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David Rolf

Strattam Capital

David is a Fortune 500 senior executive, investor, enthusiast, and dealmaker with experience in software product management, corporate development, operations, sales, marketing and M&A. He has experience with structuring, negotiating, and executing investments and acquisitions from under $1M to $300+M.

David is a Senior Advisor at Strattam Capital in San Francisco; the firm focuses on growth buyouts in core enterprise IT and services. David assisted the Strattam team with diligence on its first completed investment in Doxim and led the acquisition of Neocog for Doxim. He also provides M&A perspective on current and prospective portfolio companies.

Before Strattam, David spent 4 years at CA in executive roles in corporate development. David personally led the acquisition of Layer 7 Technologies for API management and security, and the team completed acquisition of Nolio for Application Release Automation. He also developed M&A strategy and prioritization approach for the Executive Team and Investment Committee, and advised on Strategy and Portfolio investment decisions. In addidion, David represented CA Technologies in various speaking engagements and industry events, sharing his perspective on M&A landscape and Do's and Don'ts for startups considering exit paths: "Inside the Mind of the Acquirer."

David completed his Fellowship at VantagePoint Venture Partners as a member of the Information Technology Group, focusing on investments in the mobile/wireless space as well as enterprise software, particularly SaaS business models and the emerging cloud computing space. He held several board seats and was actively involved in new investments as well as several exits.

David joined VantagePoint from Gate5 (acquired by Nokia in 2006), a mobile mapping and content software company where David was Managing Director, North America. Before Gate5, David led Finance Operations at Walmart.com and served as Product Manager for an enterprise software startup. David started his career with The Boston Consulting Group.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

David received a BA, with Honors, in international affairs from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. David is fluent in German and conversational in Spanish.

David is a member of KFP Class 12, serving his fellowship at VantagePoint Venture Partners. His mentor is Eric Ver Ploeg.