Technology innovation is changing how any company can do business. To help fuel this innovation, we are investing in early-to-growth companies in our core areas:
As strategic investors, we want to add value beyond capital. We provide deep technical and business expertise, OEM and go-to-market partnerships, credit lines, and unsurpassed worldwide connections.
We partner as board advisors and co-invest with other VCs to accelerate your growth.
Storage is one of our strategic areas of focus. We believe there are technologies and teams that will transform the landscape.
Dell Ventures seeks to invest $60M in game-changing enterprise storage start-ups. We're funding cloud storage, memory based storage and next-gen-storage architectures.
Dell Ventures' goal is to create an enduring world-class corporate venture program. The Dell Ventures Team includes:
Jim Lussier, Managing Director, Dell Ventures
Former General Partner with Norwest Venture Partners. Formerly with Accenture, Beyond.com and Booz Allen. BS/Finance/U of Pennsylvania/Wharton; MBA /Stanford
David Baum, Associate, Dell Ventures
Jon Carter, Director, Storage Strategy
Victor Chang, Director, Dell Ventures
Michael Guptan, Managing Director, Corporate Development
Naj Husain, CEO of AppAssure (acquired by Dell)
Andrew Kelley, Director, Corporate Development
Steve Luning, Dell Fellow & CTO, Storage and Networking
David McNierney, Director, Enterprise Systems Group Strategy
Rob Meinhardt, GM, Endpoint Systems Management
G Radhakrishnan, Sr. Manager, Commercial Business, Corporate and Business Development
Dell Ventures wants our entrepreneurs to be more successful. Given our worldwide footprint and deep and wide resources, we provide more than money to entrepreneurs. We offer technical and business counsel, OEM and go-to-market relationships, and access to customers and others around the world to help you grow your business.
We are not only investing with our entrepreneurs, but also with venture capitalists that know and trust Dell. We are strategic investors and board advisors. We can invest from $2-15 million into a round with the normal investment averaging $3-5 million. While we can lead and price rounds, we're just as comfortable joining a round lead by others.
The Dell Ventures Fluid Storage Fund is a cross-functional effort at Dell, in which Dell's in-house storage experts are working side-by-side with the Dell Ventures investment team to identify and invest in game-changing storage technologies early in their life cycles.
Once Dell invests, we offer the full range of Dell's resources including our deep bench of technical and business experts, OEM and go-to-market partnerships, and our global database of customers.
Dell Ventures expects to invest in storage start-ups through this Initiative.