Over the past 23 years, David Lane has created, built and financed start-up companies, which has resulted in multiple successful public offerings and acquisitions. He has directly managed venture capital funds totaling in excess of $2 Billion. At ONSET, David specializes in cloud-enabling infrastructure software, SaaS, information security, healthcare IT, mobile solutions and commercializing disruptive IT technologies developed at leading research universities. He currently works with the following portfolio companies: Nok Nok Labs, Vidder and Vindicia.
Prior to becoming a managing director of ONSET, David co-founded Diamondhead Ventures and led the firm’s investments in AuthenTec (acquired by Apple), Danger (acquired by Microsoft), Entercept Security Technologies (acquired by McAfee), Truviso (acquired by Cisco) and UPEK (acquired by AuthenTec).
Before Diamondhead, he was a senior venture capital investment officer at the Harvard Management Company, where he focused on making direct investments in seed to later stage opportunities in the IT and life science sectors. David’s other investments include: Applied Immune Sciences (IPO), Harmonic (IPO), Kofax Image Products (IPO), TriQuint Semiconductor (IPO), NexGen (IPO), Quidel (IPO), Viewlogic Systems (IPO) and Harbridge Merchant Services (acquired by First Data Corporation).
David earned a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
He serves on the University of Southern California Engineering School’s Board of Counselors, the Engineering School Dean’s industry advisory board as well as several non-profit boards.