David Laiderman

David Laiderman

An experienced entrepreneur with deep industry experience in online commerce, food transactions, and market expansion. David has sold 3 different companies within the food commerce space.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-laiderman-343708?trk=hp-identity-photo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/laiderman
Los Angeles, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since August 29, 2016
  • About
Investor interests
Type of investor Angel
Typical investment size $25,000 - $50,000
Typical investments in a year 3
Categories of interest
Locations of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor
2004 Pennsylvania State University , BS , Management & International Business

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I love eating Ramen.

My favorite startups:

Postmates, Shazam, Dropbox, Raise, OPER

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

the swings of emotions

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

fail to forecast

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

1. you can't make money if you don't sell the product
2. bad employees are like cancer
3. know when you're going to run out of money

Full bio
David is an experienced bootstrapping entrepreneur with deep industry experience in online commerce, food transactions, and market expansion.  He's invested in, helped operate, and sold 3 companies to date.  Originally in 2003, David co-founded YNot Advertising and Lionmenus.com (acquired by Orderup in 2012, a Groupon, Inc company).  In 2009, David purchased 1/2 of the markets from YNot and created College Advertising Solutions to market and grow college branded online restaurant guides.  In 2014, David merged one of his brands with 2Dollary Delivery in Gainesville, FL to develop a more targeted delivery service platform (acquired by Doorstep Delivery in 2015).  College Advertising Solutions was self funded by David and grew to a multi million dollar business (acquired by Eatstreet, Inc in 2016).