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Partner @
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18 Investments in 9 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
New York
Website:
http://www.pakman.com/about
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As a Partner at Venrock in New York, David focuses on early stage venture investing in internet and digital media companies. His active investments include Dstillery (formerly Media6Degrees), Smartling, Dollar Shave Club, YouNow, Amino and Burner. He served on the Board of Crunchyroll (acquired by The Chernin Group) and led Venrock’s investment in Klout, which was acquired by Lithium Technologies.

Previously, David was the CEO of eMusic, the world’s leading digital retailer of independent music, second only to iTunes in number of downloads sold. Prior to joining eMusic, David co-founded Myplay in 1999 in Redwood City, CA, which introduced the “digital music locker” and pioneered the locker category. In 2001, Myplay was sold to Bertelsmann’s ecommerce Group. Before Myplay, he was Vice President at N2K Entertainment, which created the first digital music download service. He also was the co-creator of Apple Computer’s Music Group.

David is a graduate of and a member of the Board of Overseers at University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and is an avid musician and songwriter. He is an active mentor in New York’s TechStars startup accelerator program.

David blogs at http://www.pakman.com and tweets at @pakman.

Jobs (4)

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Partner

Nov 1, 2008 - Current   (almost 8 years)
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Vice President
Oct, 2003
Nov, 2008
President / CEO
Apr, 1999
Oct, 2001
Co-Founder / President, Business Development
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2016$50M / Venture (Lead)
Nov, 2015$90.7M / Series D
Sep, 2015$6.5M / Venture (Lead)
Sep, 2015$6.5M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2015$15M / Series B (Lead)
Sep, 2014$50M / Series C
Aug, 2014$24M / Series C
Aug, 2014$7M / Series B (Lead)
May, 2014$25M / Series D
Oct, 2013$24M / Series C
Oct, 2013$12M / Series B (Lead)
Nov, 2012$9.8M / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2012$7M / Series A
Jan, 2012$30M / Series C
Jul, 2011$10M / Series B
Dec, 2010$17M / Series B
Mar, 2010$4.1M / Series A (Lead)
Aug, 2008$9M / Series A

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