William McQuillan

Partner, London

William is a Partner at Frontline Ventures where he leads the London team.

After leaving university, William was one of the founding employees of Ondra Partners, a startup investment-banking boutique. Within 18 months, Ondra grew from a four-person team to 70+ employees across London, New York, and Paris, and was named the top investment banking boutique globally by Euromoney.

William’s work at Ondra led him to discover his passion for rethinking an industry, and he shortly thereafter co-founded Osmoda, a b2b e-commerce company creating a new way for young and up-and-coming designers to sell online. During that time, he became a Global Ambassador and joined the Board of the Sandbox Network, a community of over 1,500 innovators under 30 all around the world.

William experienced firsthand the difficulty that European founders have when fundraising and afterwards. This inspired him to join Will and Shay to set up Frontline, and try to make VC better for entrepreneurs. Since then he has led investments in over 20 b2b technology companies across Europe.

William is a keen adventure traveller, and when taking time off is as likely to be seen running a triple marathon across Northern Spain🏃🏼‍♂️🌬, hiking through Colombian rain forest, or white-water rafting down a Himalayan river.

Except on Halloween, where you can find him in one of his ridiculous, homemade costumes.

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