Bill Hambrecht founded WR Hambrecht + Co in 1998, introducing OpenIPO® as a means to level the playing field for both investors and issuers. Prior to that, in 1968, he co-founded Hambrecht & Quist, an investment banking firm specializing in emerging high-growth technology companies. Bill has served as a director for numerous private and public companies. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Presidio Trust in San Francisco. In October, 2006, Bill was inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Bill graduated from Princeton University.