Top 50 Emerging Leaders 2022 (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Bill Reichert, partner, Pegasus Tech Ventures

Since joining Pegasus Tech Ventures as a partner in 2016, Bill Reichert has been working from its Silicon Valley headquarters, managing investments across robotics, artificial intelligence, neuromorphic and quantum computing, space and other segments.

He is also the chief evangelist for the Startup World Cup, billed as the largest startup competition in the world, with a $1m grand prize.

Anis Uzzaman, founder and chief executive of Pegasus Tech Ventures, said: “Bill is an outstanding partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures who has been involved in the building of global corporate venture capital (CVC) ecosystem. Bill has worked with multiple global corporations in developing schemes and processes so that those corporations are able to work with top global startups and collaborate with them to foster corporate innovation.

“Bill’s involvement has helped in the generation of multiple successful partnerships between top startups and global large corporations. Bill is definitely coming out to be one of the top emerging leaders who can contribute to the growth and success of the CVC ecosystem.”

Prior to being acquired by Pegasus, Reichert was managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, which he co-founded in 1998, investing in seed and early-stage companies, notably being the first investor in streaming service Pandora.

He has also held executive positions at venture-backed technology companies such as Academic Systems, The Learning Company and Trademark Software.

Reichert holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and earned his MBA at Stanford University.

Fernando Moncada Rivera

Fernando Moncada Rivera is a reporter at Global Corporate Venturing and also host of the CVC Unplugged podcast.