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#5 William McQuillan, Frontline Ventures, pt 1

#5 William McQuillan, Frontline Ventures, pt 1

William McQuillan is a founding partner of Frontline Ventures. Prior to starting Frontline, William was a founding employee at Ondra, an award-winning startup investment boutique that went from a 4 person team to 70+ employees across London, New York and Paris 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 and Frontline are strong supporters of founders taking a small bit of secondaries in each round.