Coaching 1on1: Bill Shott
50-minute coaching sessions with Bill Shott, President of Shott.com
All appointments for this session have been assigned.
President of Shott.com
Shott.com is a venture catalyst firm focused on providing advisory counsel and startup capital to entrepreneurs, founders, and CEO's of early stage technology based companies. Shott.com specializes in identifying promising early stage technology companies and working with the founding team to build a successful business. Key areas of focus typically include assisting entrepreneurs with business plan development; fund-raising; executive recruiting; strategic partnering; and general day to day startup counsel. Bill Shott has a network of investors as well as professional service providers who can quickly bring valuable experience and financial backing to the early stage company.
Bill brings over 15 years of high technology business management experience to his work with emerging companies. He has started and run three technology based businesses. His first business was a captive software reseller within Convergent Technologies. The second was Unix Central, an award winning Unix software publisher and reseller that was sold to Bell Micro products. The third, PlaceWare, is an Internet based live presentation software developer that was spun out of Xerox PARC.
In addition to starting and running companies, Bill has had functional operating roles in product management, marketing, business development and sales. He has raised over $20 million in both seed and first round financings and has experience both selling businesses as well as developing and managing strategic relationships.
In addition to the companies he has started, Bill has held management positions at Network Computing Devices (VP Marketing), Convergent Technologies (General Manager) and Hewlett Packard (Product Manager).
Bill received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley (1981) and an MBA from Stanford University (1987). He has served on the Boards of PlaceWare Inc. and Woodside Technologies.
For an overview of the companies Bill has recently worked with in an advisory and fund raising capacity see http://www.shott.com.
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