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David Rodriguez

Entrepreneur & Investor in Climate, Proptech, & Fintech
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David Rodriguez is a successful entrepreneur, investor, and engineer with a diverse range of professional experiences. He is a co-founder and managing partner at Draft Ventures, an investment fund that focuses on early-stage companies. With over 50 investments to date, including seven unicorns, Draft Ventures writes significant checks of up to $500K to pre-seed and seed-stage companies. Previously, David was the COO at Side Inc. and Livefyre, two real estate and marketing software companies, respectively. After selling Livefyre to Adobe, he led the integration process of Livefyre into Adobe and focused on Adobe's AI and emerging technologies strategies. David also worked at Greycroft Partners as an investment professional, where he honed his venture capital skills.

Apart from his corporate engagements, David is passionate about social initiatives focused on economic development. He lived in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Mozambique, serving both Engineering World Health and TechnoServe. He graduated magna cum laude and with distinction from Duke University with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

David Rodriguez is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, engineer, and venture capitalist with vast expertise in seed investing, digital media, SaaS, consumer technology, corporate development, finance, and strategic planning. His interests extend beyond the corporate world and include social initiatives, economic development, and engineering.

Dec 16 · Via Twitter

Congrats to @leepnet on the new climate fund. Excited to see more people and capital move into the climate space.

Oct 6 · Via Twitter

@aaisola15 CONGRATS!

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