Story offers close look at Bill Fisher, “Silicon Prairie’s Go-To Guy”
"You have heard of the Oracle of Omaha," wrote BTN reporter Sean Sposito, who visited Omaha for the piece. "Well, Fisher, the founder of Treetop Ventures, a consulting and investment firm, is the patriarch of the city's burgeoning tech scene."
The 2,000-word story provides insight into Fisher's approach, background on his 30-year career in the "financial technology game" and input from individuals in the Omaha startup community.
The article also provides a short history of Omaha's tech scene, one that goes back to the 1950s, when the Strategic Air Command was relocated to Offutt Air Force base. With it, the Air Force brought the infrastructure that eventually attracted technology specialists, including Fisher (right).
Present day, Fisher told BTN he's disbursed more than $100 million of capital to startups, and that he's currently working on a "$50 million secret project." Fisher has investments or board seats with companies that include Sojern (a company he co-founded), FTNI, The MeNetwork and Lodo Software.
For readers of Silicon Prairie News, Fisher might also be familiar as he's contributed more than a dozen guests posts.
To read the Bank Technology News profile on Fisher, visit americanbanker.com.
Credits: Screenshot from americanbanker.com. Headshot of Bill Fisher courtesy of Fisher.