Bill Reichert

Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Author, Mentor

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Bill and his partners at Garage Technology Ventures make focused investments in promising early-stage technology companies and work intensively with them to help them grow and succeed. Some of Garage’s investments include Pandora Media (NYSE:P), Digital Fountain (acquired by Qualcomm), Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), iNest (acquired by LendingTree), Psionic (acquired by Cisco), LeftHand Networks (acquired by HP), (NSDQ: ANSW), Hoku Scientific (NSDQ: HOKU), and Kaboodle (acquired by Hearst Corp).

Bill brings experience as a serial entrepreneur to his work with Garage’s portfolio companies. Prior to co-founding Garage in early 1998, Bill was co-founder of Academic Systems, a software company funded by Kleiner Perkins, Accel Partners, and Microsoft. Academic Systems became the leading developer of network-based multimedia instructional materials for colleges and universities, and was acquired by Plato Learning (NSDQ: TUTR). Prior to Academic Systems, Bill was a senior executive at several venture-backed technology companies, including The Learning Company, which was the leading developer of educational software in the United States before its acquisition in 1994, and Infa Technologies, a touchscreen computer company that developed many of the concepts underlying the Newton, Palm, and iPhone devices. Bill also co-founded Trademark Software, which was subsequently acquired by Dow Jones, while in graduate school at Stanford.

Earlier in his career, Bill worked for McKinsey & Co., the international management consulting firm, the World Bank in Washington, DC, and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., in New York. He has authored and co-authored several articles and speeches on entrepreneurship, venture capital, international trade, and monetary policy.

Bill earned his AB in History and Science from Harvard University and his MBA from Stanford University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and is a former Chairman of the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley. He is also an Advisor to the Women’s Startup Lab, Nordic Innovation House, and the Korea Innovation Center. He lives with his extraordinary wife Michelle and three incredible children in Los Altos, California.

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The Future of Innovation: Lessons Learned from Silicon Valley

The Art of the Start: New Rules for Entrepreneurs and Investors

Creating a Leadership Culture: The Keys to a High Performance Organization

The Art of Scaling Up: Making the Transition from Start-up to Scale-up

Open Innovation: How Corporations Can Tap the Innovation Ecosystem

Getting to Wow! The Key to a Compelling Value Proposition

The Art of Going Global: Taking Your Brilliant Startup to Silicon Valley

Startup Economics: The Art and Science of Business Modeling

The Art of Raising Capital: How to Win the Hearts and Minds of Investors

The Power of Constructive Conflict: Tapping the Creativity of Your Team

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be: Hype, Hope, and Reality

The Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs (and Venture Capitalists)

Kauffman Foundation: The Art of Startup Finance: Financial Monitoring - Your Performance Metrics
StartCon: Bill Reichert - Getting to Wow!
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Founder World 2015: 3 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know
Latitude50 2016: Getting to Wow! Keynote by Bill Reichert
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