Before On Deck, he ran syndicate operations and growth at Angel List, where he evolved how startups were funded within the venture ecosystem. At CoinList, David shaped decentralized capital formation, and at Carta, he helped design how companies were organized and managed. Throughout his career, David has focused on innovating the founder journey: improving their odds at every roadblock and ensuring that more startups not only get off the ground but succeed in their missions.
David is born and bred in New Zealand, where he studied law and finance before launching 3 startups himself. He is a proud dad of 4-year old Charlie.
"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.