Cynthia Ringo is a Senior Partner of DBL Partners, and a Managing Partner of a prior fund
managed under DBL Investors. Ms. Ringo currently sits on the board of directors of The
RealReal, Urbansitter, Maiyet, RubyRibbon and Siva Power, and works with View, Yerdle,
Kateeva and Apeel Sciences. Ms. Ringo was formerly a Managing Director of
VantagePoint Venture Partners from 2002 to 2008 where she was Group Leader of the
Communications, Systems, Internet and Media Practice. Ms. Ringo served as a Board
Member of the following VantagePoint portfolio companies: Entrisphere, Klipsh, Tymphany,
Widevine, Livescribe, Provina and Meriton.
Prior to VantagePoint Venture Partners, Ms. Ringo served as the CEO of Coppercom, a
next-eneration network switching company, from 1998 to 2001 and was the Chairman of
the Board from 2001 to 2002. While at Coppercom Ms. Ringo took the company from pre-
evenue and five employees to an industry leader in two new communications markets.
Coppercom was acquired by Heico Corporation in 2003. Prior to Coppercom Ms. Ringo was
the SVP of Corporate Development and Business Units at networking company Madge
Networks from 1993 to 1997. While at Madge Networks Ms. Ringo had P&L responsibility
for 3 business units with $400 million revenue and 500 staff, and identified and negotiated
acquisitions worth over $500 million. Ms. Ringo was the VP Marketing and Sales at data
warehousing software company Red Brick Systems from 1990 to 1993. From 1980 to 1990
Ms. Ringo held various legal, sales, marketing, business development, and consulting roles.
Ms. Ringo is a member of the Bay Area BUILD board of directors and is also a member
WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Foundation. Ms. Ringo is a mentor to Stanford
University’s Graduate School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. She also
serves as an advisor to several organizations including: the SVForum, a Silicon Valley
leadership forum, Astia, supporting women-ed entrepreneurs, as a judge for the MacArthur
Foundation’s 100&Change competition, a member of the Emeritus Board, Watermark and is
a member of Broadway Angels. Ms. Ringo received a BS in Legal Systems from Georgia
State University and a JD from Emory University School of Law.