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12 Investments in 8 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Los Altos
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Person Details

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Aliases:
Bill

William Coughran is a Partner at Sequoia Capital since October 2011. William has served as a Member of the Board of Directors at FireEye since July 2012.

William currently serves on the board of directors of multiple private companies and he served as Member of the Board of Directors at Clearwell Systems, Inc. from March 2005 to June 2011, when it was acquired by Symantec, Inc.

Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, William held a number of roles at Google Inc. from April 2003 to September 2011, including Senior Vice President of Engineering. At Google, Bill was responsible for security efforts as well as serving on the executive committee and as an Advisor to the founders and Eric Schmidt.

Prior to Google, William co-founded Entrisphere, Inc., a telecom equipment vendor and served as its initial Chief Executive Officer and in other roles from November 1999 to December 2002.

From 1980 to 1999, William held a number of roles at Bell Labs, Inc. (originally part of AT&T, Inc. and then Lucent Technologies, Inc.), including Vice President of the Computing Sciences Research Center.

William has held adjunct and visiting faculty roles at Stanford University, Duke University and ETH Zürich.

William has a B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Mathematics from California Institute of Technology and an M.S. degree and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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Oct, 2011 - Current   (almost 5 years)
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Senior Vice President of Research & Systems Infrastructure
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Senior Vice President of Engineering
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Vice President of the Computing Sciences Research Center
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GM & VP of Internet Software

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