David Golden

Managing Partner, Revolution Ventures


David Golden, a native of Minnesota, co-leads Revolution Ventures, which invests in and helps build innovative and impactful companies. He is based in our San Francisco office. 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 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 his tenure, 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. He served as Code’s Executive Chairman through 2012.

Early in his career, David was an associate at the law firm 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 serves on the boards of portfolio companies, including Policygenius, Casted, MemberSuite, and eSUB and served on the boards of exited companies, including Revolution Money (acquired by American Express), Extend Health (acquired by Willis Towers Watson), and Everyday Health (acquired by j2 Global). He also serves or has served on the boards of Barnes & Noble Education, Blackbaud, and Barnes & Noble.

Fintech, M&A, Software, Capital Markets, Marketplaces