Bill Nussey Joins Engage and Tech Square Ventures

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Bill Nussey has joined the Tech Square Ventures and Engage team as a Partner.

Since our founding in 2014, our mission has been to be the best partner and investor for visionary entrepreneurs building enterprise and marketplace startups by helping entrepreneurs with what they need most — access to customers and markets.

Five years ago, we accelerated that goal by partnering with the Southeast’s largest corporations, Georgia Tech, and Invest Georgia to launch Engage. Engage is a first-of-its-kind innovation platform comprised of category-leading corporations that have joined forces to support startups building the future of enterprise. The Engage fund invests in companies selected for its enterprise-focused Go-To-Market Program, which combines programming and one-of-a-kind access to help the startups break through the barriers of selling to, and partnering with, large enterprises.

When we set out to add a Partner to build Engage, we were looking for the right mix of startup, venture, and corporate innovation experience — as well as thought leadership in one or more of our focus areas. In Bill, we found a passionate innovator with an unusual combination of these experiences.

Over his career, Bill has been a founder or CEO of several high-growth companies, raising capital for each one, and navigating exits for all of them. In between, he spent several years with Greylock, a leading venture firm, investing in startups and serving on boards. After selling his most recent company, Silverpop, to IBM he was promoted to help run IMBs corporate strategy. He has spent his career in the tech industry, centered on go-to-market and customer experience, and over the last few years, he has focused on climate tech and sustainability and recently published a book that helps tech entrepreneurs transition into the cleantech industry.

Across both our early-stage funds and Engage, we have invested in over 80 companies and grown to be one of the most active firms in the Southeast. The best part of this journey has been the privilege of working with exceptional people including the very best startup founders, CEOs and senior leaders of some of the world’s most respected corporations, a supportive community of investors, and our stellar team of founders, operators, and investors.

All of us at Tech Square Ventures and Engage are proud to welcome Bill to the team. We have never been more excited about our future, and I cannot wait to see how Bill and our team will grow Engage and expand our ability to help our companies and corporate partners!


Blake Patton
Founder and Managing Partner