David Cowan General Information
Mr. David Cowan serves as a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. He serves as Board Member and Board Observer Contractbook. and Advisor at Iris Automation. He serves as Board Member at Team8, CyberGRX, Reputation.com, Smule, DroneDeploy, and Bastille Networks. 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, Auth0, 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. 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. He also serves as a Board Member at Claroty. He was an Advisor at Reef Capital Ventures. Mr. Cowan 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.