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Dave Lampton

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Co-founder Rhapsody Digital Music Service (originally, Senior Web Applications Developer. Currently an Independent Contractor.

Co-founder Rhapsody Digital Music Service (originally, Senior Web Applications Developer. Currently an Independent Contractor.

13 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Other Engineering
  • UI/Design
  • Mobile Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • UI/Design
  • • Mobile Engineering

Involved In




President Lampton Capital, Inc. May 2014 - present
Senior Web Applications Engineer Independent Contractor March 2014 - present
Senior Web Developer OpenAura May 2013 - March 2014
Independent Contractor Beyond April 2013 - May 2013
Senior Web Developer August 2011 - January 2012
Web Developer (Python / Django) September 2010 - March 2011
Senior Systems Engineer Next Fifteen Communications Group plc January 2008 - August 2008
Senior Programmer/Analyst - ASP.NET Web Applications in C# Public Health Institute March 2006 - October 2007
Technology Consultant Independent Contracts, various locations 2004 - 2006
Senior Software Engineer / Web Application Developer April 2001 - January 2003
Co-Founder and Webmaster September 1999 - April 2001
Audio DSP Engineer Spatializer Audio Laboratories 1997 - 1999


University of Miami Electrical Engineering with a special emphasis on audio applications 1994 - 1997
UCLA Mechanical Engineering 1988 - 1990
Concord High 1984 - 1988

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Digital marketing
  • • Public relations
  • • Business Development
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Management
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Hardware
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Internet of Things
  • • Connected Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Python • JavaScript • Web Development • Django • CSS

Key Accomplishments

Co-founder of the Rhapsody Digital Music Service ( was acquired by and then Real Networks) as well as an early Internet development company called in 1995. Have worked as a Web applications engineer of one sort or another for over 20 years now. Background in audio and the music industry, now ready to branch out into more of my own ideas which also are mostly web applications, but some are electronic devices. Electronic devices will include musical effects and processors, guitar effects, etc. as well as some things like electromagnetic signal detectors. Another fun side-project, to be marketed to kids and teens for entertainment purposes, is a ghost detector device (based on used Android phones as the platform) and a household ghost repellent product that I am currently working on with a graphic designer and a liquids manufacturer.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Never worked with a partner, always been solo on or a team. I guess it depends on what the other person is looking for. My hope is simply that any relationship is mutually beneficial and hopefully a friendship will be the pleasant side effect.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Scott McMahon
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder- Executive Vice President, Pegasus Energy Partners. Previously Vice President, Pegasus Development.
Dave, is a forward thinker, highly driven, and intelligent.
Aaron Albano
They're my school  •  Owner / Writer / Producer, Habitat Music and Owner, Hood Famous Music. University of Miami grad.
Dave has an excellent creative mind but also the technical ability to get the job done. He is great asset to any team.
Anu Kirk
We worked together
He looks at the big picture and gets the job done.
Matt Mankins
We worked together  •  CTO, Mansueto Ventures / Fast Company and Founder/Owner, Lorem Ipsum Books. University of Miami grad.
Dave is a unique blend: meticulous-creative and inspirational-doer with the wisdom of decades of entrepreneurship. If you're starting a new ... project (like I did with him) or stuck in a rut on an old one→Dave's your man. (Oh, and he's fun.)
Susan Case
They're my school  •  Consultant, Self Employed. Previously Office Manager, earthmine inc. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Dave has "it" in his blood. Over the years, he's impressed me with his ingenious original ideas, expertise from beginning to end, and his fo ... llow through. He is the epitome of a splendid entrepreneur.
Brent Hoover
We worked together  •  Senior Software Developer, ParkMe. Previously Senior Core Developer, Grindr.
Dave has both good ideas, and the skills to put them in place.
Nicolas Sincaglia
We worked together  •  President/Founder, NueMeta, LLC and Adjunct Professor, DePaul University. University of Miami grad. University of Miami grad.
He has started several companies in the past.
Greg Cardoni
We worked together  •  Previously Chief Technology Officer, Venyooz. Previously Software Development Mentor, The Starter League (Code Academy).
Dave is as intelligent and thoughtful as he is driven and resourceful. He consistently chooses the right projects with the right people and ... in doing so has established an impressive track record.
Wil Derksen
We worked together  •  Creative Director, Principal, Juice Creative Services and Creative Director/Senior Designer/Owner, Refresh Brand Design.
Dave Lampton in an ingenious, highly intelligent and extremely hard working entrepreneur who understans the dynamics and challenges of desig ... ning, building, operating and funding a startup. Having worked with Dave in the past, I would suggest that there is no more valued, integral, earnest nor valued team member than Dave Lambert. A calm soul with a tenacious desire to succeed, Dave is a clear and direct communicator, a humble leader and a pleasure to interact with professionally as well as socially. Dave inspires and motivates while delegating in a way that makes the people around him feel of tremendous value and far exceeds most in that I have ever worked with in the way creativity as well as interpersonal and managerial skills.
David King
We worked together  •  Principal, David King consulting. Previously Group product manager and head of content identification & licensing, YouTube. Princeton grad.
Dave's career has always been about startups. He knows how to fill in the picture when starting from just an idea. I trust him to think thro ... ugh the basic technical architecture, making the right decisions.
Fayvor Love
We worked together  •  VP Technology, OpenAura. Previously CTO, Co-Founder, Eddgy. Princeton grad.
Passion, insight, personability.
Bill Wilson
We worked together at OpenAura  •  VP, Partnerships & Operations, OpenAura and Board Of Advisors, Qwire.
Dave was all in at the very beginning of the digital music revolution, and built the systems to deal with this exciting new marketplace. So ... he has both the vision and the skills to conceptualize and execute an idea.
Scott Blankenship
They're my advisor:  •  Founder & CEO, Amplifyd. Previously Web Marketing Freelancer, Online Marketing Consulting.
I’ve been very grateful for Dave’s enthusiasm, energy, feedback and advice. He’s gone far out of this way to be available and help in ... any way he can on my latest project, simply because he believes in our mission – something that is a rare quality indeed! As a single founder, having someone like Dave to help problem solve is a great asset.

Scott Blankenship
They're my advisor  •  Founder & CEO, Amplifyd. Previously Web Marketing Freelancer, Online Marketing Consulting.
I've been impressed with Scott's multiple talents. He's single-handedly designed and built the whole website. Occasionally we might talk thr ... ough some design decisions, but I can tell Scott has already carefully thought through his choices and so the tasks of building are steady & deliberate. He's always improving and optimizing where sensible. I have confidence Scott could take any decent idea and get it off the ground. A great idea like this one, I hope does very well.