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Meet the MP: David Shapiro, Blue Ivy Ventures

Meet David Shapiro, Managing Partner at Blue Ivy Ventures.

David has over 25 years of experience as an investor, advisor, and board member, with expertise across early and late stage venture capital, growth investing and secondary deals, as well as in technology operations and entrepreneurship. His pursuit and passion is helping disruptive technologies and ideas to scale commercially.

Before joining Blue Ivy, David was Senior VP Corporate Development and Business Development for DataXu, a marketer-aligned data and analytics company. Prior to his time at DataXu, he was a Director with the global venture and private equity firm 3i, and Managing Partner at Great Point Capital (established to manage a venture portfolio spun off from 3i). This includes Board Directorships with ten companies, as well as strategic advisory work at both the Board and operating levels. Prior to his tenure with 3i, David was Co-Founder and COO of Exygy, focused on GPS and wireless technology. He also worked in the Private Equity group at GE Asset Management, where he specialized in late stage venture and growth capital opportunities.

David received his BA in History from Yale in 1991, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2000.

[Notable Deals] Wellpartner, Carbonite, Dataminr, Rigetti

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