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Kim Davis King

StartR & mstartupx, UCSD

Partner at Launch Factory, Co-Director at StartR & Adjunct Professor, SDSU & UC San Diego

Kimberly Davis King has over 17 years in the venture capital industry. Kim has been focusing on investing and mentoring startups and high growth companies. Kim is also currently the co-Director of StartR and mystartupxx at the UCSD Rady Business School, a lecturer at the Rady UCSD Business School, an Adjunct Professor at SDSU and on the oversight committee for Evonexus a San Diego incubator.

Kim is an advisor to several early-stage and growth companies including Clics, Aria, Trials.ai, PhiloMetron and Verve Wireless. In 2007, Kim relocated to San Diego and opened the office for Hercules Technology Growth Capital. Before joining Hercules, Kim was a General Partner with IDG Ventures from 1997 to 2006. She played an active role in managing and investing over 9 years a $120 million captive fund. She led multiple investments in software and technology infrastructure. Successful IPO investments included F5 Networks (FFIV) and VA Linux (LINUX). Prior to joining IDG Ventures, she was an Associate at BankAmerica Ventures. She has also served as a product manager in the Multimedia Publishing Group at Microsoft and spent four years as a consultant at Andersen Consulting. Kim holds a B.S in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. She sits on various non-profit boards and holds leadership positions including the National Charity League.