Crosslink Capital Taps David Courtney as Chief Operating Officer

Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:17am EST

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SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--
Crosslink Capital, a leading venture capital and growth equity firm, today
announced that David Courtney has joined the firm as General Partner and Chief
Operating Officer. His responsibilities include direct oversight of Operations,
Finance, Compliance and Human Resources. He reports to Michael Stark, Founder
and General Partner of Crosslink Capital, and is based in the firm`s San
Francisco headquarters. 

"The Chief Operating Officer is an important component of our leadership team at
Crosslink," said Mr. Stark. "We have known David for many years. He has
exceptional operational and leadership skills, as well as a strong background in
compliance that will further strengthen the team we have in place today." 

Prior to joining Crosslink Capital, Mr. Courtney served in several executive
roles in the technology and digital media industry. Most recently, he served as
Chief Executive Officer of JiWire, Inc., where he led the company through a
period of rapid growth and oversaw its entry into new markets. Prior to JiWire,
Mr. Courtney served as President and COO of Adify Corp. and as CFO and Board
Member of TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO). In both of those roles, he had responsibility for
operations, accounting and reporting, finance and planning, investor relations,
human resources, as well as all legal activities. In addition to his role with
the TiVo Board of Directors, he has previously served on the Boards of numerous
public and private technology companies, often as the head of the audit

Mr. Courtney is also a veteran of the financial services industry. Most
recently, he served as an Executive-in-Residence at Venrock, assisting the
venture capital firm with its portfolio companies and assessing needs for both
people and funding. He also has over 15 years of experience in investment
banking at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. 

Mr. Courtney holds a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College, and an M.B.A. from
Stanford University. 

"I first met Crosslink Capital when the firm became a value added investor in
TiVo about 10 years ago," noted Mr. Courtney. "I have always had great respect
for their process and integrity. I am excited to join their team and help them
address the operational needs of a growing investment firm. I am particularly
excited to be able to do this for one that invests in both public and private
companies, as the needs can vary." 

About Crosslink Capital

Crosslink Capital is a leading stage-independent venture capital and growth
equity firm with over $1.6 billion in assets. Crosslink, which traces its roots
back to 1989, was among the first and largest investment firms in the U.S. to
integrate public and private growth/technology investing in three families of
funds: venture capital funds, long/short hedge funds and a unique hybrid
crossover fund. This strategy allows Crosslink to partner with its portfolio
companies on a long-term basis. With more than 20 years behind it, Crosslink
Capital has invested in over 100 private equity portfolio companies, at the
early, mid, and late stages including Pandora (NYSE: P), (NASDAQ:
ACOM), Omniture (acquired by Adobe Systems), Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX), Carbonite
(NASDAQ: CARB), SeaMicro (acquired by Advanced Micro Devices), Intematix,
DataStax and Bleacher Report (acquired by Time Warner, Inc.). For more
information on Crosslink, visit

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