Don Butler

Managing Director

Don is Managing Director of Thomvest Ventures, and works with entrepreneurs in the areas of financial technology and marketing technology.  Together with the Thomvest team, Don’s investments in financial services include Credijusto, Figure, Kabbage, Ladder Life, LendingClub (NYSE: LC), LendUp, Orchard (acquired by Kabbage), PeerStreet, Ribbon, SoFi, Tala, and Zendrive.  His investments in marketing technologies include DataXu (acquired by Roku), NetBase, Singular, and Vungle (acquired by Blackstone).  Don’s prior investments also included Cylance (acquired by Blackberry), FlashSoft (acquired by SanDisk), GuardianEdge (acquired by Symantec), and Okena (acquired by Cisco).

Prior to Thomvest, Don helped lead the Asian business development efforts for several startup companies in the data analysis and networking industries as part of his work with Asia Pacific Ventures. He also spent three years as an Analyst with Lehman Brothers, where he worked with clients in the software and semiconductor industries. Don received a B.A. in Chinese from UCLA and M.A.s in both East Asian Studies and Political Science from Stanford University.