William Bryant Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Investments
  • 4
  • Portfolio
  • 3
  • Exits
  • 2

William Bryant General Information


Dr. William Bryant serves as Partner at Threshold Ventures. He served as Board Member at Chef Software, CEO of 3Guppies and as a partner at DFJ Growth. He has had early and instrumental involvement in more than 25 leading software, Internet, mobile, and digital media companies, as a founder, senior executive, investor, and board member. He has had founding roles with Visio (now part of Microsoft), Netbot (acquired by Excite), Qpass (acquired by Amdocs), Medio (Nokia), Mixxer, and Airworks. In these founding capacities, Bill drove definition of the core product and market strategy; raised >$150M in venture capital; recruited senior management teams; and built customer, partner and channel relationships in launching software products, Internet, and mobile services. Bill was the first investor in Isilon Systems (now part of EMC) and an early investor in Swype (Nuance), Vizify (Yahoo), Banyan Branch (Deloitte), Loudeye (Nokia), AEI Music (Liberty Media), Viafone (Extended Systems), Teamplate (Captaris), Exstatic Software (Xchange Applications), Throw (Excite), Singing Fish (Thomson/AOL); NearMe (Hands On Mobile); and WebRelevance (Medio). For DFJ, he has led investments in Mpire (comScore), Varolii (Nuance), Clipboard (Salesforce), and Alpental (Google). Bill represents DFJ on the boards of Bright Computing, Xealth, Chef, Ping Identity, and Remitly. In addition to his DFJ investments, he is an active angel investor with investments in Winshuttle, LiquidPlanner, Bonanza, and Socrata. Bill received a BA in European history, an MBA, and his PhD candidacy in business strategy, all from the University of Washington. He holds a patent for an electronic commerce network.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 2882 Sand Hill Road
  • Suite 150
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

William Bryant Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Observa 31-Mar-2020 Angel (individual) 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 000000 00.0
0000000000000 08-May-2014 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Profitable 0000000 000000 00.0
SteamFunk Labs 03-Jan-2012 Seed Round 00.000 Social Content Startup 0000000 000000 00.0
Banyan Branch 03-Oct-2011 Early Stage VC 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Startup 0000000 000000 00.0
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William Bryant Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
SteamFunk Labs 05-Mar-2014 Merger/Acquisition
000000 000000 20-Oct-2013 000000000000000000
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William Bryant Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
William Bryant Ph.D Angel Investor 00 0 0 Menlo Park, CA
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