Allison Williams is a former entrepreneur with CEO and COO experience with early-stage software technology companies. Today, as a Principal at NVP, Allison leads Seed and Series A investments and provides operational guidance to the NVP portfolio. She is a key player in the firm's diligence process, manages partner relationships, and helps to build programmatic content for the NVP community.
Prior to joining NVP, Allison founded Yarly, a photo cloud-storage platform. As CEO, she assembled a talented technical team, directed cross-platform product development, established a nationwide distributed salesforce and achieved profitability. In mid-2015, Yarly was acquired by YesVideo, a top competitor which powers over 30,000 retail locations, and Allison was retained as an advisor. Since then, she has been COO of a multinational marketing technology software company serving clients such as L'Oreal and Heineken as well as Head of Strategy for a sports live streaming platform. Allison began her career as an investment banking analyst at Lehman Brothers.
Allison graduated with her B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and received her M.B.A. from Columbia University. Allison proudly serves on the NJ board of the national nonprofit All Stars Project which promotes student career readiness with skills developed via the performing arts.