David Cheng 郑嘉祥
David is a strong believer in the power of a company’s narrative and is excited to work with talented entrepreneurs to discover those narratives. At DCM, David focuses on opportunities in Vertical SaaS, Marketplaces, Consumer Applications, Fintech and Digital Health. David's investments include Brigit, EvenUp, LARQ, Lighthouse, Metafy.gg, Musely, OpenArt, Plenty, and Tempo. Previous portfolio companies include AVA (acq. by DSM), Bill.com (NYSE: BILL), Musical.ly (acq. by Bytedance), SoFi (NASDAQ: SOFI), Weekend Health/Sequence (acq. by Weight Watchers) and X.ai (acq. by Bizzabo). David was named to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital.
Prior to joining DCM, David worked as a management consultant at Accenture in New York City where he focused on investment diligence and corporate strategy engagements for PE/VC, Healthcare, Financial Services and Technology clients. He was also recognized for co-authoring a firm-wide white paper regarding mobile payment industry trends and highlights. Earlier in his career, David spent time working at Streeteasy (acq. by Zillow) and Citibank.
Born in the Bay Area, David spent periods of his formative years in Beijing before moving to the East Coast for college. Despite what may seem to be conflicting geographical allegiances, David is a die-hard Bay Area sports fan and proudly boasts that he was a Warriors fan during the dark days when Thunder was still the mascot. Outside of work, you can find him working on his old-man game on the basketball court or listening to the latest history podcast. At one point, David also dabbled in hospitality and was an early employee at New York City's first Korean BBQ taco truck.
Portfolio Companies:Bill.com DXY Picsart hims Plenty Tempo Brigit EvenUp Coffee Meets Bagel Air Angels ART19 Breathwrk Discz HaoDF Honeycomb Lighthouse LARQ Metafy Musely Pawp Superlocal Take Two Weekend Health
"David’s get sh*t done attitude has provided real value in helping solve real problems. Advice is useful, but actual work is powerful"
- Zuben Matthews, Co-Founder and CEO, Brigit
Focused on Consumer Internet, Mobile Applications, and Software-as-a-Service
Formerly of Accenture, Streeteasy (Acquired by Zillow), and Citibank
Basketball-lover, adventurous eater, and one-time chef in NYC fusion “restaurant”
New York University
B.A. with High Honors
The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania M.B.A.