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David Cheriton


Mr. David Cheriton is an Angel Investor. In 2014, Cheriton's firm OptumSoft made the unusual move of suing Arista Networks, a computer networking firm he had cofounded, shortly after the company's IPO. He and his partner invested $100,000 each in Google when it was just getting started; they also co-founded Granite Systems (acquired by Cisco in 1996) and Kealia (sold to Sun Microsystems in 2004). Cheriton is an Angel Investor in a number of tech companies.

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

David Cheriton Investments (6)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner 20-Nov-2017 Early Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
0000000 22-Jun-2015 0000 00000 00000 Social/Platform Software Startup 00000 00000000
000000 24-Nov-2014 00000 (00000 Network Management Software Profitable 00000 00000000
0000000000000 01-Mar-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Startup 00000 00000000
AltoBeam 14-May-2012 Later Stage VC 000 Application Specific Semiconductors Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
Alphabet 04-Sep-1998 Angel (individual) 00000 Internet Software Profitable 00000 00000000
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David Cheriton Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Parastructure 17-Jun-2014 Merger/Acquisition Completed
00000000 19-Aug-2004 000 00.000 Completed
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David Cheriton Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
David Cheriton Angel Investor 0 Palo Alto, CA