We are stunned and deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Dave Goldberg. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Sheryl and the Goldberg family in this difficult time. We wish them peace.
We feel so privileged to have known Dave. He was an amazing person and a great human being.
The first time we met Dave, we went in thinking we were going to meet an aloof Silicon Valley billionaire. He was nothing like it. He was very down to earth on his treadmill desk. He turned out to be one of the kindest, humblest, most generous people we have ever known. He always had time to meet and gave very smart and practical advice. We are blessed to have his support in building Replicon.
It is common knowledge that he and Sheryl Sandberg played key roles in each others’ extremely successful careers. We were able to clearly see his commitment to women empowerment through his support of our husband and wife partnership in building and running Replicon.
We are reminded how short life really is. He is an inspiration to strive to be a great human being in our passage through life in this short time.
Dave’s passing is an incredible loss for his family, the tech community and the world. Our hearts and prayers go out to Sheryl and his family.