Raging Capital Ventures (“RCV”) is the private investment office for William C. Martin. RCV is focused on partnering with great entrepreneurs and investors. RCV’s portfolio has been built over two decades and includes more than 50 direct angel and private investments as well as a wide array of public and fund investments.
Mr. Martin has a long track record as a successful entrepreneur and investor, with a particular focus on financial technology and software businesses.
Bill previously ran Raging Capital Management for many years, a private investment partnership primarily focused on public equities that he founded in 2006. Raging Capital Management compounded in the mid to high teens net of all fees and expenses, and was well-regarded for its small-cap and activist investments, substantial alpha generation on the short-side, and private investments. At its peak, Raging Capital Management managed nearly $1 billion with capital from a “who’s who” of top endowments, institutions, family offices, and successful entrepreneurs.
As an entrepreneur, Bill co-founded several successful financial technology companies, including Raging Bull and InsiderScore (now Verity Data). He also co-founded and is a Senior Advisor to Princeton Equity Group (formerly Princeton Ventures), a provider of growth equity to franchisor and multi-unit businesses with more than $1 billion of assets under management. Bill is also an Advisor to Shield Capital.
Bill and/or Raging Capital have invested in many successful private companies, including CallStreet, Facebook, Gerson Lehrman Group, LinkedIn, Majestic Research, Stackrox, and Toast.
He has served on numerous public company boards, including Bankrate (2000-2009) and Vitesse Semiconductors (2014-2015). He is currently on the board of Immersion (NASDAQ: IMMR).
Bill has also been a guest speaker at Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, MIT, and the University of Virginia.
Finally, Bill is a trustee for the Jefferson Trust at the University of Virginia and the D&R Greenway Land Trust.