Bill Gurley

General Partner

Bill Gurley has spent over 10 years as a general partner at Benchmark, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm in Menlo Park, California.

His current investments and board seats include Brighter, DogVacay, GrubHub, Linden Lab / secondlife, Nextdoor, OpenTable, Sailthru, Scale Computing, Stitch Fix, Uber, and Zillow.

Before entering the venture capital business, Bill spent four years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst, including three years at CS First Boston focusing on personal computer hardware and software. His research coverage included companies such as Dell, Compaq, and Microsoft.

In both 1995 and 1996, Bill was a member of the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team.

Prior to his investment career, Bill was a design engineer at Compaq Computer, where he worked on products such as the 486/50 and Compaq’s first multi-processor server. Before Compaq, he served in the technical marketing group of Advanced Micro Devices’ embedded processor division.

Bill also maintains a blog on the evolution and economics of high technology businesses called Above the Crowd.