"Dave’s style, and that of the entire firm, is really supportive of entrepreneurs and their visions. Dave knows when to let the entrepreneur operate, but also when to push and probe on an area to just the right amount of detail." - Noah Breslow, CEO, On Deck
Dave has been working in venture capital since 1997. He currently manages Sapphire Ventures’ investments in the following companies: Alfresco, Fitbit (FIT), IEX, Kaltura, LeanData, Lithium, Livongo, Looker, OnDeck (ONDK) and Phoenix Labs. Dave’s excitement for venture investing primarily stems from getting to work with amazing teams which are looking to fuel rapidly growing business. His interests are wide ranging and include Analytics, Digital Health & Wellness, Enterprise SaaS, FinTech/FinServices, Infrastructure, IoT and Security.
Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures in 2006, Dave helped start the tech venture capital team within American Capital and was a member of the communications investing team at Battery Ventures from 1997-2004. He began his career at Deloitte Consulting where he worked on large-scale software rollouts and the supporting network and process redesigns within technology and healthcare focused clients. Dave has a BSE in operations research from Princeton and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Exits and IPOs
- Alfresco (acquired by THL Partners)
- Datria (acquired by Intelligrated)
- Greenplum (acquired by EMC/Pivotal)
- FitBit (FIT)
- OnDeck (ONDK)
- Ops Technology (acquired by RealPage)
- PayScale (acquired by Warburg Pincus)
- Ping Identity (acquired by Vista Equity Partners)
- Qumu (QUMU)
- Ticketfly (acquired by Pandora)
- Tremor Video (TRMR)