Kimberly Davis King has over 17 years in the venture capital industry. Kim has been focused on investing and mentoring startups and high growth companies. Kim is also currently a lecturer at the Rady UCSD Business School, an Adjunct professor at SDSU and on the oversight committee for Evonexus a San Diego incubator.
Kim is an advisor to several early stage and growth companies including ShowUhow, ZafeSoft, Pathway Genomics, PhiloMetron and Verve Wireless. In 2007, Kim relocated to San Diego and opened the office for Hercules Technology Growth Capital. Before joining Hercules, Kim was a General Partner with IDG Ventures from 1997 to 2006. She played an active role in managing and investing over 9 years a $120 million captive fund. She led multiple investments in software and technology infrastructure. Successful IPO investments included F5 Networks (FFIV) and VA Linux (LINUX). Prior to joining IDG Ventures, she was an Associate at BankAmerica Ventures. She has also served as a product manager in the Multimedia Publishing Group at Microsoft and spent four years as a consultant at Andersen Consulting. Kim holds a B.S in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. She sits on various non-profit boards and holds leadership positions including the RSF Unit Children’s Hospital, Commnexus/EvoNexus, HBS Alumni Board, RSF Community Center, and the RSF Education Foundation.