Dave McClure is a venture capitalist and founding partner at 500 Startups, an internet startup seed fund & incubator program headquartered in Mountain View,CA. Dave has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for over twenty years as a software developer, entrepreneur, startup advisor & investor, blogger, and internet marketing nerd.
Dave's passion is helping startups with product & marketing strategy, and he is regular speaker on technology & entrpreneurship topics such as startup metrics. He has invested in over 250 startup companies including: Mint.com (acquired by Intuit), CreditKarma, MakerBot, Mashery, Sendgrid, Simply Hired, SlideShare, TeachStreet (acquired by Amazon), Twilio, TaskRabbit, and Wildfire Interactive, among others. He also runs conferences and events on technology, marketing, design, & entrepreneurship such as SMASHsummit & WarmGun.