About Data Collective

The worthwhile problems are the ones you can really solve or help solve, the ones you can really contribute something to … can really do something about.

Dr. Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize for Physics, 1965

Who We Are

Data Collective (DCVC) backs entrepreneurs applying deep tech to transform giant industries. DCVC and its principals have supported brilliant people changing global-scale businesses for over twenty years, helping create tens of billions of dollars of value while also making the world a markedly better place.

Our Equity Partner Model

DCVC brings to bear a unique model that unites a team of experienced venture capitalists with more than 50 technology executives and experts (CTOs, CIOs, Chief Scientists, Principal Engineers, Professors at Stanford, Berkeley, and major technical universities) with significant tenures at top 100 technology companies and research institutions worldwide. DCVC focuses on Seed and Series A companies, and growth stage opportunities within its own portfolio.

Our Network

DCVC’s strong network, operational experience and technical background delivers unique value to entrepreneurs. We still read code. We understand chip architecture and when to run BLAST versus Bowtie. We’ve built supercompute racks ourselves, and we know that degrees of freedom doesn’t mean how often a robot escapes. We know that PyTorch isn’t something you use to make crème brulee. And we will be there at 3 am to cheer the new build or at 7 am to help land that new customer.