Troy Williams

Managing Director of University Ventures

Troy Williams is a Managing Director of University Ventures (UV). Prior to UV, Troy was a senior executive at Macmillan where he was CEO of Macmillan Enterprise Solutions and President of Macmillan New Ventures, managing an education technology portfolio of seven companies with a focus on data analytics, university systems and student performance and outcomes. Troy founded and for nine years was CEO of Questia Media, an early ebook company ultimately sold to Cengage Learning.

At UV, Troy leads the firm's edtech investments in with a particular focus on software and systems for universities generally. He led the firm’s investments in AdmitHub, EverTrue, Examity, Motimatic, Packback and Ready Education. Troy received his bachelor's degree in History, Phi Beta Kappa, from Rice University, and his law degree from the Harvard Law School where he was a member of Harvard Law Review. He is on the advisory boards of Rice University's School of Humanities and Center for Teaching Excellence and the Board of Trustees of the Pine Point School.