David Bohnett is a philanthropist, technology entrepreneur, and the founder of Baroda Ventures. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Chairman of the David Bohnett Foundation, Vice Chair of the Board of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the University of Southern California (USC).
In 1994, he founded Geocities, a media company that was once ranked one of the four most trafficked sites on the Web. Geocities became publicly traded on NASDAQ and was acquired by Yahoo!
David's prior investments include Xdrive.com, Wireimage.com, Stamps.com and LowerMyBills.com. He started his career with Accenture in Los Angeles. He earned an M.B.A in Finance from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
David's many awards and distinctions include Los Angeles Business Journal's Technology Leader of the Year, Time Digital's Top 50 Cyber Elite, and Entrepreneur of the Year for Southern California.