David Travers

David Travers

Website: rusticcanyon.com
Los Angeles, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since March 14, 2011
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Investor interests
Type of investor Early stage VC
Categories of interest
Locations of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser
Investments made Serious Materials, Inc., Perfect Market, PayDragon, Mertado, Docstoc.com, ThermaSource, Navigating Cancer, Velocify, Ellie, NewHound, Science, DECA
Board seats ThermaSource, Navigating Cancer, PayDragon, Docstoc.com, Velocify

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

The highs are so high, but the lows are so low and so lonely. I am a huge believer in the power of entrepreneurship and am passionate about helping entrepreneurs whether or not I am an investor.

Full bio

David Travers grew up working every odd job in his family’s business.  His admiration for business creators started with his Dad and has grown into a passion for providing entrepreneurs with the capital and support to help them succeed, and his technology and media experience are instrumental to his investment and advisory work at Rustic Canyon.
Prior to joining Rustic Canyon in 2005, David worked at eBay, where he focused on the growth of their sports, toys, collectibles and media marketplaces. Previously, David worked on corporate strategy at The Walt Disney Company, where he helped launch Disney’s credit card business. David also worked at the White House as the Executive Assistant to the National Security Advisor, where he was awarded the Secretary of Defense's Award for Outstanding Public Service.

David loves sports and his favorite activities include going to yoga class with his wife, playing at the park with his daughter, and working to support his favorite after school program: LA’s BEST. 

Education: David earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA from Stanford University.