As Partner of Curql Fund I and Next Level Ventures, Dave spends his time finding, investing in and advising early-stage technology companies to help them grow into successful companies. A long-time technologist and technology executive, Dave enjoys working to build product teams and technology companies. His career in the technology industry has included variety of engineering and executive positions with stints at large enterprises, including Hewlett-Packard and Siemens and at startups including Workiva, Engineering Animation and T.R.A.D.E., Inc.
- Serves as Board Member at Ames Seed Capital, Ag Startup Engine and Technology Association of Iowa
- Serves as Board Advisor at MākuSafe, Mazen and Tractor Zoom
- Active mentor to numerous technology leaders across the country
- Helped to grow Workiva, a cloud-based financial reporting company, from under 10 people pre-revenue to a 1,600-person public company with over $350M revenue
- Active role in building Silicon Valley-based T.R.A.D.E., Inc
- Successfully scaled product development and engineering teams from a handful of people to over 350