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Greg Dracon joined .406 in 2007 and is involved in all aspects of the investing and portfolio management process. He brings 19 years of venture investing and technology operating and management experience.
Prior to joining .406, Greg was a Vice President of Core Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage venture and small to mid-sized growth technology companies. At Core, Greg focused on software, digital media, technology-enabled services and wireless applications.
From 1995 to 2005, Greg held various operating and management roles at Texas Instruments, including positions in worldwide sales, business development, product distribution and digital signal processing applications.
Greg received his MBA, with majors in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his BS in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
The best partner a start-up can have
At an industry event or catching up on email
This one - I've never worked harder, had more fun or been surrounded by smarter people
Not making the final cut on the 'Amazing Race'
Huffy BMX bike in 1985 – enabled a 20x increase in my weekly newspaper delivery sales
Uhuru Peak on Mount Kilimanjaro
"He's friendly" (pertaining to our Great Dane, Biggs)
Falling asleep on the floor with our family dog while listening to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Upstate NY in an old Victorian house so cold that I could see my breath while doing homework (no joke!)
I can grow a beard in a day (mouse-over the picture above for proof!)
Ice cream - ever kill a 1/2 gallon by yourself in one sitting?
People think their problems trump those of others
Passion, perserverance, consistency and empathy
Sauce-maker at a pizza shop - I don't think I ate pizza for a decade afterwards
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
It's a small world - treat people with the respect they deserve
Jamariqui, Stanley Jordan, Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Victor Wooten, Bela Fleck
I get to work with the brightest people on the planet, stay on top of technology and help companies reach their potential
Our Great Dane – he eats us out of house and home and still hasn’t learned how to mow the lawn properly