"Why I like @benchmark: They consistently ask 'What's best for the entrepreneur?' and they think big," Mickos said Tuesday on Twitter.
The admiration is mutual. "Marten Mickos builds global disruptive businesses. As CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Mickos grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open-source company in the world," Benchmark said on its Web site.
Mickos joined MySQL in 2001, stayed through RightScale and Thunderbird e-mail software backer Mozilla Messaging., and . Mickos also is on the board of cloud computing start-up