Carter Williams

Venture Partner

Carter was Founder and Director of Boeing Ventures where he led Boeing’s technology strategic process. Carter served as President of Gridlogix until it was successfully acquired in 2008. An active investor and advisor to early-stage companies, Carter led Progress Partners, an energy and technology investment banking practice, was a Managing Partner at Open Innovation Ventures and a Director at Clayton Capital Partners. Carter is the past President and Founder of the MIT Corporate Venturing Consortium and Co-founder of the MIT Entrepreneurship Society and has an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School. Carter’s elite network spans to include those that shape both innovation and policy from the former CEO of Genentech to the first Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (U.S. Department of Agriculture) to the Director of the American Council on Renewable Energy to executives from the US Aerospace and Defense communities. Carter currently runs the iSelect Fund out of St. Louis Missouri, the “Silicon Valley of Agriculture Technology” and has been the forefront leader in backing prolific leaders in genome editing CRISPR technology for crop analytics to companies focused on immunotherapy, neuromodulation, integrin inhibitors and anticonvulsants.