MY AFTERNOON WITH THE GURLS
Hey <<First Name>>,
I want to thank everyone who attended and supported the 3rd Annual Bloomberg Players Technology Summit. We had another amazing experience!
I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing someone that has supported and advised me over the last 5 years, Bill Gurley.
As General Partner at Benchmark Capital for the past 15 years, he is considered one of the (if not the) top technology dealmaker. Gurley has led investments in Uber, OpenTable, Nextdoor, Stitch Fix, Zillow, GrubHub, to name a few.
We discussed the tremendous access athletes have nowadays to make great tech investments, how data is now ubiquitous to scale, and how his prior experience as an analyst gives him a unique ability to evaluate startups.
Check out the interview here.
He was even generous enough to share his book recommendations with us:
- A Random Walk Down Wall Street, by Burton G. Malkiel
- Competitive Strategy, by Michael E. Porter
- Crossing the Chasm, by Geoffrey A. Moore
- The Innovator's Dilemma, by Clayton M. Christensen
- Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight
- Startup, by Jerry Kaplan