Carnegie Mellon University

Bill Newhart

Bill Newhart

Co-Founder, WANTD


Early Stage Startups, Product Management


I specialize in leading teams to create web and mobile software solutions for both B2B and B2C businesses. I have built and shipped products across a range of industries, including retail, finance, and media.

As a startup founder, I have hands-on experience taking new product ideas from 0 to 1, focusing on:
- Identifying and validating prospective user requirements
- Developing targeted MVPs for quick market testing
- Assessing outcomes to refine and improve products
- Engaging in continuous iteration for optimal results

Previously, I co-founded a live stream auction startup in the luxury retail and collectibles market that partnered with influencers to sell products. The company was backed by several notable VCs, including Y Combinator. Before my startup journey, I spent five years as an investor in the private markets space, performing research on a spectrum of early stage to distressed businesses.

I love helping other entrepreneurs think through new approaches. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if I can help with anything.