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Bill Trenchard


Mr. Bill Trenchard serves as Partner at First Round Capital. He serves as Founding Advisor at LendingHome. He founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Jump Networks. He serves as Board Member at Edify labs. He was a Co-Founder & served as a Board Member at LiveOps. He is also a Co-Founder and Chairman at Readyforce and as an Advisor at Hall. As a founder, operator, advisor and angel investor, Bill has helped dozens of companies launch, manage through hyper growth and win. Before joining First Round, Bill led LiveOps to $100 million in sales and hundreds of employees as the industry's leading cloud contact center. He also founded Jump Networks, a leading web calendar and personal organizer acquired by Microsoft. As an angel investor and Founder Partner at Founder Collective, Bill made investments in category killing companies including Uber, IronPort (acquired by Cisco), Adroll, PowerSet (acquired by Microsoft), Lending Club, HomeRun (acquired by Rearden Commerce), Tapulous (acquired by Disney), Slide (acquired by Google), and Chegg. Bill currently serves on the boards of Readyforce, LiveOps, Looker and Samasource, and is Vice Chairman of Entrepreneurship@Cornell. Bill has a Bachelor of Arts in science and technology studies from Cornell University.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Bill Trenchard Investments (44)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Direct Match 03-Mar-2016 Early Stage VC 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
0000000 08-Apr-2015 00000 00000 0000 Automation/Workflow Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
0000000 0000000000 09-Dec-2014 00000 00000 00.00 Consumer Finance Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
00000 30-Apr-2014 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
00000000 08-Apr-2014 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
0000 26-Sep-2013 00000 00000 00.000 Financial Software Startup 0000 000000000
00000000 29-Aug-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
00000000000 02-May-2013 00000 00000 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
RedCap 01-Apr-2013 Seed Round 00.000 Application Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000 000000000
Sift (San Francisco) 19-Mar-2013 Early Stage VC 00.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000000
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Bill Trenchard Exits (30)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Uber 10-May-2019 IPO 00.00 Completed
0000000 01-Mar-2019 000 00 00000000 Completed
000000 23-Mar-2018 0000000000 Completed
  • 5 buyers
0000000 0000000000 03-Nov-2017 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 0000000
0000000 20-Apr-2017 0000000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
0000 18-Apr-2017 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 000000
000000 27-Feb-2017 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000000
000000 00000 08-Dec-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000000
BrightPoint Security 03-Jun-2016 Merger/Acquisition Completed
CompanyLine 06-May-2015 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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Bill Trenchard Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Bill Trenchard Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA