Alan Cohen

Operating Partner

Biography

Alan joined DCVC as an Operating Partner and brings entrepreneurial and operational expertise to DCVC portfolio companies, particularly in product development, go-to-market, and growth. He is an executive with hands-on experience running large enterprises as well as startup companies. His past three ventures created over $3B in aggregate value. Alan serves on the Board of Directors of numerous DCVC portfolio companies in physical and cybersecurity, payments, AI, and enterprise sectors and has been an advisor and investor in multiple billion-dollar companies.

Prior to DCVC, Alan was the Chief Commercial Officer and served on the Board of Directors at Illumio, one of DCVC’s portfolio companies. Before Illumio, Alan was VP of Marketing at Nicira, which was acquired by VMWare for $1.3 billion. Prior to Nicira, Alan served as VP and head of marketing for Cisco’s $25 billion enterprise business, managing over 400 people and 25 product lines. Alan came to Cisco via the $460M acquisition of Airespace, where he was an early employee and served as VP of Marketing and Product Management. Alan has an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, an MA in International Affairs from American University and a BA from SUNY Buffalo.