David Cowan Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 13

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 9


David Cowan General Information


Mr. David Cowan serves as a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. He serves as an Executive and Board Member at Bastille Networks. He serves as Board Member at Iris Automation, Netography, Velo3D, Xanadu & Rigetti. He serves as Board Member at Contractbook. and Advisor at Iris Automation. He serves as Board Member at Team8, Virtru, CyberGRX, Reputation.com, Smule, and DroneDeploy. He served as Board Member at Auth0. His historical portfolio includes Ciena, Hotjobs, Blue Nile, LinkedIn, LifeLock, PSI-Net, 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. He served as Board Member at Distil Networks. He serves as an Advisor at Propy. His current portfolio - spanning startups founded in the U.S., Argentina, Singapore, Israel, New Zealand, and Scotland - includes Getinsured, Smule, Twilio, Rocket Lab, iSight Partners, Spire Global, and Zapier. He served as Board Member at Zoosk. During his tenure at BVP. He co-founded three cybersecurity companies incubated in our offices: VeriSign (IPO), where he served as initial Chairman and CFO; Good Technology (fka Visto, acquired by Blackberry) where he served as CEO, and Defense.net (acquired by F5). Forbes ranked him #6 on the Midas List and tied for 4th in the Midas List of Hall of Fame. He is a Trustee of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. He also serves as a Board Member at Claroty. He was an Advisor at Reef Capital Ventures. He earned an A.B. in math and computer science and an MBA degree, both from Harvard University He served as a Board Member at Endgame.

Business Details

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

David Cowan Investments (13)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Crosschq 02-Aug-2019 Seed Round 00.00 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Unima 24-Mar-2019 00000 00000 Diagnostic Equipment Generating Revenue 00000 00000
i.me 23-Apr-2015 0000 00000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Out of Business 00000 00000
Bastille Networks 10-Sep-2014 0000 00000 000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Nitrous 18-Mar-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Software Development Applications Out of Business 00000 00000
Prosper Daily 18-Oct-2011 00000 00000 0000 Financial Software Startup 00000 00000
Dropcam 21-Sep-2011 00000 00000 00.00 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Dekko 14-Jul-2011 00000 00000 00.00 Software Development Applications Out of Business 00000 00000
Mowingo 01-Jun-2011 Seed Round 00000 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business 00000 00000
Votizen. Com 23-Sep-2010 Seed Round 00.00 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000

David Cowan Exits (9)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
SweetLabs 01-May-2021 Secondary Transaction - Private
Keep Holdings 01-Oct-2018 000 00 00000000
Dekko 01-Jan-2018 0000000000: 000000
Mowingo 22-Dec-2017 000 00 00000000
Nitrous 01-Nov-2016 000 00 00000000
i.me 01-Jun-2016 000 00 00000000
Prosper Daily 10-Aug-2015 000000000000000000 0000
Dropcam 20-Jun-2014 Merger/Acquisition 00000
Votizen. Com 10-Jan-2013 Merger/Acquisition

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David Cowan Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
David Cowan Angel Investor 000 00 00 Menlo Park, CA

David Cowan FAQs

  • Who is David Cowan?

    David Cowan is an angel Investor who has made 13 investments.

  • What kind of investor is David Cowan?

    David Cowan is an angel investor.

  • What does David Cowan do?

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

  • What has David Cowan invested in?

    David Cowan has made numerous investments in companies like Crosschq, Unima, and i.me within the Human Capital Services, Diagnostic Equipment, and Services (B2C Non-Financial) industries.

  • What has David Cowan invested in recently?

    David Cowan's latest investment was on 02-Aug-2019 in Crosschq, a company within the Human Capital Services industry.

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