I am grateful to work with the brightest and boldest around the world and back ideas and business models with the potential to win. This is a great gig!

Dave has invested in eleven companies that have gone public, eight that have been acquired, and has been recognized by Forbes on its Midas List of the top 100 technology investors. He currently is a board director or board observer at AvettaKlook, SiteMinder, Toast (NYSE: TOST), and Wealthsimple. Other current investments include Act-On, ByteDance, HashiCorp (NASDAQ: HCP), Modsy, Nubank (NYSE: NU), Rover (NASDAQ: ROVR), and The Pracuj Group (WSE: GPP).

Dave’s prior investments include AppNexus (acquired by AT&T), ExactTarget (NYSE: ET, acquired by Salesforce), Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Global360 (acquired by OpenText), LinkedIn (public investment; acquired by Microsoft), Merkle (acquired by Dentsu), OSIsoft (interest acquired by SoftBank), Renren (NYSE: RENN), Seismic Micro-Technology (acquired by IHS), Sitecore (acquired by EQT), Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK), Tiny Prints (acquired by Shutterfly) and Xero (ASX: XRO).

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).


Dave moved to San Francisco in the late 1990s.  One of the first things he did was buy a wetsuit and board and teach himself how to surf. Surfing has become a passion – an opportunity to explore the ocean, keep the body fit, and the mind clear.

Dave’s wife and two young children continuously challenge and delight him. They root for Belichick and the New England Patriots.

Dave is an Edmund Hillary Global Impact Fellow and on the Advisory Board of SustainableSurf.org.


Dave received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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