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.