TitleMarquardt, David F. oral history
DescriptionDave 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 thirty boards of directors during his 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 one-hundred 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 (IVA) in 1978, where he spent a year after graduating from business school. Previously, Dave was a design engineer and development manager at Diablo Systems where he collaborated on and/or led various disk drive and printer programs. Reflecting on his years in the venture capital industry, Dave said, "The thing that gets me up in the morning is the opportunity to build companies with lasting value. It has been a wonderful career."
Dave received a BSME from Columbia University in 1972 and an MBA from Stanford University in 1978. 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.
|Kolker, Carole, Interviewer|
|Marquardt, David F., Interviewee|