I get to work with the brightest on their boldest bets, unpack complex industry structures, and try to figure out what products and business models will win out over others. This really is a great gig!
Dave has invested in four companies that have gone public, six that have been acquired, and has been recognized by Forbes on its Midas List of the top 100 technology investors. His current investments include Act-On, AppNexus, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), OSIsoft, Rover, SiteMinder, and Xero (public investment; ASX: XRO). His prior investments include ExactTarget (NYSE: ET, acquired by Salesforce.com), Global360 (acquired by OpenText), LinkedIn (public investment; acquired by Microsoft), Merkle (acquired by Dentsu), Renren (NYSE: RENN), Seismic Micro-Technology (acquired by IHS), Sitecore (acquired by EQT), Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK), and Tiny Prints (acquired by Shutterfly). Dave is also an advisor to Pinterest.
In addition, Dave has for the past decade hosted TCV’s annual Customer Acquisition Forum, which brings together the best and brightest from consumer internet and high-velocity software companies.
Before joining TCV, Dave was a private equity investor at JPMorgan Partners, a management consultant at Bain & Company, and an early employee at 1stUp.com (acquired by CMGi). In addition, Dave held consulting roles at SAP, VMware, and Kong Zhong (NASDAQ: Kong).
Dave moved to the Bay Area in the late 1990’s, and one of the first things he did was buy a wetsuit and board and teach himself how to surf. It’s something he continues to do today, either in the local breaks of Northern California or on the occasional trip abroad.
Dave’s wife and two young children continuously challenge and delight him. They root for Belichick and Brady and the New England Patriots.
Dave serves on the Advisory Board of the East Palo Alto Charter School and the Board of Trustees at Keys School.
David received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.