Will McClelland

Will McClelland


Will is a Co-founder and Partner of Elizabeth Street Ventures. He brings 15+ years of experience investing across the venture capital and hedge fund industries. He is also the Co-founder of Bambike, a family business that builds bamboo bicycles and operates eco-tourism activities in the Philippines.

Prior to Elizabeth Street, Will was a Partner at Grace Beauty Capital, a family office venture portfolio focused on early stage consumer businesses. During his time as portfolio manager at Grace Beauty, he invested in ThirdLove, MM. LaFleur, Harry’s (sold to Edgewell Personal Care), Rothy’s, Parachute Home, Supergoop!, Glamsquad, Eloquii (sold to Walmart), Pixlee, Primary Kids, Birchbox (sold to Viking Global), Trendalytics, Vengo, Perch Interactive, SkuIQ, Ringly, Sourceeasy, Events.com.

Will was previously a Managing Director at Ironwood Capital Management, a fund-of-hedge funds he helped grow from $400M to $3.4B in AUM. He was a portfolio manager and the youngest member of Ironwood's four person Investment & Risk Committee. He started his career at Lehman Brothers in the Global Technology investment banking group.

Will graduated from Yale University with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology and Economics. He was a three-year letter winner on the Yale Men’s Lacrosse team. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Museum of Ice Cream, High Court and Tiny Organics.