The Diamondhead investment team has a history of tremendous success in the

technology industry, the university system, and in venture capital investing. This distinctive background combination benefits us, and subsequently our portfolio companies, with an unparalleled set of industry and university relationships. This uniquely strong Ecosystem virtually extends our team reach, giving our portfolio companies access to sizable resources.

The Managing Directors have extensive board experience and bring a broad base of experience and skills to the boards on which they serve. In aggregate, they have been active board members in over 25 early stage companies and are well positioned to assist their portfolio companies in a number of key areas, including management team and CEO recruiting, business development, customer introductions, strategy development, additional funding, mergers and acquisitions, and exit considerations

David Lane – Founding Managing Director

David Lane has, for the past 30+ years, created, built and financed information and health care technology companies. During the past 20 years, he has directly managed venture capital funds totaling in excess of $2 Billion.

David co-founded Diamondhead Ventures in June 2000 and has led the firm's investments in Danger Inc. (acquired by Microsoft), Entercept Security Technologies (acquired by McAfee), Truviso (acquired by Cisco) and UPEK (acquired by AuthenTec).

Prior to Diamondhead Ventures, David was one of the senior venture capital investment officers at the Harvard Management Company, where he focused on making direct investments in seed to later stage opportunities in the information technology and health care sectors. During his investment career, David has sponsored more than 20 investments in the information technology software, semiconductor and services areas. Some of his prior venture capital investments include: Harmonic, Inc. (IPO), TriQuint Semiconductor (IPO), NexGen (IPO), Viewlogic Systems (IPO) and Harbridge Merchant Services (acquired by First Data Corporation).

David specializes in infrastructure software/SAAS, information security, healthcare IT, semiconductors and commercializing disruptive technologies developed at leading research universities.

David earned a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He serves on the University of Southern California Engineering School's Board of Counselors, the Engineering School Dean's industry advisory board as well as several non-profit boards.