David Norris
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David Norris


Irvine, California, United States
Member since October 25, 2011
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CEO of BlueCava. Serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor, avid traveler, passionate foodie, and I cycle whenever and wherever possible. Quote_down
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Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Strava, LinkedIn

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

the most frustrating part is having an innovative idea that others don't always get until it is already done.

The most rewarding part is working with incredible teams of people to do the impossible!

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

keeping employees that they know they should terminate.

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

1. you always need more funding that you expect.
2. when you know someone on your team will not succeed, remove them.
3. surround yourself with people that are better than you are

Full bio

CEO of BlueCava - revolutionizing the online advertising market with an innovative device identification technology that significantly improves the targeting of online advertising. BlueCava investors include Mark Cuban and Tim Headington.

Mr. Norris is a dynamic senior executive and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in building businesses and successful brands in markets around the world. Mr. Norris is recognized as an expert and thought leader in the areas of branding, technology, international business, and entrepreneurism.  He has written and been published on a broad range of topics.

He is currently the co-founder and CEO of BlueCava, a company that is revolutionizing the online advertising market with an innovative device identification technology that significantly improves the targeting of online advertising.  Prior to founding BlueCava, Mr. Norris held numerous executive positions including: Founder, Chairman, and CEO of OnRequest Images, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ObjectSpace, CEO of Xcel Tech, and VP and General Manager at Casco Signal Ltd.

Mr. Norris has extensive international business experience, having lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences, has lectured at organizations such as Microsoft and the Harvard Business School, has appeared on business TV programs such as CNN, Bloomberg TV, and is regularly quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and New York Times. 

Mr. Norris has won various awards, including the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the Inc. 500, and The Software 500. He supports a number of charities including LiveStrong and Wipe-Out Kids Cancer.  Mr. Norris sits on a number of boards and is a senior advisor to a number of emerging technology companies.