Remembering Dave Goldberg

We Love You, Dave

Dave Goldberg – Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, SurveyMonkey (April 2009-May 2015)

Dave joined SurveyMonkey in April 2009. He was a successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and technology and music industry executive. He ran, and successfully grew, several online consumer businesses.

Dave founded LAUNCH Media Inc. in 1994, which delivered music and music-related content online, and he led the company through its acquisition by Yahoo! in 2001. Following the sale, Dave served as Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo! Music, where he led the company’s global music operations and built it into the Internet’s most-visited music destination. In 2006, Dave was named one of Billboard Magazine’s top power players in digital music. From 2007 until he joined SurveyMonkey in 2009, Dave served as an Entrepreneur in Residence with Benchmark Capital where he evaluated investment opportunities for the firm and advised portfolio companies. At SurveyMonkey, Dave grew the company from 13 to over 500 employees and led the company to become a multi-million dollar business. Earlier in his career, Dave was Director of Marketing Strategy and New Business Development at Capitol Records in Los Angeles. Dave also served on the Board of Directors at FilmTrack, Graham Holdings Co. (formerly The Washington Post Co.) and the non-profit New Schools Venture Fund. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Government.

Dave passed away on May 1, 2015.

Read SurveyMonkey’s statement on Dave’s passing here.

Visit the SurveyMonkey blog to read the team’s tribute to Dave,“Celebrating our Main Monkey, Dave Goldberg.”