Chairman of the Board
Dave is an early stage venture capitalist with a hands-on background in technology. An entrepreneur for over 40 years, he formed and managed successful businesses in the entertainment and software arenas, and is a respected technology industry leader and spokesperson. Active as investor or board member in a total of 54 early stage companies since 1993, he was recognized as "2000 Director of the Year - Early Stage Businesses" by the Forum for Corporate Directors of Orange County, CA and as "2001 Businessperson of the Year" by his alma mater, Occidental College. Dave is also a former Advisory Board member of Unisolve, where he worked with Ray Parsons and Dave Eggert for many years.
Bob is a seasoned investor and technology executive, with many years of hands-on management experience, mostly in early stage and turnaround opportunities at companies in industrial CAD/CAM and graphics printing hardware and software. Presently, Bob is a senior executive director and head of global marketing and sales for Roland DG Corporation, a Japanese company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He is also a shareholder, chairman of the board of directors and past president and CEO of Roland DGA Corporation, the company’s American subsidiary, where he started twenty-five years ago.
Dan has over 30 years of investment experience investing in private and public entities. His focus has been private and public real estate investments, banks, health care and technology related companies. Currently a member of the venture capital investment group Tech Coast Angels, Dan continues to be an active investor in the public and private equity markets. In 1985, Dan founded his own real estate development and investment company. He has successfully developed and/or invested in retail, industrial, office and residential projects. Today his company owns and manages a portfolio of investment properties for his own account.
Chris Smith is a technology entrepreneur who has founded, launched, grown, and sold several companies for private equity, venture capital and private investors. Most recently, Chris served as president of Visual Systems. In this role he re-focused the company strategy, refreshed the management team and drove execution. This resulted in robust growth during a recessionary period and paved the way for a very successful exit to Weatherford International. Prior to this position, Chris served as entrepreneur-in-residence at Rustic Canyon Partners, a top tier venture capital firm. Earlier, he was CEO of RiverOne, a provider of supply chain management software and services. There he led its growth and eventual sale to i2 Technologies. Previously, he founded and served as president and CEO of Efinity Inc., a recognized vendor of supply chain solutions to the electronics industry. Chris is currently involved with several early stage businesses, including both board and advisory roles.