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|Born||January 14, 1970|
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Attorney, venture capitalist|
|Children||1 (with Padma Lakshmi)|
|Relatives||Michael Dell (brother)|
Early life and education
He began his career working as a corporate attorney for Winstead Sechrest & Minick, in Austin, Texas, before joining the venture capital firm of Enterprise Partners in La Jolla, California, in 1997. He then joined Crosspoint Venture Partners, in Woodside, California, where he became a partner in 1999. In 2000 he formed Impact Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, in New York City. Dell is currently a venture partner at Austin Ventures.
During the course of his career, Dell has invested in numerous technology companies such as Hotjobs.com, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 2002; Connectify, which was acquired by Kana Software in 2000; Ingenio, which was acquired by AT&T in 2007; and OpenTable.
He has founded four companies, Clarity Money, which was acquired by Goldman Sachs in 2017; Civitas Learning; Buzzsaw.com, which was acquired by AutoDesk in 2002; and MessageOne, which was acquired by Dell, Inc. in 2008.
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- University of Texas School of Law
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