Dixon Doll Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 5

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 2


Dixon Doll General Information


Dr. Dixon Doll is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner Emeritus at DCM Ventures. He served as a Board Member at SigFig. He served as a Board Member at Hire an Esquire. He serves as a Board Member at Airlinq. He served as Senior Advisor at Impact Venture Capital NEXTEON Technologies. He is a Co-Founder and serves as a Board Observer at DBM Cloud Systems. He also serves as a Board Member at Out There Media. He served as a Senior Advisor at IndusAge Partners. For more than 35 years, he has influenced and guided entrepreneurs, investors, and executives in the computer, communications, and internet industries. He was named to the Forbes Midas List for four consecutive years and received the 2013 Special Achievement Award in VC from the International Business Forum. He was elected to the Board of the National Venture Capital Association in 2005 serving on the Executive Committee and as Chairman in 2008/9. Under his leadership, the NVCA developed a widely embraced set of recommendations (NVCA 4-Pillar Plan) to stimulate liquidity in the U.S. venture capital industry. This plan resulted in bipartisan Congressional support for new job creation legislation and simplification of the IPO process for young emerging companies. Known as the JOBS Act, President Obama signed it into law in 2012. He led DCM Ventures' investments in About.com (Acquired by The New York Times Co.), @Motion (Acquired by Openwave), Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR), Coradiant (Acquired by BMC), Force10 Networks (Acquired by Dell), Foundry Networks (Nasdaq: FDRY), Internap (Nasdaq: INAP), Ipivot (Acquired by Intel) and Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM). He is the past Chairman of Network Equipment Technologies (NWK) and served on the Board of Directors of DIRECTV (DTV). Prior to co-founding DCM Ventures, he launched the venture capital industry's first fund focused solely on telecom, investing in such noteworthy companies as Alantec, Bridge Communications, Centillion Networks, Network Equipment Technologies, Optilink, Picturetel, Polycom, and UUNet. He also founded and ran a strategic technology consulting firm, served on the faculty of the IBM Systems Research Institute in New York City for 10 years, and published a seminal text Data Communications which was adopted as a course text by more than 60 universities worldwide. He has traveled extensively to six continents to serve on advisory boards and give highly sought-after presentations on entrepreneurship, technological trends, job creation, government policy, and innovation. He also serves on the Executive Committee and Advisory Board for the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Institute (SIEPR) and is on the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. His non-profit activities also have included serving as Chairman of San Francisco's Asian Art Museum and as a trustee at the University of San Francisco where he currently chairs the Investment Committee. He serves as an Advisor at Ten Eleven Ventures. He served as an Advisor at Correlation Ventures. He serves as a Board Member at Hire an Esquire.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Dixon Doll Investments (5)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
BlueCart 23-Aug-2022 Later Stage VC Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000 00.
Playlist Media 17-Jun-2019 0000 00000 00.000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000 00.
Out There Media 15-Jun-2017 00000 (00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 0000 00.
WaterSmart Software 24-Mar-2015 Later Stage VC 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000 00.
Theranos 30-Mar-2005 Early Stage VC 00.000 Medical Supplies Bankruptcy: Liquidation 00000 0000 00.

Dixon Doll Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
WaterSmart Software 06-May-2020 Merger/Acquisition
Theranos 05-Sep-2018 0000000000: 000000

Dixon Doll Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Dixon Doll Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Dixon Doll Jr. Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA

Dixon Doll Co-Investors (7)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
1st Course Capital 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Almanac Insights 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
BlueRun Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Columbia Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
WTI 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Dixon Doll FAQs

  • Who is Dixon Doll?

    Dixon Doll is an angel Investor who has made 5 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Dixon Doll?

    Dixon Doll is an angel investor.

  • What does Dixon Doll do?

    As an angel investor, Dixon Doll invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Dixon Doll invested in?

    Dixon Doll has made numerous investments in companies like BlueCart, Playlist Media, and Out There Media within the Business/Productivity Software, Entertainment Software, and Media and Information Services (B2B) industries.

  • What has Dixon Doll invested in recently?

    Dixon Doll's latest investment was on 23-Aug-2022 in BlueCart, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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