David Whorton Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 9
  • Portfolio
  • 3
  • Exits
  • 6

David Whorton General Information


Mr. David Whorton is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Tugboat Group. He also serves as Board Member at Grokable and Education Elements. 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).

Contact Information

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

David Whorton Investments (9)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
YouWeb Incubator 03-Sep-2013 Angel (individual) 00.00 Other Financial Services Startup 00000 0000000
000000000000 09-Apr-2012 0000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Out of Business 00000 0000000
00000 00000000 28-Dec-2011 00000 00000 00.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
00000000 14-Jun-2011 0000 00000 Application Software Out of Business 00000 0000000
0000000000000 16-Jul-2007 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
0000 0000000000 (0 01-Jan-2007 00000 00000 Communication Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
000000 & 000 01-Jan-2004 00000 00000 000 Accessories Profitable 00000 0000000
SAP SuccessFactors 26-Feb-2003 Later Stage VC 00.000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
Blue Nile (Seattle) 01-Jan-1999 Early Stage VC 000 Specialty Retail Profitable 00000 0000000
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David Whorton Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
RichRelevance 19-Jan-2021 Merger/Acquisition
000 00000000000000 23-Feb-2012 000000000000000000 00.000
0000 0000000000 (0 05-Jan-2007 000000000000000000 00000
0000 0000 (0000000 20-May-2004 000 000.00
Hangtime Out of Business
Sociogramics Bankruptcy: Liquidation
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David Whorton Team (1)

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