When venture capital firm Accel Partners opened a New York City office last January, it did so without any permanent New York City staff. Instead, the early plan was to use a rotating case of Accel investors from other offices — including Jim Breyer and Theresia Gouw Ranzetta. A sort of professional flophouse, if you will.
But Accel now has a permanent rep in New York City: David Eisenberg, who has joined Accel as an entrepreneur-in-residence. He previously was the first non-engineering employee at TellApart, and before that he was the first employee at Accel portfolio company Bonobos.
Here is his full bio, which was just posted on the Accel website:
Dave joined Accel as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in January 2012. Most recently, he was responsible for product marketing, product management and enterprise sales at TellApart.
Dave has had the unique experience of joining two venture-backed startups in their earliest days. At TellApart, he was the first non-engineering employee. During his two years there, he sourced and closed deals with many of TellApart’s largest clients, including Bed, Bath & Beyond, American Eagle, Hautelook and One Kings Lane. During his tenure he also conceived of and oversaw the development of TellApart’s Flash Sale Retargeting application, one of the company’s most successful product releases.
Prior to TellApart, Dave was the first employee at Bonobos, where he served as Chief of Staff from 2008-2010. He reported to the CEO and oversaw many different departments during his tenure, starting as the first customer service ninja and later running marketing. He was one of the first marketers to use Facebook for direct response customer acquisition and led a successful retargeting program well before retargeting became a “must-buy” for online retailers.
Prior to Bonobos, Dave worked at Bain & Company in their New York office. Dave has a bachelor’s in psychology from Harvard and is an active angel investor withRed Swan Ventures, where he serves as a General Partner.