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13 Investments in 10 Companies
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Dave is the CEO and founder of Simulmedia. He previously founded and ran both TACODA, Inc., an online advertising company that pioneered behavioral online marketing and was acquired by AOL in 2007 for $275 million, and Real Media, Inc., one of the world’s first ad serving and online ad network companies and a predecessor to 24/7 Real Media (TFSM), which was later sold to WPP for $649 million. After the sale of TACODA, Dave served as Executive Vice President, Global Advertising Strategy, at AOL, a Time Warner Company (TWX).

A lawyer by training, Dave served as General Counsel and Director of New Media Ventures at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association in the early 1990’s. Dave received a B.A. in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. He serves on the boards of the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) and the American Press Institute (API), and was a long-time member of the executive committee and board of directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). He and his wife, writer Lorea Canales, live in Manhattan with their two daughters.

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Mar, 2013$135k / AngelPersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$750k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2012$2.2M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2012$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2011$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Aug, 2011$7.7M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2011$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2011$750k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$1.8M / AngelPersonal Investment
May, 2010$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2009$1.25M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2008undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
May, 2008undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment

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