Investment Team

Bill McAleer, Managing Director

Bill brings to Voyager over 35 years of combined business, senior executive and investing experience in the information technology industry.  He has participated on the boards of 21 companies, including 16 portfolio companies, focusing on software and services, digital media and wireless.  Eleven portfolio companies were sold for exits including Amplitude, Attenex, Medify, Melodeo, NetPodium, and Tegic Communications.  Additionally, Bill was a Director for Avocent (NASDAQ: AVCT), a public technology company acquired in late 2009 by Emerson for $1.2 billion. He currently serves on the boards of AnswerDashArt2WaveBlue Box Group, Photobucket, PlacecastYapta and Zebra Imaging.

Prior to co-founding Voyager in 1997, Bill was President of e.liance Partners, a consulting firm that advised information technology companies on strategy, venture financing and corporate partnering. Before that, he served as Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Aldus from 1988 to 1994 when the company's revenues grew from $30 to $240 million. Bill was responsible for global finance, legal, operations, and acquisition activities, including completing the merger with Adobe in 1994. He also served as a senior executive with Westin Hotels from 1979 to 1987.

Bill is active in several industry organizations, including serving as a director for the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). Additionally, he is a member of the Advisory Boards for DEMO (one of the industry's premier events), the Canadian Financing Forum, Harris Private Bank (part of BMO Financial Group) and Thayer Ventures. He is also a Cornell University Trustee, serves on the Advisory Boards for Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Business and the Cornell Center for Entrepreneurship. In additional, Bill is chair of the Advisory Board for the University of Washington Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Bill has been a featured speaker at a variety of industry conferences and panels and earned a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Bill McAleer

Bill McAleer works (or has worked) with the following companies:

Amplitude

Amplitude Software, Inc.

Acquired by Critical Path (NASDAQ: CPTH) in 1999 for $215 million
Prior to being acquired by Critical Path, Amplitude provided Internet-based applications that unite the extended workplace.

AnswerDash

AnswerDash is a SaaS-based company providing website self-service solutions that increase sales conversions, lower support costs, and provide insights for e-businesses on the desktop and mobile web.

aQuantive, Inc.

Acquired by Microsoft in 2007 for $6.4 billion
aQuantive was the leading display ad serving technology and services platform.

Attenex

Attenex Software simplified the processing, management and review of large electronic document collections for investigations, discovery in litigation, and regulatory response.

Blue Box Group

Blue Box Group

Blue Box is a leading cloud services company delivering comprehensive application and enterprise solutions to its customers.

 

Medify

Acquired by Alliance Health Networks in May 2012
Medify developed a software service that supplied families with the tools and data-driven intelligence they need to achieve greater visibility, management, and control over their loved ones' health care.


Melodeo, Inc.

Acquired by HP (NYSE: HPQ) in June 2010
Melodeo Inc., was a leader in synchronized Web/mobile digital media delivery through products such as nuTsie™and Mobilcast™.

NetPodium, Inc.

Acquired by INTERVU/Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM) in 1999
Prior to being acquired, NetPodium offered software and services for hosting live, interactive Web events.

Photobucket

Photobucket is transforming the act of photosharing into the art of storytelling as the world's leading consumer service dedicated to preserving and sharing the entire photo and video lifecycle.

Placecast

Placecast is pioneering the online location-based advertising market. The service enables advertisers to transparently deliver localized advertising to standard internet browsers on any type of broadband connection -- fixed, mobile, or Wi-Fi.

Tegic Communications

Acquired by America Online/Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) in 1999 for $350 million
Tegic Communcation developed wireless text messaging software such as the T9 Text Input product.


Yapta

Yapta helps travelers get the most value from their travel spending by providing easy-to-use tools, information and intelligence on air and hotel pricing.

Zebra Imaging

Zebra Imaging

Zebra Imaging is the world leader in holographic imaging. Zebra designs, develops and manufactures state-of-the-art 3-D holographic displays for a variety of 3-D visualization applications in government, military and commercial markets to dramatically improve situational awareness, collaboration and decision-making.