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David Cowan, a partner in Bessemer's Menlo Park, Calif. office, joined the firm in 1992. He has invested mostly in network technology, infrastructure SaaS, consumer Internet, cyber-security and space tech. His historical portfolio includes LifeLock, Hotjobs, Blue Nile, LinkedIn, PSI-Net, Ciena, Qualys and over a dozen other IPOs, as well as many large acquisitions such as Twitch, Postini, Cyota, Tripwire, Netli, Playdom, Dropcam and Skybox Imaging. His current portfolio includes Getinsured, Reputation.com, Smule, Twilio, Rocket Lab, iSight Partners, Endgame, Zapier and Zoosk.
During his tenure at BVP, David co-founded three cyber security companies incubated in our offices: VeriSign (IPO), where David served as initial Chairman and CFO; Good Technology (f.k.a. Visto) where David served as CEO, and Defense.net (acquired by F5).
David earned an A.B. in math and computer science and an MBA degree, both from from Harvard University. He was ranked #6 on the Forbes Midas List and tied for 4th in the Midas List of Hall of Fame. David is a Trustee of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. You can read his blog at WhoHasTimeForThis?, follow him on twitter (@davidcowan) or see him perform with his men's a capella singing group Voices in Harmony.