Bill Gurley

Good Eggs raises $50M and eyes West Coast expansion

Good Eggs, the food delivery service that promises “absurdly fresh” groceries and meal kits, has raised $50 million in new funding. That looks like a big turnaround from 2015, when the com

Very famous VC Bill Gurley says startup boardrooms are now just filled with *clapping hand noise*

Fresh off a public spat between Uber investor Benchmark Capital and former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Benchmark general partner Bill Gurley took the stage in front of a large room of bankerfolk at the

Bill Gurley to leave Uber’s board of directors

Benchmark’s Bill Gurley is set to leave Uber’s board of directors, one day after the company announced the resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick following months of controversy over its corporate cul

Benchmark just hired Sarah Tavel, the first female general partner in the firm’s history

Benchmark's small partnership has added a new general partner, Sarah Tavel, the venture firm announced this morning, saying that her "career-long desire and commitment to be one of the world’s great

Uber details early steps to change culture, and ongoing COO search

Uber held a special press call on Tuesday, hosted by board member Arianna Huffington and staffed with three of its highest ranking female staff. The call was pretty clearly an attempt to counter-messa

Announcing the 10th Annual Crunchies Board Members

With a little over two weeks until the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards, it is our pleasure to announce the Crunchies Board members. This group of investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders, technologists

Jake Winebaum explains how cutting his teeth as a serial entrepreneur led him to launch Brighter

Serial entrepreneur Jake Winebaum discusses the road to launch Brighter, his dental benefits startup.

Is the new normal really new?

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about “The New Normal” for VC-backed technology companies. It’s not just in the popular press headlines. Nearly every conversation I have with co-investors, foun

Bill Gurley doesn’t think these giant new funds are such a great idea

“It’s not just the size of the funds but the velocity” at which VCs are returning to their investors, known as limited partners (or LPs), says an astonished Bill Gurley of the venture firm Bench

And The Winners Of The 9th Annual Crunchies Are…

Silicon Valley is getting dressed up tonight to celebrate startups, their founders and CEOs, VCs and angels, and the products they make during our 9th Annual Crunchies awards show at the San Francisco

Meet The Competitors Vying For The Crunchie For VC Of The Year

We're getting ready for the 9th Annual Crunchies here at TechCrunch, where some of the brightest startups, companies and leaders hope to win the coveted Crunchie award in one of the 12 categories up f

Bill Gurley Surprises With A Positive Note On Seed Stage Startups

Benchmark Capital's Bill Gurley may be Silicon Valley's best-known tech bubble doomsayer, but he took a positive view of the early stage investments in an onstage interview at the Wall Street Journal

What If The Angels Go Back To Heaven?

“The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.” That’s how Ralph Waldo Emerson described his distrust of a certain type of “private adventurer.” I think of that whenev

Bill Gurley: “I Hope To God We Have A Soft Landing”

Venture capitalist Bill Gurley, Julie Wainright from TheRealReal and co-founder of unicorn startup Slack Stewart Butterfield discussed the frothiness of the market and the possibility that Silicon Val

Autonomous Cars Break Uber

As Bill Gurley (General Partner at Benchmark Capital and board member of Uber) notes, Uber will be the dominant player in the ride-hailing business. Why? Because Uber’s business model is predicated

Bill Gurley On Some High-Flying Startups and Their Economics: It’s the “Same Sh_t” as in ’99

Today, at an interview sponsored by the Benchmark-portfolio company Sailthru, legendary VC Bill Gurley appeared on stage with Bloomberg reporter Emily Chang to discuss the future of e-commerce. Gurley

Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble”

There has been a lot of discussion about startup valuation over the past few months. Luminaries across the industry have chimed in, suggesting we’re returning to a time of irrational investment valu

What The Tech Bubble Means Outside Silicon Valley

It’s a place, a mindset, a nickname, a metonym, an innovation hub, a TV show and a standard against which all cradles of technology are measured. Silicon Valley prides itself on having a meta-status

No Need For Alarm Over Private Company Valuations

With 137% returns in an approximately two year period, there’s logic in mutual funds continuing to throw big dollars into strong IPO candidates, thus significantly inflating valuations. With this en

How To Play VC Poker With Billions In The Pot

As the ranks of super unicorns continue to grow, such as with Pinterest’s shiny new $11 billion valuation, analysts are increasingly scrutinizing these prices and whether they signal a new tech bubb
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