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Bill Burgess


Bill Burgess joined North Bridge in 2014; he has worked closely with emerging growth technology companies as an investor and adviser throughout his career. Since 2004, he has been a Managing General Partner at ABS Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Bill advised technology companies for two decades in matters of corporate finance and M&A primarily at Alex. Brown & Sons and subsequently at Deutsche Bank where he held a number of management positions including Vice Chairman of Global Corporate Finance, Group Head of Global Technology Investment Banking, and Managing Partner of DB Venture Partners. Clients included AOL, Powersoft, Wellfleet, Cascade, Security Dynamics, Marcam, Natural Microsystems, Cognos, EMC, BB&N, Hyperion, Parametric Technology, Cognex, Cypress Semi, ECI Telecom, Scitex and Tellabs. He holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bill has deep experience on boards of public and private corporations as well as educational, cultural and environmental organizations. Bill’s current and past directorships include SpringCm, Firm 58, ClickSquared, Adeptra, HighRoads, Certona, FareChase, PowerDsine, Ohana, Clearforest and Hotbar. He currently serves as Trustee of Dartmouth College, The Geisel School of Medicine, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, Issue One, The New England Aquarium (Immediate Past Chair) and Board President of St. Mark’s School.