Partner, Benchmark | Co-owner, LAFC
Mitch is a partner at Benchmark, one of Silicon Valley's top venture firms and a co-owner of MLS club LAFC. At Benchmark, he has made early investments in many games and mobile application companies, including Riot Games (League of Legends), Snapchat, and Discord. Before joining Benchmark 15 years ago, Mitch worked at the Walt Disney Company, ran Activision's studios, founded the first mobile game startup to go public in the US, and led mobile and online gaming at Electronic Arts. He has a new podcast on the modern history of the video game business called GameCraft.
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Former Vice President, Analytics and Basketball Development, Miami Heat; 2012 & 2013 NBA Champion, Miami Heat
Vice President Goldman Sachs
President of Basketball Operations, Minnesota Timberwolves
Sports Business Reporter, CNBC