Bill founded Google Ventures in 2009. Five years later, GV is one of the most active investors in the world, with approximately $1.5 billion under management, 250 portfolio companies and offices in San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Mountain View, CA. The fund’s early track record includes investments in pioneers like Uber, Nest, DocuSign, and Cloudera; IPOs like Foundation Medicine and RetailMeNot; and exits to industry leaders like Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo.
In every sector from life sciences to transportation, exponential increases in computing capacity are opening doors for advances difficult to comprehend today. The most exciting and surprising progress will come from risk-taking startups. Bill and his team designed GV to find those startups and help them get the job done.
Bill studied neuroscience at Middlebury College and conducted neurobiology research at Duke University. He founded and sold web-hosting pioneer Burlee.com, and was instrumental in the formation of Google’s Calico project.
Fast Company named Bill one of the most creative people in business, Vanity Fair named him one to watch, and he’s been named one of Silicon Valley’s 40 under 40.
Bill is responsible for all of GV’s activities as well as Google’s global startup efforts, including Google for Entrepreneurs, Campus London, and Campus Tel Aviv. He has a particular interest in next generation life sciences and artificial intelligence.