Clearstone Venture Partners
William Quigley joined Clearstone Venture Partners shortly after its formation and concentrates on its Internet- and communications-related investments. During his first two-and-a-half years with the firm, he worked out of the idealab! incubator and helped launch and lead investments in many idealab!-backed companies including Homepage.com, FreePC, FreeMusic.com and Paymybills.com. A number of his early-stage investments have gone public, including MP3.com, Tickets.com, Emusic and PeopleSupport. Several others have been acquired including InternetConnect (sold to Covad) and Phasebridge (sold to Emcore).
William?s current portfolio reflects his belief in the enormous opportunity in the wireless consumer and enterprise markets (AOptix, SoonR, Meru Networks, Novariant). He is also focused on emerging companies offering managed services in the enterprise and consumer sectors (Communicado, Spock Networks).
William joined Clearstone from Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds, where he invested in early-stage communications companies targeting the software, equipment and service sectors. Prior to MAVF, William spent seven years in a variety of business planning and operational roles at The Walt Disney Company and was a Senior Consultant at Arthur Andersen?s Financial Services Group.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
William received his MBA, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School, and holds a BS, with Honors, from the University of Southern California.
William sits on the board of DealMaker LA, a Los Angeles-based organization promoting entrepreneurial activities in Southern California.
William served his fellowship under mentor Marc Benson at Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds in Vienna, VA as a member of KFP Class 3.