Peter Fenton
 General Partner at Benchmark
 San Francisco, California, United States
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Has lived in Stanford
Peter speaks positively about Tetons Rock!, GV, @EmmanuelMacron
Peter speaks most frequently about @SFOpera, and Big Sur
Tends to share news from liberal-leaning sites
51% liberal
24% neutral
25% conservative

On Twitter, Peter interacts most with Bill Gurley

Questions on Peter’s mind:

Remember the first meeting with @btaylor and @kevgibbs in a tiny shared office whee @quip born "do you think we're crazy to do this?!!!"
August 1, 2016

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Peter's academic and work background


Board Member
Buoyant, Inc
Aug 2017 – Present 2 years 10 months
Board Member
Jan 2018 – Present 2 years 5 months
General Partner
Benchmark Capital
Apr 2006 – Present 14 years 2 months
Board Member
Aug 2006 – Present 13 years 10 months
Chairman of the Board
New Relic
Sep 2008 – Present 11 years 9 months


Stanford Business School
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
1998 – 2000
Stanford University
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Philosophy
1990 – 1994


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Recent articles about Peter

Peter Fenton


Blobr, a Paris-based startup operating in the no-code space with tech to make it easier for companies to expose and monetise their existing APIs, has raised €1.2 million in pre-seed funding. The rou Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised price ranges days before IPO, to meet what had see
January 22, 2021
Benchmark's Peter Fenton: '10 to 20 years of innovation just got ...


Benchmark's Peter Fenton: '10 to 20 years of innovation just got pulled forward' - Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later. Earlier today at TechCrunch Disrupt, venture capitalist Peter Fenton joined us to talk about a variety of issues. Among them, we discussed how he's putting his stamp o

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