Team Profile: Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams is a managing director of Covera Ventures and has more than 13 years experience investing in early and late stage companies. He also brings operational experience to Covera Ventures as a result of managing and ultimately divesting several companies in the commercial finance, property and casualty insurance and technology industries.

As a managing director for Covera Ventures, Jeff employs his unique experiences to investment opportunities in software, internet content and media and wireless communications. Prior to working in venture capital, he was a successful investor, providing growth capital to middle market companies in the southwest U.S.

His most notable investments include Dataside (acquired by ViaWest), FastScale (acquired by EMC), Icera (acquired by NVIDIA), MetaCarta (acquired by Nokia), Softricity (acquired by Microsoft), and Sychip (acquired by Murata).

He received a BS in finance and economics from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a board member of the Texas Venture Capital Association, the North Texas Enterprise Center and Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Venture Fund.