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Episode Description

Bill Clerico, Founder and Managing Partner at Convective Capital, and Co founder and CEO of WePay, joins the show to talk about

  • Building companies in a recession and Bill's model for evaluating investment opportunities.
  • How Bill and his team uncovered PM fit for WePay, and the signals that helped WePay make the transition from a consumer to B2B company.
  • Current state of the payments industry and picking categories that are less evolved for disruption.
  • Hiring the right profile of employee for the right stage of your venture.
  • Bill's advice for navigating the fundraising market over the next 18 months as a startup founder, and why more founders should be building in climate, and more specifically, fire tech.

Episode Transcript

Bill Clerico

Founder and Managing Partner at Convective Capital, CEO and Co founder of WePay

Bill Clerico is the Founder and Managing Partner at Convective Capital. Splitting time between San Francisco and Mendocino County, Bill loves both the forests of Northern California and the energy and pace of Silicon Valley. He is passionate about technology’s potential to create new tools for firefighters, policy makers, utilities, insurance companies, landowners and other stakeholders in order to restore a healthy relationship with fire.

Prior to starting Convective Capital, Bill was co-founder & CEO of WePay, a fintech company which was acquired by J.P. Morgan Chase in 2017. Bill is an active angel investor in over 50 seed-stage companies and was previously a Part-Time Partner at Y Combinator.

When he isn’t talking to founders, you’ll find him skiing, working on his timber ranch in Boonville CA, or volunteering with the Anderson Valley Fire Department. Bill lives in San Francisco and Boonville with his wife Katey, son Sully, and Rhodesian Ridgeback Penny.