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DFJ Gotham Ventures appoints Thatcher Bell managing director

24 Jul 2012

New York early stage technology firm DFJ Gotham Ventures has appointed Thatcher Bell to managing director.

Bell was previously a principal at the firm, and will join founding managing directors Ross Goldstein and Danny Schultz.

“Thatcher has demonstrated the ability to find and partner with leading entrepreneurs to build successful companies,” said Goldstein. “This is an exciting time for DFJ Gotham. Given the rapidly increasing start-up formation in New York and our plans to accelerate our investing pace over the next couple of years, we are thrilled to have Thatcher expand his role at DFJ Gotham.”

Bell joined DFJ Gotham in 2005 and focuses on investments in software, internet, financial technology, and digital marketing. He has led a number of investments for the firm, including its investment in SinglePlatform, which was recently acquired by Constant Contact. He currently serves on the boards of ADstruc, Fynanz, Lumeta, and Widetronix and represents DFJ Gotham’s investments in Sailthru, EXPO and Verterra.

Bell also serves on the board of directors of the NY Tech MeetUp, is co-chair of the New York chapter of Wharton Private Equity Partners, and is a co-organiser of Penn Digital.

“As with the startups we back, our team is DFJ Gotham’s most important asset,” Schultz added. “Thatcher is a consummate team player. He is proactive and collaborative with both the founding teams he works with, the startup community at large and our DFJ Gotham investment team. We couldn’t be more excited to acknowledge these contributions through this promotion.”

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