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William Manning

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CTO of NoojiMedia / Founder of CanYa Co.. Helped launch multiple companies with some good acquisitions.

CTO of NoojiMedia / Founder of CanYa Co.. Helped launch multiple companies with some good acquisitions.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In




Variable, Inc.
FitDeck, Inc.
Interview Rocket
Nutmeg Studio Co.


Head of Research XTV Networks Ltd May 2013 - present
Advisor Variable, Inc. May 2013 - present
Lead Technical Advisor FitDeck, Inc. April 2013 - present
Founder CanYa March 2013 - present
Advisor Terminal-0 August 2012 - present
Advisor Dudepins July 2012 - present
Advisor Interview Rocket July 2012 - present
Advisor Nutmeg Studio Co. July 2013 - March 2015
Leadership,Technology and Alliances Vorstack Corporation September 2012 - March 2013
Advisor Scape June 2012 - March 2013
Senior Multimedia Networks Partner Vodafone June 2011 - June 2012
System Engineering Manager 4Home September 2006 - June 2011
Senior Product Manager Aptana, Inc. August 2007 - October 2007
Professional Services Engineer PostX March 2004 - September 2006
Senior Engineer Providian Financial September 2002 - March 2004
Senior Software Engineer Epiphany March 2000 - September 2002
Senior Software Engineer OCTANe OC December 1997 - March 2000


Saint Anselm College Psychology 1991 - 1995
MHS 1986 - 1990

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Project management
  • • Programming
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Startups • Mobile Internet • Mobile technology • futurist • Mobile Applications

Key Accomplishments

A technical and marketing product strategist for emerging technologies with over 15 years of experience in building and developing successful startup products and teams.

Lead various product development teams in hardware and software though the complete product life cycle from concept to successful M&A at 3 successful startups:
· Octane Software
Acquired by E.piphany for $3.2 Billion US (2000)
· PostX
Acquired by Cisco (2006)
· 4Home
Acquired by Motorola Mobility (2010)

Recently as Senior Multimedia Network Partner at Vodafone Group of Vodaphone Xone (their incubator and venture fund). Vodaphone is one of the world’s largest mobile companies. I was also System Engineer at Motorola Mobility (formerly 4Home). 4Home won 9 CES Awards in 5 years (including 2009 CES “Best of Show”), Fast Company “Fast 50”, Telecom Council "Most Exciting Startup"

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I have been classified as the "Go-To" guy when things need to be done. I have done everything from raise funding, code, manage and market products. I have been called essential to getting a company from idea to market... usually ending in an M&A of some sort.

As an Advisor

Love to see what's new out there and if interested I love to help in many ways.

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Kira Makagon
We worked together
He's got the drive!
Alex Fedosseev
We worked together
Bill has a wide set of technical and peoples skills and is a perfect fit for for early phase startup. He can do development, test, integrati ... on, busdev, support, cross-functional team coordination. Bill is a positive and intelligent person with "can do" attitude.
Nate Williams
We worked together
He's been part of 2-3 successful exits (including 4Home where I was CMO & Head of BD) and is the type of scrappy technical lead that every c ... ompany needs. In the early days he can hack, do business deals, evangelize and even set-up all tech support.
Leon Hounshell
We worked together
Bill is a very skilled entrepreneur with limitless energy and optimism. He knows how help companies as they move through the various stages ... of their evolution by evaluating and applying appropriate technologies and motivating his teams and peers. Bill is the critical glue that startups need to be successful.
Peter Kovalsky
Associate, Esse Law Group. University of California, Irvine grad. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.

Susie Criscione Kroll
They're my advisor
Susie is an amazing entrepreneur. She is not only a driven individual that wants to take a killer product to market, she an amazing person. ... Her market insite correlated business and product sense is a killer combo for success. She exudes confidence tempered with humility. Truly a person to watch for in the future.

Richard Clark
We worked together  •  Founder at KidLinked, focused on activity tracking, devices and insights for children, family wellness products and services.
Richard has all the forces he needs to accomplish anything. He is extremely resourceful, knowledgable and good natured. He has the spirit of ... being able to get anything done and that "not possible" is never an option. His ability to break down a problem to its core and derive an amazing solution is incredible. He has the drive to build a company and get it done. From inception to completion he is a valuable asset.

Chris Dyball
Director of Product, Conekt (Transmart) and Advisor, After August Studios (Creature Art & Mechanics).
Chris is a rock start entrepreneur. The simple drive and ability to execute on anything. I have been fortunate enough to see him work and i ... t is truly amazing.

Sean Kim
We worked together
I have know Sean for longer than I can to admit and have always valued him as both a team member and friend. He has a drive to be the best. ... His understanding and skills are both technical and business. He is a true entrepreneur. He is focused and goal driven. He is loyal to his friends and companies. He would be a great addition to any team. He bills business and friendships.

Sean Kim
We worked together
I have known Sean for longer than we both are to admit. There is a reason why, he is an amazing person. He is very thoughtful, funny and exa ... ct. He has a drive to do things that is simply unmatched. He looks at a pile of problems as a list of items that need to be address. He is customer focus and drives products to perfection. He also tempers it with a spirit that is contagious. There is a reason why I am friends with him for so many years.

Julie Logan
They're my advisor
Julie is an inspiration to me. She actually drives me to do more. She is an amazing bundle of excitement, enthusiasm, drive, and perfection. ... She knows the vision and how to get there. People want to work with her. She also gets things done and does it right. She is a visionary who can see a path to success. As a cherry on top, her design sense is amazing and fresh.

Christoph Auer-Welsbach
They're my advisor  •  Acceleration Program Manager, NestGSV. Founder, INISMO. Previously Founder LUZEO & Founding Team, Spoonity
I am very fortunate to have met Christoph. He is an amazing entrepreneur. His insight, his drive, his compassion. He is truly an person who ... you want to be around in hopes that some will rub off on you. Anything he puts his mind to he does it. He balances his passion for building business with his pure love for his family. He is truly an unique man. I am proud to know him and anyone else would be also.

Christoph Auer-Welsbach
Acceleration Program Manager, NestGSV. Founder, INISMO. Previously Founder LUZEO & Founding Team, Spoonity
Christoph is everything that an entrepreneur should be. He is smart, diligent, determined, hardworking, creative and a good person. His driv ... e is one to be respected and admired. He has an incredible business acumen that is able to see the picture in so many levels.

Nate Williams
We worked together  •  Advisor, Internet of Things Consortium and Mentor, Disney Accelerator (powered by TechStars).
There is no one like Nate. Not only is he a loyal friend and confidant, he is an amazing entrepreneur. He takes the impossible and makes it ... possible. He pushes towards his goals like a juggernaut. His skills and knowledge is vast, as is his network of associates. He cuts through the crap and is able to help with strategies for success. He will be able to help many companies by removing impasses and clear market strategy. A very valuable asset to any company.

Tyler Bel
They're my friends  •  Futurist | Impact Entrepreneur | ツ #flyingisbelieving
Tyler is an amazing person as both an entrepreneur and genuine soul. Her passion is amazing. Her knowledge is incredible. She has vision tha ... t she can express from idea to conception. Unrelenting movement to perfection. Design aesthetics that are beautiful and functional. A valued asset all around.