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Bill Gurley
Benchmark Capital
http://www.benchmark.com

Bill Gurley joined Benchmark Capital in 1999 after spending two years as a partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. 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 the personal computer hardware and software business. His research coverage included such companies as Dell, Compaq, and Microsoft, and he was the lead analyst on the Amazon IPO. 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 initial multi-processor server. Before Compaq, he served in the technical marketing group of Advanced Micro Devices' embedded processor division. Other Affiliations: Advisory board of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. Education: MBA from the University of Texas, 1993 and a BS in computer science from the University of Florida, 1989. Chartered Financial Analyst. This is straight from out website and can be shortened to this version if needed: Prior to joining Benchmark, Mr. Gurley was partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Previously, he was a research analyst focusing on the PC hardware and software industries at Credit Suisse First Boston. Dell, Compaq, Microsoft and Amazon were among the companies covered in his research. Previously, Mr. Gurley was a design engineer at Compaq Computer. Earlier, he served in the technical marketing group of Advanced Micro Devices' embedded processor division. He earned his BS in computer science from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Texas.
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