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McGill University, Law 1993
University of Western Ontario
University of Chicago, MBA 1985

Current Companies

Vice President Corporate Development

Former Companies

Co-founder, COO

Financial Organizations

Venture Advisor

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David Lawee

David Lawee was named vice president of corporate development at Google in February 2008.

Previously Lawee was vice president, Marketing, at Google. He had global responsibility for all Google marketing activities. His worldwide mandate encompassed product marketing, field marketing, customer analytics, creative and advertising, as well as directing all of Google’s regional marketing groups in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

Initially hired to expand Corporate Development at Google, David brings significant entrepreneurial and general management experience to his role. David co-founded Xfire, a leading online gaming community, where he led product development, marketing and international business development. Within 2 years of launch, Xfire became the fastest growing Internet gaming site with over 5 million registered users. Xfire was sold to Viacom in early 2006.

David’s prior experience includes co-founding 3 other startups including Mosaic Venture Partners, a leading Toronto-based venture capital firm. He also worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company where he served a wide variety of multi-national clients. David holds degrees in Law and Philosophy from McGill University and the University of Western Ontario respectively, as well as an MBA from University of Chicago.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Hearsay Social 2/2011Series A$3M10
A Bit Lucky 3/2010Convertible Note$2.6M6



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