David Ulevitch
American Dynamism

David Ulevitch


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David Ulevitch is an entrepreneur and investor. As a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he leads the firm’s American Dynamism practice, which focuses on investing in companies advancing American interests — including supporting builders in areas such as housing, education, logistics, national security, aerospace, and public safety. Additionally, David invests in enterprise and SaaS software. He sits on the boards of Alloy Automation, Anduril, AnyRoad, Charthop, Firstbase, Flock Safety, Orderful, Rewatch, Skydio, Superhuman, Supermove, Vitally, and WorkBoard.

David was previously the founder and CEO of OpenDNS, a cloud-delivered security service that was acquired by Cisco in 2015 for $635 million. While at Cisco, David was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Security — a $2.4 billion annual revenue business with more than 5,000 team members — where he oversaw the company’s global cybersecurity strategy, product portfolio, and business. Prior to OpenDNS, David founded EveryDNS, an authoritative DNS service, and grew it into the world’s largest free DNS service. He sold it to Dyn (now Oracle) in 2010.

David holds a BA in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis (which turned out to be way more useful than he expected) and he currently serves on the university’s Board of Trustees. Additionally, David spent several years on the board of the Tony Hawk Foundation and is passionate about creating safe after-school activities (including skateboarding) for at-risk youth in the United States and abroad. He is an active supporter of the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center and is passionate about creating artist residency programs.

Outside of Soho (in New York City), David spends time in Big Sky, Montana — especially on epic powder days. 

Latest Content

  • The American Dynamism 50: AI Edition
    Katherine Boyle, David Ulevitch, Ryan McEntush, and Lauren Murrow

    50 groundbreaking tech companies advancing the national interest, from the last mile to low Earth orbit.

  • Building Better Communities with Flock Safety
    David Ulevitch, Garrett Langley, and Kevin McMahill

    Respecting privacy and building trust with communities is essential to effectively integrate technology into public safety.

  • Drones, Data, and Deterrence: Technology’s Role in Public Safety
    David Ulevitch, Garrett Langley, and Kevin McMahill

    Taken from a16z’s recent LP Summit, a16z General Partner David Ulevitch joins forces with Flock Safety’s founder, Garrett Langley, and Sheriff Kevin McMahill of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Together, they cover the delicate balance between using technology to combat crime and respecting individual privacy, and explore the use of drones and facial recognition, building trust within communities, and the essence of objective policing.

  • Air Space Intelligence is a modern aerospace company addressing the software crisis in aerospace in both the enterprise and government sectors.

  • When Business is Battle: Inside the Boardrooms of the CEOs that Survived the Storm
    Ben Horowitz, David Ulevitch, Todd McKinnon, and Ariel Cohen

    Taking a company from idea to household name is always difficult. But the past few years presented challenges that caught even the most-seasoned CEOs off guard. In this episode, you’ll hear from two CEOs that navigated these waters and somehow, came out on the other side. These recordings come straight from our exclusive Connect/Enterprise event, bringing together top executives across the a16z network.

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