Warburg Pincus x Vice Chairman Dr. Bill Janeway on Technology Investing & Artificial Intelligence
William Hall “Bill” Janeway is an American venture capitalist and economist. His work on the innovation economy emphasizes the strategic role played by the state and by financial speculators—sources of investment unconcerned with economic value—in overcoming fundamental uncertainty and driving the development and deployment of transformational technologies.
A New York-based private equity firm focused on growth investing with offices in the United States, Europe, Brazil, China, Southeast Asia and India. It has been a private equity investor since 1966. The firm currently has approximately $62 billion in assets under management and invests in a range of sectors including retail, industrial manufacturing, energy, financial services, health care, technology, media, and real estate. Warburg Pincus is a growth investor. Warburg Pincus has raised 19 private equity funds which have invested $79 billion in over 880 companies in 40 countries.
Private equity is the firm’s only business. Established more than 50 years ago, Warburg Pincus has invested more than $89 billion in more than 920 companies in more than 40 countries around the world.
A globally integrated, private partnership ensures that all of the firm’s resources are committed to the success of each portfolio company. Warburg Pincus has a long history of partnering with entrepreneurs in all stages of development across industries and geographies and helping them scale.
Tracing its roots to E.M. Warburg & Co., an investment banking and private investment consulting firm, founded in New York in 1939 by Eric Warburg. In 1966, the firm was acquired by Lionel I. Pincus & Co., a venture capital and financial consulting firm. John L. Vogelstein joined Lionel I. Pincus in early 1967 and together they transformed the firm and, in doing so, helped create the private equity industry. Today Warburg Pincus is a globally-integrated private partnership with 72 partners focused solely on private equity.
The firm’s strategy combines deep industry and local market experience; the flexibility to support all stages of a company’s development; a long-term investment horizon; and fully aligned interests among our portfolio company management teams, limited partners, and the firm’s professionals. Warburg Pincus works with its management partners to form strategy, create appropriate capital structures, analyze merger candidates, evaluate and recruit talent, and implement digital innovations.
Warburg Pincus takes a long-term perspective and invests in businesses at all stages of development, from founding start-ups and supporting growth in new and developing companies, to leading complex recapitalizations or large-scale buy-outs of more mature businesses. This long-term approach also applies to expectations of accountability, the firm’s commitment to ethical business conduct and acting as a responsible investor and member of the local communities in which it operates.
Warburg Pincus’ social commitment is further demonstrated by the firm’s charitable giving program (funded by the Warburg Pincus Foundation), community outreach and volunteer programs.