David Hornik is a general partner at August Capital and creator and executive producer of The Lobby Conference. For the last 20 years, David has worked closely with technology companies to help them grow and prosper. He has invested in dozens of companies across the software spectrum, including a number of enterprise software and SaaS, consumer services and payments related businesses.
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  • Teaches at Harvard Law School & Stanford Business School

  • Former IP and corporate attorney

  • Author of first VC blog, VentureBlog and host of first VC podcast, VentureCast


  • “As a young investor learning and growing in the industry, it’s almost unfathomable to me what David has accomplished – but moreso how much he’s able to give back in spite of the constraints on his time. David’s reputation as a giver – he’s been nicknamed the “Robinhood of VC” – is so prolific that he was profiled for an entire chapter by Adam Grant in his bestseller Give and Take.”

    Ezra Galston