David Dolby is an active technology investor and philanthropist based in San Francisco. Under Ray Dolby’s mentorship, David has developed a strong skill set to identify tough problems worth solving and ways to change the world through technology and media.
Mr. Dolby oversees a portfolio of family investments across a wide range of asset classes that include private equity, venture capital, and real estate. He directly manages a portfolio of over 20 venture investments ranging across Internet technology, aerospace, digital marketing and retail platforms, Alzheimer’s drug discovery, cognitive health, medical diagnostics, security and cryptography, 3D printing, virtual reality media platforms, independent film impact investments, and consumer products.
Mr. Dolby serves as a director of Dolby Laboratories and is a member of the technology strategy committee, focused on long-term growth opportunities. He is also a director of Cogstate Limited, where he serves on the audit, nominating and governance, and compensation committees. He also serves as CFO of the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, supporting a variety of not-for-profit initiatives in academic and research institutions, and other social impact sectors. And he serves as a board member of Tipping Point, focused on addressing root causes of poverty in the Bay Area.
Mr. Dolby has a BSE in Civil Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has studied overseas in Salamanca, Spain; Oxford, England; and Erlangen, Germany. He completed a year-long program at the Philanthropy Workshop West with a focus on impact investing. He has been a guest speaker at the Milken Global Conference and various impact investment and philanthropy conferences. He participates regularly in public company directors’ programs, including Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance and Harvard Business School.
Mr. Dolby is committed to honoring Ray Dolby’s values, his belief in supporting highly innovative cultures, and in furthering the impact of his outstanding legacy.