Many VCs have been increasingly investing in earlier stage deals, and several have seed programs or funds focused on angel-stage stages. Join Bill Bryant, who has significant experience both as an angel investor and a VC, for an interactive session on how angels can effectively collaborate with VCs on deals.
Bill Bryant is a Partner at DFJ. Bill 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 Systems, Mixxer and Airworks.
Bill was the first investor in Isilon Systems (now part of EMC) and an early investor in Loudeye (Nokia), AEI Music (DMX/Liberty Media), Viafone (Extended Systems), Teamplate (Captaris), Exstatic Software (Xchange Applications), Throw (Excite), Singing Fish (Thomson/AOL); NearMe (Hands On Mobile); WebRelevance (Medio) and Mpire (comScore).
Bill represents DFJ on the Boards of Z2Live, Opscode, Varolii and Ping Identity. In addition to his DFJ investments, he is an active angel investor with investments in Swype, Winshuttle, LiquidPlanner, Bonanza, Socrata, Vizify, Banyan Branch and Clipboard.