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William Lin

Managing Director

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Trust is exponential and the reason we get the opportunity to brainstorm with, empower, and connect amazing people together.

William (“Will”) Lin is a Managing Director and Founding Member at Forgepoint.

Prior to Forgepoint, Will worked with Alberto and Don at Trident Capital where he focused on venture and growth buyout transactions. He began his career in technology investment banking at Citi.

Will is a Co-Founder & President of the Security Tinkerers, a non-profit organization that brings together information security professionals to share learnings, provide mentorship, and generate opportunities for the security community and its next generation of leaders. He is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He also is a regular contributor to SecurityWeek, was named a Venture Capital Journal Rising Star, and is an avid connector in the cybersecurity entrepreneur, investor, and practitioner ecosystems.

Will holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and found his calling at the intersection of IT and entrepreneurship after starting businesses to help pay for college. When not in the office, you’ll find Will on the hunt for up-and-coming restaurants or talking about startups at home with his VC spouse.