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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 2001 W Capital has been a leader in the emerging direct secondaries market providing investors with shareholder liquidity and portfolio companies with growth capital. David has been cited in publications such as PE International, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investment Dealers Digest, VentureWire, Financier Worldwide, Venture Capital Journal and PE Analyst. He has spoken around the world regarding the growing market for liquidity in direct private equity at Columbia Business School, Wharton, SuperReturn, SuperInvestor and the WSJ PEA conference. Investments include Ancestry.com, Blackboard, First Data, FreshDirect, GreenDot, MindBody, Opentable and SESAC among others. Prior to founding W Capital, David was an investment banker for 15 years at Lehman Brothers and Jefferies and earned a BS in Engineering from Tufts and an MBA from NYU.

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