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Cynthia Ringo is a Senior Partner of DBL Partners and was Managing Partner of the prior fund managed by DBL Investors. Ms. Ringo currently sits on the board of directors of RubyRibbon, The RealReal, Urbansitter, Maiyet, Siva Power; and works with View Glass, Yerdle, and Kateeva. Ms. Ringo was formerly a Managing Director of VantagePoint Venture Partners from 2002 to 2008 where she was Group Leader of the Communications, Systems, Internet and Media Practice. She served as a Board Member of the following VantagePoint portfolio companies: Entrisphere, Klipsh, Tymphany, Widevine, Livescribe, Provina and Meriton.
From 1998 to 2001, Ms. Ringo served as the CEO of Coppercom, a next-generation network switching company and was the Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 2002. While at Coppercom, she took the company from pre-revenue and five employees to an industry leader in two new communications markets. Coppercom was acquired by Heico Corporation in 2003. Prior to Coppercom, Ms. Ringo was the SVP of Corporate Development and Business Units at Madge Networks from 1993 to 1997. While at Madge Networks, she had P&L responsibility for three business units with $400 million revenue and 500 staff; and identified and negotiated acquisitions worth over $500 million. Cynthia was the VP of Marketing and Sales at data warehousing software company Red Brick Systems from 1990 to 1993. From 1980 to 1990, she held various legal, sales, marketing, business development and consulting roles.
Ms. Ringo served on the board of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs from 2000 to 2004 and as Chair of the Board from 2001 through 2003. She is a member of Broadway Angels and a mentor to Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Cynthia also serves as an advisor to several organizations including: the SVForum, a Silicon Valley leadership forum, Astia, an organization supporting women entrepreneurs, and is a member of the Emeritus Board of Watermark. She received a BS in Legal Systems from Georgia State University and a JD from Emory University School of Law.
Follow Cynthia on Twitter @CynthiaRingoDBL.