Dave Marquardt is a co-founder of August Capital, formed in 1995. Dave's commitment to entrepreneurs and their market vision is reflected by his long-standing board relationships, he has served on more than 30 boards of directors during his 28 year venture capital career.
Prior to August Capital, Dave was a co-founder of Technology Venture Investors (TVI) in 1980 where he was involved in four highly successful funds that invested in more than 100 start-up and emerging growth companies. Among these early investments was Microsoft, where TVI was the sole investor and where Dave has been on the board of directors since 1981.
Dave began his venture career at Institutional Venture Associates, where he spent a year after graduating from business school. Previously, Dave was a design engineer and development manager at Diablo Systems (acquired by Xerox) where he collaborated on and/or led various disk drive and printer programs.
Dave received a BSME from Columbia University and an MBA from Stanford University. He also completed coursework for an MSEE at Stanford University. He has served as president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and is a past director of the National Venture Capital Association.
Current Board Affiliations: Microsoft (MSFT), Quandl, Samba and Xirrus.
Other Current Investments: Adara.
Previous investments include: Adaptec (ADPT), Alibre (acquired by 3D Systems), BE, Bubbli (acquired by DropBox), Cobalt Networks, Ecrix (acquired by Exabyte), eCash, Genesis (acquired by Paradise), Grand Junction Networks (acquired by Cisco), MCMS, Mimosa (acquired by Iron Mountain), Openlane (acquired by KAR), Netcell,Sun Micro (JAVA), Tumbleweed Communications (TMBL), and Westbridge (acquired by Actional).