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David Wachter

Managing Director at W Capital Partners


David is a Managing Director and Founding Partner of W Capital Partners. Since inception in 2001 W Capital has been a leader in the emerging direct secondaries market providing private equity investors with shareholder liquidity and growth capital for private companies. The firm manages $2 billion in capital. Investments include Ancestry.com, Blackboard, First Data, FreshDirect, GreenDot, MindBody, Opentable and SESAC among others. David has spoken at events around the world regarding the growing market for liquidity in direct private equity including Columbia Business School, Wharton, SuperReturn and the WSJ PEA conference. He has been cited in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investment Dealers Digest, VentureWire, Financier Worldwide, Venture Capital Journal and Private Equity Analyst. Prior to founding W Capital, David was an investment banker for 15 years at Lehman Brothers and Jefferies. He holds an M.B.A from New York University and B.S. in Engineering from Tufts University.