David C. Krane


The Media School Distinguished Alumni Award (2014)
Indiana University Bloomington
B.A.J., 1994


David Krane is a general partner at Google Ventures, where he invests in a wide range of technology companies including Uber, Nest Labs, HomeAway, CircleUp, and Backplane. David's Google career began 13.5 years ago, as director of Global Communications and Public Affairs. In this role, David oversaw the company's strategic communications programs worldwide, and worked as a member of the senior leadership team to grow Google from a small startup to a multi-billion dollar global enterprise.

David's prior professional experience spanned both startup and public companies, including Apple Computer, QUALCOMM, Four11 (now Yahoo! Mail), and two computer security software developers.

David received his Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Indiana University Bloomington. As a proud Hoosier alumnus, he currently serves on the Dean's advisory board for the IU School of Informatics and Computer Science. David is also a trustee of San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum of Art, a Menlo/Atherton Little League baseball coach, and past board member of the Palo Alto Vista Center for the Blind. David resides in the Bay Area with his wife and three children.