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Travis Kalanick is already back running a company with a $150M investment

Travis Kalanick, the former Uber CEO who was shown the door in June last year amid a series of major controversies, has already found his next leading role following his announcement of a new investme

Pishevar accuses Benchmark of leaking info about Uber

Some Uber investors are demanding that the company inspect its records to find evidence of Benchmark Capital leaking confidential information to employees and others. On the heels of yesterday's motio

Kalanick is out, but Uber’s VCs royally screwed up, too, say industry watchers

Travis Kalanick, who resigned from his post as CEO of Uber, has taken the blame for the company's long list of problems, from allowing a culture of sexual harassment, to skirting the law with its Grey

Benchmark just backed an ER doctor who wants to keep stoned people off the road

Many people enjoy several careers over their lifetimes. Then there's Mike Lynn, an emergency room doctor in Oakland, Calif.; a reserve deputy sheriff; a faculty member at UCSF; a former venture capita

Benchmark just hired Sarah Tavel, the first female general partner in the firm’s history

Benchmark's small partnership has added a new general partner, Sarah Tavel, the venture firm announced this morning, saying that her "career-long desire and commitment to be one of the world’s great

Benchmark’s Andy Rachleff on what separates a good board from a great board

A good director combines vision, intellectual honesty, and humility to help guide a startup through every stage of its development.

Bill Gurley Surprises With A Positive Note On Seed Stage Startups

Benchmark Capital's Bill Gurley may be Silicon Valley's best-known tech bubble doomsayer, but he took a positive view of the early stage investments in an onstage interview at the Wall Street Journal

Amplitude Raises $9M For A New Approach To Analytics And Pricing

Mobile analytics startup Amplitude has raised $9 million in Series A funding. When we wrote about Amplitude last year, we noted that it's trying to undercut competitors like Mixpanel with lower pri

No Need For Alarm Over Private Company Valuations

With 137% returns in an approximately two year period, there’s logic in mutual funds continuing to throw big dollars into strong IPO candidates, thus significantly inflating valuations. With this en

How Twitter And Uber Backer Benchmark Is Winning At Investing Early And Staying Lean

<a target="_blank" href="">Benchmark</a> has stayed lean in a new world where Sand Hill Road is clamoring to offer its own value-added services. It seems like every venture ca

Snapchat Founders Face New Twist In Legal Battle As Alleged Co-Founder Files To Disqualify Their Lawyers

Reggie Brown claims to have co-founded Snapchat, and in the latest twist to his suit against the company, he's trying to disqualify its high-profile law firm. Brown filed motions in a Los Angeles c

Snapchat Raises $13.5M Series A Led By Benchmark, Now Sees 60M Snaps Sent Per Day

Snapchat, the impermanent messaging app that won "Fastest Rising Startup" at the 2012 Crunchies, has finalized a $13.5 million Series A round led by Benchmark's Mitch Lasky. According to The New Yo

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

Benchmark’s Matt Cohler: No New Investments In 2012

TechCrunch founder <a target="_blank" href="">Michael Arrington</a> sat down with Benchmark Capital’s <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunch

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

<a target="_blank" href="!/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

With $25M From Benchmark And Larry Summers Advising, Can Minerva Build An Online Ivy?

Well, we've said it before: Technology is changing education. <a href="">It's flipping the classroom</a>, bringing <a href="https://be

The Hong Kong Firm Behind Those Quirky Animated News Shorts Bets $5M On Red Robot Labs

The Yakuza, Chinese Triads and more. There's just so many more mafias for Benchmark-backed mobile gaming studio Red Robot Labs to infiltrate. So the gaming company, which has made a huge bet on loc

Twitter, There’s Nothing Wrong With Being A Social Network

I just finished reading an interesting blog post by venture capitalist <a href="">Bill Gurley</a> about <a href="">

Former Salesforce CTO Craig Weissman Joins Benchmark As EIR; Will Focus On Big Data Opportunities

After Accel <a href="">nabbed Salesforce exec and Chatter creator Chuck Ganapathi

CouchSurfing Raises $7.6 M; Will Users Cry “Sell Out”?

<a href="">CouchSurfing International</a> is one of those rare Web companies-- like Mozilla or Craigslist-- that has eschewed the normal Sil
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