William Manning

San Francisco, California, US

Founder / Maker / Advisor
William's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

About William

A technical and marketing product strategist for emerging technologies with over 15 years of experience in building and developing successful startup products and teams.

Lead various product development teams in hardware and software though the complete product life cycle from concept to successful M&A at 3 successful startups:
· Octane Software
Acquired by E.piphany for $3.2 Billion US (2000)
· PostX
Acquired by Cisco (2006)
· 4Home
Acquired by Motorola Mobility (2010)

Recently as Senior Multimedia Network Partner at Vodafone Group of Vodaphone Xone (their incubator and venture fund). Vodaphone is one of the world’s largest mobile companies. I was also System Engineer at Motorola Mobility (formerly 4Home). 4Home won 9 CES Awards in 5 years (including 2009 CES “Best of Show”), Fast Company “Fast 50”, Telecom Council "Most Exciting Startup"

Work Experience

Head of Research

XTV Networks Ltd

May 2013 - December 2016