Partner, Benchmark | Co-owner, LAFC
Mitch Lasky is a partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Benchmark and a co-owner of MLS club LAFC. Lasky spent two decades in the video game business before becoming a professional investor, helping start Disney's interactive software business, launching two startups (one of which he took public as CEO), running Activision's worldwide studios, and overseeing mobile and online gaming at Electronic Arts. At Benchmark, Lasky has made many early-stage investments -- most notably Snapchat, Riot Games (League of Legends), and Discord -- helping the firm become one of the most successful venture capital partnerships of the last decade. A life-long soccer fan, Lasky joined the ownership group at LAFC in early 2016.