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Wednesday, May 24th 2017

Kimberly Davis King

Kimberly Kimberly Davis King is a Venture Partner with Legacy Impact Capital a California focused social impact investment fund. With over 15 years in the venture capital industry, Kim has been focused on investing and mentoring startups and high growth companies. Kim is also currently on the screening committee for Evonexus, a San Diego incubator and advisor to several early stage and growth companies including ZafeSoft, Pathway Genomics, PhiloMetron and Verve Wireless. She is also adjunct professor at the San Diego State University and Rady School of Management UC San Diego. In 2007, Kim relocated to San Diego and opened the office for Hercules Technology Growth Capital.

Before joining Hercules, Kim was a General Partner with IDG Ventures from 1997 to 2006. She played an active role in managing and investing a $120 million captive fund for 9 years. She led multiple investments in software and technology infrastructure. Successful IPO investments included F5 Networks (FFIV) and VA Linux (LINUX). Prior to joining IDG Ventures, she was an Associate at BankAmerica Ventures. She has also served as a product manager in the Multimedia Publishing Group at Microsoft and spent four years as a consultant at Andersen Consulting. Kim holds a B.S in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

She sits on various non-profit boards and holds leadership positions including the RSF Unit Children's Hospital, Commnexus/EvoNexus, HBS Alumni Board, RSF Community Center, and the RSF Education Foundation.

Kimberly Davis King teaches:

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (MGT 358)
Managing Technology Commercialization (MGT 747)



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