Dave brings 20 years of investing and entrepreneurial experience to his role as a Managing Director for GE Ventures. Based in Menlo Park, California, he is part of the New Business Creation team.
Prior to joining GE Ventures, Dave was at Intellectual Ventures for nearly 5 years. He was head of technology investment strategy for the Invention Development Fund, leading global invention and incubation teams. During that time, he incubated and spun-out five companies in two years, at the same time building a broad IP portfolio. His areas of focus included cloud computing, IoT, and consumer wellness.
A serial entrepreneur, Dave was founder and CEO at MuleSoft, an open source and cloud middleware provider; and Nodeable, which developed a real-time analytics platform and was acquired by Appcelerator.
Dave has held technical and marketing roles at the Linux Foundation, Glass Lewis & Co., Sprint, OmniSky, NorthPoint Communications, and Lucent Technologies. He started his career at Bell Labs.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Dave holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA from Rutgers University, where he serves on the Big Data Advisory Board. Widely published and quoted in business and technical press, Dave holds multiple US and international patents.
Dave served his fellowship at GE Ventures as a member of Class 22. In the first year of the fellowship, he was mentored by General Manager Risa Stack (Class 2); in the second year, he was mentored by Pattrick Ennis of the Madrona Venture Group.