At the heart of technology, lies William Saito, a man who invented a software company from scratch while sitting in his dormitory room at the University of California, Riverside. It was not just any other software because it attracted the attention of Microsoft and in the year 2000, the company ended up purchasing its rights.
From that time, his life has never remained the same because that one purchase from Microsoft turned him into an instrumental individual in the tech industry. Since the time, William Saito has been returning the good deed done unto him by Microsoft by investing in startups. As of today, William Saito has invested in over twenty-five tech startups, thus helping many bright minds bring their ideas to life, and additionally, helping such people make their way to the top.
Fortunately, his efforts to revolutionize the tech industry by enabling startups to bring their ideas of life have not gone unnoticed as multiple bodies have recognized him. For instance, in 1998, William Saito was recognized as the entrepreneur of the year by bodies such as NASDAQ, USA Today, and Erns & Young among many. Apart from the title, he has also continued to get several other honors and awards over the years. A good example is the Japanese Medal of Honor.
William Saito is always at the frontline of leadership within this arena and has served numerous roles such as being an advisor to various bodies including the World Economic Forum, Pricewater Coopers and the Chertoff Group. Ever since he came into the world of tech, William has ventured into different areas of technology such as cloud computing, network security, international tech, cybersecurity, and cyber technology just to mention a few.
Currently, William serves as a professor at his old school, the University of California, Riverside and at UCLA Anderson School of management. While he was interviewed recently, he revealed how he has been curious about how things work, and it is this curiosity that led him to invent the software back while he was still a student. He makes money by investing in tech startup companies that he thinks have the potential to get to the top. William also revealed that he has been making profits every step of the way since he first ventured in the technology sector while in Jr. High school.