Investing Profile

Ev Williams

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CEO at Medium | Investor at Obvious Ventures

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Obvious Ventures Partner
$250K - $4.0M
$1.5M
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$272M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Sanity
Series AOct 2020$9.3M
$52M
Co-investors: Joseph Ruscio (Heavybit), Jesse Robbins (Heavybit), Josh Stein (Threshold Ventures), Peter Secor (Three Bridges), Tom Drummond (Heavybit), Ben Metcalfe (Monochrome Capital), Adam Gross, Edvard Engesæth, Evan Williams, Mathias Biilmann Christensen
Coda
Series CJul 2020$5M
$270M
Co-investors: Reid Hoffman (Greylock), Hemant Taneja (General Catalyst), Meka Asonye (First Round Capital), Mamoon Hamid (Kleiner Perkins), Lenny Rachitsky (AirAngels), Roseanne Wincek (Renegade Partners), Michael Mignano, Evan Williams
The Browser Company
SeedJul 2020$5M
$23M
Co-investors: Reid Hoffman (Greylock), Emilie Choi (Coinbase Ventures), Evan Williams, Akshay Kothari, Dylan Field, Fidji Simo, Mike Krieger
Highly
SeedJul 2017
Co-investors: Roy Bahat (Bloomberg BETA), Raanan Bar-Cohen (Resolute Ventures), TK Kuegler (Wasabi Ventures), Evan Williams
EVERFI
Series DApr 2017$190M
Series BAug 2012$10M
$250M
Co-investors: Tony Florence (New Enterprise Associates (NEA)), Evan Williams, Jeff Bezos
Change.org
Series CDec 2014$25M
$70M
Co-investors: Reid Hoffman (Greylock), James Currier (NFX), Kevin Colleran (Slow Ventures), Nasir Jones (QueensBridge Venture Partners), Sundeep Ahuja (Climate Capital), Ali Partovi (Neo), Ariel Poler (Human Augmentation Syndicate), Ashton Kutcher (Sound Ventures), Gideon Yu (formation|8), Guy Oseary (Sound Ventures), Sam Altman (Apollo Projects), Katie Stanton (Moxxie Ventures), Hadi Partovi, Richard Branson, Evan Williams, Arianna Huffington, Anthony Saleh, Scott Heiferman
Breezeworks
Series ANov 2014$5M
$7M
Co-investors: Devdutt Yellurkar (CRV), Peter Thiel (Founders Fund), David Sacks (Craft Ventures), Max Levchin (Scifi Vc), Robert Siegel (Piva Capital), Evan Williams, James Hong
HoneyBook
Series ASep 2014$10M
$230M
Co-investors: Michael Eisenberg (Aleph VC), Ben Narasin (New Enterprise Associates (NEA)), Taylor Barada (SignalFire), Jeff Crowe (Norwest Venture Partners), Ron Stern (OurCrowd), Luis Valdich (Citi Ventures), Chaim Meir Tessler (OurCrowd), Nadav Eylath (at.inc/), Rick Marini (Catapult Capital), Oliver Thylmann, Michael Birch, Evan Williams
CEO MediumPresent
Co-Founder Obvious Ventures2014 - Present
Board Member Twitter2007 - Present
Founder Obvious2006 - Present
Co-Founder & CEO Twitter2007 - 2010
CEO Odeo2005 - 2006
Program Manager, Blogger Google2003 - 2004
Co-Founder, CEO Pyra Labs1999 - 2003
Marketing Coordinator O'Reilly Media1997 - 1997
University of Nebraska-Lincoln