Bill Davidow

Bill Davidow has been a high-technology industry executive and a venture investor for more than 30 years. He has been directly involved in building pivotal companies in Silicon Valley including FormFactor, MIPS, Rambus, and Vitesse and is the founder of venture capital firm, Mohr Davidow Ventures. Bill continues as an active senior advisor to Wildcat. He is the author of Marketing High Technology and Overconnected, and a co-author of Total Customer Service and The Virtual Corporation. His new book, The Autonomous Revolution, is currently available for preorder.

While at Intel Corp., Bill served as senior vice president of marketing and sales, vice president of the microcomputer division and vice president of the microcomputer systems division. Prior to Intel Corp., Bill worked in various managerial positions at Hewlett Packard and General Electric.


  • Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Dartmouth College, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from both Dartmouth College and the California Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
  • His community involvement extends to serving on the boards of California Institute of Technology, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He also sits on the Foundation Board of UCSF Medical Center.


"Anyone who is not willing to invest the time to help build a company from scratch should probably not be in the business of venture capital."