Entrepreneur, Investor, & Philanthropist
Dave is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist.
He is Co-Founder & Managing Director of Offline Ventures, a venture fund and studio focused on the inventing and investing in humanist technology, serving founder potential, and building beautiful companies.
He is Co-Founder & Chairman of Sunrise, a foundation whose mission is to cure depression, reduce suffering, and understand the brain. Focused on bringing together science, technology, medicine, spirituality, philosophy, and design to revolutionize how humanity experiences all forms of depression.
He serves as Co-Owner and Board Member of Dwell, the award-winning, category-defining digital media and magazine company serving the global community of architecture and design. He also serves as a Board Member of the Esalen Institute, the leading center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education, and research.
He served on the board of Eventbrite through IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, the United States Ski Team through two Olympic Games, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through the three-year, $300M Snohetta expansion.
Previously, he was Founder & Partner at Slow Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley venture fund that champions long term thinking and innovation. Slow serves a community of over 300 of the most innovative startups in the world managing $450M~ in capital. Including Slack, Pinterest, Robinhood, Dwell, Evernote, NextDoor, Blue Bottle, Allbirds, PillPack, OpenDoor, Brightside and more.
He was the Co-Founder & CEO of Path which was acquired by Kakao in 2015. He cofounded Path with the mission of being a source of happiness, meaning, and connection through simplicity, quality, and privacy in social networking technology and design.
Dave has had a lifelong passion for technology, entrepreneurship, culture, design, photography, nature, skiing, and improving society. He served both Apple and Facebook for several years during periods of rapid innovation and growth. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
He grew up under the big sky of Montana where he was ranked as one of the top downhill ski racers in America. Today, he lives and works in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Brit, sons Ansel & Austin, and dog Pixel.