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William Bryant

William Bryant

Dr. William Bryant serves as Partner at Threshold Ventures. He served as 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.

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 (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
LiquidPlanner 08-May-2014 Later Stage VC 000 Business/Productivity Software Profitable 0000000 000000 00.0
000000000 0000 03-Jan-2012 0000 00000 00.000 Social Content Startup 0000000 000000 00.0
000000 000000 03-Oct-2011 00000 00000 00.00 Social/Platform Software Product Development 0000000 000000 00.0
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William Bryant Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
000000000 0000 05-Mar-2014 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000
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William Bryant Team (1)

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