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Investments

17

Portfolio Exits

7

About Evan Williams

In January 1999 Ev co-founded Pyra Labs, which created the blog-publishing service Blogger (and coined the term "blogger"), which was acquired by Google in early 2003. He then co-founded Odeo and Obvious Corp, which gave birth to Twitter in 2006. Ev was Twitter's co-founder, lead investor, and former CEO. Twitter has become one of the most used sites on the Internet, with over 280 million people logging into the service each month and sending half a billion tweets each day.

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San Francisco, California,

United States

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Evan Williams’ Supreme Escape prevails in Catterick’s showpiece North Yorkshire Grand National

Jan 13, 2022

EVAN Williams was thrilled to see Supreme Escape make the long journey from South Wales worthwhile by claiming top honours in the Vickers.Bet North Yorkshire Grand National. Updated Thursday, 13th January 2022, 4:59 pm James Bowen riding Supreme Escape (right) on their way to winning the Vickers.Bet North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Chase at Catterick Bridge Racecourse. EVAN Williams was thrilled to see Supreme Escape make the long journey from South Wales worthwhile by claiming top honours in the Vickers.Bet North Yorkshire Grand National. With a prize fund of almost £31,000 up for grabs, the stamina-sapping contest is the most valuable race of the season at Catterick and racegoers were treated to a cracking renewal in the January sunshine. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Submitting... This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Supreme Escape, trained 280 miles away in the Vale of Glamorgan, had been well-beaten in his last two starts, but there was clearly some confidence behind him as he was prominent in the market at 5-1. James Bowen reacts after winning the Vickers.Bet North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Chase on Supreme Escape at Catterick Bridge Racecourse. Sporting a first-time visor under a cool ride from James Bowen, the Dai Walters-owned eight-year-old powered home from the final obstacle to get up and deny Almazhar Garde by three-quarters of a length. Williams saddled Billy Bronco to finish second in the 2018 running of this three-mile-six-furlong contest – his only previous runner at Catterick in the last decade. “It was a very cool ride. James gets on very well with the horse and the visor has been a help, because at times the horse wants to do things his way,” said Williams whose string has been in fine form despite the recent tragic loss of former Grade One-winning hurdler Silver Streak on the gallops. “It’s a race we’ve gone up to in the past and they do such a good job, we try to support all these type of Nationals. Thomas Wilmott riding Jessiemac (right) on their way to winning in the racingtv.com Mares' Handicap Hurdle at Catterick Bridge Racecourse. “He might get into the Midlands National. He’d stay that trip so I’d say we’ll take a punt on that.” Bowen, a previous winner of the Welsh Grand National and Midlands Grand National, was pleased to add the North Yorkshire edition to his CV. He said of Supreme Escape: “He’s a good candidate for these Nationals and I’m sure he’s got a few more in him. “I was happy at the top of the straight but got in tight to two out, which probably worried me a little bit. But he’s really quick away from a fence and even when he’s not right, he grabs the bit and takes you to each fence, which always helps. “Evan doesn’t tell you a lot. He just said ‘do what you want on him’. He’s very easy to ride for and it’s a pleasure to ride for him.” Meanwhile Thomas Willmott confirmed his potential as one of jump racing’s most promising – and hardest working – conditional riders in the North with his last-gasp win on Jessiemac in the mares’ novices hurdle. Previously attached to Lucinda Russell and Peter Scudamore’s yard, he switched to Sue and Harvey Smith’s Bingley stables a year ago shortly before being injured in an unlucky final flight fall at Newcastle. However he won on the Smith-trained Tumbling Dice at Catterick on New Year’s Day – and had to be at his strongest to galvanise a winning run out of Jessiemac for Ian Duncan. This was Willmott’s ninth win of the current campaign – a career-best landmark.

Evan Williams Investments

17 Investments

Evan Williams has made 17 investments. Their latest investment was in EverFi as part of their Series D on April 4, 2017.

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Evan Williams Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/26/2017

Series D

EverFi

$190M

No

9

10/20/2016

Seed VC

Bumpers Media

$1M

Yes

5

8/3/2016

Series A

AirHelp

$12M

No

12

11/11/2015

Series B

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$99M

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10

5/12/2015

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

4/26/2017

10/20/2016

8/3/2016

11/11/2015

5/12/2015

Round

Series D

Seed VC

Series A

Series B

Seed VC

Company

EverFi

Bumpers Media

AirHelp

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Amount

$190M

$1M

$12M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

9

5

12

10

10

Evan Williams Portfolio Exits

7 Portfolio Exits

Evan Williams has 7 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was EverFi on January 03, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

1/3/2022

Acquired

$99M

5

10/8/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

4/29/2018

Acq - Talent

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10

9/14/2017

Corporate Majority

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$99M

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10

3/8/2017

Acquired

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10

Date

1/3/2022

10/8/2018

4/29/2018

9/14/2017

3/8/2017

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acq - Talent

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

5

10

10

10

10

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