Bill Gurley has spent more than 20 years as a general partner at Benchmark, joining in 1999. Over his venture career, he has invested in and served on the board of such companies as Jamdat (IPO: JMDT, Acq. by EA), GrubHub (IPO: GRUB), Nextdoor (IPO: KIND), OpenTable (IPO: OPEN, Acq. by Priceline), Stitch Fix (IPO: SFIX), Uber (IPO: UBER), and Zillow (IPO: Z).

Before entering the venture capital business, Bill spent four years on Wall Street as an “Institutional Investor” -ranked research analyst, including three years at CS First Boston. He also worked as the lead analyst on Amazon’s IPO. Prior to his finance career, he worked as a computer engineer at Compaq in Houston. Bill also maintains a blog on the evolution and economics of high technology businesses called Above the Crowd, and can be followed on X at @bgurley.

Current Other Company Board Service:

  • Stitch Fix, Inc., a publicly traded fashion personalization company
  • Nextdoor Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded social networking company


Bill received his Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Florida, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.