Managing Partner, Capria
Will Poole is a serial entrepreneur, multinational corporate executive, and venture investor. He recently co-founded Unitus Seed Fund, the leading seed fund in India investing in businesses innovating for the masses, and Capria Accelerator, supporting and investing in emerging fund managers in developing markets of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Will co-founded and serves on the board of Bangalore-based Vidyanext, with a mission to change the way India learns. He serves on two nonprofit boards, Village Reach and Global Washington, and serves on the investment committee of Seattle-based W Fund.
In his technology career, Will was previously Chairman of NComputing, and was a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft where, during his 13-year tenure, he led several business lines, including the $13 billion Windows client business, and founded the company’s efforts to tailor products to the needs of low-income customers. His career started by founding two startups at the dawn of the PC era, working in the early days at Sun Microsystems, and pioneering e-commerce at eShop, which was acquired by Microsoft in 1996. Will advises Brown University on technology, and is a Trustee of Pinchot University. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Brown in 1983.