Our team

John Cadeddu Managing Director

Before joining DAG in 1999, John was a Managing Director at Amsterdam Pacific, an investment bank focused on media and IT industries. Previously, John worked at Octel Communications (now Lucent Technologies) and Tandem Computers (now HP) in marketing and strategic planning roles. He also worked at JP Morgan in both capital markets and corporate finance.

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Aerohive (NYSE: HIVE)

Altor (Acquired by Juniper)

Ambarella (Nasdaq: AMBA)

Clearwell (Acquired by Symantec)

Cloudera

Eventbrite

Glam Media

Glassdoor

GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB)

Jasper Wireless

Learnvest

Nextdoor

OptiMedica (Acquired by Abbott)

Rightscale

Silver Peak Systems

Truste

Wealthfront

Xoom (Nasdaq: XOOM)

Zimbra (Acquired by Yahoo)

Education

BA Harvard College

MBA Stanford Graduate School of Business

Young Chung Managing Director

Young re-joined DAG in 2005. He focuses primarily on consumer tech, mobile, and digital health. Prior to DAG Ventures, Young led strategic initiatives to improve gross margins at Entrisphere (acquired by Ericsson), a DAG portfolio company. Young originally joined DAG in 1999 and worked on investments in the media and communications industries. Before DAG, Young was an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs.

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Birst (Acquired by Infor)

Brighter (Acquired by Cigna)

Convertro (Acquired by AOL)

Crew

DisplayLink

Drop

Gigya (Acquired by SAP)

Lithium Technologies (Acquired by Vista Equity Partners)

Loopt (Acquired by Green Dot)

NimbleRx

Pinger

PlanGrid (Acquired by Autodesk)

Plaxo (Acquired by Comcast)

Plays.tv

Point

Polyvore (Acquired by Yahoo)

Prosper Marketplace

Rec Room

RingCentral (NYSE: RNG)

Upwork (Nasdaq: UPWK)

Wonolo

Yelp (NYSE: YELP)

YuMe (NYSE: YUME)

Education

BA Harvard College

MBA Harvard Business School

Tom Goodrich Managing Director

Before co-founding DAG in 1991, Tom was a principal at Bechtel Investments, where he was responsible for overseeing a number of management buyouts of mid-size growth companies and special situation investments. He was formerly a co-founder and Vice President of Dimensional Corporate Finance, Inc., a specialty corporate finance company with significant financial backing from Xerox. Prior to this, Tom served as an independent consultant to the office of the Chairman of Bank of America and as a consultant with the Stanford Research Institute.

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Aoptix

Armo BioSciences

Arresto BioSciences (Acquired by Gilead Sciences)

Atara Biotherapeutics (Nasdaq: ATRA)

Bloom Energy

Fortify Software (Acquired by Hewlett Packard)

Matrix Memory (Acquired by SanDisk)

Neos

Oakley Networks (Acquired by Raytheon)

Stoke (Acquired by Mavenir Systems)

Education

A.B. Dartmouth College

MBA Stanford Graduate School of Business

Nick Pianim Managing Director

Nick Pianim joined DAG Ventures in 2007. He focuses primarily on enterprise software/SaaS, infrastructure, financial technology and security. Prior to joining DAG, Nick was Vice President of Corporate Development at Juniper Networks where he was responsible for acquisitions, commercial transactions and venture investments. Previously Nick was CEO of iAsiaWorks, a NASDAQ listed datacenter and managed services company, and CFO for Ensemble Communications where he oversaw corporate development. He also worked with Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, and with Morgan Stanley International.

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Boku (AIM: BOKU.L)

FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE)

NewRelic (NYSE: NEWR)

Quantenna (Nasdaq: QTNA)

SunRun (Nasdaq: RUN)

Wix (Nasdaq: WIX)

Zuora (NYSE: ZUO)

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AVI Networks (Acquired by VMWare)

Meraki (Acquired by Cisco)

Pentaho (Acquired by Hitachi Data Systems)

Springsource (Acquired by VMWare)

Terracotta (Acquired by Software AG)

Vudu (Acquired by Wal-Mart)

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Branch

D2S

OpenX

Oportun

Seeking Alpha

Vectra

Education

B.Sc. EE Tufts University

MBA Stanford Graduate School of Business

Greg Williams Managing Director

Greg Williams joined DAG Ventures in 2006. He focuses primarily on enterprise infrastructure, SaaS, consumer internet, and clean tech. Prior to joining DAG, Greg spent over a decade at other VC firms, including Summerhill Ventures (formerly BCE Capital) and Teacher’s Private Capital, where he focused on early and mid-stage technology investments.

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Adamas (Nasdaq: ADMS)

Avnera (Acquired by Skyworks)

Chegg (NYSE: CHGG)

Cleartrip

Funny or Die

Inspirato

Marin (NYSE: MRIN)

Mint (Acquired by Intuit)

Origami Logic (Acquired by Intuit)

Pixtronix (Acquired by Qualcomm)

Proofpoint (Nasdaq: PFPT)

Taulia

UserTesting

uShip

Xsigo (Acquired by Oracle)

Education

B.Sc. McGill University

Joe Zanone Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining DAG in 2007, Joe was Finance Director at Siemens Venture Capital, the venture arm of Siemens AG, leading finance and back office operations in the U.S. He also served in a number of finance roles in the telecommunications products division of Siemens. Prior to Siemens, he worked as an audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has served as Chairperson of VCBC, a member organization of VC finance professionals.

Education

BS Penn State University

MBA Santa Clara University

CPA

Deberah Stark Administrative Controller

Shab Danesh Executive Assistant

Malia Pita Office Manager

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John Cadeddu Managing Director
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Young Chung Managing Director
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Tom Goodrich Managing Director
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Nick Pianim Managing Director
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Greg Williams Managing Director
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Joe Zanone Chief Financial Officer
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Deberah Stark Administrative Controller
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Shab Danesh Executive Assistant
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Malia Pita Office Manager