SENIOR ADVISOR / PARTNER EMERITUS
Bill began his venture career in 1984 as a founding partner of Austin Ventures. In 2003, he founded Silverton Partners with a focus on early stage investing in Austin-based, technology companies. Bill is a past recipient of both the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur-of-the-Year Award and the Austin Technology Pillar Award, recognizing his lifetime contribution to the development of the Austin technology community. He was also the inaugural inductee into the Austin Technology Hall of Fame. Bill received his BA from Brown University Phi Beta Kappa and his MBA from Harvard Business School.