David is a technology venture capitalist and has led investments in more than 50 companies across North America over the past decade. He is the Founder of Ordinary, a holding company angel investing in mission-driven technology companies, and the Chairman of the Ordinary Foundation, a charitable organization. In addition, he also serves as the leader of the Toronto office for Los Angeles-based Mucker Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Previously, David was Head of Impact Investing and Fund Manager at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) where he managed a mission-driven technology venture capital fund. During his tenure at RBC, he maintained full-cycle portfolio responsibility across two investment mandates while also founding a variety of initiatives to grow RBC’s leadership in Impact Investing. Prior to joining RBC, David was an Associate at TrilogyGrowth LP. an early-stage consumer technology venture capital fund, and began his career with New England-focused investment organizations the Cherrystone Angel Group and Ocean State Angels.
Alongside his investment activities, David has held a variety of academic positions including; Faculty Director of the Canadian Private Capital Investment School at Western University Richard Ivey School of Business, Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University Yeates School of Graduate Studies, and an Instructor at the Queens University Smith School of Business Social Impact Academy. He is also a David Rockefeller Fellow with the Trilateral Commission, a member of the New Leader Program at the Carnegie Council, as well as a member of the Young Leaders Circle at the Milken Institute.
David graduated from Wilfrid Laurier and Brown University and is a Kauffman Fellow.
David served his fellowship at the Royal Bank of Canada under the mentorship of David Unsworth, General Partner and Co-Founder of Information Venture Partners. He is a member of Class 20.