Bill Gurley, a closely watched investment player, has joined venture firm
as a general
partner. Prior to joining the firm, Gurley was a partner at "="" rel="nofollow" class="c-regularLink" target="_blank">Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and was ranked a top technology analyst by Institutional
Investor magazine. Gurley joined Benchmark for its "team-oriented" culture, and the venture firm selected him for his track record and the advice he could lend to its portfolio of companies.