Benchmark Capital’s Bill Gurley grew up among astronauts, got his start in technology as an analyst who also spammed 300 of the technology industry’s foremost members via fax, and had numerous people, including Bill Gates, push him into venture capital.

Gurley joined us last night for our PandoMonthly San Francisco event, during which he explained why he believes entrepreneurs shouldn’t be so wary of going public by way of an extended sports metaphor; why Benchmark Capital won’t make its way into seed investing; why it did make its way into Snapchat; how he and the firm learned from the Dot-com bust; and more. The full interview is available for streaming below.