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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), BS 1994
Electrical Engineering

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David Samuel

Dave is co-founder of Freestyle Capital, a seed stage Internet & technology venture capital firm. Prior to Freestyle, Dave, as President, co-founded, a website specializing in Internet Video in 2004.

In August 2006, Sony Pictures Entertainment acquired the company for $65 million. In early 1996, Dave, as CEO, founded, the first and largest Internet music service. In May 1999, AOL acquired the firm for $320 million. Prior to founding in early 1996, David worked at Oracle within the application development group.

He graduated from MIT in 1994 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. David is an SF Giants fan, enjoys both wakeboarding and snowboarding, and lives in Marin.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Cardpool 1/2010Seed17
Syncplicity 10/2008Series A$2.35M2
Chirp Interactive 1/2008Seed5
Socializr 1/2006Angel$750k2



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