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Nationality  American
Name  Matt Cohler
Net worth  US$700 million (2015)

Occupation  Venture Capitalist
Alma mater  Yale University
Role  Entrepreneur
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Born  March 27, 1977 (age 38) (1977-03-27) New York, NY
Employer  General Partner at Benchmark
Known for  Former VP of Product Management, Facebook
Education  Yale University (1995–2001)
Similar People  David Sze, Jim Breyer, Douglas Leone, Jim Goetz, Reid Hoffman

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Matt Cohler (born March 27, 1977) is an American venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley. He worked as Vice President of Product Management for Facebook until June 2008 and is currently a general partner at Benchmark. Cohler was named to the 2012 Forbes Midas List of top technology investors. Cohler made the Forbes 'America's 40 Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40' list in 2015.

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Education and early career

Cohler earned a B.A. with honors and distinction from Yale University.

Early in his career, Cohler worked in China and was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He befriended Reid Hoffman and went on to become a founding member of Hoffman's startup LinkedIn. Cohler was vice president and general manager at LinkedIn and was considered CEO Hoffman's right-hand man.

Cohler was one of the first five employees hired at Facebook. He was Facebook's vice president of product management and worked with the team during many of its critical growth phases. He continues to act as a "special advisor" to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In 2008, he left Facebook and became the youngest general partner at Benchmark.

Benchmark

At Benchmark, Cohler has backed the firm’s investments in Dropbox, Asana, Quora, Greenhouse, Domo, Duo, Edmodo, ResearchGate, 1stdibs, Peixe Urbano, Couchsurfing, Baixing, and Zendesk. In 2011, he led a $7 million round of funding for Instagram, which agreed in April 2012 to be acquired by Facebook for $1 billion. In March 2014, Cohler led Benchmark's investment in Xapo Ltd., a Bitcoin wallet/insured cold storage vault.

Cohler sits on the boards of Uber, Asana, Greenhouse, Tinder, Domo Quora, ResearchGate, Instagram, 1stdibs, Couchsurfing and Duo Security.

Additional affiliations

Cohler is on the San Francisco Symphony board of governors, and supports a range of charitable organizations such as the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and Tipping Point Community.

Politics

In April 2013, a lobbying group called FWD.us (aimed at lobbying for immigration reform and improvements to education) was launched, with Cohler listed as one of the founders.

References

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