Episode #5: William McQuillan, Founding Partner of a venture firm for globally ambitious B2B companies
William is a founding partner of Frontline Ventures. Prior to starting Frontline, he was a founding employee at Ondra, an award-winning investment boutique that went from a 4 person team to 70+ employees in only 18 months. When Frontline was founded, William was 27 years old, making him the youngest VC ever to have raised a fund at that time (2012). Shortly after recording this episode William announced Frontline Fund III.
In this episode you will learn:
– How William has built a truly differentiated investment thesis for Frontline’s two funds.
– What William looks for in seed stage startups and why he believes integrity is all important and money cannot be the founder’s main driver.
– How William perceives the effects of Brexit and its implications for their investment strategy and work with startups.
– Why William is a supporter of founders taking a small bit of secondaries.