- One year overall VC returns of 10.8% vs. ten and twenty year averages of 20.5% and 16.5%, respectively
- Early stage VC performance of 2.9%, 5.5%, and -5.4% for one, three, and five years, respectively. (Wow, it’s getting harder to be an early-stage VC; the ten-year average is 38.3%.)
- Late stage VCs are doing better, however: one year performance of 27.8% vs. ten and twenty year averages of 20.5% and 16.5%, respectively
- One year private equity performance of 19% vs. ten and twenty year averages of 9.4% and 13.9%
I’m Dave Kellogg, technology executive, investor, advisor, and blogger. I’m also a hiker, oenophile, and fly fisher.
I’m the CEO of Host Analytics, the leader in cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM).
Previously, I was SVP/GM of Service Cloud at Salesforce and CEO at unstructured big data provider MarkLogic. Before that, I was CMO at Business Objects for nearly a decade as we grew from $30M to over $1B. I started my career in technical and product marketing positions at Ingres and Versant.
I love disruption, startups, and Silicon Valley and have had the pleasure of working in varied capacities with companies including Alation, Breeze, GainSight, MongoDB, and Tableau. I currently sit on the boards of Alation (data catalogs), Nuxeo (content management), and Granular (agtech) and previously sat on the board of big data firm Aster Data (big data) until its sale to Teradata.
I periodically speak to strategy and entrepreneurship classes at the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley) and Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (HEC).
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