Bill Gurley, general partner at Benchmark Capital, has joined the board of directors at Ubiquiti Networks, a next-generation communications technology company.
“At Benchmark, I strive to work with great entrepreneurs who change the world for the better,” said Gurley. “What Robert has built with Ubiquiti Networks is the most radically disruptive business model I have ever seen. This represents the future of networking and stands to fundamentally upset the industry status quo. Joining the board to work shoulder-to-shoulder with him was a natural fit for us both.”
Gurley, who has been a general partner with Benchmark Capital for more than 10 years, also holds board seats with Demandforce, Opentable, Uber and Zillow among others.
Prior to working in venture capital, Gurley spent four years on Wall Street as a research analyst. He covered companies such as Dell, Compaq and Microsoft, and he was the lead analyst on the Amazon IPO. Gurley previously worked as a design engineer at Compaq Computer, working on products including Compaq’s first multi-processor server.