Cynthia Ringo

Cynthia Ringo is a Senior Partner of DBL Partners, and a Managing Partner of a prior fund managed under DBL Investors. She currently sits on the board of directors of The RealReal, Urbansitter, Maiyet, RubyRibbon, Brainscope and Siva Power, and works with View, Yerdle, Kateeva and Apeel Sciences.  She 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. She served as a Board Member of the following VantagePoint portfolio companies: Entrisphere, Klipsh, Tymphany, Widevine, Livescribe, Provina and Meriton.

Prior to VantagePoint Venture Partners, Cynthia served as the CEO of Coppercom, a next-generation network switching company, from 1998 to 2001 and was the Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 2002. While at Coppercom she took the company from pre-revenue and five employees to an industry leader in two new communications markets. Coppercom was acquired by Heico Corporation in 2003. Prior to Coppercom she was the SVP of Corporate Development and Business Units at networking company Madge Networks from 1993 to 1997. While at Madge Networks she had P&L responsibility for three business units with $400 million revenue and 500 staff, and identified and negotiated acquisitions worth over $500 million. Cynthia was the VP Marketing and Sales at data warehousing software company Red Brick Systems from 1990 to 1993. From 1980 to 1990 she held various legal, sales, marketing, business development, and consulting roles.

Cynthia is a member of the Bay Area BUILD board of directors and is also a member of WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Foundation. She 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-led 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. She received a BS in Legal Systems from Georgia State University and a JD from Emory University School of Law.