Operates venture capital firm Impact Venture Partners, which has invested in companies like HotJobs and Open Table.Prior to founding Impact, Mr. Dell was a partner with Crosspoint Venture Partners in Northern California and a senior associate with Enterprise Partners in Southern California.Â Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Mr. Dell worked as a corporate attorney in Austin, Texas, with the law firm of Winstead, Sechrest & Minick. He received a B.A. in political economy from Tulane University and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.
Mr. Dell's investments include: Buzzsaw (ADSK), Hotjobs (YHOO) and Connectify (KANA).Â Mr. Dell founded and served as chairman of the board of MessageOne, which was acquired by Dell, Inc. in 2008.
He currently serves on the board of directors of XO Communications, BagBorrowOrSteal and Open Table and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Santa Fe Institute. Mr. Dell teaches a course at the Columbia Business School on business, technology, and innovation and is a visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Law where he teaches a class on the role of law in innovation.