Managing Director and Partner

John is a technology investor, investing across a range of sectors in private companies with disruptive, fast-growing business models. He co-founded DAG Ventures in 2004, raised over $1.6 Billion for the DAG Ventures funds and successfully backed a growing number of now-public companies (including YELP, AMBA, PACB, FEYE), as well as promising companies such as Bloom Energy, Glassdoor, Nextdoor, WeWork, Wealthfront, Silver Peak Systems, One Medical Group, DogVacay and more. More recently, John has invested in the vertical farming sector (Blue Planet Farms) and using big data in farming (Farmers Business Network). He is an active board member and board adviser, typically helping his entrepreneurs find great talent to manage their fast-growing businesses. John’s professional experience prior to DAG Ventures included middle-market private equity (Duff Ackerman & Goodrich), mezzanine investing (BBU Funds), merchant banking (Amsterdam Pacific), high-growth technology companies (Octel Communications, Tandem Computers) and banking (Morgan Guaranty / JP Morgan). He earned his BA at Harvard College (1987) and MBA at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (1992). More importantly, he’s happily married with four children. No, he does not get enough sleep.

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