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 Revolution’s San Francisco office.

David has more than 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 M&A in 1992, Director of M&A in 1995, and Co-Director of Investment Banking in 1998. Most recently, David 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, and 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, graduating Magna Cum Laude and with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1980. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he graduated Cum Laude in 1983, and served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

David serves on the boards of several portfolio companies, including Casted, eSUB, Kashable, and Policygenius 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