valley venture firm. It was small. It was focused. It was aggressive while also remaining founder friendly. It stuck to its knitting when it came to its

Mike Volpi on the art of board membership

Board members should view board membership as a subtle yet massively impactful role they play in the creation of great businesses.

Robocorp announces $5.6M seed to bring open-source option to RPA

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been a hot commodity in recent years as it helps automate tedious manual workflows inside large organizations. Robocorp, a San Francisco startup, wants to bring op

Benchmark is staying focused, targeting $425M for ninth fund

The firm's upcoming fund will not include longtime Benchmark general partners Mitch Lasky and Matt Cohler.

Benchmark and Tiger double down on going public

In an ecosystem enthralled with private capital and delayed public debuts, Bill Gurley has been something of a maverick. The former dot-com equity analyst and long-time partner at Benchmark has pushed

Benchmark’s Mitch Lasky will reportedly step down from Snap’s board of directors

Benchmark partner Mitch Lasky, who has served on Snap’s board of directors since December 2012, is not expected to stand for re-election to Snap’s board of directors and will thus be step

Peter Fenton is leaving Twitter’s board of directors

Benchmark partner Peter Fenton, who had been on Twitter's board since 2009, will not seek re-election after his term expires in 2016, according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commiss

Zenly raises $22.5 million from Benchmark for its location-sharing app

French startup Zenly has raised $22.5 million over the summer from Benchmark and a few other investors. Business Insider first reported the round and TechCrunch got an official confirmation. Here’s

Peter Fenton Named “VC Of The Year” At The Crunchies

Benchmark's Peter Fenton just won the award for VC of the Year at the Crunchies. Fenton is probably best-known for backing and continuing to serve on the board of Twitter, which <a href="https://de

Website Testing Service Optimizely Raises $28M Round Led By Benchmark, Plans Global Expansion

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.optimizely.com">Optimizely</a>, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps companies A/B test different versions of their website, has raised $28 million in Series

Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Web

<a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/#!/peterfenton">Peter Fenton</a> joined Benchmark Capital in 2006, after spending seven years as a partner at Accel. Not yet 40, Fenton already sits on the

Exit Stage Right: Accel, Benchmark, NEA, And Foundation Saw The Most Exits In Q3

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/cp_1255713860_Lordofthefiles_Snagglepuss-215x196.jpg" width="215" height="196" /> <em>For more TechCrunch Analysis, check out the Q3 09 Trend

Zendesk Raises $6 Million In B Round, Benchmark's Peter Fenton Joins Board

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/zendesk-logo-215x71.png" width="215" height="71" /> Benchmark Capital is investing in Danish startup <a href="http://www.zendesk.com/">Zendes