David Schwab

David Schwab
Managing Director, Sierra Ventures

Website | @sierra_ventures

Dave joined Sierra in 1996 and has built the firms software investing practice. Dave’s professional career began at Lockheed Corporation in the engineering department where he managed a group of software developers building guidance and control systems. Following his tenure there, he joined Sun Microsystems where he spent 5 years in sales and sales management positions. In 1991 Schwab co-founded Scopus Technology with a fellow Sun sales manager and two other executives. While at Scopus, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Scopus was taken public and subsequently acquired by Siebel System.

Dave holds Masters and Eng. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University.

Sessions

Panel
Location: Westside Ballroom
Moderated by:
David Schwab (Sierra Ventures)
Panelists:
Paul Kedrosky (Kauffman Foundation), Todd Papaioannou (Battery Ventures), Robert D Thomas (IBM Software Group), Clint Johnson (Alpine Data Labs)
Startups are in it to make money—whether by breaking even, being acquired, or finding some other exit. But for data-driven startups, turning bits into dollars can be a challenge. There are privacy issues, data ownership concerns, and questions about how to monetize the business. This panel of investors and entrepreneurs will look at strategies for generating money in data-driven startups. Read more.

Sponsors

  • Aster Data
  • EMC Greenplum
  • GE
  • Lexis Nexis
  • MarkLogic
  • Tableau Software
  • Cloudera
  • DataStax
  • Informatica
  • DataSift
  • Splunk
  • 1010data
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Connotate
  • Media-Science
  • Microsoft SQL Server

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