David Sze, ’88 B.A., M.B.A.
David Sze is a partner at Greylock Partners, where he invests primarily in consumer technology companies.
He has appeared frequently on the Forbes Midas List, and is recognized as a top technology investor. Mr. Sze joined Greylock in 2000 and served as its senior managing partner from 2012 to 2017. Known for his expertise in partnering with entrepreneurs to deliver breakthrough technology to consumers, he invested in Facebook when it was still a closed network of seven million college students, and served as a board observer from 2006 to 2012. He also was a member of the board of LinkedIn, helping transition the company from early growth through its IPO and subsequent acquisition by Microsoft in 2016. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Sze was a director of Pandora Media. Prior to Greylock, he helped lead Excite, one of the first Internet search engines, and its successor Excite@Home. He also held positions in the games industry, at Electronic Arts and Crystal Dynamics, focused on product marketing and development. Mr. Sze currently serves as a director of several private startups and is a member of the board of advisors for Northern Lights Venture Capital. In addition to his professional responsibilities, he is a trustee of The Rockefeller University. He serves as a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Entrepreneurial Company of the Year (ENCORE) Award Committee and the Stanford Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Council. Mr. Sze holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Yale and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. At Yale, he served on the President’s Advisory Committee on Digital Yale and was appointed a successor trustee in 2018.