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David Croson

Advisor Lansing, Michigan Area, US

Director of Research, VICAR Capital Advisors and Member, Pimax Ventures LLC. Harvard grad; 20+ years a professor at Wharton and SMU Cox.

Director of Research, VICAR Capital Advisors and Member, Pimax Ventures LLC. Harvard grad; 20+ years a professor at Wharton and SMU Cox.

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University City Science Center


Director of Research VICAR Capital Advisors 2014 - present
Associate Professor of Economics Michigan State University August 2016 - present
Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Business Economics (Clinical Track) SMU Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University August 2005 - present
Managing Director Pimax Ventures LLC June 2005 - present
Senior Fellow Wharton Financial Institutions Center September 2000 - present
Managing Member Do Quit LLC June 2010 - present
Co-Chair, Science of Science Policy Interagency Working Group (SoSP IWG) US Federal Government April 2012 - September 2012
Program Director, Science of Science & Innovation Policy National Science Foundation September 2010 - September 2012
Expert National Science Foundation September 2010 - April 2011
Founding Advisor TexCellerator 2007 - September 2010
Founding Advisor Sunnuities August 2009 - August 2010
Chairman of the Board Future History Makers, Inc. July 2007 - December 2008
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Fox School of Business, Temple University September 2004 - July 2005
Mentor University City Science Center September 2001 - July 2005
Visiting Assistant Professor of Management Science MIT Sloan School of Management July 2003 - June 2004
Assistant Professor of Operations & Information Management The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania January 1995 - June 2003
Visiting Professor, Information Systems and Management Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2000 - 2000
Senior Research Associate Harvard Business School June 1991 - June 1994


Harvard University Business Economics 1990 - 1996
Harvard Business School (as part of PhD in Business Economics) 1991 - 1993
The Pennsylvania State University Applied Economics (now Energy and Mineral Engineering) 1989 - 1991
Penn State University Mathematics, Applied Economics, Mineral Economics, Energy Economics 1986 - 1989
Centennial High School
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School 1996 - 2003
Southern Methodist University - Cox School of Business
Howard Community College 1984 - 1984
BARGE Academy 1995 - present

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Higher Education
  • • Records
  • • executive education
  • • tutoring
  • • microfinance

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Contracts • Small business • Negotiation • Advisors • Contract negotiation • Angel investing • Venture capital • Seed funding • Revenue sharing • Creative Deal Structuring • Economics • Entrepreneurship • Management consulting • Revenue • Strategy • Game Theory

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I *always* offer to advise for equity, frequently making a small angel investment as well. If we're on the same wavelength, I want my capital (and my advice) to help you succeed. If not, I'd rather invest somewhere else.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

Think David is awesome?
Vouch for them.

Jake Hamlin
We worked together  •  Principal, QEVC and Research Associate, Southern Methodist University.
Paul Abumov
We worked together  •  Director, ScribeSense. Previously Research Assistant, UC Santa Cruz. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
David is a great advisor and mentor. He is superbly qualified through his academic career and investment expertise, as well as ability to un ... derstand founder's mindset. David has a keen ability to think outside of the box and see the big picture.
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, Rollout, Inc.. Previously MBA- MS Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Texas at Dallas. Texas A&M grad.

Karen Meidlinger
They're my current cofounder  •  Cofounder & Head of Partnerships, VUID, Inc. and Managing Principal, Meidlinger Partners, LLC.
In addition to her personal work experience, she's seen a lot of small companies struggling with business development and figured out how to ... help them.

Russ Coff
Associate Dean of Research and the PhD Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison. University of Michigan grad.
His experience, strategic management background, and appreciation of human capital. By identifying teams that will (and won't) succeed as t ... hey are (and identifying gaps), such an advisor can provide the type of coaching that many VC investors used to to.