For more than a decade, David Hornik has worked with technology start-ups throughout the software sector. In 2000 Hornik joined August Capital to invest broadly in information technology companies, with a focus on enterprise application and infrastructure software, as well as consumer facing software and services.
Prior to joining August Capital, Hornik was an intellectual property and corporate attorney at Venture Law Group and Perkins Coie. In his legal practice, Hornik represented high-tech start-ups in all aspects of their formation, financing and operations, including the likes of Yahoo, Evite (Ticketmaster) and Ofoto (Kodak). Before that, he was a litigator in New York City at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
Hornik is currently a lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he teaches intellectual property, and the Harvard Law School, where he teaches entrepreneurship and venture capital. He is the author of VentureBlog, the first venture capital blog, and VentureCast, the first venture capital podcast, and is the founder and executive producer of The Lobby conference, an annual gathering of the thought leaders of the digital media ecosystem.
Hornik holds an A.B. in computer music from Stanford University, an M.Phil. in criminology from Cambridge University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
About August Capital
August Capital was founded in 1995 by Dave Marquardt and John Johnston. Seasoned veterans of the venture capital industry, Marquardt and Johnston formed August Capital to invest in companies differentiated by technical innovation and entrepreneurial excellence. Today, August Capital’s eight investment professionals — Marquardt, Johnston, Andy Rappaport, David Hornik, Vivek Mehra, Howard Hartenbaum, Eric Carlborg and Tripp Jones — have more than a century of combined venture and operational experience. Together they manage $1.3 billion and have invested in more than 75 companies across the technology spectrum. From its inception, August Capital has funded an extraordinary group of entrepreneurs who have built significant, long-term value across the full range of information technologies. The companies that August Capital’s partners have backed represent an aggregate market capitalization of well over $250 billion, generate in excess of $75 billion in annual revenues and employ a quarter of a million people around the world. This success is a testament to the entrepreneurs themselves, as well as the fundamental technologies they have created. August capital is proud to have supported these entrepreneurs and their companies as they have grown and prospered.