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Kelly Meldrum, CFA
Partner & Head of Primary Investments

Kelly Meldrum, Partner & Head of Primary Investments, recently hosted a conversation with Peter Fenton, General Partner of Benchmark, a venture firm widely recognized as a global leader. Peter has been a perennial member of the Forbes Midas List of top 100 technology investors since 2007.

In this video, Peter shared his unique perspective on today’s venture landscape, how Benchmark’s portfolio companies have adapted during the current market disruption, and future innovation. He also offered insight into Benchmark’s highly differentiated culture and how it has contributed to the firm’s success over the last 25 years.

Highlights:

3:04: Benchmark’s history and unique culture
8:36: Current venture valuation environment
15:19: Benchmark portfolio performance
18:51: Adjusting to WFH
23:07: Innovation trends
31:31: SPACs
34:07: European start-ups
37:42: Is Silicon Valley over?
43:54: Solo capitalists
46:17: Benchmark’s commitment to diversity