The Legacy of Dave Swensen
A transformative investor, partner, and friend
Dave Swensen, the innovative Chief Investment Officer at Yale University, was a trusted partner and long time friend to many of us at Greylock.
He is widely credited with transforming the course of institutional investing, and building an enduring legacy through mentorship of the next generation of endowment managers.
His influence can be felt throughout the entire venture capital industry. Dave led Yale’s first investment as an LP in Greylock in 1990, and over the past three decades, he had a profound impact on our firm.
With Dave’s passing, a few of our partners who knew him well wanted to share their personal thoughts about his life, his influence, and his legacy.