On this week's episode of Office Hours, you'll hear from VC legend Bill Gurley, a general partner at Benchmark. Based in Silicon Valley, Bill is famously known for investing early in trailblazing companies including Uber, GrubHub and Zillow — the company I co-founded and led for 10 years.
This is the first time I've had a guest on twice, and that's because Bill is so full of dense, rich insight when it comes to startup culture, tech and investing — dot.LA's sweet spot.
<p>You'll hear us discuss marketplace-based companies, how work-from-home will accelerate business opportunity and why startups — though they might be attached to their autonomy — should pick up the phone when a big company calls with interest to acquire. Plus, hear his insightful and frank take on big tech and antitrust.</p><blockquote>"The one thing that's very obvious to me about Google...is they're very willing to use their power...they're offering you partnerships that suck...and you're tempted to do them, because of the market power." — Bill Gurley</blockquote><p><em>Want to hear more episodes? Subscribe to Office Hours on <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/show/office-hours-with-spencer-rascoff" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>, <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/office-hours-with-spencer-rascoff/id1124608295" target="_blank">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/5mXgvbUsaOv7JJQRecBdYw" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, <a href="https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-office-hours-with-sp-28214033/" target="_blank">iHeart Radio</a> or wherever you get your podcasts.</em></p>
On this week's episode of the LA Venture podcast, hear from Lightspeed Ventures' Nicole Quinn. She focuses onearly-stage consumer internet and fintech companies, with a portfolio that includes Calm, Goop, Lady Gaga's House, Rothy's, Zola and Girl Boss.