Overview

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Primary Role
Developer Advocate @
Investments
19 Investments in 18 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Boston
Website:
http://dondodge.typepad.com/about.html
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Person Details

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Don Dodge is a veteran of five start-ups including Forte Software, AltaVista, Napster, Bowstreet, and Groove Networks. Don was recently Director of Business Development for Microsoft's Emerging Business Team. Don is now a Developer Advocate at Google helping developers build applications on Google platforms.

Don has been in the software business for more than 25 years. He started his software career with Digital Equipment, aka DEC, in the database group. He was part of the leadership team of five software start-ups. Forte Software was the first multiplatform object oriented development environment. AltaVista was the first search engine on the web. Napster was the first P2P file sharing network. Bowstreet was the first web services development environment. Groove Networks was the first secure P2P collaboration platform. Don spent 5 years at Microsoft as a developer evangelist to the startup community. Don is now a Developer Advocate at Google.

He writes a daily blog, Don Dodge on the Next Big Thing.

Don, a native New-Englander, holds an MBA from New Hampshire College and a BS in accounting from the University of Southern Maine.

Jobs (11)

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Current

Developer Advocate

Nov, 2009 - Current   (almost 7 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
Nov, 2004
Nov 4, 2009
Director of Business Development
2004
2004
VP Product Management
Sep 1, 2001
2004
VP Product Management
Nov, 2000
Aug, 2001
VP Product Marketing
2000
Oct 1, 2000
VP Product Development
1998
Dec 1, 1999
Director Engineering
1996
1997
Director Business Development
1994
1996
Group Manager DEC/Forte
1987
1994
Product Management
1982
1987
Financial Analyst
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2016$1M / VenturePersonal Investment
Mar, 2016$547k / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$1.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$3M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2013$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2012$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2012$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Nov, 2011$550k / AngelPersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$750k / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2011$1.5M / AngelPersonal Investment
Jul, 2011$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011$1M / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Apr, 2011$1.5M / AngelPersonal Investment
Dec, 2010$900k / AngelPersonal Investment
Nov, 2010$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2009$1.3M / AngelPersonal Investment

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