From Silicon Valley to Beijing and Tokyo, DCM has garnered a distinguished record of providing growth companies around the world with capital and expert business guidance. We work as a team to leverage our hands-on operational experience and access to an extensive network of resources, including close relationships with many of the leading technology companies and investors in the U.S. and Pacific Rim.
Entrepreneurs working with DCM benefit from the collective experience and accessibility of the firm’s investment team, whose partners and principals have held senior management positions at some of the most successful companies in technology — Apple, Arrow Electronics, F5 Networks, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intuit, KLA-Tencor, Mitsubishi, NetFrame and Sina.com — and at professional service firms such as Bain, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs and McKinsey.
Foundation Capital was founded in 1995 by Bill Elmore, Kathryn Gould, and Jim Anderson with a single purpose: to build great companies. These are companies that rise upward on the strongest of all foundations—the power of an idea. And as such, they are organizations that make a difference, not only in the lives of their constituents, but in the impact they have on their markets.
We should know: every partner at Foundation Capital has been an entrepreneur before coming here. We have served as CEOs, as executive managers, and as technologists with a compelling idea that ultimately resulted in real-world experience directing a company to success.
We continue to run Foundation Capital with this entrepreneurial spirit, because our true expertise is the understanding, the perspective, and the enthusiasm we bring to helping promising companies in their formative stages.
We are, quite simply, a venture capital firm where the venture matters more than the capital. Where purpose, and hard work, count. Where people, and beliefs, matter.