David Ulevitch

David A. Ulevitch (born December 10, 1981) is founder and CEO of the enterprise security company OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco) and founder of EveryDNS (acquired by Dyn). In December, 2016, Ulevitch was named the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Security Business.[1] In October, 2018, Ulevitch joined Andreessen Horowitz as a General Partner[2] investing in Enterprise, SaaS, and Cybersecurity.[3]

David Ulevitch
Born (1981-12-10) 10 December 1981 (age 39)
Known forEnterprise software, SaaS, security, networking, privacy, dns


While a student at Washington University, Ulevitch created EveryDNS to fill his need for web-based DNS management software. EveryDNS grew from a personal project to a service with nearly 100,000 users worldwide within a few years. In January, 2010, EveryDNS was acquired by Manchester, NH company, Dyn, Inc.[4]

In July, 2006, Ulevitch launched OpenDNS,[5] a recursive DNS service focused on performance and security. On June 30, 2015 Cisco announced that it was buying OpenDNS for $635 million.[6]

In October, 2018, Ulevitch left Cisco Systems[7] and joined Andreessen Horowitz as a General Partner.[2]

Awards and recognitionEdit

In 2014, Inc. Magazine named Ulevitch to their annual "35 Under 35" list of entrepreneurs.[8] Ulevitch's company, OpenDNS, was selected as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer in 2011.[9]


  1. ^ Robbins, Chuck (8 Dec 2016). "Congrats @davidu - you are the right person to lead @CiscoSecurity for the future! @Cisco". @ChuckRobbins. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  2. ^ a b "David Ulevitch". Andreessen Horowitz. 2018-10-02. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  3. ^ "He sold his last company to Cisco for $635 million. Now, he's the newest investor with Andreessen Horowitz". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  4. ^ "Xconomy: Dyn Inc. Buys EveryDNS". Xconomy. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  5. ^ "Company History | OpenDNS". OpenDNS. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  6. ^ "Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire OpenDNS". Cisco. Retrieved 1 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "David Ulevitch is now a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz — a big get and the firm's fourth new GP since June". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  8. ^ How a Dorm Room Startup Became an Internet Security Powerhouse Inc. Magazine
  9. ^ Empowering People and Transforming Society: The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2011 World Economic Forum, p. 22


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