David Whorton Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 11

  • Portfolio
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 9


David Whorton General Information


Mr. David Whorton is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Tugboat Group. He also served as Board Member at Education Elements. He Founded & served as Partner & Managing Director at TPG. After earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, he found his way to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Texas Pacific Group Ventures, where he developed and incubated numerous investments. Throughout, he was mentored by some of the best in the business, including Brook Byers, John Doerr, Bruce Dunlevie, Wally Hawley, Vinod Khosla, and Dave Strohm. Mr. Whorton has served as founding CEO of Good Technology (acquired by Motorola); co-founder of Drugstore.com (DSCM); co-founding board member of Newschools Venture Fund and general manager and president of Optical Engineering. He also worked at Netscape, Hewlett Packard, and Bain. He served as a Board Member at RichRelevance. Mr. Whorton currently serves on the board of directors of Cuil, RepairPal, and SuccessFactors (SFSF).

Business Details

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

David Whorton Investments (11)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Waggl 24-May-2018 Early Stage VC 000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
RepairPal 05-Dec-2017 00000 00000 000.00 Automotive Generating Revenue
YouWeb Incubator 03-Sep-2013 00000 (00000 00.00 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Sociogramics 09-Apr-2012 0000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Out of Business 00000 0000000
Kenna Security 28-Dec-2011 00000 00000 00.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Hangtime 14-Jun-2011 0000 00000 Application Software Out of Business 00000 0000000
RichRelevance 16-Jul-2007 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Good Technology (Acquired 2009) 01-Jan-2007 00000 00000 Communication Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Stella & Dot 01-Jan-2004 Early Stage VC 000 Accessories Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
SAP SuccessFactors 26-Feb-2003 Later Stage VC 00.000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000000

David Whorton Exits (9)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
YouWeb Incubator 01-Jan-2023 Secondary Transaction - Private
Waggl 14-Jul-2021 000000000000000000
Kenna Security 30-Jun-2021 000000000000000000
RichRelevance 19-Jan-2021 000000000000000000
Hangtime 01-Jul-2015 000 00 00000000
Sociogramics 01-Aug-2014 0000000000: 000000
SAP SuccessFactors 23-Feb-2012 000000000000000000 00.000
Good Technology (Acquired 2009) 05-Jan-2007 Merger/Acquisition 00000
Blue Nile 20-May-2004 IPO 000.00

David Whorton Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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David Whorton Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
David Whorton Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA

David Whorton FAQs

  • Who is David Whorton?

    David Whorton is an angel Investor who has made 11 investments.

  • What kind of investor is David Whorton?

    David Whorton is an angel investor.

  • What does David Whorton do?

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

  • What has David Whorton invested in?

    David Whorton has made numerous investments in companies like Waggl, RepairPal, and YouWeb Incubator within the Human Capital Services, Automotive, and Financial Services industries.

  • What has David Whorton invested in recently?

    David Whorton's latest investment was on 24-May-2018 in Waggl, a company within the Human Capital Services industry.

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