Bill Malloy III – Technologist, Investor, and Philanthropist
Based in California and South Carolina, Bill Malloy III has built an accomplished career as a venture capitalist, investor, technologist, and philanthropist. He is a co-founder of the venture capital firm Sway Ventures and the startup accelerator Nex Cubed, which supports frontier technology companies. As president and board member of the family-owned Malloy and Company, Mr. Malloy directs investments in real estate and private ventures that add value to their communities.
Early in his career, Mr. Malloy was a senior product manager at Listen.com, where he contributed to the development of Rhapsody, the first internet-based music subscription service. He also worked in a similar capacity at MusicMatch, focusing on product development and business strategy in the burgeoning digital music industry.
Bill Malloy III made his first foray into the venture capital industry in 2003 as a senior associate at DFJ – Zone Ventures. In this capacity, he sourced investments in California-based companies, conducted new investment due diligence, and specialized in strategy and financial structuring.
Over the years in the industry, he has served on the boards of several companies, including Fetch Robotics, Affinity, Le Tote, Tally, and LiveAction. Currently, he is a board member of Merlin, board advisor of Addepar, and board observer of Model Medicines, in addition to his positions with Malloy and Company and Nex Cubed.
Outside of his work in venture capital, Mr. Malloy engages in philanthropy. Through the Malloy Foundation, he provides philanthropic investments to ventures that are developing innovative methods for diagnosing and treating cancer at any stage. He also co-founded the PEERS Network, which helps philanthropists in San Diego’s business community connect with one another. He previously served as treasurer and board member of the Equinox Center.
Bill Malloy III earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University and his MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. He also studied computer science at Stanford University. Clemson University named him an Innovation and Research Fellow in 2021.