Bill Elmore General Partner

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Annette Giles

Bill, who co-founded Foundation Capital in 1995, operates on the belief that substantial, sustainable companies are the result of matching technology and market opportunity with the right entrepreneur and management team.

He invests primarily in cloud applications and cloud infrastructure. He is on the Board of Directors of Graphcore, SpringCM, Venafi, and XMOS Semiconductor. Among his past investments are Atheros Communications (IPO, later acquired by Qualcomm), Azure Power {AZRE}, Commerce One (IPO) , Onyx Software (IPO), Women’s Wire (IPO), Network Computing Devices (IPO), ParcPlace Systems (IPO), Precept Software (acquired by cisco), MSDS Online (acquired by ICG Group), Envestnet (IPO), Tensilica, Wind River Systems (IPO), Pilot Network Services (IPO).

Bill has a BSEE and an MSEE from Purdue University, and an MBA from the Stanford GSB. But he learns the most from the entrepreneurs, whom he helps to build strong organizations from the ground up.

Bill is a math-loving VC, who has been a cheerleader, and loves science magazines and airplanes.