William (Bill) Bryant has had early involvement in >25 leading enterprise & consumer software and Internet companies, serving as founder, senior exec, investor & BOD member. These companies have collectively reached >$8.5B in value. Bill is currently a GP w/ Threshold Ventures (fka DFJ), serving on the BODs of Chef, Remitly, Yellowbrick, Xealth and Pro.com. Past DFJ investments include Ping Identity, Z2Live, Varolii, Azuqua, Reflect. He is an advisor to Socrata, Winshuttle, Liquid Planner, Limeade.
Other Investments: Swype,, Varolii, Banzai, Observa, Contour, Vizify, Thumb, Cascadia Capital, mInfo, SensorsinMotion, ACL, Bonanzle, Banyan Branch, Clipboard.
Previously, Bill was Partner w/ Atlas Ventures, where he originated its investment in Isilon. Prior to Atlas, Bill co-founded Qpass (acquired by Amdocs), serving as CEO & later Chmn. In mid 90s, he co-founded Netbot, acquired by Excite (1st comparison shopping agent, Jango; 1st metasearch engine, MetaCrawler), serving as President.
In early 90s, he was founding VP of WW Sales & Mktg at Visio (Microsoft). Bill was an early investor/BOD member in 15 cos that were acquired or went public: Swype (Nuance), Mpire (comScore), Loudeye (Nokia), AEI Music (Liberty Media), Shelfari (Amazon), Delve (Limelight), Jabber (Cisco), Viafone (Extended Systems), Teamplate (Captaris), Exstatic Software (Xchange Applications), Throw (Excite), Singing Fish (Thomson/AOL), NearMe (HandsOn Mobile), WebRelevance (Medio), Shelfari (Amazon). In addition, Bill consulted extensively to Microsoft, Real Networks, Getty Images & Corbis. Early in his career, he held VP Mktg/GM roles for Micrografx, Software Publishing & Traveling Software. Other recent BODs: Intrinsyc.
Senior sales, marketing & biz dev roles at four leading software companies (Visio, Micrografx, Software Publishing, Traveling SW). Consultant to Microsoft, Getty Images and Real Networks. Experienced BOD member, mentor capitalist and advisor.