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In an opaque market that has the world unsettled, Benchmark’s Bill Gurley has been doing his part to be more transparent. In early October, representing Benchmark, he authored a letter of advice to the founders Benchmark has backed, letting them know that while Benchmark remains supportive, it predicts a long and lumpy road. Gurley, a  […]
Steven Fletcher, a San Francisco-based managing director at the boutique investment bank GCA Savvian, talks with peHUB about what Wall Street’s meltdown means to smaller banks like his own.
With Washington bickering over a bailout package, the largest bank seizure in history, and general unease in the country about what comes next, I wondered how online advertising -- on which so many Valley companies are now depending -- might be impacted. For more insight, I phoned John Durham, formerly head of business development for marketing powerhouse Carat North America and today cofounder of Catalyst:SF, a consultancy brought into startups through their venture capital backers, including Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Battery Ventures. Read our Q&A after the jump...

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