Advanced Technology Ventures (Palo Alto, CA)
Bill joined ATV in 2003 and focuses on investments in the cleantech, wireless, telecommunications, and IT sectors. His representative investments include CombineNet, Great Point Energy, Handango, HVVi, and Visage Mobile. Bill brings 22 years of operating and venture experience in telecommunications to ATV, including 19 years with Lucent Technologies. He was President of Lucent's Cellular and PCS Wireless Networks division from 1997 to 2000, and in his final year, he grew the business by 38% to $5 billion in revenue. In 2001, Bill transitioned his telecommunications background to venture capital by joining Bowman Capital as a General Partner in the Private Equity Group. In 2002, Bill accepted a General Partner role at Orange Ventures, a wireless-focused fund backed by Orange, one of the largest mobile service providers in the world. Additionally, Bill has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA).
Bill holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University, an M.S. from Stanford University and a B.S. from Cornell University.