Will Porteous

General Partner & COO

Will Porteous
Hometown
New Orleans, LA
Joined in
2000
First Job
Busboy
Industries of interest

Will is a General Partner with RRE Ventures and also serves as the firm's Chief Operating Officer. During his 21 year career as an investor, Will has served on the boards of more than 20 companies. He has been a leader in the transformation of the geospatial sector, most notably as Chairman of BlackSky (NYSE: BKSY) and as Lead Director of Spire (NYSE: SPIR). He is also a Director of Nanit, Paperless Post, Pattern, Pilot Fiber, Ursa, and Wave and a former Director of BuzzFeed (NASDAQ: BZFD). Will is also Chairman of the Dockery Farms Foundation, which he founded. From 2003 to 2018, Will served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School where he taught a popular course on venture capital.

Will holds an M.B.A .from Harvard University, an M.S. from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. with Honors from Stanford University.

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