A podcast by students of Stanford University's Business and Design Schools


Sunday, January 27, 2008

David Hornik, Partner at August Capital

David Hornik is a venture capitalist, professor, blogger and the founder of The Lobby Conference.

David Hornik's blog was the first to be written by a venture capitalist and has been well-read and discussed since its inception. Recently, his long standing interest in media led him to found the ultra-secretive Lobby Conference, which he discusses in this podcast.

David also discusses two of his other passions: music and law. As a student at Stanford, he studied and taught the impact of technology on music, earning a degree in Computer Music. At Harvard Law School, David focused upon the convergence of technology and the law. Prior to becoming a VC, David was an intellectual property and corporate attorney where he represented high-tech startups in all aspects of their formation, financing and operations. Today, Hornick teaches the topics of law class at the Stanford GSB.

David has been a successful venture investor at August Capital since 2000. He currently sits on the board of directors of DoneRight, Nomis Solutions, PayCycle, Six Apart, Splunk Technology and VideoEgg. He directed previous investments in Evite (acquired by Ticketmaster) and was a board observer with Tickle Inc. (acquired by Monster) and Actional (aquired by Progress Software).

- Owen and Nir

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