Bringing more than three decades worth of C-suite, board, and executive roles to the table, Silicon Valley veteran Dave Kellogg is joining London’s Balderton Capital as its very first Executive in Residence. In this newly created role, Dave will be supporting Balderton directly on sourcing and B2B deals, as well as advising portfolio companies on SaaS metrics, marketing, and US expansion plans.
Acting in the roles of CEO, CMO, and independent director at a number of top SaaS companies, Kellogg’s tutelage is a rather large plume in Balderton’s cap. Not only will his experience benefit the firm directly, but the operational know-how he can help support portfolio companies with is a win-win all around. Dave's track record of advising startups includes just a few minor players including GainSight, Tableau, MongoDB, and Recorded Future. 🤯
Dave Kellogg is former CEO of Host Analytics (now Planful), SVP/GM of Salesforce.com’s Service Cloud business, CEO of MarkLogic, and SVP at business intelligence provider Business Objects. If the bells are ringing yet, you're on the money, as Business Objects was founded by Bernard Liautaud, now Managing Partner at Balderton.
“We’re excited to not only announce our first Executive in Residence position but to announce it is being held by one of the leading authorities in the enterprise software space,” commented Liautaud. “His unprecedented knowledge of the industry; his hands-on experience in helping scale some of the world’s most influential B2B companies and unicorns; and the insight he brings from investing and consulting with the most exciting startups in this space makes him an invaluable asset to us as a VC, and to our portfolio companies.”