J. William Gurley

General Partner at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC

J. William Gurley

J. William Gurley

General Partner at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC

Overview
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Number of Boards

30

Birthday

1966

Age

53

Number of Awards

4

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Founder at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC

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Founder at Stitch Fix, Inc.

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General Partner at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC

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Co-Founder at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC

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General Partner at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC

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Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder at Zillow Group, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Brighter, Inc.

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General Partner at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Director at Brighter, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Zillow Group, Inc.

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J. William Gurley
General Partner at Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC
Education
MBA
Class of 1993

The McCombs School of Business, also referred to as the McCombs School or simply McCombs, is a business school at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to the main campus in Downtown Austin, McCombs offers classes outside Central Texas in Dallas, Houston and internationally in Mexico City. The McCombs School of Business offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs for their average 6,000 students each year, adding to its 89,690 member alumni base from a variety of business fields.

BS in Computer Science
Class of 1989

The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906. The University of Florida is ranked 14th overall among all public national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and has ranked within the top 100 universities worldwide. The University of Florida was also described as a "Public Ivy" in the book The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities.

Class of 1986

MILLSAPS COLLEGE IS A PRIVATE NONPROFIT LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE BASED IN JACKSON, MS; PROVIDING EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AT THE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVEL

Career History
General Partner
1999 - Current

Benchmark Capital focuses on early-stage investments in technology-driven companies that have the potential to develop new markets with significant growth potential. They invest primarily in the enterprise software and services, communications and security, semiconductors, mobile computing, consumer services and financial services sectors.Benchmark Capital prefers to be the first investor in their portfolio companies. Investments range from $100,000 to $15 million. Initial investments usually range from $3 million to $5 million with the expectation of an investment of $5 million to $15 million over the life of a company.

Partner
1997 - 1999

Hummer Winblad Operating Co. invests in start-up software companies. They look for companies with a large, underserved but growing and addressable market. Companies should also have a hard to duplicate, sustainable technology and a business model that works for both the target customers and the company. The firm invests at every stage of development from start-up to mezzanine.

Freelance Writer
1996 - 2001

FORTUNE provides business journalism with a worldwide circulation of more than 1 million and a readership of nearly 5 million. Franchises include the FORTUNE 500 and the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. FORTUNE Live Media extends the brand's mission into live settings, hosting a range of annual conferences, including the FORTUNE Global Forum.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Linden Research, Inc. develops 3D virtual world solutions. It offers Sansar, creating social virtual experiences; Second Life, a 3D virtual world; and Blocksworld, a build-and-play system. The company was founded by Rosedale Philip in 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2015

Grubhub, Inc. operates as an online and mobile food-ordering company, which connects diners with local takeout restaurants. Its online and mobile ordering platforms allow diners and corporate businesses to order directly from takeout restaurants in the United States and London. The firm's products and services include Grubhub, Seamless and Eat24 Mobile Apps and Mobile Website, Grubhub, Seamless, Eat24 and MenuPages Websites, Corporate Program, Delivery Services, Grubhub for Restaurants, Technology and Fulfillment Services, Point of Sale Integration, Restaurant Websites and Mobile Applications and Allmenus. Grubhub was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Independent Director
2012 - 2012

Ubiquiti, Inc. sells networking equipment and provides related software platforms. Its products include AmpliFi home Wi-Fi, UniFi wireless, VoIP, routing and switching, legacy, LED lighting, cameras, airFiber antenna, airFiber radios, and solar charge controller. The company was founded by Robert J. Pera in October 2003 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

KIPP Bay Area Schools operates high-achieving public schools in educationally underserved communities, developing the student's knowledge, skills and character essential to thrive in college, shape their futures, and positively impact the world.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2007

The McCombs School of Business, also referred to as the McCombs School or simply McCombs, is a business school at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to the main campus in Downtown Austin, McCombs offers classes outside Central Texas in Dallas, Houston and internationally in Mexico City. The McCombs School of Business offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs for their average 6,000 students each year, adding to its 89,690 member alumni base from a variety of business fields.

Political Donations
$1,000
2007

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$2,000
2005

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

$3,200
2003

Founding Partner at Empowered Careers Corp.

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Benchmark Capital Partners VII (AIV) LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Benchmark Capital Partners VII LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Benchmark Founders' Fund VII LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Benchmark Capital Holdings Co. LLC is a private company headquartered in Woodside, CA. The firm operates as venture capital firm.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #33
2013
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #93
2008
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
1996
Institutional Investor - All American Research Team
Events
Speaker
311 West 34th Street-Manhattan, NY
2013 TechCrunch Disrupt (New York City)

Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2013 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

Fortune Brainstorm TECH is a marketplace of ideas that assembles the smartest people we know — the world’s top technology and media thinkers, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers. These leaders inspire a conversation that informs Fortune’s editorial coverage throughout the year.

Speaker
Aspen Meadows Resort-Aspen, CO
2013 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

Fortune Brainstorm TECH is a marketplace of ideas that assembles the smartest people we know — the world’s top technology and media thinkers, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers. These leaders inspire a conversation that informs Fortune’s editorial coverage throughout the year.

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