Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Bill Bryant (DFJ Venture Capital)

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Bill Bryant, DFJ Venture Capital

Bill Bryant is a partner at DFJ ( (formerly Draper Fisher Jurvetson), an American venture capital firm focused on early- and growth-stage investments in enterprise, consumer and disruptive technologies. 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 (Nokia), Mixxer, and Airworks.

In these founding capacities, Bill drove definition of the core product and market strategy; raised >$150M in venture capital; recruited senior management teams; and built customer, partner and channel relationships in launching software products, Internet, and mobile services. Bill represents DFJ on the boards of Bright Computing, Chef, Ping Identity, Z2Live, Remitly, and The Clymb. In addition to his DFJ investments, he is an active angel investor with investments in Winshuttle, LiquidPlanner, Bonanza, and Socrata.


6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By Mike Grabham, Seattle Chapter Director

Michael is optimistic, curious and a problem solver. He is a product fit guy that focuses on customers and revenue. He loves starting companies/teams and enjoys the collaboration with smart people to figure out how to create value for a customer. He is a five time founder and has raised $3.5MM from angel investors. He has sold two companies, closed a company and failed once. He is the GM of North America for (, a email marketing platform for small business, that is expanding into markets around the world. Let him know if you need some help growing your business. You can visit his blog at ( or follow him on twitter @grabmike
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