David has been building early stage technology companies as an investor, founder or senior member of the executive team for over 20 years. Prior to co-founding Luge Capital, David was an investor with Inovia Capital, a leading North American venture capital fund. Before becoming a VC, David was president of Callio Technologies, an information security compliance software provider, whose intellectual property was acquired in 2009. Prior to running Callio, he managed business development, partnerships and marketing at Pivotal Payments (now Nuvei, TSX:NVEI). Nuvei, Canada’s most successful IPO, now processes $34B in payment volume for over 80,000 merchants worldwide.
David has a BCom with a major in Marketing and a minor in Finance from Concordia University in Montreal.
Read David’s story: Entrepreneurs Are Like Athletes.
“I’d invest in the jockey before the horse.”
3 things about David
Why am I in the VC industry?
As an entrepreneur the first VC I met was a jerk. I promised I’d do things differently and so I am.
What excites me about the Fintech industry?
The market is huge, incumbents are slow and startups can make a difference.
Fun Facts about me:
After many broken bones I still consider myself lucky.
When not at work I’m usually skiing or on my electric longboard.