Caroline and Will Kohler finally sit down post Hurricane Irma to discuss Lightspeed’s business model, the importance of creativity in entrepreneurship and (not) cutting checks.
A cofounder of Pointe Communications, a facilities-based integrated communications provider, Will served as operations manager and helped the company grow to over $40 million in annual revenues. After the company was acquired, Will began his career in venture at Advanced Technology Ventures, then moved to Prism VentureWorks, where he led or supported investments in software and services, cloud computing, and digital media companies.
He spent seven years there before joining Summerhill Venture Partners, where he led investments in cloud-based services and applications and SaaS solutions. At Lightspeed, he works closely with entrepreneurs in the areas of SaaS solutions, financial technologies, and cloud-based services and applications. And as a former founder himself, he has a unique ability to empathize with entrepreneurs—to listen to their challenges and help them overcome them.