There is simply no better Angel to have on your team. Dave is connected to everyone, but more importantly, respected by everyone. His introductions are always instant, warm and well received. He genuinely cares, is unwavering in his support and does whatever it takes to make almost anything...more happen. We have been exceptionally fortunate to have Dave as an investor and champion of our business, and are eternally grateful for all of his help. Entrepreneurs should be so lucky as to have Dave invest in their company.
Dave has a real knack for spotting trends and great ideas, products, and people -- especially in the world of consumer products. He's got great insight into branding and the DNA of successful startups.
I'd recommend Dave in a heartbeat. We worked together closely at Facebook and his advice and insight had huge impact on many of the projects we worked on there. One of the strongest platform and product thinkers I know.
Dave the entrepreneur is a man with insane drive. He requires his products have a level of fit and finish that only Apple would appreciate. I'm consistently impress by every product/feature he creates. On the investing front, Dave and I have co-invested in many deals, he's the swiss army...more knife you need as a startup, he can help with introductions, product, marketing, you name it. I highly recommend Dave.
Dave is unique among entrepreneurs and investors. He has the heart of a creative innovator and the mind of a seasoned businessman. I have been lucky enough to know him since his days at Apple. He is a man of strong integrity. For every moment I have spent mentoring him his knowledge and...more insight have taught me just as much or more.
Dave was an investor in Foodspotting and was always supportive and encouraging. I appreciated his "slow startup" philosophy and was honored to have him as a part of our team. One of the best things is the network he created -- there's a private group for his startups on Facebook...more where we can help each other find resources, hires, etc. Considering the other awesome companies in his portfolio, it's been an great resource to have.
Everyone is going to tell you that Dave is one of the most thoughtful, insightful product guys out there, and they're totally right. What you don't hear is how much of an impact he can offer around the inflection points of your startup's life, such as launch, fundraising, publicity,...more etc. He has an incredible network because he is thoughtful and prudent with when and how he connects his founders to the right people. I couldn't recommend Dave more.
Sam is incredible - I've never known anyone who approaches the world with such rigorous curiosity. As CEO of Drop.io, he defined opportunities by growing deep understanding of the historical way markets have moved and how industries have changed, and then applied those learnings to what was...more happening around us.
Sam is smart, thoughtful, and one of those people that seems to be able to see the future and move before anyone else sees what's coming. He can also beat the pants off you at a game of Settlers of Catan. I'd be thrilled to be involved with him in again any capacity.
When I first met Sam, he came to the firm I was at looking for help building what would become Drop.io. I was put on the project and thought to myself, this won't work. Turns out, after a few months of hard work and seeing how much passion and vision Sam truly had as a tech entrepreneur, I...more couldn't wait any longer to join the team.
Sam is crazy smart, fast paced, and knows exactly how to motivate and push people beyond their perceived limits. I would most certainly be interested in working with Sam again. Hopefully I will have the opportunity.
Sam was the founder/CEO of drop.io before we were acquired by Facebook. He pairs incredible product vision with a gritty ability to execute for a truly unique entrepreneurial capability. He is a well-grounded leader who inspires his team and doesn't balk at working in the trenches. I would...more join Sam in building anything he set his sights on in the future and he'd be the first person I asked to invest in my company.