David has decades of management experience with technology-based companies, including CEO, Board, Founder and investor roles.

David has helped form a variety of businesses in areas including semiconductors, communications systems, software, artificial intelligence / machine learning, the Internet and energy storage.

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 multi-billion dollar public company.

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.

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