David MacMillan founded Capital Ideas in 1990.

David has over 25 years of management experience with technology-based companies, including CEO, Board and Founder roles.

David has helped form a variety of businesses in areas including semiconductors, communications systems, software, Big Data, the Internet and energy storage.

He is also an experienced investor. He is a former Venture Partner with BlueRun Ventures (a $1 billion early stage global VC fund) and a former Board Member of Sand Hill Angels (one of Silicon Valley’s most active angel groups.)

Prior to Capital Ideas, David founded Gazelle Microcircuits. Gazelle created the first GaAs IC's that were drop-in replacements for silicon, offering 3 to 10 times higher speed. Gazelle is now Qorvo, a public company with over $1.7 billion of annual sales.

David has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar for academic distinction (top 5%). His undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University, Canada, with an emphasis on Computer Science. His undergraduate project was the design and construction of a parallel computer, which was used subsequently for image processing at Queen's.

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