Sarah Tavel is a General Partner at Benchmark where she invests in network effect businesses, with a focus on marketplaces and social. Sarah led Benchmark’s investments and currently sits on the boards of Chainalysis, Hipcamp, REKKI, Supergreat, Cambly and Medely, as well as several unannounced companies. She is also a founding member of All Raise, the nonprofit organization working to accelerate the success of women in the venture capital and VC-backed startup ecosystem.
Prior to Benchmark, Sarah was a Partner at Greylock Partners, where she led their investment in Sonder (NASDAQ: SOND) and Gixo (acquired by Openfit), and represented Greylock on the board of both companies. Sarah joined Pinterest in 2012 after co-leading the Series A investment while at Bessemer Venture Partners. There she was the product lead for search, recommendations, machine vision, and pin quality at Pinterest. As one of the first 35 employees, her first order of business was to launch Pinterest internationally and close the Series C financing. Sarah then became Pinterest’s founding PM for search and discovery and launched Pinterest’s first search and recommendations features.
She also led three acquisitions as she helped the company scale through a period of hyper-growth. Sarah graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Philosophy, cum laude.