Peter Fenton

General Partner at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC

Peter Fenton

Peter Fenton

General Partner at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Accel Partners & Co., Inc.

RelSci Relationships

11993

Primary Location

San Francisco, CA, United States

Number of Boards

38

Birthday

1973

Age

46

Number of Awards

6

Interests

Triathlons

Relationships
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Investor at Zuora, Inc.

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Founder at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC

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Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Docker, Inc.

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Founder at New Relic, Inc.

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Founder at Elastic NV

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Former Managing Director at Sonos, Inc.

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General Partner at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC

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Director & Advisor at Tumri, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Revinate, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC

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Parent
Founding Partner at Trinity Ventures LP

Trinity Ventures focuses on investments in technology and consumer start-up companies including clean technology, consumer, infrastructure, services and software. Their specific areas of interest include: advertising, cloud computing, digital media, e-commerce, enterprise 2.0, financial services, gaming, lead generation, marketplace, mobile, networking, open source, SaaS, security, systems management, UGC, vertical content, video and wireless.

Education
M.B.A., Arjay Miller Scholar
Class of 2000

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

BA in Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1994

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Career History
General Partner
Current

Benchmark Capital focuses on early-stage investments in technology-driven companies that have the potential to develop new markets with significant growth potential. They invest primarily in the enterprise software and services, communications and security, semiconductors, mobile computing, consumer services and financial services sectors.Benchmark Capital prefers to be the first investor in their portfolio companies. Investments range from $100,000 to $15 million. Initial investments usually range from $3 million to $5 million with the expectation of an investment of $5 million to $15 million over the life of a company.

Managing Member
Current
2006 - 2009

SpringSource Global, Inc. provided open source software for mission-critical enterprise applications. The company was founded in 2004 and was headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2008

Reactivity, Inc. develops software for XML-based web services. Its products enable businesses to securely operate & accelerate web services effectively in order to expedite services, time-to-market and gain competitive advantage. The company was co-founded by Michael Hanson & Brian Roddy in 2001 and is located in Redwood City, CA.

Director
Prior

XenSource, Inc. provides software solutions. It develops, markets, and sells enterprise grade virtualization solutions based on open source xen hypervisor. The company was founded in December 2004 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA

Director
Prior

FriendFeed, Inc. operates a social network information sharing site. It enables its members to invite friends and get customized feed made up of the content consisting of photos, interesting links, videos, and messages. The company was founded by Bret Taylor, Jim Norris, Paul Buchheit and Sanjeev Singh in 2007 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Political Donations
$6,500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from California, Kamala Harris

$1,000
2010

Lexisnexis Head of Legal Analytics & Chairman at Lex Machina, Inc.

$3,333
2005
Transactions
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Benchmark Capital Partners VII (AIV) LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Benchmark Founders' Fund VII LP raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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Bagcheck, Inc. operates as a social networking site. The company was founded by Sam Pullara and Luke Wroblewski in 2010 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rank #2
2015
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #19
2015
Vanity Fair Magazine - New Establishment, Disrupters
Rank #3
2014
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
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