Venture Capitalism

Venture Capitalism

David Wilhelm

2.19.2007

David Wilhelm

A native of Ohio, David Wilhelm is a graduate of Ohio University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Wilhelm gained national prominence as the campaign manager for Bill Clinton in his 1992 presidential run. After Clinton’s election, Wilhelm was named as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Wilhelm is the founder and president of Woodland Venture Management which launches venture capital funds in areas of the United States largely ignored by other investors; specifically areas like Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta.

At a public address hosted by the Clinton School, David Wilhelm, founder and president of Woodland Venture Management, discusses the idea behind his venture capitalist company and its goals in under-invested areas of the United States. Wilhelm also discusses the development of venture capitalism, what it means today and what it means for the future. Wilhelm, who served as campaign manger for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, also reminisces about his time in Little Rock working on the campaign and his career since.