Portrait of Bill Maris
Bill Maris

Bill Maris is the founder of Section 32, a venture capital fund investing at the frontiers of technology and healthcare. Bill’s investments have to date resulted in over 150 exits and more than 50 companies that have grown to over $1B in value.

Prior to Section 32, Bill spent almost a decade at Google / Alphabet as the founder and first CEO of Google Ventures and served as Vice President of Special Projects. He worked closely with the Google founders, helped incubate and launch Google X, Waymo, and Verily, and led global investment activities for Google and Alphabet. During his tenure at Google, Bill was involved with the panoply of cutting-edge technologies and projects at Google, ranging from cybersecurity to cloud infrastructure, aviation, renewable energy, and robotics.

A lifelong entrepreneur — Bill previously founded one of the world’s first web-hosting companies, and while at Google founded Calico, a multi-billion dollar company focused on life extension and the genetic basis of aging. Bill was a board member of Nest and recruited the CEOs of Verily, Chronicle, and Calico.

Bill previously worked at Sweden’s Investor AB, and in the mid-2000s, he partnered with entrepreneur David Green to transfer a novel hydrophobic acrylic lens to Aurolab to treat and cure cataract blindness in the developing world. It has since helped prevent or cure cataract blindness in more than 40 million people worldwide.

Bill has a degree in neuroscience from Middlebury College, and his background includes research at the Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Neurobiology.

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