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Bill Bryant

Bill Bryant

Partner Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Greater Seattle Area
Venture Capital & Private Equity
  1. Mixxer Inc,
  2. Atlas Venture,
  3. Qpass Inc
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William (Bill) Bryant has had early involvement in >25 leading sw/Internet/digital media/mobile cos, serving as founder, senior exec, investor & BOD member. He is currently a Partner with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, serving on the BODs of portfolio cos Chef, Ping Identity, The Clymb, Bright Computing, Z2Live. Most recently he founded Airworks where he is Chairman.

Other Investments: Winshuttle, Swype, Socrata, Varolii, LiquidPlanner, Limeade, 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.

Mentor with Tech Stars, Startup Weekend, NWEN, 9Mile Labs, Founders Institute.

Bill invests in tier venture funds, including DFJ, Atlas, Oak, Venrock, Integral, Polaris, Appian, Spectrum Equity, Insight, Partech, USVP, NeoCarta, ARCH, RRE and Openview. Advisory BODs for WTIA & UW Tech Transfer



Mixxer Inc
(1 year 7 months)

Venture Partner

Atlas Venture
(1 year 11 months)

CEO and Chairman

Qpass Inc
(4 years)


(1 year)

Strategy Consultant

(2 years 6 months)

Founding VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing

Visio Corporation
(2 years 1 month)


  • Visio
  • Winshuttle
  • SaaS
  • Digital Media
  • Investments
  • Mobile Applications
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  • Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Cloud Computing
  • Enterprise Software
  • Corporate Development
  • Private Equity
  • Product Management
  • Strategy
  • User Experience
  • Marketing
  • Product Marketing
  • Mobile Devices
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Management
  • E-commerce
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Strategy
  • Software Development
  • Analytics
  • Lead Generation
  • Go-to-market Strategy
  • New Business Development
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Executive Management
  • Angel Investing
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