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David Lane


David loves working alongside world-class entrepreneurs to create and build enduring, highly-valued, technology-based companies.  During the past 30+ years, he has directly co-managed institutional venture capital funds totaling in excess of $2 Billion.  During his career, he has focused on making direct investments in seed to later stage opportunities in the information technology and health care sectors.

In 2000, David co-founded Diamondhead Ventures, an early stage $140M fund which invested in Cavium (IPO, acquisition by Marvell), Danger Inc. (acquired by Microsoft), Entercept Security Technologies (acquired by McAfee), PassMark (acquired by RSA Security) and UPEK (acquired by Apple/AuthenTec).  David’s prior investments include: Harmonic, Inc. (IPO), TriQuint Semiconductor (IPO), NexGen (IPO), Viewlogic Systems (IPO) and Harbridge Merchant Services (acquired by First Data Corporation).

David was a Managing Director at ONSET Ventures ($1B in assets under management) as well as a senior venture capital investment officer at the Harvard Management Company, which manages Harvard University’s endowment ($8B in assets under management).  Prior to his venture capital career, he worked for IBM selling large enterprise IT systems and Hughes Aircraft as an electrical engineer.


David is a Deacon at Menlo Church and has been involved in church planting.  He earned a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He serves on the University of Southern California Viterbi Engineering School's Board of Councilors as well as other non-profit boards.