David Turner Morgenthaler was an American businessman who founded the venture capital firm Morgenthaler Ventures. He received a S.B. and S.M. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1941. Morgenthaler served as a Director, President or Chairman of more than 30 companies during his career, ranging from startups to billion dollar multinational comrporations and industries includeing metal fabrication, chemicals, information technology, life sciences and others.
He served as one of the fonding directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and served as Chiarman of its incetives Committee, working with the united States Congress to improve conditions for venture capital and entrepreneurship. He died on June 17, 2016 at the age of 96.