David Bookspan is one of the founding partners of DreamIt Ventures
where he helps startups achieve their next market milestones. The third-ranked startup accelerator in the world, DreamIt catapults idea- and early-stage businesses to market in three months. DreamIt has launched 127 companies since 2008, including: LevelUp/SCVNGR, Notehall (acquired by Chegg), SeatGeek, SnipSnap, Take the Interview, Cloudamize, Betterific, TrendKite, CloudMine, Parsely, MindSnacks, Winston, YEVVO, Peeractive,and Adaptly.
He is the Founder and Chairman of Monetate
, Inc. an online platform that turns eCommerce websites into agile platforms for testing, merchandising, targeting, and creating personal experience for customers. Monetate was part of 20% of all online retail sales during the 2011 holiday season.
David was the Founder, President, and CEO of MarketSpan, Inc., whose CaseStream® service aggregated and enhanced court docket information, creating new research tools and marketing opportunities for legal professionals. MarketSpan was acquired, and CaseStream was rebranded LexisNexis CourtLink.
As a “has been,” David was President of Robin Hood Ventures, Vice Chairman of Mid-Atlantic Angel Group Fund I and a member of the Computer/IT Investment Advisory Committee of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA.
In a previous life, David was a litigation partner at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP. He received his J.D from Georgetown University where he was an Editor of the Law Review; and was graduated with double honors from Vassar College.
David also pitched semi-pro in the Spanish Federation of Baseball Leagues. He retired before his outfielders got hurt.