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Benchmark Hires Facebook Exec

Matt Cohler has agreed to join Benchmark Capital as a general partner this fall. He has spent the past three years with Facebook, most recently as vice president of product management.



Matt Cohler joins the firm this fall. He has extensive experience working with great entrepreneurs to build lasting consumer Internet companies, having served in senior management roles at Facebook and LinkedIn. Most recently, he served as vice president of product management at Facebook, overseeing the company's product development organizations. Matt joined Facebook in early 2005 as one of the first five employees hired by the company's founders and its first external executive hire, and he's been credited with helping drive Facebook's strategy, organizational growth and product direction.


Previously, Matt served as vice president and general manager at LinkedIn, where he was a member of the company's founding team.


Before LinkedIn, he was a consultant in McKinsey & Company's Silicon Valley office and worked in Beijing for AsiaInfo, the telecom solutions provider that built China's Internet infrastructure, prior to the company's initial public offering.


Other Current Affiliations: Special advisor, Facebook; Board of Governors, San Francisco Symphony

Education: B.A. with honors and distinction from Yale University