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Cornell University, BS 1997
Science and Technology Studies

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First Round Capital

Bill Trenchard

Bill is a partner at First Round Capital.

As a founder, operator, advisor and angel investor, Bill has helped dozens of companies launch, manage through hyper growth and win.

Before joining First Round, Bill led LiveOps to $100 million in sales and hundreds of employees as the industry’s leading cloud contact center.

He also founded Jump Networks, a leading web calendar and personal organizer acquired by Microsoft.

As an angel investor and Founder Partner at Founder Collective, Bill made investments in category killing companies including Uber, IronPort (acquired by Cisco), Adroll, PowerSet (acquired by Microsoft), Lending Club, HomeRun (acquired by Rearden Commerce), Tapulous (acquired by Disney), Slide (acquired by Google), and Chegg.

Bill currently serves on the boards of Readyforce, LiveOps, Looker and Samasource, and is Vice Chairman of Entrepreneurship@Cornell.

Bill has a Bachelor of Arts in science and technology studies from Cornell University.

Specialties: Company formation, idea generation, venture financing, mergers & acquisitions, marketing, sales, recruiting, general management.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
RedCap 4/2013Seed$2.03M9
Getable 8/2011Seed$1.4M11
Chirply 4/2011Seed$1.1M18
AdRoll 9/2008Series A$4M9
Xoopit 12/2006Angel$1.5M12
LiveOps 1/2001Series A$1M3



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