Dixon currently serves as a General Partner for Impact Venture Capital, and for more than 35 years has influenced and guided entrepreneurs, investors and executives in the computer, communications, and internet industries. In the mid 1980s, Dixon cofounded the VC industry’s first fund focused on telecom while at Accel Partners. Following his tenure at Accel, Dixon founded DCM, formerly (Doll Capital Management), where he built a top global VC firm with offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing and Tokyo. DCM is widely regarded as the first Silicon Valley venture firm to successfully invest in China, Japan and the US. His diverse experience also includes strategy consulting, teaching, authoring two books, regular Bloomberg Television appearances, economic policy leadership, non-profit fundraising, a TED Talk, and innovative philanthropic accomplishments.
Dixon was named to the Forbes Midas List for four consecutive years and received the 2013 Special Achievement Award in VC from the International Business Forum. He was elected to the Board of the National Venture Capital Association in 2005 serving on the Executive Committee and as Chairman in 2008/9. Under Dixon’s leadership, the NVCA developed a widely embraced set of recommendations (NVCA 4-Pillar Plan) to stimulate liquidity in the U.S. venture capital industry. This plan resulted in bipartisan Congressional support for new job creation legislation and simplification of the IPO process for young emerging companies. Known as the JOBS Act, President Obama signed it into law in 2012.