Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes David Hornik, Founder and General Partner at Lobby Capital.

Lobby Capital is a venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. They join forces to collectively fund, advise, support, and mentor the next great innovators. Seven colleagues, confidants and friends have been building, advising, and funding startups for a collective 175 years and counting. Over those years their paths have crossed, at times converging and others diverging. But today they lock arms to bring you Lobby Capital — a venture capital firm that is all about the people.

For the last 25 years, David has worked closely with technology entrepreneurs to help them build transformative businesses. Prior to founding Lobby Capital, David was a partner at August Capital for 20 years. David invests in a broad range of software companies, including enterprise application, infrastructure, and SaaS businesses (e.g, Splunk, Fastly, GitLab), financial technology companies (e.g.,, WePay, PayNearMe), and consumer services (e.g., Evite, Ebates, TopHatter).

David has an eclectic educational background. He received a BA from Stanford in Computer Music, an M.Phil in Criminology from Cambridge University, and a JD from Harvard Law School. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship and venture capital at Stanford Business School and Harvard Law School and serves as a VC Partner at the Harvard Business School.

David started the first venture capital blog, VentureBlog, and the first venture capital podcast, VentureCast, and is the host of LobbyTV. He has served as the Tech Curator for the TED Conference in Vancouver and was the co-creator and host of TEDxStanford. David has received Deloitte’s Venture Capitalist of the Year award and has been honored by Forbes Magazine as a member of its Midas List of top Venture Capitalists.

David lives in Palo Alto with his wife Pamela, their four children, and their puppy Teddy. David serves on the board of GLAAD, a leading LGBTQ rights organization, and is a member of the board of the Stanford Alumni Association.

David advises investors and entrepreneurs, discusses where he sees the industry going, and shares what excites him in the space.

You can visit Lobby Capital at

David can be contacted via email at, and via LinkedIn at

Music courtesy of Bensound.

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