For the last 20 years, David has worked closely with technology companies to help them grow and prosper. David joined August Capital in 2000 to invest in a broad range of software companies. Since that time, he has invested in dozens of companies across the software spectrum, including a number of enterprise software and SaaS (e.g, Splunk, Fastly, GitLab), consumer services (e.g., Evite, Ebates, Drop), and financial technology companies (e.g., WePay, Bill.com, PayNearMe).
Along with colleagues at August Capital, David started the first venture capital blog, VentureBlog, and the first venture capital podcast, VentureCast. He is the creator and executive producer of the The Lobby and Lobby:Enterprise, August Capital’s annual gatherings of the thought leaders across digital media and enterprise/SaaS software — www.thelobbyconference.com. David has also served as the Tech Curator for the TED Conference in Vancouver and is the co-creator and host of TEDxStanford. He received Deloitte’s 2013 Venture Capitalist of the Year award and has been honored by Forbes Magazine as a member of its Midas List of top Venture Capitalists.
David has an eclectic educational background. He received an BA from Stanford in Computer Music, an M.Phil in Criminology from Cambridge University, and a JD from Harvard Law School. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship and venture capital at Stanford Business School and Harvard Law School, and serves as a VC Partner at the Harvard Business School. David is the vice-chair of GLAAD, a leading LGBTQ rights organization, and is a member of the board of the Stanford Alumni Association.
David lives in Palo Alto with his wife Pamela, their four children, and their puppy Teddy.
Current August investments: Brilliant Home Technology, Drop, Fastly (NYSE: FSLY), GitLab, HiHello, Insight Engines, LiveOps, Kentik, MaintainX, PayNearMe, Second Spectrum, Tophatter, and Workona.
Select Previous August investments: Aardvark (acquired by Google), Aisle50, Bill.com (NYSE: BILL), eBates (acquired by Rakuten), Evite (acquired by Ticketmaster), Gravity (acquired by AOL), Nomis Solutions (acquired by Symphony Technology Group), PayCycle (acquired by Intuit), ShopRunner (acquired by FedEx), Splunk (NasdaqGS: SPLK), TalkShow (acquired by Medium), Tickle (acquired by Monster), WePay (acquired by JPMorganChase).