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 internet, advertising technology, mobile communications and SaaS companies. 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 private equity 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

Convertro (acquired by AOL)

DisplayLink

Gigya

Lithium Technologies (acquired by Vista Equity Partners)

Loopt (acquired by Green Dot)

NimbleRx

Pinger

Plaxo (acquired by Comcast)

Plays.tv

Polyvore (acquired by Yahoo)

Prosper Marketplace

RingCentral (NYSE: RNG)

Upwork

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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AVI Networks

Boku

Clarizen

D2S

EngineYard

FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE)

Meraki (acquired by Cisco)

NewRelic (NYSE: NEWR)

OpenX

Oportun (formerly Progreso Financiero)

Pentaho (acquired by Hitachi Data Systems)

Quantenna (Nasdaq: QTNA)

Seeking Alpha

Springsource (acquired by VMWare)

SunRun (Nasdaq: RUN)

Terracotta (acquired by Software AG)

Vectra Networks

Vudu (acquired by Wal-Mart)

Wix (Nasdaq: WIX)

Zuora

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)

Aggregate Knowledge (acquired by Neustar)

Avnera

Chegg (NYSE: CHGG)

Cleartrip

Funny or Die

Inspirato

Marin (NYSE: MRIN)

Mint (acquired by Intuit)

Origami Logic

Pixtronix (acquired by Qualcomm)

Proofpoint (Nasdaq: PFPT)

Taulia

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

Greg Paulson Venture Partner

Before joining DAG in 2010, Greg was Vice President of Business Development at QuinStreet Inc, one of the leading vertical marketing and media companies on the Internet. He was responsible for both developing and managing some of QuinStreet’s largest and most strategic partnerships, as part of the team that grew the company from $10 million in annual revenue as a private company to $400 million in annual revenue as a public company during his almost 9-year tenure.

Education

B.Sc. Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo

Christopher Linn Controller

Deberah Stark Administrative Controller

Monica Morales Executive Assistant

Shelby Stemkoski 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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Greg Paulson Venture Partner
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Christopher Linn Controller
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Deberah Stark Administrative Controller
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Monica Morales Executive Assistant
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Shelby Stemkoski Office Manager