Bernard Dalle

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Bernard Dalle
Born (1967-07-08) July 8, 1967 (age 55)
Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Alma mater

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Kellogg School of Management
Occupation Venture capitalist and investor, Index Ventures

Bernard Dalle (1967-07-08) July 8, 1967 (age 55) is the Operating Partner at Index Ventures,[1] a global venture capital firm with offices in London, Geneva, Jersey (Channel Islands), and San Francisco. Dalle oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm. In his previous role as a technology investor, Dalle’s specific sector focus was on cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS), and infrastructure.[2]

Early life and education

Dalle was born in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland and raised in Rabat, Morocco. He received a Master’s degee in Electrical Engineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, English: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) in Switzerland in 1990, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1996.[3]


Before his MBA, Dalle worked for four years with Procter & Gamble (P&G) in IT and Finance. At P&G he implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.[1] After his MBA, Dalle worked for McKinsey & Company in Zurich for 15 months.[1] In 1997 Dalle joined Index Ventures in Geneva, one year after the company’s founding.[1] At Index Ventures Dalle has invested in a number of different companies and served on the Boards of Directors of a variety of firms, including Assistly (sold to;[4] B-hive (sold to VMware);[5] DimDim (sold to;[6] FilesX (sold to IBM);[7] Gluster (sold to RedHat for $136 million);[8] and Worklight (sold to IBM).[9]

Dalle currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Base CRM, Mimecast, OpenX, Optier, and Pentaho.[3][2]

Personal life

Dalle lives in Geneva, Switzerland with his wife and 3 children.[3]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "MediaGuardian 100 2012". Computer World. June 10, 2008. Archived from the original on December 17, 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Open source: the money is in the cloud". CNET. December 9, 2009. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Bernard Dalle bio". 
  4. "Salesforce buys social customer services SAAS startup Assistly for $50 million in cash". TechCrunch. April 25, 2010. 
  5. "VMWare Buys B-Hive for Performance Scans". GigaOM. April 28, 2008. 
  6. "Salesforce Buys Web Conferencing Platform DimDim For $31 Million In Cash". TechCrunch. January 6, 2011. 
  7. "IBM acquires FilesX for reported $70-90M". Venture Beat. April 10, 2008. 
  8. "Red Hat Expands Storage Portfolio With Gluster Acquisition". InformationWeek. October 5, 2011. 
  9. "IBM Buys HTML5 App Development Company WorkLight For $70M To Expand Mobile Enterprise Services". Tech Crunch. January 31, 2012.