Adam Dell joined Austin Ventures as Venture Partner in May 2010. Adam has been a successful entrepreneur, academician, and has more than 12 years of experience in the venture capital industry. He focuses purely on early-stage venture investments in the information technology and business services areas.
Most recently, Adam was Founder and Managing General Partner of Impact Venture Partners, a venture capital firm focused on information technology investments. Prior to founding Impact, Adam was a partner with Crosspoint Venture Partners in Northern California, and a Senior Associate with Enterprise Partners in Southern California. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, he worked as a corporate attorney in Austin, Texas, with the law firm of Winstead, Sechrest & Minick.
His prior investments include OpenTable (OPEN), Buzzsaw (ADSK), Ingenio (T), and Hotjobs (YHOO). Dell founded and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of MessageOne, which was acquired by Dell, Inc. in 2008. Adam teaches a class on the role of law in innovation at the University of Texas School of Law.
2016 - Current (9 months)
May, 2010 - Current (over 6 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Sep, 2015||Civitas Learning||$60M / Series D||Austin Ventures|
|Jan, 2015||Civitas Learning||$16.2M / Series C||Austin Ventures|
|Jun, 2013||Civitas Learning||$8.65M / Series B||Austin Ventures|
|Jul, 2011||Civitas Learning||$4.1M / Series A||Austin Ventures|
|Jul, 2009||Tracked.com||$6.5M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2008||Tracked.com||$5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2000||OpenTable||$36M / Series C (Lead)||Impact Venture Partners|
|Jan, 2000||OpenTable||$10M / Series B (Lead)||Impact Venture Partners|
|Jan 11, 2016||StrictlyVC - StrictlyVC: January 11, 2016|
|May 15, 2008||Search Engine Watch - Yahoo Confirms Icahn Proxy Fight|
|May 15, 2008||Gigaom - Icahn Confirms Stake And Proxy Fight; Pushing For Microsoft; Mark Cuban On List|
|May 15, 2008||TechCrunch - Dear Yahoo: You're Fired|
|May 15, 2008||ZD Net - Icahn launches Yahoo proxy fight; Mark Cuban's return?|
|May 15, 2008||CNet - Icahn loads Yahoo proxy slate with Mark Cuban, other biggies - CNET|
|Feb 24, 2008||TechCrunch - Dell Acquires Adam Dell's MessageOne For $155 Million|
|Feb 13, 2008||Techworld - Dell to buy company from CEO's brother|