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Alan Cohen

General Partner

Alan is a partner focusing on an array of AI-enabled health tech, energy, security, and enterprise oppor­tu­ni­ties trans­forming industries. In addition to his board roles, he works across our portfolio on product/market fit, go-to-market strategy, and executive leadership development, and led DCVC’s successful exits at Element AI, Evolv (Nasdaq: EVLV), and Caption Health.

Alan has been a successful entre­pre­neur, technology executive, and board member for over 25 years for a range of iconic companies, including DCVC-backed Illumio, Nicira (acquired by VMware), Airespace (acquired by Cisco), Cisco (where he led the $25 billion enterprise marketing and solutions orga­ni­za­tion), General Growth Properties, and IBM. He has authored over 200 articles, undertaken over 1,000 press interviews, and delivered over 100 keynotes at industry conferences. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Buffalo, a master’s degree in English from the University of Vermont, a master’s degree in inter­na­tional affairs and economics from the American University School of Inter­na­tional Service, and an MBA from New York University.

In addition to his DCVC respon­si­bil­i­ties, he is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Secure Community Network, a mentor at the NYU-backed Endless Frontier Lab, and an adviser to Black Women on Boards.