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Co-Founder, General Partner @ August Capital
Columbia University in the City of New York

Person Details


A co-founder of August Capital in 1995, Dave's commitment to entrepreneurs and their market vision is reflected by his long-standing board relationships, he has served on more than 25 boards of directors during his 20 year venture capital career including Microsoft, Sun, Seagate, Adaptec, and Grand Junction Networks (acquired by Cisco).

Prior to August Capital, Dave was a co-founder of Technology Venture Investors (TVI) in 1980 where he was involved in four highly successful funds that invested in more than 100 start-up and emerging growth companies. Among these early investments was Microsoft, where TVI was the sole investor and where Dave has been on the board of directors since 1981.

Dave began his venture career at Institutional Venture Associates, where he spent a year after graduating from business school. Previously, Dave was a design engineer and development manager at Diablo Systems (acquired by Xerox) where he collaborated on and/or led various disk drive and printer programs.

Dave received a BSME from Columbia University and an MBA from Stanford University. He also completed coursework for an MSEE at Stanford University. He has served as president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and is a past director of the National Venture Capital Association.

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