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 the consumer internet, mobile applications, and Software-as-a-Service space. Having advised venture capital and hedge fund clients in the past as a consultant, David looks forward to utilizing his experiences and knowledge in order to find great companies with powerful stories. David is actively involved with portfolio companies such as Art19, Brigit, Coffee Meets Bagel, LARQ, Life360, Lime, Plenty, SoFi, Stockwell, Stride Health, UJET, and X.ai. David was named to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital.
Most recently, David worked as a management consultant at Accenture in New York City where he focused on strategy engagements for Venture Capital, 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. Prior to that, David spent time working at Streeteasy (Acquired 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. An avid traveler and airline mileage junkie, David recently traveled to Tibet where he experienced first-hand the mystical powers of Yak Butter Tea. An aspiring foodie and amateur chef, David was one of the first employees at New York City’s first Korean Taco Truck and is also actively involved in the Yelp Elite community.
"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
"David's knowledge of the retail space and the insights he's given us from working with companies around the world have been invaluable to our business. He has stood behind us from the beginning and used his network to position us for success. We were excited to partner with David and DCM when we raised our series A and have been impressed with David and his team ever since."
- Paul McDonald - Co-Founder and CEO, Stockwell
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
East China Normal University in Shanghai (NYU Global Study Abroad Program)