Venture Capital Pioneer, Technology Innovator, Multi-faceted Community Leader
Dixon Doll has been guiding entrepreneurs, investors and executives in the computer, communications, and internet industries for decades. He cofounded the venture capital industry’s first fund focused on telecom at Accel Partners. He also founded DCM Ventures, formerly (Doll Capital Management), which is widely regarded as the first Silicon Valley venture firm to successfully invest in China, Japan and the US.
Under his leadership, the National Venture Capital Association developed its four-pillar plan to stimulate liquidity in the U.S. VC industry. This plan sparked landmark federal legislation (the JOBS Act), which was a major catalyst for subsequent domestic and global technology innovation waves.
Dixon serves on the boards and investment committees of the Papal Foundation (Rome), the San Francisco Opera association, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the University of San Francisco. He also serves on the advisory boards for Amadeus Capital (UK) and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
He received his B.S.E.E. degree (cum laude) from Kansas State University plus M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, where he was a National Science Foundation scholar.