Will Poole

Will Poole

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Capria

Will Poole is a serial entrepreneur and venture investor. He is managing partner of Capria, partnering with and investing in impact fund managers in developing markets of Africa, Asia and Latin America. He also co-founded Unitus Ventures, India’s leading impact fund that invests in businesses innovating for the masses. Closer to home, Will is a managing director of Seattle-based tech and life-sciences W Fund. Will serves on boards of Village Reach, Global Washington, and Impact HUB Seattle. In his technology career, he was a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft where during his 13-year tenure he led several business lines, including the $13 billion Windows client business, and also founded the company’s efforts to tailor products to the needs of customers in emerging markets. His career started by founding startups at the dawn of the PC era, working in the early days at Sun Microsystems, and pioneering e-commerce at eShop, which was acquired by Microsoft in 1996. Will received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Brown in 1983, where he currently advises the university on technology strategy.