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

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Carnegie Mellon University Network
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Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Network
14 CONNECTIONS
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USVP Partner
$2.0M - $10.0M
$6.0M
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CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Hunters
Series BAug 2021$30M
Series AJun 2020$15M
$45M
Co-investors: Alex Ferrara (Bessemer Venture Partners), Mony Hassid (M12)
Medigate
Series BSep 2020$30M
Series AN/A
$60.4M
Co-investors: Bruce Taragin (Blumberg Capital), Jean Sini (Partech Partners)
Zerto
Series FJun 2020$33M
Series EJan 2016$50M
Series DJun 2014$26M
Series CApr 2013$13M
Series BN/A
$163M
Co-investors: Murat Bicer (CRV), Sandy Miller (IVP), Scott Tobin (Battery Ventures)
Epsagon
Series AJan 2020$16M
Series AN/A
$20M
Co-investors: Yoni Cheifetz (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Yoav Samet (StageOne Ventures)
Human Interest
Series BAug 2019$15.4M
$526.7M
Co-investors: Jake Flomenberg (Wing Venture Capital), Andrew McLoughlin (Uncork Capital), Ravi Viswanathan (NewView Capital), Seth Berman (Susa Ventures), Henry McNamara (Great Oaks Venture Capital), Jude Gomila (Jude Gomila Rolling Fund), Adam Nash (Daffy), Daniel Curran, Louis Beryl, Matt Macinnis
Luminate Security
Series AMar 2018$11M
$11M
Kenna Security
Series BDec 2016$15M
Series AOct 2014$4M
Series ANov 2012$5.3M
$97.3M
Co-investors: Ron Stern (OurCrowd), Alex Ferrara (Bessemer Venture Partners), Dafina Toncheva (USVP), Greg Sands (Costanoa Ventures), Jenna Zerker (Addition), Noah Pickholtz
Cato Networks
Series AOct 2015$20M
$332M
Co-investors: Jerry Chen (Greylock), Yoni Cheifetz (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Steve Krausz (USVP), Theresia Gouw (aCrew Capital)
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