|The University of Texas at Austin - The Red McCombs School of Business, MBA||1993|
|University of Florida, BS||1989|
Bill Gurley has spent over 10 years as a General Partner at Benchmark. He joined in 1999 after spending two years as a partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
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 such companies 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.
June 2008 - Matt Cohler and Bill Gurley interviewed by Michael ArringtonAdded: 6/20/08