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Sam Pullara joins Benchmark Capital as entrepreneur-in-residence

Benchmark Capital, an early-stage technology venture capital firm, has appointed Sam Pullara as an entrepreneur-in-residence. 

Pullara (pictured) was most recently at Yahoo! as chief technologist, where he was responsible for Yahoo!’s product and technology strategy across the organisation. 

Pullara has also spent a significant part of his career building successful start-up companies.

"I am very excited to work with Benchmark Capital, and with Peter Fenton again," says Pullara. "It is an amazing time to be starting a new venture and advising great entrepreneurs. Working closely with exceptional investors and advisers who are deeply committed to the entrepreneur’s success was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up."

In addition to crafting corporate technology strategy at Yahoo!, Pullara was also involved in M&A and strategic partnership activity while still remaining an active coder. 

"Sam is one of the few people who can blend deep technical ability with an uncanny business perspective," says Peter Fenton, general partner, Benchmark Capital. "He’s one of the most talented people I’ve had the opportunity to work with, and we’re thrilled to have him on board at Benchmark."

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