David is a General Partner at Alpaca VC, a New York-based seed fund leading investments in the companies that are reshaping the real world. Since helping form the firmin 2014, David has led the firm's investment into 35 companies across various sectors, including consumer goods/services, marketplaces, real estate technology, IoT, and FinTech. He currently sits on the boards of directors of Minibar, The Inside, Ocean Freight Exchange, Firstbase, and Perch Interactive. Prior to jumping over to the investor's side of the table, David spent 3.5 years as founder & CEO of FreshNeck, a collaborative consumption fashion-technology startup, through its exit in 2014. David began his career in law as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, New York. After three years as a crime-fighter, he moved over to traditional finance, first in Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch, then later as a Vice President at Jefferies & Co.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
David attended the University of Miami, where he earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in marketing and sports management. He then graduated with a joint JD/MBA from Fordham University?s Graduate Schools of Law & Business. David lives with his wife, two kids, and rescue puppy in Miami Beach.
David served his fellowship at Corigin Ventures under the mentorship of Corigin Chairman Ryan Freedman. He is a member of Class 22.