General Partner at Benchmark for over 10 years. Prior to Benchmark, partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
Spent four years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst, including three years at CS First Boston focusing on personal computer hardware and software. Research coverage included such companies as Dell, Compaq, and Microsoft, and he was the lead analyst on the Amazon IPO. In both 1995 and 1996, was a member of the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team.
Prior to his investment career, was a design engineer at Compaq Computer, where he worked on products such as the 486/50 and Compaq’s first multi-processor server.
For the past fifteen years, has authored the Above the Crowd blog which focuses on the evolution and economics of high technology businesses.
David joined Greylock Partners in January, 2000. He focuses on Consumer Internet/Mobile, Social Networking, Media Convergence, Marketplaces, and Games.
David was ranked #16 on the 2014 Forbes Midas List, #10 on the 2013 Forbes Midas List, #4 on the 2012 Forbes Midas List, and #9 on the 2011 Forbes Midas List.
David's portfolio companies have included: Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD, subsequently acquired by Microsoft), and Pandora (NYSE: P, subsequently acquired by SirriusXM). He was also on the boards of Vessel (acquired by Verizon), VUDU (acquired by Walmart and subsequently NBCUniversal), PullString (acquired by Apple), WhoSay (acquired by Viacom), Revision3 (acquired by Discovery Communications), Oodle (acquired by QVC), SGN (acquired by MindJolt), and New Edge Networks (acquired by EarthLink). He presently sits on the boards of Discord, Nextdoor, and Caavo, and is an observer on the board of Roblox and Medium. David is a member of the Advisory Board of Northern Light, a leading, early-stage VC firm in China.
David is also a Trustee of Yale University, and Rockefeller University, a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics.
He serves on the Advisory Boards of MLT.org, Questbridge, and The McLaren Racing Group.
Before coming to Greylock, David spent over seven years in product management and development at consumer internet, gaming, and media companies ranging in size from small startups through publically traded companies.
David was employee number 30 and the first consumer product marketing hire at Excite.com in early 1996. He held roles as GM of Excite.com and VP of Content and Programming for the Excite Network and eventually became SVP of Product Strategy at Excite and then Excite@Home until early 2000 when he joined Greylock.
Before Excite, David was in product marketing at Electronic Arts and in product development at Crystal Dynamics, a gaming start-up later acquired by Eidos Interactive. He started his career in management consulting with Marakon Associates and The Boston Consulting Group, and also spent time at HBO.
David holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University
In addition to serving as a venture partner at Benchmark, Rich is Chairman and CEO of Zillow Inc., an online real estate service dedicated to providing home buyers and sellers with valuable tools and information.Prior to Zillow, Rich founded Expedia within Microsoft. In 1999, he led the spin-off of Expedia from Microsoft and served as the company&rsquo
DogVacay, Good Eggs, HackerOne, Instawork, Marco Polo, Sailthru, SOLV, Solv Health, Stitch Fix, Stitch Health, and Uber
Digg, Facebook, LinkedIn, Oodle, Pandora, PullString, Seven Networks, and Social Gaming Network
Art.sy, Artsy, Avvo, GlassDoor, Netflix, Qurate Retail Group, RealSelf, Trover, and Zillow