Dave McClure is presenting at 500 Startups' Weapons of Mass Distribution 2016 on Nov 4, 2016  

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Primary Role
Founding Partner @
Investments
103 Investments in 92 Companies
Born:
January 1, 1966
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://davemcclure.com
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Dave McClure is a venture capitalist and founding partner at 500 Startups, a venture capital firm & startup incubator headquartered in Silicon Valley founded by PayPal and Google alumni, with over $200 in assets under management. Dave has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for twenty-five years as a developer, entrepreneur, startup advisor & investor, blogger, and internet marketing nerd.

Dave is a frequent speaker at technology & entrepreneurship conferences and has invested in hundreds of companies around the world including: Credit Karma (valued >$1B in 2014), Twilio (raised >$100M as of 2013), MakerBot (acq $400M Stratasys), Wildfire Interactive (acq $350M Google), Viki (acq $200M Rakuten), Mashery (acq by Intel ~$200M), SendGrid (raised >$45M as of 2014), Mint.com (acq $170M Intuit), SlideShare (acq $119M LinkedIn), among others.

From 2008 thru 2010, Dave managed the FF Angel seed investment program for Founders Fund, and ran the 2009 fbFund incubator program on behalf of Facebook, Accel Partners, & Founders Fund. From 2006 thru 2008 Dave was an advisor & consultant to several startups and helped teach the nation's first-ever class on Facebook and social networking platforms at Stanford University in 2007. From 2005 thru 2006 Dave ran marketing for job search engine Simply Hired. From 2001 thru 2004, Dave was Director of Marketing at PayPal (acquired by eBay in 2002), where he started the PayPal Developer Network program. Prior to PayPal, Dave was a database consultant & programmer for several companies, including Microsoft and Intel. In 1994 he founded Aslan Computing, an internet & e-commerce consulting group later acquired by Servinet / Panurgy in 1998.

Before coming to Silicon Valley, Dave barely graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a BS Engineering in Mathematical Sciences and a minor in frisbee, billiards, & foosball. His interests include microfinance and economic innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capital, ultimate frisbee, cartoons and animation, and an ever-growing collection of funny-looking hats.

Jobs (12)

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Current

Founding Partner

2010 - Current   (over 6 years)
Past
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Ended
Title
Company
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Database Consultant & Programmer
Unknown
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Database Consultant & Programmer
2008
2010
Member, Investment Team
Jan 1, 2008
Jan 1, 2010
Investor (FF Angel Fund, Facebook fbFund)
Jan, 2009
Dec, 2009
Member, Investment Team
1999
Dec 1, 2009
Founder / Principal
2006
2008
Conference Organizer
2007
2007
Visiting Lecturer
2005
2006
Director Marketing, VP Marketing
Sep, 2001
Oct, 2004
Director, Marketing
1994
1998
Founder / CEO
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016$2.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2016undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$3.08M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$620k / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2014$300k / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2014$1.52M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$600k / AngelPersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$320k / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2014undisclosed amount / VenturePersonal Investment
Jul, 2014$2.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2014$100k / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2014undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$293k / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014€150k / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$7.3M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2014$750k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$100k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
2014$250k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$150k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014undisclosed amount / VenturePersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$50k / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$50k / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$800k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$2.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$10M / Series B
Jul, 2013$400k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$1.32M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2013$2.15M / Series BPersonal Investment
Apr, 2013$50k / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2013$30M / Series B
Feb, 2013$6.62M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2013$1.2M / VenturePersonal Investment

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