Bill Coughran

Founder's Coach & Partner at Sequoia Capital

Bill Coughran

Bill Coughran

Founder's Coach & Partner at Sequoia Capital

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Career Highlights

Entrisphere, Inc.

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10362

Number of Boards

21

Birthday

1953

Age

68

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Founder at Blue Danube Systems, Inc.

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General Partner at Sequoia Capital Operations LLC

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Blue Danube Systems, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Wing Venture Management LLC

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Non-Managing Member at Sequoia Capital Operations LLC

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Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer at Viptela LLC

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Co-Founder & President at Viptela LLC

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Co-Founder at Wavefront, Inc.

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Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer at Wavefront, Inc.

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Chief Scientist & Co-Founder at Barefoot Networks, Inc.

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Bill Coughran
Founder's Coach & Partner at Sequoia Capital
Education
Master of Science Degree in Mathematics
Class of 1975

California Institute of Technology provides education focusing on science, engineering, academia, business, and public service. The company was founded in 1891 and it is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.

Ph.D in Computer Science

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Career History
Founder's Coach & Partner
Current

Sequoia Capital seeks investment opportunities in companies located in the US. The firm target companies operating in the fields of consumer and enterprise. It provides financing for early and growth transactions.

Professional
Current

Sequoia Capital Operations LLC engages in the provision of venture capital financing services. It serves the healthcare, finance, and media industries. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Senior Director-Engineering
2003 - 2011

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our company has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, we’ve grown to serve hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University in 1995. By 1996, they had built a search engine (initially called BackRub) that used links to determine the importance of individual webpages. Founded 1998 Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin Incorporation September 4, 1998 Initial public offering (NASDAQ) August 19, 2004 Headquarters 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View CA 94043

Boards & Committees
Director
2014 - Current

Orbital Insight, Inc. provides geospatial big data services. Its products and solutions include US retail traffic, world oil storage index, global water reserves, china economic index, poverty mapping and agriculture. The firm serves consumer, energy, financial services, insurance, agriculture, and public sector industries. The company was founded by James Crawford in 2013 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Director
Current

Viptela, Inc. provides software-defined wide area network service. It offers secure extensible network solutions. The company was founded by Amir Khan and Khalid Raza in 2012 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Director
Current

nSolutions, Inc. develops operational automation solutions for security and compliance in data centers and cloud architectures. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2011

The Bulldog Foundation operates as a non-profit organization. It offers scholarship fund. The company is headquartered in Fresno, CA.

Political Donations
$2,500
2011

Former Senator from Utah

$5,000
2011
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Intel Corp. purchases Barefoot Networks, Inc. from Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Management Co. LLC, Xilinx Technology Ventures, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz LLC, Hermes Growth Partners Ltd., Hangzhou Ali Venture Investment Ltd., Western Digital Capital, Danhua Capital Management LLC, Hewlett Packard Ventures LLC, Dell Technologies Capital

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Cisco Systems, Inc. purchases Viptela LLC from Sequoia Capital, Northgate Capital LP, Redline Capital Management SA, Moment Ventures LLC

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VMware, Inc. purchases Wavefront, Inc. from Sutter Hill Ventures LLC, Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital Inc, Webb Investment Network LLC

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Ascension Labs, Inc. provides custom computer programming services. The company was founded by Sean Knapp in 2015 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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Entrisphere, Inc. developes, provides fiber access technology. Its solutions, including the BLM 1500 system & T-Series family of PON ONTs, ONUs & fiber fed remotes, ease migration for incumbent carriers by delivering communications and entertainment services over circuit or packet networks based on PON or copper transport. The company was founded by Bill Coughran, Phil Winterbottom & Ken Thompson in 2000 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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