David S. Kidder is an entrepreneur with a wide range of marketing and technology expertise focused on social, mobile, and search advertising and product development. David is the co-founder of Bionic, an enterprise innovation accelerator and platform.
Prior to Bionic, Kidder served as the co-founder and CEO of Clickable, an online advertising software as a service (acquired by Syncapse). Prior to Clickable, Kidder co-founded SmartRay Network, a mobile advertising pioneer (acquired by LifeMinders), and Net-X, a web-authoring platform (acquired by Target Vision). Kidder is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and received ID Magazine's International Design Award and Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008.
David is an active angel investor through his fund, Alt Option Return with investments including: SpaceX, Art.sy, TapAd, MileWise (acquired by Yahoo), PayOff, HowAboutWe, BoostCTR, Maxwell Health, Content.ly, PopExpert, Lenndo, and Founders Fund III. David is a founding member of the The Acumen Fund One Percent Fund, and serves on the National Board of the Smithsonian.
He is the creator and co-author of the two-time New York Times bestselling five book series, The Intellectual Devotional, published by Rodale and His latest book The Startup Playbook, published by Chronicle Books. He lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife and three sons.
2013 - Current (over 3 years)
Jun, 2009 - Current (over 7 years)
Creator and Co-Author
2005 - Current (over 11 years)
|May, 2013||popexpert||$2M / Seed||Alt Option Return|
|Jan, 2012||Payoff||$4.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2011||Boost Media||$1.64M / Seed||Alt Option Return|
|Mar, 2011||Tapad||$1.8M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2011||MileWise||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2010||Artsy||$1.25M / Convertible Note||Alt Option Return|
|Aug, 2010||YouAre.TV||$1.15M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2008||SpaceX||$20M / Series A (Lead)||Founders Fund|
|Jan 24, 2015||Tech Cocktail - A Book in 5 Minutes: The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from Their Founding Entrepreneurs|
|Mar 25, 2013||Bloomberg - Rising Health Care Costs, the Spanx Story, Embracing March Madness: March 25|
|Aug 6, 2010||meetinnovators.com - Meetinnovators.com Interview|
|May 26, 2010||TechCrunch - Clickable Introduces The Master Campaign At #TCDisrupt|
|May 18, 2010||TechCrunch - John Doerr Is Coming To Disrupt. Are You? Here’s The Full Agenda.|
|Oct 27, 2009||TechCrunch - Founder Institute Expands To Seattle|
|Feb 9, 2009||Search Engine Watch - Clickable Updates Search Ad Management Tool, Includes Emerging Google Ad Formats|
|Jul 29, 2008||CNet - Trying to cut a slice of Google's search-ad billions - CNET|