I am excited to share that I am joining Benchmark as a Principal
I am excited to share that I am joining Benchmark as a Principal alongside Sarah, Peter, Miles, Eric, Chetan, and the rest of the Benchmark team.
If investing and lifelong learning is your infinite game, a fellowship at Benchmark is irresistible.
Benchmark’s discipline and obsession with the complex craft of early-stage venture investing is something that I deeply admire. The opportunity to work alongside the most talented technology investors is not something I take for granted. I am ecstatic to work closely with the Partners and all of the extraordinary founders that they (we!) serve.
That said, leaving Ludlow was the single toughest decision of my life.1 Jonathon, Brett, and the entire Ludlow portfolio will always be family to me. Jonathon and Brett took the time to build a relationship with me and bet on me before everyone else. I know what it feels like to be a founder backed by Ludlow because they backed me. I’m so much better because they did. I’ll never be able to thank them enough.
Ludlow is one of the best seed funds in the business, and if you ever get the chance to work with them – run, don’t walk towards the opportunity.
I will officially be starting with Benchmark at the end of February.
At Benchmark, I will continue on my journey of hanging out on the edges of the internet to discover and work with world-class teams that are shaping the future of technology.
If you are a founder or potential founder, please do not hesitate to message me:
blake [at] benchmark [dot] com or DM me on Twitter @blakeir
A special thank you to my wife and mentors who provided endless support throughout this process.