51 - 150 in alphabetical order of CVC unit: David Horowitz, CEO, Touchdown Ventures

David Horowitz is the CEO of Touchdown Ventures, a US-based venture capital firm that provides VC as a service for corporations, having co-founded the firm in 2014. Currently, Touchdown manages approximately 20 corporate venturing funds for corporations including AmerisourceBergen, Allegion, Avery Dennison, Bentley Systems, Colorcon, Kellogg’s, Masco, Olympus, Tegna, T-Mobile and ScottsMiracle-Gro, among others.

Scott Lenet, Touchdown’s co-founder and president, said: “At Touchdown, David has personally contributed to the creation of more than a dozen innovative and customised CVC programmes. He is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world about what makes corporate venture succeed or fail.”

The third co-founder of the company, managing director Rich Grant, added: “While we run a venture capital firm and manage more than a dozen CVC programmes, David is always quick to point out that we are also a training and development firm – training the next generation of venture capitalists.”

Among Touchdown’s most recent investments include participating in the $32m series A round for Canela Media, a Hispanic digital media company, and participation in the $25m series A raise for B2B information company Grata.

Prior to setting up Touchdown, Horowitz had spent 14 years in corporate venturing with Comcast Ventures, where he was one of the first members hired to start Comcast’s CVC practice fund. Horowitz led investments in digital media, advertising technology, digital home, education and financial technology on behalf of the unit.

Horowitz was also a founder and partner at Genacast Ventures, the seed-stage VC fund backed by Comcast Ventures. His career began as an investment banker at Bear Stearns and he has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.