David Skok

David Skok


Apollo GraphQL, Cloudbees, Digium, Namely, Salsify


AppIQ, Cloudswitch, Conductor, Diligent Technologies, Enservio, GrabCAD, HubSpot (NASDAQ: HUBS), JBoss, OpenSpan, Tabblo


David Skok joined Matrix Partners as a General Partner in May 2001. He has a wealth of experience running companies. David started his first company in 1977 at age 22. Since then David has founded a total of four separate companies and performed one turn-around. Three of these companies went public.

David joined Matrix from SilverStream Software, which he founded in June 1996. Prior to its July 2002 acquisition by Novell, SilverStream was a public company that had reached a revenue run rate in excess of $100M, with approximately 800 employees and offices in more than 20 countries around the world.

David is best known for his blog, www.forEntrepreneurs.com, which covers topics such as how to successfully navigate the three phases of a startup, SaaS metrics, how to design and build a repeatable, scalable and profitable growth machine, etc. The blog has been rated #1 website for entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine and #2 by Forbes.

David’s work as a value added investor is best known for helping HubSpot, JBoss, AppIQ, Tabblo, Netezza, Diligent Technologies, CloudSwitch, TribeHR, GrabCAD, OpenSpan, Enservio and Conductor to successful exits. David currently serves on the boards of Atomist, Apollo GraphQL, CloudBees, Namely, and Salsify.

In addition to his broad focus on enterprise software, David is specifically focused on the areas of SaaS (software as a service), Infrastructure software, and Open Source.


SilverStream Software, Founder and CEO

Watermark Software, Founder and CEO

Xionics, CEO

Corporate Software, Founder and CEO

Skok Systems, Founder and CEO


University of Sussex, England

B.Sc., Computer Science, graduated at the top of his class

Awarded prize for best degree by IEEE

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