Investing Profile

Jacques Benkoski(7)

VCOperatorStrategy OperatorFormer CEO

Entrepreneur-VC, dad x 3, competitive sailor, invests in US and Israel, passionate about building companies and working with non-assholes Park, California
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Carnegie Mellon University Network
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Network
USVP Partner
$2.0M - $10.0M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Series BAug 2019$15.4M
Co-investors: Andy McLoughlin (Uncork Capital), Seth Berman (Susa Ventures), Henry McNamara (Great Oaks Venture Capital), Jude Gomila (Jude Gomila Rolling Fund), Matt Macinnis, Louis Beryl, Adam Nash, Daniel Curran
Series AMar 2018$11M
Series BDec 2016$15M
Series AOct 2014$4M
Series ANov 2012$5.3M
Co-investors: Alex Ferrara (Bessemer Venture Partners), Dafina Toncheva (USVP), Greg Sands (Costanoa Ventures), Ken Elefant (Sorenson Ventures), Jenna Zerker, Noah Pickholtz
Series EJan 2016$50M
Series DJun 2014$26M
Series BN/A
Co-investors: Murat Bicer (CRV), Sandy Miller (IVP), Scott Tobin (Battery Ventures)
Series AOct 2015$20M
Co-investors: Yoni Cheifetz (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Jerry Chen (Greylock), Steve Krausz (USVP), Theresia Gouw (aCrew Capital)
Series AApr 2013$2.5M
Series AApr 2011$7M
Co-investors: Abe Yokell (Congruent Ventures)
Series AOct 2010$10M
Co-investors: Craig Sherman (Meritech Capital Partners), Rick Thompson (Signia Venture Partners), Russell Fradin, Lawrence Braitman, George Garrick
I am most interested in solving business problems and building big companies in the process. That includes enterprise software and cloud and all the underlying technologies. I am naturally more attracted to companies with a technical breakthrough and love to scale companies.
I am mostly not interested in anything B2C unless there is a business that benefits from the consumer using the product and paying for it. I am skeptical about cleantech and fintech but can sometimes be convinced if there is a clear business angle.
Partner U.S. Venture PartnersPresent
Carnegie Mellon University Msc/PhD
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology B.Sc
Athenee Royal Uccle 1