Bill Maris, Managing Partner and Graham Spencer, Engineering Partner, Google Ventures.
Bill is the Managing Partner of Google Ventures. He brings with him a combination of technical expertise and hands on start-up experience, including founding Web hosting pioneer Burlee.com (now part of Web.com), where he built much of the key computing, network and technological infrastructure. Prior to that, Bill was a biotechnology and healthcare portfolio manager for Stockholm, Sweden-based Investor AB. Bill’s background also includes research at the Duke University Medical Center, Department of Neurobiology. Bill received his degree in Neuroscience with honors from Middlebury College, and is based in Mountain View, CA.
Graham Spencer is an engineering director at Google and a member of the Google Ventures team.
Graham was one of the original 6 founders of Excite.com and was the Chief Technology Officer of the company until its sale to @Home. Graham was also a co-founder of JotSpot, which was acquired by Google in 2006.
In 1999, Graham left Excite@Home to co-found DigitalConsumer.org, a 50,000-member non-profit consumer organization dedicated to protecting fair-use rights for digital media. Graham is also on the board of the Santa Fe Institute.
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