bill gurley

bill gurley

After Growing Revenue 270% Last Year, Personalization Startup Sailthru Raises $19M From Benchmark, Adds Bill Gurley To Board

The Real Top 15 Venture Capital Deals Of 2012

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: Brad Garlinghouse is CEO of YouSendIt, the cloud file collaboration service. Brad previously held senior executive positions at AOL and Yahoo. He’s also an avid angel investor in and advisor to several consumer and enterprise tech companies. Follow him on Twitter @bgarlinghouse. The news that electric car company Fisker Automotive could potentially be acquired by...
The Real Top 15 Venture Capital Deals Of 2012

Steve Jobs was right: Dropbox is a feature, not a product

pandodaily.com
I’ve always been a big fan and committed user of Dropbox. Over the last couple years the handy file-sync app has gotten me out of many scrapes—when I need to access six-month-old interview notes when I’m out of town, it’s always a thrill to find them in my Dropbox. Along...
Steve Jobs was right: Dropbox is a feature, not a product

VC Bill Gurley defends invesment in money losing SnapChat

news.cnet.com
The Benchmark Capital general partner said the app's speedy growth was too impressive to ignore. [Read more]...
VC Bill Gurley defends invesment in money losing SnapChat

Pack leader Benchmark Capital tosses DogVacay a giant $6M Series A bone

pandodaily.com
Not all investors are created equal, pet services marketplace DogVacay has reeled in one of the best in the business as part of its $6 million Series A financing round. The latest heavy hitter to back the company is Benchmark Capital, who joins existing investors First Round Capital, Andreesen...
Pack leader Benchmark Capital tosses DogVacay a giant $6M Series A bone
Benchmark's Bill Gurley: "Uber Is Growing Faster Than eBay Did"

Why developers are leaving the Facebook platform

andrewchen.co
Attitudes towards the Facebook platform have changed Recently, Bill Gurley of Benchmark wrote a great piece on how platform companies like Facebook, iOS, Android, eBay, and others manage the ecosystem around them. It’s an important essay and I’d recommend you all read it. I found myself nodding my head...
Why developers are leaving the Facebook platform

Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

techcrunch.com
A big city needs a big tech event, which is why I’m pleased to announce the massive TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2013 agenda. It’s a schedule chock-full of amazing speakers, great panels, and all the excitement of our Startup Battlefield – in which 30 amazing startups will compete for the Disrupt...
Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

The Airbnb For Pets, DogVacay, Raises $6M From Benchmark

techcrunch.com
DogVacay, which launched in March this year as an Airbnb for dogs, has raised $6 million in new funding from Benchmark Capital. This round comes after previous funding from incubator Science, First Round Capital, Science, Baroda, Quest, most recently Andreessen Horowitz. Benchmark partner Bill Gurley is joining DogVacay’s board of...
The Airbnb For Pets, DogVacay, Raises $6M From Benchmark
Limor Fried AKA Ladyada Will Join Us To Talk Hardware On The Disrupt Stage

Eric Schmidt, Ben Horowitz, And Others Share Their Thoughts On The Current State Of Tech IPOs

techcrunch.com
Wealthfront, a startup that has been disrupting the investing and personal finance space, is debuting a new video tonight that is definitely worth a look. The video features content from Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz, Qatalyst CEO Frank Quattrone, and Benchmark Capital partner Bill Gurley...
Eric Schmidt, Ben Horowitz, And Others Share Their Thoughts On The Current State Of Tech IPOs
CoachUp scores a $2.2M Series A from General Catalyst

DEMO keynotes & industry sages set to take the stage

venturebeat.com
We’re getting ready for DEMO! Join the VentureBeat and DEMO teams, April 17-19, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley as more than 70 companies from around the world launch new products and services to an audience of global press, VCs, angel investors and IT buyers. The DEMO product launches...
DEMO keynotes & industry sages set to take the stage

Let Them Eat Cake? Yammer’s Price Tag May Be About $1.4 Billion

techcrunch.com
Benchmark Capital general partner Bill Gurley tipped an interesting price point for a potential Yammer deal. He asked on-stage whether it was $1.4 billion to the co-head of Goldman Sachs’ global telecommunications, media and technology investment banking unit Anthony Noto tonight at the F.ounders conference in New York. Noto declined...
Let Them Eat Cake? Yammer’s Price Tag May Be About $1.4 Billion
Groupon's last private-round investors now in the red
Benchmark's Bill Gurley Says New York Has The Engineers And Entrepreneurs, Now It Needs Big Iconic Companies

Bill Gurley Says Facebook's Problem Is That It Waited Too Long For IPO (FB)

www.businessinsider.com
Bill Gurley, a partner at Benchmark Capital, offered his take on everything that went wrong with the Facebook IPO during an interview with Bloomberg West. One factor he suggested is that the company simply waited too long for its IPO. "I think one thing that may have happened with both...
Bill Gurley Says Facebook's Problem Is That It Waited Too Long For IPO (FB)
How Apple's Decision To Collect 30% Of Every iOS App Sale Could Lead To Its Downfall (MSFT, AAPL, AMZN, FB, GOOG)

The great Silicon Valley IPO debate

tech.fortune.cnn.com
It’s not whether your company should go public or not — that’s a given — it’s about which kind of bank you should go with, big or boutique. By Richard Nieva, contributor FORTUNE — So you’ve got a successful technology company, and now you’re poised to go public. What bank...
The great Silicon Valley IPO debate

One Big Reason To Go Public That Nobody Ever Talks About

www.businessinsider.com
Companies  go public for a lot of well known reasons: to reward investors and employees, to help fund cash-intensive operations, and for acquisitions. But there's another reason that entrepreneurs and VCs don't often talk about. Credibility. Obviously, you have to be ready -- your books have to be spotless...
One Big Reason To Go Public That Nobody Ever Talks About

Silicon Valley VC Bill Gurley: NYC needs more 'iconic' tech companies like Seattle

www.geekwire.com
Bill Gurley. Photo via Wikipedia I’ve been writing a lot in recent months about the technology communities in Seattle and New York City, pinpointing the strengths and weaknesses of both tech hubs. While New York has plenty of marketing buzz and financial might — not to mention Mayor Bloomberg —...
Silicon Valley VC Bill Gurley: NYC needs more 'iconic' tech companies like Seattle

PandoMonthly San Francisco with GitHub CEO Tom Preston-Werner, the full interview

pandodaily.com
GitHub CEO Tom Preston-Werner took the stage for our latest PandoMonthly San Francisco event on Thursday, where he talked about his Midwestern background, the journey towards GitHub, and, perhaps most surprising of everything revealed last night, that he doesn’t rely on caffeine to go on 16-hour coding binges. There also...
PandoMonthly San Francisco with GitHub CEO Tom Preston-Werner, the full interview
Valley Elites Come Out in Defense of IPOs

On Day Two, Facebook Shares Open More Than 10 Percent Off

allthingsd.com
After opening at a share price of $36.53, shares of Facebook stock dipped by more than ten percent below the company’s initial public offering price of $38, on Monday morning, trading as low as $33 at one point. Zynga and LinkedIn were also down on the news, opening off around...
On Day Two, Facebook Shares Open More Than 10 Percent Off
Uber CEO Kalanick Denies Pitching Investors For Funding At A $1B Valuation
Building a digital marketplace is hard, but MyTime is off to an impressive start

Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

gigaom.com
Even as social media firms get all the hype, email remains big business. The latest proof of this is a major new investment in Sailthru, a start-up that helps media and e-commerce firms offer personalized email to their subscribers. On Monday, New York-based Sailthru announced $19 million in Series B...
Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

Twitter Could Go Public In 2013, But Why Bother?

www.readwriteweb.com
If last week's highly-anticipated Facebook IPO was too much excitement, not to mention too many numbers packed into a dense, 197-page S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, breathe easy: it does not appear as if Twitter has any short-term plans to follow suit and become the last of...
Twitter Could Go Public In 2013, But Why Bother?
Files in the cloud: Feature, product or company?

Bill Gurley: The sage of Silicon Valley

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Benchmark's Bill Gurley has provided wise counsel to some of Silicon Valley's most successful entrepreneurs. FORTUNE -- When Silicon Valley's smartest people want to get smarter, they often turn to Benchmark partner Bill Gurley. For instance, he recently advised Travis Kalanick, CEO of startup Uber, on a less expensive version...
Bill Gurley: The sage of Silicon Valley
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?