Mr. Gold is a seasoned investment professional with over 25 years of experience advising the founders and executive teams of, and investing in, leading growth-stage, technology-enabled companies. Steve successfully led investments in Airbnb, Box, DocuSign, Github (Acquired: Microsoft), MongoDB, Pinterest, Telogis (Acquired: Verizon), Uber, WeWork and Zuora.
As an early pioneer of venture lending, Steve created a new way to provide liquidity to founders, executives and shareholders of leading venture-backed, private companies prior to an IPO or sale. Steve is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of 3SPOKE, an investment management firm, and is responsible for all aspects of its management and strategic direction.
Prior to 3SPOKE, Steve was a founding partner of VSL Partners; Co-manager VSL Partners, LP and VSL Partners II, LP. As a Co-founder, Steve conceptualized the firm’s investment strategy and was instrumental in the development of the firm’s unique transaction structure. Steve led deal sourcing and execution of many of the firm’s most successful portfolio investments and was a member of the Investment Committee.
Earlier in his career, Steve was Managing Director Citi Private Bank and Director at Harris my CFO Investment Advisory Services (a national multi-family investment office). Steve led the investment team in the U.S. Western Region with responsibility for many of the firm’s largest and most sophisticated family relationships, representing over $4.5 Billion in assets directly under advisement and combined net worth exceeding $40 Billion
Steve holds a BS degree from George Washington University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder, a professional designation.