Managing Director, Achieve and University Ventures
Troy Williams is a managing director at Achieve and University Ventures, leading both firms’ investments in education technology companies, including AdmitHub, EverTrue, Examity, Motimatic, Packback, and Ready Education.
Prior to University Ventures, Williams was a senior executive at Macmillan, where he was CEO of Macmillan Enterprise Solutions and president of Macmillan New Ventures. Previously, Williams founded and served as CEO of Questia Media, an early e-book company, and before that he worked in the mergers and acquisitions practice at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.
Williams received his B.A. in history, Phi Beta Kappa, from Rice University and his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review. He is on the advisory boards of the School of Humanities and the Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University as well as the advisory board of Jones-Dilworth.