Allison Williams is experienced in early-stage venture capital investing with an emphasis on B2B SaaS opportunities. As a former founder and subsequent leader at a venture accelerator, Allison is particularly energized by connecting with founders to help accelerate growth and unlock potential.
Previously, Allison was Principal at Newark Venture Partners, leading and taking board positions at Seed and Series A investments. Investments include Podsights (acquired by Spotify), Walnut Financial, FleetOps and Clockwork Logistics. Prior to this, Allison led the firm’s Pre-Seed investment arm which included the build-out of an in-house support team focused around sales and go-to-market execution. Investments include Botmock (acquired by Walmart), Optimal Dynamics, Kiira Health, Sonoro Media, ClassTag, TalentWall and Team Mobot.
Prior to investing, Allison was the CEO and founder of Yarly, a photo cloud-storage platform sold to market-leader YesVideo as well as COO and Head of Strategy for venture-backed startups in the live video streaming and marketing software industries.
Allison graduated with her B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and received her M.B.A. from Columbia University. Allison proudly serves on the NJ board of the national nonprofit All Stars Project which promotes student career readiness with skills developed via the performing arts.