Bill Carpou

Elevation Managing Partner, Fund Investment Committee &  CEO of Octane, GP Visionary Ventures

Bill Carpou is CEO of Octane, a business accelerator for early stage companies. Bill is also a general partner and founder of Visionary Ventures which operates two investment funds. Octane has created one of the nation’s most dynamic ecosystems to enable technology industry growth in Southern California by connecting people, resources and capital. Portfolio companies have received more than $2.6 Billion of capital since 2008. Prior to Octane, Bill was an Operating Partner with The Blackstone Group, working with portfolio companies to grow revenue and improve enterprise value. Bill relocated to Orange County in 1998 as the President of IKON Office Solutions and held several positions prior to leaving after the strategic exit of the company and acquisition by Ricoh Corporation. 

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