Bill Nye

Bill Nye (The Science Guy) has served as a key contributor and technological advisor to our investments.

Nye, often referred to as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” began his career as a mechanical engineer for Boeing Corporation in Seattle, where he invented a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube used on 747 airplanes. In 1986, Nye left Boeing to pursue comedy and writing and with the help of several producers successfully pitched the children’s television program Bill Nye the Science Guy to KCTS-TV, channel 9, Seattle’s public television station. The show ran from 1993 to 1998 in national TV syndication, becoming a hit for both kids and adults. The show was critically acclaimed and was nominated for 23 Emmy Awards, winning nineteen.

Following the success of his show, Nye continued to advocate for science, becoming the CEO of the Planetary Society and helping develop the Mars Exploration Rover missions. He is a huge proponent for climate change and technological advances to benefit the world. Nye’s inspiration and core values have influenced our portfolio companies’ entrepreneurs to overcome challenges.

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