William Sahlman Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 3

  • Portfolio
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 1


William Sahlman General Information


Mr. William Sahlman served as Advisory Board Member at Stage 1 Ventures. He also serves as an Strategic Advisor at GSV Ventures. He also serves as Board Member at iWalk. He is the Dimitri V. d'Arbeloff - Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. The d'Arbeloff Chair was established in 1986 to support teaching and research on the entrepreneurial process. Mr. Sahlman received an A.B. degree in Economics from Princeton University, an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Business Economics, also from Harvard. His research focuses on the investment and financing decisions made in entrepreneurial ventures at all stages in their development. Mr. Sahlman has written numerous articles on topics including entrepreneurial management, venture capital and private equity, deal structuring, and the role of entrepreneurship in the global economy. In 1985, Mr. Sahlman introduced a new second-year elective course called Entrepreneurial Finance. That course has been taken by over 8,000 students since it was first offered. Mr. Sahlman and an HBS co-author, Paul Gompers, published a casebook in 2002 entitled Entrepreneurial Finance;(Wiley). In 2000, he helped introduce and teach a new course in the first year called The Entrepreneurial Manager. In 2006, he and HBS co-authors, Michael J. Roberts, Howard H. Stevenson, Paul Marshall, and Richard G. Hamermesh, published a casebook entitled New Business Ventures and the Entrepreneur (McGraw Hill - Irwin). Mr. Sahlman has developed over 170 cases and notes for classroom use. Mr. Sahlman is Senior Associate Dean for External Relations. He was co-chair of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit from 1999 to 2002. From 1991 to 1999, he was Senior Associate Dean, Director of Publishing Activities, and chairman of the board for Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation. From 1990 to 1991, he was chairman of the Harvard University Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility. He is a member of the board of directors or board of advisors of several private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Boston, GA
  • United States
+1 (781) 000-0000

William Sahlman Investments (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Truepic 20-Jun-2018 Early Stage VC 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00.0
0000000 11-May-2017 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00.0
0000 000000 15-Apr-2013 00000 00000 0000 Hospitals/Inpatient Services Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000 00.0
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William Sahlman Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
0000 000000 01-Sep-2021 000000000000000000 00.000
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William Sahlman Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
William Sahlman Ph.D Angel Investor 0 0 Boston, GA
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William Sahlman Co-Investors (4)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Andrew Filipowski 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Dowling Capital Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Jeffrey Parker 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Michael Votto 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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