.406 Ventures

Esther Dominguez

General Counsel

Esther, who has served as General Counsel at .406 since 2016, has focused her career on advising high-growth companies and venture funds. Her goal is to collaborate with stakeholders to find strategic, creative solutions and deliver practical legal advice.

Prior to joining the .406 team, she served from 2011 to 2015 as General Counsel at Telerik, a leading provider of application development and digital experience technologies; during her time there, she established and built the legal function.

Esther spent the first part of her career as a corporate lawyer at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault. She received a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A from Boston University. She lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband, two children, and two spoiled cats.

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  • How I want entrepreneurs to perceive me

    As an ally in helping them build a successful business

  • Worst fear

    Not being useful

  • Favorite destination

    Snorkeling in St. John

  • Something I say all the time

    Once begun, half done.

  • Least favorite job

    Cold calling alumni for donations my freshman year in college

  • Favorite movie

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  • Best part of the day

    Early in the day, when it’s warm and sunny out and I have the whole day ahead of me

  • Favorite wheels

    My first bike, which was bright blue with a white basket and a banana seat

  • Hidden talent

    I’m persistent.

  • I'm terrible at

    Anything that requires hand/eye coordination

  • Fond childhood memory

    Going trick or treating with my posse of friends

  • Grew up in


  • Key to successful leadership

    Creating a culture where your team feels comfortable enough to disagree with you

  • Most important lesson learned

    To just try it.

  • Why I chose VC

    I like being able to move the needle.

  • Who would play you in your life movie

    Sandra Bullock

  • You are most proud of

    My family

  • Most unusual thing in your office

    A Harry Potter chess set