Benchmark Capital

Type: Company
Name: Benchmark Capital
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

Mayer changing Yahoo culture: Gurley

Bill Gurley of Benchmark Capital, and the "Squawk Alley" crew, discuss the outlook for Yahoo's stock and the company's perception versus Google or ... [Published CNBC - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Minerva Project raises $70m in series B funding

The US online university Minerva Project has secured $70 million (£43 million) in series B investment. The firm, which purports to offer Ivy league-style education at a fraction of the cost, said it had received 70% the funding, with the rest to be “allocated ... [Published EducationInvestor Magazine - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Be afraid: VC investing is on pace to match 2001

Don’t be fooled by the third-quarter numbers. It might look like venture capitalists have heeded the warnings about over-investing, but that’s just not the case. Yes, deal making slowed from the second to third quarter, as reported by both the National ... [Published PE Hub Blog - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

We're Definitely in a Tech Bubble -- Now What?

About a year ago I started seeing early signs of a tech bubble . We weren’t exactly partying like it was 1999, but valuations of private startups and multiples of certain public sectors were definitely on the frothy side. Nevertheless, we weren’t in bubble ... [Published FOXBusiness.com - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 5 reports

IBD 50 Leader TAL Invests In U.S. Education Startup

Is Minerva the next wave in for-profit education? China's TAL Education (XRS) intends to find out. The Beijing-based after-school tutoring company, along with venture capital firm Benchmark Capital, seed fund ZhenFund and Yongjin Group, led a consortium ... [Published Crawford Financial Planning - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

Exact Sciences Soars As Test Gets National Coverage

Shares of biotech Exact Sciences (NASDAQ: EXAS ) vaulted more than 45% to a new high in early trading on the stock market today after the federal government agreed to reimburse its new colon-cancer test at the rate the company requested. By late morning, ... [Published Investor's Business Daily - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

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There are rumblings in venture capital circles that pieces of the Bay Area’s favorite industry are, in the words of one prominent VC, about to get “vaporized.”Excessive risk, unsustainable burn rates, irresponsible spending — seems as if we’re partying ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

VC-backed Boku buys Mopay

Boku has acquired rival Germany-based Mopay , a payment solutions provider of online merchants. No financial terms were disclosed. Boku is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures  and New Enterprise ... [Published PE Hub Blog - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Tech bubble or no tech bubble?

Last Thursday the below snapshot of techies panhandling for funding on the side of the street hit Valley Wag : This came a few days after the WSJ reported that Bill Gurley, the Benchmark Capital investor who backed Snapchat and Uber warned ... [Published FT Alphaville - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Are We In Another Tech Bubble?

Are We In Another Tech Bubble?Tech bubble or not, this guy delivered the " Quote of the Day " with this zinger:"Saying we’re not in a bubble because it’s not as high as 1999 is like saying … Kim-Jong-Un is not evil because he’s not Hitler," Gurley, a ... [Published Hard OCP - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Joyce Allen Found Guilty Of Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud And Money Laundering Related To Benchmark Capital, Inc.

Department of JusticeUnited States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Sept. 22, 2014, Joyce Allen, 66, of Alcoa, Tenn., was found guilty by a jury in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, of charges contained in ... [Published United States Department of Justice - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 7 reports

Docker Inc raises $40M as App Platform Takes Off

Jim Goetz, venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Silicon ValleyDocker Inc., the commercial sponsor of Docker open source project which creates and runs distributed applications in cloud infrastructure, has wowed Sequoia Capital and secured $40 million ... [Published Industry Leaders Magazine - Sep 17 2014]

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"They always look at the cost structure, if they can do this for less," he said. "If they have 25 people, they might reduce it to 18 or 20 people to try to trim costs."
...The firm welcomed its founding class of 33 students in September. Ben Nelson, founder and chief executive, said: "We have achieved every milestone we set out for Minerva to date... Now we are looking to scale and our Series B funding will allow us to do just that.” A representative from TAL will sit on the Minerva Project's board, joining Nelson and Kevin Harvey, general partner at Benchmark Capital."
...In a Wall Street Journal interview, he said, "I think that Silicon Valley as a whole … is taking on an excessive amount of risk right now -- unprecedented since '99."
...seed fund ZhenFund and Yongjin Group, led a consortium to invest $70 million in the Minerva Project, a San Francisco-based education startup. "We hope that our strategic investment into, and the long-term relationship we are building with, Minerva will"

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Norwest joins lengthy list of firms with San Fr... [Published PE Hub Blog - 7 hours ago]
Mayer changing Yahoo culture: Gurley [Published CNBC - Oct 22 2014]
Bill Gurley: Don't see insane valuations [Published CNBC - Oct 22 2014]
Report: Trib to buy Post-Tribune, other suburba... [Published NWI Times - Oct 21 2014]
TAL's (XRS) Q2 2015 Results - Earnings Call Tra... [Published Seeking Alpha - Oct 21 2014]
Minerva Project raises $70m in series B funding [Published EducationInvestor Magazine - Oct 21 2014]
Funding roundup - week ending 10/17/14 [Published Vator.tv - Oct 17 2014]
Be afraid: VC investing is on pace to match 2001 [Published PE Hub Blog - Oct 17 2014]
Minerva’s Virtual College Scores Backing to Grow [Published Xconomy - Oct 17 2014]
We're Definitely in a Tech Bubble -- Now What? [Published FOXBusiness.com - Oct 16 2014]
HSMAI, Duetto Release White Paper on Open Prici... [Published Hotel News Resource - Oct 15 2014]
Can Tech Save Politics? [Published FOXBusiness.com - Oct 15 2014]
IBD 50 Leader TAL Invests In U.S. Education Sta... [Published Crawford Financial Planning - Oct 15 2014]
TAL leads group to invest in Minerva [Published Shanghai Daily - Oct 15 2014]
Benchmark, TAL and ZhenFund back Minerva Project [Published PE Hub Blog - Oct 15 2014]
Minerva Project Announces $70 Million in Additi... [Published Scottrade - Oct 15 2014]
TAL Education Leads Consortium and Joins Benchm... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - Oct 15 2014]
TAL Education Leads Consortium and Joins Benchm... [Published Financial Services - Oct 15 2014]
CTERA Awarded AWS Storage Competency in the AWS... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - Oct 14 2014]
Elasticsearch and Logstash Each Snag an Infowor... [Published Scottrade - Oct 10 2014]
Exact Sciences Soars As Test Gets National Cove... [Published Investor's Business Daily - Oct 10 2014]
Red flags rising on tech spendingvisit|article-... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Oct 10 2014]
Engine Yard Appoints Vrolyk CEO [Published Information Week - Oct 08 2014]
New Relic buys Ducksboard to mash up app-usage ... [Published Venturebeat - Oct 08 2014]
Boku acquires rival mopay to lead carrier billi... [Published Telecom Lead - Oct 07 2014]
VC-backed Boku buys Mopay [Published PE Hub Blog - Oct 07 2014]
Revinate Announces Results of TripAdvisor Revie... [Published Hotel News Resource - Oct 07 2014]
SoniXCast Expands Network to Support SoniXFM In... [Published I-Newswire - Oct 06 2014]
Report: CyanogenMod Shot Down an Offer From Goo... [Published DailyTech - Oct 04 2014]
Boku Launches New E-Money Era for Carrier Billi... [Published EON: Enhanced Online News - Oct 02 2014]
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Norwest joins lengthy list of firms with San Fr... [Published PE Hub Blog - 7 hours ago]
Norwest Venture Partners has opened a new office in San Francisco, a reflection of the growing venture activity in the City by the Bay. The firm, which raised a $1.2 billion fund in in May, is keeping its main office on University Avenue in Palo Alto, ...
Be afraid: VC investing is on pace to match 2001 [Published PE Hub Blog - Oct 17 2014]
Don’t be fooled by the third-quarter numbers. It might look like venture capitalists have heeded the warnings about over-investing, but that’s just not the case. Yes, deal making slowed from the second to third quarter, as reported by both the National ...
Benchmark, TAL and ZhenFund back Minerva Project [Published PE Hub Blog - Oct 15 2014]
San Francisco-based education firm Minerva Project  is raising $70 million in a Series B round. The investors include Benchmark Capital, TAL Education Group and ZhenFund. In addition to the funding, TAL will take a seat on the Minerva Project’s ...
New Relic buys Ducksboard to mash up app-usage ... [Published Venturebeat - Oct 08 2014]
Above: Ducksboard's dashboard software in action. Image Credit: Ducksboard Application-monitoring expert New Relic has made its first acquisition as it moves more deeply into the analytics market, buying a startup called Ducksboard , a specialist in ...
VC-backed Boku buys Mopay [Published PE Hub Blog - Oct 07 2014]
Boku has acquired rival Germany-based Mopay , a payment solutions provider of online merchants. No financial terms were disclosed. Boku is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures  and New Enterprise ...
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TAL Education Leads Consortium and Joins Benchm... [Published Financial Services - Oct 15 2014]
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