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Primary Role
General Partner @
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39 Investments in 17 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://abovethecrowd.com
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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.

Jobs (8)

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Current

General Partner

Jul, 1999 - Current   (over 17 years)
Past
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Company
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Design Engineer
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Technical Marketing Group
1996
2001
Freelance Writer
1996
1997
Sell-side Analyst, DMG Technology Group
1993
1996
Sell-side Analyst
1989
1991
Electrical Engineer, Compaq Computers
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2016$21M / Series D
Jul, 2015$18M / Series E
Jun, 2015$25M / Series B
Apr, 2015$57.5M / Series B
Mar, 2015$110M / Series D
Nov, 2014$25M / Series B
Jun, 2014$75M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2014$30M / Series C (Lead)
May, 2014$9M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2013$20M / Series C
Oct, 2013$60M / Series C
Oct, 2013$15M / Series C
Oct, 2013$12M / Series B (Lead)
Oct, 2013$15M / Series B
Aug, 2013$258M / Series C
Feb, 2013$21.6M / Series B
Feb, 2013$19M / Series B (Lead)
Nov, 2012$6M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2012$12M / Series D
Jul, 2012$18.6M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2011$37M / Series B
Sep, 2011$50M / Series E
Aug, 2011$8M / Series B (Lead)
Mar, 2011$20M / Series D (Lead)
Feb, 2011$11M / Series A (Lead)
Nov, 2010$11M / Series C (Lead)
Mar, 2010$9M / Series B (Lead)
Feb, 2010$11M / Series B
Sep, 2009$8M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2007$30M / Series C
Mar, 2006$11M / Series B
Oct, 2005$32M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2005$21M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2004$8M / Series A
Sep, 2004$15M / Venture
Dec, 2003$11M / Series D (Lead)
Apr, 2002$12M / Series C (Lead)
Oct, 2000$36M / Series C
Jan, 2000$10M / Series B (Lead)

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