Matt Cohler

  • Great Mobile Apps Are Remote Controls For Real Life

    Great Mobile Apps Are Remote Controls For Real Life

    Editor’s note: Matt Cohler is a General Partner at Benchmark Capital. He’s responsible for identifying investment opportunities in Internet-related companies, in addition to working closely with companies across the firm’s portfolio. You can follow him on Twitter here.  I wrote a Quora post the other day saying that mobile is just now becoming the most important platform… Read More

  • Benchmark’s Matt Cohler: Ads On Mobile Will Be Better Than On The Web, More Like TV

    Benchmark’s Matt Cohler: Ads On Mobile Will Be Better Than On The Web, More Like TV

    Mobile looks like a threat to the growth of Facebook’s profits, because advertisers aren’t spending much and users aren’t enjoying the experience. But Matt Cohler, thinks that mobile ads are going to be huge, “bigger than the web.” Formerly a Facebook executive and now a general partner with Benchmark Capital, he compares the mobile ad experience to… Read More

  • Benchmark’s Matt Cohler: No New Investments In 2012

    Benchmark’s Matt Cohler: No New Investments In 2012

    TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington sat down with Benchmark Capital’s Matt Cohler this morning at TechCrunch Disrupt SF to discuss the state of tech investing. One of the first questions Arrington asked was about Cohler’s own startup investments, and specifically whether or not he had invested in any new companies this year. As it turns out, he has not – but it… Read More

  • Armed With New Funding & A Global Mission, ResearchGate Adds PayPal Co-founder To Board

    Armed With New Funding & A Global Mission, ResearchGate Adds PayPal Co-founder To Board

    At the 2010 TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, Benchmark Capital Partner Matt Cohler took to the stage to talk about the state of the venture capital industry. In so doing, Cohler said that he thought too many investors were becoming focused on risk mitigation, which can often deter investors from going after companies that may be building something really big, trying to change the world… Read More

  • Series A Whopper: Benchmark Invests $33M in New BI Company Domo

    Series A Whopper: Benchmark Invests $33M in New BI Company Domo

    A new software as a service company Domo is formally launching tonight at a party in Salt Lake City. I have no idea how opulent or bare-bones this party will be, but theoretically the company would have plenty to spend on drinks, T-shirts and canapes. It just raised a massive $33 million series A from Benchmark Capital. Actually, counting the angel investments that were closed earlier but… Read More

  • Benchmark Capital's Stand: We Will Never Do a Seed or Late Stage Fund

    Benchmark Capital's Stand: We Will Never Do a Seed or Late Stage Fund

    Editor’s Note: This is part two in an in-depth series exploring the ramifications of the explosion of late stage capital being raised by the Valley’s elite venture firms. For part one, go here. In the mid-2000s when nearly every top venture capital firm was expanding to India and China, Benchmark Capital did not share its peers’ worldly ambitions. In fact, while the firm… Read More