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45 Investments in 22 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Menlo Park
Website:
http://whohastimeforthis.blogspot.in/
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David Cowan is a partner in Bessemer's Menlo Park, Calif. office. He joined the firm in 1992. He has invested mostly in network technology, infrastructure SaaS, consumer Internet and data security.

His current portfolio includes CrowdFlower, Delivery Agent, LifeLock, LinkedIn, Nominum, ReputationDefender, Smule, Tripwire, and Zoosk.

More than 20 of Cowan’s startup investments have become public companies. His historical portfolio includes: network-technology companies Ciena (IPO) and P-Com (IPO); Internet-infrastructure services such as PSI-Net (IPO), Keynote (IPO), Flycast (IPO), and Netli (acquired by Akamai); and consumer web sites Hotjobs (IPO), Blue Nile (IPO), and Playdom (acquired by Disney).

In 1995 Cowan co-founded VeriSign as a Bessemer-funded spinout of RSA and served as VeriSign's initial chairman; his other data-security exits have included Counterpane (acquired by BT), Cyota (acquired by RSA), ON (IPO), Postini (acquired by Google), Tumbleweed (IPO), Valicert (IPO), and Worldtalk (IPO).

David received both his A.B. in math and computer science and his M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University.

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Jun, 1992 - Current   (over 24 years)
Past
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CEO
1995
1995
Chairman, Co-Founder
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016$29M / Series A (Lead)
Aug, 2016$21M / Series C
Jun, 2016$22M / Venture
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture
Jun, 2015$21M / Series B (Lead)
Apr, 2015$26M / Series F
Jan, 2015$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Nov, 2014$30M / Series C
Jun, 2014$6M / Venture (Lead)
Apr, 2014$16.6M / Series E
Aug, 2013$9.5M / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2013$10.09M / Private Equity
Mar, 2013$27.25M / Series B
Apr, 2012$70M / Series C
Mar, 2012$100M / Private Equity
Oct, 2011$12M / Series D
Sep, 2011$5.8M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2011$41M / Series D
Oct, 2010$29M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2010$1.5M / VenturePersonal Investment
Sep, 2010$8M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2010$8M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2010$18M / Series B (Lead)
Jun, 2010$15M / Series C
Jun, 2010$33M / Series A
Dec, 2009$8M / Series C
Nov, 2009$30M / Series D (Lead)
Oct, 2009$25M / Series D
Aug, 2009$4.65M / Series B (Lead)
May, 2009$4M / Series B
Mar, 2009undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2009$3.9M / Series A
Oct, 2008$8M / Series B
Jun, 2008$53M / Series D
Jan, 2008$1.6M / Seed
Jul, 2007$1M / Series A
May, 2007$18.5M / Series C (Lead)
Jan, 2007$12.8M / Series C (Lead)
Nov, 2006$6M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2006$11M / Series B

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