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Twitter@rdaver

Degrees

The University of British Columbia, Bachelors
Commerce

Former Companies

VP, Consumer
Co-Founder

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Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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Dave Richards

Dave Richards is an experienced entrepreneur, executive and global early-stage investor. He has been an early investor in microfinance and other emerging market sector businesses serving BoP (low-income) populations.

Dave has been part of the Unitus Group since 2005, helping to lead efforts to select and invest in BoP entrepreneurs in many developing countries. He led the Unitus Labs incubator for 2 years including the successful research and spinout of both Unitus Impact (livelihoods venture fund) and Unitus Seed Fund. Dave also oversaw Unitus Investment Management, the General Partner of Unitus Equity Fund (microfinance venture fund), was a board member of Unitus Capital (Bangalore-based investment bank) and on the investment committee for Unitus Impact.

Previously, Dave developed multiple high-growth technology businesses at RealNetworks, Sybase and Symantec from startup to multiple hundred million dollar global enterprises. He also is a partner with Social Venture Partners Seattle and leads the Social Innovation Fast Pitch startup angel fund.

Dave received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
TeachStreet 3/2008Series A$2.25M11

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  1. TeachStreet Emerges To Help You Find The Best Yoga and Cooking Classes (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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