Consultant in Berkeley, California
Billy works with technology companies, public institutions and NGOs to strengthen communities.
As Vice President of Platform at TechSoup, a network of +50 country partners that provide more than 800,000 small and medium sized enterprises with the technology products, services, and resources they need to build capacity, solve social problems, and foster social change, Billy’s team was responsible for the technology platform, content and community strategy that powers the work of nearly 1M social-benefit organizations around the globe.
Sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, Cisco, Google and USAID, Billy co-founded NetSquared, a digital innovation program aimed at helping small enterprises leverage cloud-based technology for community benefit. Local NetSquared chapters host events in (50) cities and (20) countries every month enabling connections between social sector startups, philanthropists and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) groups. Through an open grantmaking platform, the NetSquared community has distributed nearly $1M in cash-prizes to civic technology projects such as Seeclickfix, an app that encourages residents to become active citizens in taking care of and improving their city by reporting non-emergency issue in their neighborhood -- and scores of others.
An early employee of DFJ-backed Meetup.com, Billy validated the product-market fit of Meetup’s inaugural revenue generating service. Meetup Venue Partners enabled Meetup groups in (900) cities around the world to meet and raise $27M in (12) weeks for Howard Dean’s grassroots presidential campaign.
Currently, Billy is helping to bring mindfulness to the next million young people in schools around the world at mindfulschools.org.