David desJardins

General Partner at DJ Ventures LP

David desJardins

David desJardins

General Partner at DJ Ventures LP

Biography

David L. desJardins ’83
Retired; former engineer at Google
DesJardins earned an SB in mathematics from MIT in 1983; in 2002, he completed a PhD in mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley. He retired from Google as a software engineer in 2005 after joining in 1999 as one of the first 20 employees hired. Among his many activities, David is an investor in several startups; is general partner in DJ Ventures LP; supports several philanthropic organizations; and continues to consult in encrypted communication. He is an investor in such companies as Cloudera, ScanScout, Tivix, 23andMe and more. He currently serves on the Corporation visiting committees for Libraries and Mathematics.

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Chair-Finance & Administration at University of California Berkeley Foundation

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Vice Provost, Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning & Facilities at University of California Berkeley Foundation

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Vice Provost, Academic Affairs & Faculty Welfare at University of California Berkeley Foundation

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Treasurer & Executive Vice President at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Provost at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Dean, Undergraduate Education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Provost at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Vice President & General Counsel at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Associate Provost at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Chief of Staff to the President at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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David desJardins
General Partner at DJ Ventures LP
Education
PhD in Mathematics
Class of 2002

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

SB in Mathematics
Class of 1983

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Career History
General Partner
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Software Engineer
1999 - 2005

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our company has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, we’ve grown to serve hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University in 1995. By 1996, they had built a search engine (initially called BackRub) that used links to determine the importance of individual webpages. Founded 1998 Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin Incorporation September 4, 1998 Initial public offering (NASDAQ) August 19, 2004 Headquarters 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View CA 94043

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Member, Corporation Development Committee
2013 - Prior

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

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Cloudera, Inc. engages in the provision of enterprise-grade, global data management platforms, services and solutions. It offers enterprise data hub, data warehouse, sata science and engineering, operational database, Cloudera DataFlow (CDF), Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), and data science workbench. It operates through Subscription, and Services segments. The company was founded in 2008 by Amr A. Awadallah, Christophe Bisciglia, Michael Olson and Jeffrey Hammerbacher and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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Blekko, Inc. was provided online information services. It was offered a consumer facing search engine that delivers relevant and spam free search results. The company was founded by Bryn Dole, Michael Markson, Gregory B. Lindahl, Richard J. Skrenta, Bob Truel and Tom Annau in 2007 and was headquartered in Redwood, CA.

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23andMe, Inc. provides genetic information using DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools. It enables individuals to gain deeper insights into personal ancestry, genealogy, and inherited traits. The company was founded by Linda Avey, Paul L. Cusenza and Anne E. Wojcicki in 2006 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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David desJardins is affiliated with DJ Ventures LP, Google, Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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