Managing Director

Dino Vendetti joined Formative Ventures in July 2006 as a Managing Director, and is primarily focused on investing in early stage software, web, and mobile companies. He is co-founder of Bend OR based tech accelerator FoundersPad (www.founderspad.com).

Prior to joining Formative, Dino spent six years as a general partner at Bay Partners, and 4 years at Vulcan Ventures, the Seattle based investment firm led by Paul Allen. While at Vulcan, Dino invested in a variety of Internet, telecom, and wireless companies including Go2Net, Northpoint, Wavetrace, and Allegiance Telecom.

Earlier in his career, Dino held a variety of key executive operating roles at some of the communications industry’s leading companies including Qualcomm, Metawave, US West Cellular, and TRW.

Dino earned his MSEE and MBA degrees from the University of Washington and a BSEE degree from San Diego State University. He is an adjunct professor in entrepreneurship and computer science at OSU-Cascades and has served on the board of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Washington. His current investments include Vungle, InboundWriter, Adept Cloud, Manzama, CrowdStreet, Rally Cause, Jett Stream, and Capella.

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"Dino has been an active board member who has been instrumental in helping us navigate the issues and decisions involved in scaling our business. His insight and willingness to help is what we look for in a value-added investor."

–Peter Ozolin,
CEO of Manzama


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