William Crowder
Managing Partner
42 Venture Partners

Daytime MBA

Class of 1999

Council Affiliation:

Minority Alumni Advisory Board


Human Resources


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


William Crowder is an active early-stage investor and enthusiastic start-up advisor, and he spearheads efforts to create new opportunities for talented tech entrepreneurs across the country. He leads the investing activities of the 20M USD Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund that invests in diverse entrepreneurs and tech start-ups with the potential to become industry leaders. Since arriving at Comcast Ventures, William has been responsible for investments in a number of high-growth startups, including AptDeco, Cuyana, Maker’s Row, and Partpic.

William also serves as a partner at Dreamit, the global start-up accelerator and pre-seed venture fund. Since joining Dreamit in 2011, William has worked with over 100 early-stage start-ups, focusing most of his time on ensuring that a more diverse population of entrepreneurs receive the benefit of a top-tier accelerator experience.