Entrepreneur, Business Leader, and Innovator in San Francisco, California
Bill Malloy earned his undergraduate degree from Clemson University, where he studied chemical engineering and project management. Following graduation, he worked as a senior product manager at Rhapsody (RealNetworks) and, later, MusicMatch (Yahoo). In these positions, Bill Malloy was at the forefront of the digital musical revolution, developing new business models for digital media around artist based radio as well as the software for the first iPod with Apple.
In 2003, he returned to school, pursuing an MBA at the USC Marshall School of Business. Focusing his studies on entrepreneurship and finance, Bill Malloy engaged with the school’s community and the broader business community as a member of the Private Equity Network and the American Finance Association, among other organizations.
After earning his MBA, Bill Malloy served as a senior associate at DFJ (Draper Fisher Jurvetson) - Zone Ventures, where he built on his expertise in venture capital, working with numerous companies to develop relationships with some of the best founding teams across California. He garnered experience around due diligence, analysis on potential new markets, and working with fast growing team and industries. He subsequently worked in brand management and international sales for Oakley, taking responsibility for $360 million in sales across 110 countries, which eventually sold for over $2 Billion to Luxottica.
He has served as a Board Member of Malloy and Company, an investment firm that provides capital to private companies and real estate ventures as we all the founding General Partner at Sway Ventures, a venture capital firm that identifies high performing teams that are defining or re-defining their respective categories. We then bring capital, support, business development and liquidity pathways to further catalyze the business.