The Power List 2018
Principal, Flying L Partners, Managing Director of Versant Ventures
A mechanical engineer by training, Bill is one of the biggest names in the eyecare business. Founder of both Chiron Vision and American Medical Optics, Bill served as President of American Medical Optics, and later on the Board of its successor company, Advanced Medical Optics. Bill was a partner at Brentwood Venture Capital, where he invested in a number of companies including eyeonics, Genyx, IntraLase, Intra Therapeutics, and OraMetrix. Now MD of Versant Ventures and Principal of Flying L Partners, his investments include: AcuFocus, Cameron Health, ForSight, Glaukos, Inogen, LenSx, Neurotech, Oculeve, Rox Medical, Second Sight, and Wavetec.