Kurt Davis is a technology entrepreneur, world explorer, and well-being aficionado. The first 20 years of his career were spent between the San Francisco Bay Area and Asia working with technology startups in finance and business development roles. He chronicles his learnings in Navigate to the Lighthouse: A Silicon Valley Guide to Executing Global Deals.
In 2017, he took a gap year -- if you will. With an interest to explore an unexplored part of the world, he went to Africa and volunteered at emerging business accelerators and non-profits. This experience resulted in starting a business accelerator in a refugee camp, Kakuma. The website is here: www.kakumaventures.com. He wrote a book about it called Finding Soul: From Silicon Valley to Africa.
He returned to the US in 2018 and launched a media company, KDAlive LLC (www.kdalive.com). This platform shares his experiences with those who are mapping their careers and lives with a focus on well-being, travel/culture, and self-employment/entrepreneurship.
Originally from South Carolina, he has a B.S. in Economics from Davidson College and an MBA from Duke Fuqua Business School.
"I have a prediction with 100% in 10 years you're going to have a billion dollar ARR company emerge out of this category"
The Zero to One phase is the hardest stage because you're having to convince people to use a new product from a new company. And on top of that LaunchDarkly at the time was also a process change, and people weren't really used to continuous delivery.