David Lapter has spent the last 20 years as CFO of venture backed companies in Europe and the United States. He joined Dashlane, a provider of industry leading password and digital identity management solutions for businesses and consumers, in 2016 to oversee finance, board/investor relations, legal/compliance and data & analytics. Over the past 7 years, he has led the company through its Series C and D equity rounds and several initiatives on the bank and venture debt front.
David was previously CFO at MakeSpace (acquired by Clutter), Fab.com (acquired by PCH International), KickApps (acquired by Piksel) and BuildOnline (acquired by IDOX UK). He started his career in strategy consulting at The Parthenon Group, then moving to venture capital with Upfront Ventures (formerly, Global Retail Partners). David also actively advises a number of NY-based startups and is an investor in Paris-based Sifflet, a leader in full data stack observability, alongside EQT, Mangrove and Bessemer.
David has a BSc in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Friday March 31, 2023
Highlighting the Differences Between Venture Debt Use in Banks vs. Funds
- Banks may have lower cost of capital
- Funds may not be as constrained by banks in the amount they can invest
- Who is typically more supportive – banks or funds?
- Understanding financial covenants
- Due diligence: just as important for investors as companies