David is a Venture Partner with Mayfield Fund. He is a successful former entrepreneur, and represents Mayfield on the boards of Casabi, Inphi, Pixim, T-RAM, TimeBridge and WaveSplitter. David's notable past investments include Orative and Pure Networks (acquired by Cisco), Excess Bandwidth (acquired by Virata), and LGC Wireless (acquired by ADC Telecommunications).
David started his career at Bell Labs in New Jersey. He returned to California and was an early engineer at ROLM Corporation. After eight years at ROLM, he co-founded voice messaging company Opcom/VMX, which grew to a $100 million publicly held company. In 1994, VMX merged with Octel Communications and David became CTO. After Lucent Technologies acquired Octel in 1997, David joined Mayfield part-time while continuing to help Lucent form spin-out companies based on Bell Labs technology. David joined Mayfield full-time in May 1999.
David holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from U.C. Berkeley and an M.S. in Math/Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.more » « less