I had the pleasure of hanging out with Fish a few weeks ago, here is the resulting profile.
You have heard of the Oracle of Omaha. Well, Fisher, the founder of Treetop Ventures, a consulting and investment firm, is the patriarch of the city’s burgeoning tech scene.
Fisher, in his mid-60s, is an unlikely kingmaker in this city known more for thick steaks than high stakes.
At 5 foot 7 inches, he’s short and often jokes about his height. He’s nearly bald, but still makes regular visits to his longtime barber, who now rents a chair in a woman’s nail salon, to trim up the sides and his sparse beard.
And even though he predates desktop computers by decades, energetic entrepreneurs young enough to be his grandchildren seek him out as much for his wisdom as his wallet.
“He is almost a required stop” for early-stage companies, says Danny Schreiber, a founding editor of Silicon Prairie News, a blog that covers the region. “People want to go and speak with Bill Fisher.”
“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.”