Managing Partner, Revolution Ventures
David Golden co-leads Revolution Ventures, which invests in and helps build innovative and impactful companies. David has over three decades of industry experience and brings to bear his extensive history as a financier of emerging growth companies and understanding of capital markets with his unique abilities in negotiation and deal-structuring. David joined Revolution LLC with Steve Case in 2006 and has since been an investing partner and strategic advisor.
David joined Revolution after 18 years with JPMorgan, and a predecessor firm, Hambrecht & Quist. During his tenure, David was named co-director of mergers and acquisitions in 1992, director of mergers and acquisitions in 1995, and co-director of investment banking in 1998. Most recently he was Vice Chairman and Director of JPMorgan’s global investment banking practice for technology, media and telecommunications clients and was a member of the investment bank’s management committee. During these years, he acted as lead merger advisor, equity underwriter or investor on over 150 transactions. From 1990 to 1992, David was a vice president at Allen & Company in New York.
In 2010, David helped found Code Advisors, a next-generation investment bank in San Francisco focused on the intersection of strategy and finance for emerging technology companies; and he has served as Code’s Chairman since its founding. In the past two years, Code has acted as financier and strategic advisor to some of the world’s most innovative technology companies, including Twitter, Spotify, Buddy Media, LivingSocial and Skype.
Early in his career, David was an associate at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and London, where he practiced corporate finance and securities law. Prior to practicing law, David was a law clerk to the Honorable Charles M. Merrill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. David received an A.B. from Harvard University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1980 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (cum laude) in 1983, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. David currently serves on the boards of Barnes & Noble, Blackbaud, Everyday Health and Vinfolio, and he previously served on the boards of Extend Health, Exclusive Resorts, Gaiam and Revolution Money.