David builds mobile products at Google.
Previously, David was CEO and co-founder of Bump Technologies, which he created along with Andy Huibers and Jake Mintz in the fall of 2008. Bump let users physically bump mobile phones together to exchange contact information, photos and more. Bump was one of the most-popular apps of all time, with more than 150M downloads worldwide. Bump was funded by YC, SV Angel / Ron Conway, Sequoia, Ram Shriram, and a16z and was acquired by Google in September 2013. http://bu.mp
Bump also created Flock, an early background app that inferred photo sharing intent based on mobile sensor data and social signals. http://theflockapp.com Previously, David served as a technologist and algorithm designer at Texas Instruments, where he helped develop digital display devices for projectors and large-screen televisions.
Prior to TI, David taught robotic vehicles to see, learn, and drive themselves while a research assistant in the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab under Sebastian Thrun and the Graphics Lab under Marc Levoy. David holds a masters in EE/CS from Stanford and an undergraduate degree in EE/CS from Princeton, where he also pitched on the baseball team.
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