David Graham

David Graham


Personal blog: www.greenstart.com
San Francisco, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since December 20, 2010
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1995 UCLA , BA
2005 Columbia University , MBA

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur, Investor, and Fan of the Outdoors

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I am batshit crazy.

My favorite startups:

Quirky.com and CloudSponge.com

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

facing the unknown

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

They raise too much money too fast and then spend too much time and money figuring out that they were wrong/or right. t

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

always be willing to learn something new.
relationships are everything.
park your ego.

Full bio

Dave Graham has been starting, building and investing in technology startups for more than a decade as Managing Partner at ArizonaBay Technology Ventures. Before that, Dave co-founded consumer Internet startup OpenAuto in 1999. Dave believes in lean startups, the Customer Development model, and that too much capital too soon can be fatal for new ventures. Dave is a board member at CloudSponge, TrustMe and SpineDigital, and works with at-risk youth as a Board Member at The Wolfe Center. Dave received his MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and Bachelors Degree from UCLA.