David Hornik is a general partner with August Capital. He has spent the last decade investing broadly in information technology companies, with a focus on enterprise application and infrastructure software, as well as consumer software and services. David is an investor in StumbleUpon, Splunk, LiveOps, SAY Media, Gravity, WePay, PayNearMe, Ebates, among others, and has previously invested in the likes of Evite, Tickle and PayCycle. Prior to joining August Capital, David was a litigator, IP and corporate attorney at Cravath, VLG and Perkins Coie.
David holds an AB in Computer Music from Stanford University, an M.Phil in Criminology from Cambridge University and a JD from Harvard Law School. He is a lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he teaches Intellectual Property, and Harvard Law School, where he teaches entrepreneurship and venture capital. He is the author of VentureBlog, the first venture capital blog, and VentureCast, the first venture capital podcast, and is the founder and executive producer of The Lobby conference, an annual gathering of the thought leaders of the digital media ecosystem.
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