Cyn­thia Ringo is a Man­ag­ing Part­ner of DBL Investors, which she joined in April of 2008. Ms. Ringo cur­rently sits on the board of directors/bservers of The Real­Real, Urban­Sit­ter, Yer­dle, Siva Power, View, Kateeva, Eco­logic Brands and Maiyet. 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. Ms. Ringo served as a Board Mem­ber of the fol­low­ing Van­tage­Point port­fo­lio com­pa­nies: Entri­sphere, Klipsh, Tym­phany, Widevine, Live­scribe, Prov­ina and Meriton.

Prior to Van­tage­Point Ven­ture Part­ners, Ms. Ringo served as the CEO of Cop­per­com, a next-eneration net­work switch­ing com­pany, from 1998 to 2001 and was the Chair­man of the Board from 2001 to 2002. While at Cop­per­com Ms. Ringo took the com­pany from pre-evenue 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 net­work­ing com­pany Madge Net­works from 1993 to 1997. While at Madge Net­works Ms. Ringo had P&L respon­si­bil­ity for 3 busi­ness units with $400 mil­lion rev­enue and 500 staff, and iden­ti­fied and nego­ti­ated acqui­si­tions worth over $500 mil­lion. Ms. Ringo was the VP Mar­ket­ing and Sales at data ware­hous­ing soft­ware com­pany Red Brick Sys­tems from 1990 to 1993. From 1980 to 1990 Ms. Ringo 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 for 2001 through 2003. Ms. Ringo is a men­tor to Stan­ford University’s Grad­u­ate School of Busi­ness, Cen­ter for Entre­pre­neur­ial Stud­ies. She also serves as an advi­sor to sev­eral orga­ni­za­tions includ­ing: the National Ven­ture Cap­i­tal Asso­ci­a­tion Diver­sity Task Force, SVFo­rum, a Sil­i­con Val­ley lead­er­ship forum, Astia, sup­port­ing women-ed entre­pre­neurs, and and is a mem­ber of the Emer­i­tus Board, Water­mark. Ms. Ringo received a BS in Legal Sys­tems from Geor­gia State Uni­ver­sity and a JD from Emory Uni­ver­sity School of Law.