David is a digital media veteran with over 15 years of business development and operational experience with Web services companies. David joined Metamorphic after eight years at Google where he was the second employee in Google’s New York office and on the founding team that launched Google’s advertising monetization strategy and execution. Google was generating $3 million in revenue when David joined. Pursuant to helping wire and structure the regional sales teams, David co-founded Google’s Vertical Markets Group. David and his team worked with Fortune 1000 companies as well as the top global advertising agencies. David’s group had cross-functional responsibility, interacting with product, engineering, public relations, and marketing as well as acting as representation of sales and customers in key businesses such as AdWords, AdSense, and Offline Media Syndication. David was a leader on Google’s hiring and culture committees and was responsible for the hiring of many of Google’s sales and business leaders.
David started his digital media career in business development roles with start-ups Snowball and Adsmart. David understands first-hand the challenges that start-ups all encounter. David is actively involved in helping young companies with monetization strategy, business development, traffic acquisition, hiring, and corporate culture development.
David is a board member of non-profit organizations Girls Who Code and The River Fund. He is also an advisor to the Israeli startup accelerator program IDC Elevator as well as GumGum, the premier in-image advertising platform for publishers and brands, and Taboola, the leading content recommendation and monetization platform..
David graduated with a BA degree from the University of Maryland in 1992.
Board & Advisor Roles (7)Update
|Jun, 2016||Switch||$4M / Series A||Metamorphic Ventures|
|Mar, 2016||Zodiac||$3M / Seed||Metamorphic Ventures|
|Feb, 2015||Move Loot||$9M / Series A (Lead)||Metamorphic Ventures|
|Dec, 2014||Social Native||undisclosed amount / Seed||Metamorphic Ventures|
|Dec, 2014||Switch||$2.4M / Seed||Metamorphic Ventures|
|Sep, 2014||Cord Project||$1.8M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2012||Toptal||undisclosed amount / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2011||Songza||$2M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Feb 23, 2016||PE HUB - BetterView raises $1.55 mln in funding|
|Jan 25, 2016||PE HUB - Metamorphic Ventures to raise $75 mln third venture fund|
|Dec 18, 2015||TechCrunch - With $4.3 Million PayJoy Is Ensuring Smartphones Land In The Hands Of The Next 2 Billion|
|Nov 18, 2015||Business Wire - Lawrence Ng, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Co-Founder of Oversee.Net, Launches OnRamp Fund, $10 Million International Incubator|
|Jul 25, 2015||Venture Beat - 5 less-than-flattering traits that can make startup founders great|
|Jul 8, 2015||Alley Watch - Forget Siri: This NYC Startup Just Raised $3M to Automate Customer Service - AlleyWatch|
|Jul 8, 2015||Alley Watch - Forget Siri: This NYC Startup Just Raised $3M to Automate Customer Service|
|Jun 22, 2015||Venture Beat - Artificial intelligence startup DigitalGenius raises $3M to help companies automate customer service|