|Johns Hopkins University, BS||1988|
|Mathematical Sciences Engineering|
Dave McClure is a venture capitalist & the founding general partner at 500 Startups, an internet seed fund and startup accelerator program in Mountain View, CA. Dave has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for over twenty years, and has worked with companies such as PayPal, Mint, Founders Fund, Facebook, LinkedIn, SlideShare, Twilio, Simply Hired, O’Reilly Media, Intel, & Microsoft. He also likes to play ultimate frisbee when his knees don’t hurt.
Dave has been an investor in over 100 startup companies including: Mint (acquired by Intuit), SlideShare, Twilio, FeeFighters, SendGrid, Credit Karma, Wildfire Interactive, Bit.ly, CrowdFlower, KissMetrics, TeachStreet, MyGengo, Mashery, and Simply Hired, among many others.
From 2008-2009, Dave managed FF Angel LLC, a seed-stage investments program at Founders Fund, and in 2009 he also managed fbFund, the Facebook seed fund and incubator program. From 2007-2008, Dave was a consultant and advisor to several startups including Mint.com and oDesk. From 2005-2006, Dave launched and ran marketing for job search engine Simply Hired. From 2001-2004, Dave was Director of Marketing at PayPal (acquired by eBay in 2002), where he started & ran 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 and e-commerce firm later acquired by Servinet/Panurgy in 1998.
Dave is co-founder of Startup2Startup, a monthly dinner series for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors, and co-founder of GeeksOnaPlane, an international travel and cultural exchange program for technology entrepreneurs and investors. He has been chairperson and organizer for several tech and startup conferences including WarmGun, SMASHsummit, STARTonomics, and Web 2.0 Expo (SF). He has been a visiting lecturer on social networking platforms and applications at Stanford University. Dave has been an advisor to microfinance organizations Unitus & Kiva, and co-founder of the Silicon Valley Microfinance Network. He graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1988 with a BS in Mathematical Sciences Engineering.
|Wander (f. YongoPal)||10/10||Angel||$100k||2|
|Mill River Labs||1/08||Angel||$900k||4|
|Simply Hired||8/05||Series A||$3M||7|