William Quigley is founder and managing member of Cashel Enterprises, a crypto currency focused investment vehicle. Cashel has incubated and invested in over 40 Bitcoin, block chain and crypto currency related investments. Quigley co-developed the first crypto derivative, used to trade pre-release Etherium. He co-founded many transformative crypto companies including Tether, a USD deriviative adopted by many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges and Gocoin, a pioneering crypto payments processor. Prior to forming Cashel, William co-founded Clearstone Venture Partners, an early stage focused venture capital firm where he concentrated on early stage Internet investments. He also co-founded the world’s first consumer Internet venture capital firm and led Internet incubation efforts at idealab, the most successful consumer Internet incubator of the Web 1.0 era.
Prior to Clearstone, William spent seven years in a variety of business planning and new venture roles at The Walt Disney Company. His tenure at Disney included finance and operational roles at Euro Disney, the Disney Store retail chain and Disney Consumer Products. As CFO of Disney Licensing, he oversaw all strategic planning, operations and finance activities for the Walt Disney Company’s licensing division, the world’s largest consumer products licensor. William also co-managed Disney’s Merchant Banking Group, where he negotiated and structured acquisitions and equity investments in the company’s strategic licensees.
Prior to Disney, William was a Senior Consultant with Arthur Andersen’s Financial Services Group. At Andersen, William assisted banks and S&Ls in their asset securitization and risk segmentation efforts (prior to the idiots getting too clever for their own good and almost destroying the modern financial system). He also advised Japanese banks on their US market entry strategies.
William received his MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was appointed a Kauffman Fellow. He holds a BS in Accounting with honors from the University of Southern California.