Bill Guttman joined Axioma in 2001. Over the past twenty years, Bill held senior leadership roles – often as founder or chief executive – in several dozen institutionally backed early stage companies. On their behalf, he structured and closed more than 100 venture & private equity financings, mergers & acquisitions, and strategic investments, working with over fifty institutional investors. Bill has been the lead equity investor in an array of notable technology startups as a general partner of early-stage venture capital firms Saturn Partners, TL Ventures, and TNCV.
During the last decade, Bill also forged an institutional partnership with Carnegie Mellon University to commercialize technology derived from faculty research. He co-founded a portfolio of four ventures with CMU, including Acrobatiq, the first-ever higher-ed investment made by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Earlier, he was co-founder and chief executive of CMU-spinout Panopto, which has become one of the world's leading video content management platforms. Panopto was selected as a 2014 "Leader" in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for video content management, and was named by Deloitte #61 among the 500 fastest growing technology companies in America over the last five years.
Previously a professor of economics at CMU, Bill served on the cybersecurity committee of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, and co-founded CMU's Cylab, one of the world's largest cybersecurity research centers. Before entering the private sector, Bill worked on projects in 30 countries for the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the IMF, and the OECD. He earned master's and doctoral degrees in international relations at Balliol College, Oxford University, where he was a British Council Scholar.Close bio >