Top Silicon Valley VC Bill Gurley Slams Billionaire Peter Thiel, Says He Lost 'All Credibility'

Peter ThielChip Somodevilla/GettyGurley took issue with Thiel’s comments about Twitter.

Benchmark partner Bill Gurley is an investor in tech companies like Uber, Snapchat, and Twitter.

A few months ago, Twitter’s management team was bashed by another Silicon Valley investor and billionaire, Peter Thiel. Thiel stated then that Twitter is a “horribly mismanaged company — probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there.”

When Bloomberg’s Emily Chang asked Gurley about that statement, Gurley said Thiel lacked credibility. 

“I think he’s on a book tour. I would just leave it at that,” Gurley said of Thiel.

He added, “Once you make a statement like that about a management team who’s created a $US30 billion company, taken it public, grown revenues to a billion dollars — I just think you lose all credibility yourself.”


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