Bill founded Google Ventures in 2009 and oversees all of the fund’s global activities, as well as Google for Entrepreneurs, which brings startup communities together at its global Campuses. GV is one of the most active investors in the world, with approximately $2 billion under management, 280 portfolio companies, and offices in Mountain View, San Francisco, Boston, New York, and London. Investments include pioneers like Uber, Nest, DocuSign, Cloudera, Flatiron Health, and Foundation Medicine.
Bill has had an interest in next-generation life sciences and artificial intelligence for some time. He studied neuroscience at Middlebury College and conducted neurobiology research at Duke University, advised Aurolab (associated with India’s Aravind Eye Care System) on the development of a novel hydrophobic acrylic lens for cataract blindness, and was instrumental in the formation of Google’s Calico project. Bill also worked in biotechnology portfolio management for Swedish Investment firm Investor AB and founded and sold web-hosting pioneer Burlee.com.