Person Overview

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Primary:
Founder at Tugboat Ventures
Past:
Investor at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Team Member at Texas Pacific Group, See All (16)
Education:
University of California, Berkeley, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Description

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After earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford´s Graduate School of Business, Dave found his way to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Texas Pacific Group Ventures, where he developed and incubated numerous successful investments.

In 2003, Dave led the Series B financing of Successfactors and served on the board from then until 2011. During that period, Successfactors grew from $1MM in SAAS revenues to over $200M in revenues and increased in enterprise value by 150x. Other notable early stage investments that Dave either led or worked closely with include Amazon.com, Autotrader, Blue Nile, Business Signatures, Cranium, E.piphany, Google, Stella & Dot and Wedding Channel.

Throughout, Dave was mentored by some of the best in the business, including Brook Byers, John Doerr, Bruce Dunlevie, Wally Hawley, Vinod Khosla and Dave Strohm.

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