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Cynthia Ringo
Senior Partner
DBL Partners

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.

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