Co-Founder & Managing Director, Offline Ventures
Dave is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist.
He is Co-Founder & Managing Director of Offline Ventures, an investing and inventing company focused on the creation of humanist technology, serving founder potential, and building beautiful companies.
He is Chairman of Esalen Institute, the leading center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education, and research.
He is on the Board of Dwell, the award-winning, category-defining, media company serving the global community of architecture and design.
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 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 $500M~, including Slack, Pinterest, Robinhood, Dwell, Evernote, NextDoor, Blue Bottle, Allbirds, PillPack, OpenDoor, Brightside, and more.
He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Path which was acquired by Kakao in 2015. He co-founded 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 and Austin, and dog Pixel.