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Dave Strigler

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Member, Sand Hill Angels and Venture Advisor, Blackbox Accelerator, Board Member Blackbox Connect, McGill grad.

Member, Sand Hill Angels and Venture Advisor, Blackbox Accelerator, Board Member Blackbox Connect, McGill grad.

3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Back End Engineering
  • Product
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Product

Involved In


Blackbox Accelerator, LLC
Blackbox Accelerator, LLC
Blackbox Accelerator, LLC


Member Sand Hill Angels April 2013 - present
Advisor Blackbox Accelerator, LLC January 2013 - February 2016
Partner Silicon Valley Global Capital November 2016 - present
Software Manager and Architect Object Architects 1993 - present
Senior Architect Object Architects 1993 - present
Board Member Blackbox Accelerator, LLC January 2013 - March 2016
CTO Breadcrumbs, inc 2000 - 2004
VP Engineering wiseconnect 2000 - 2000


McGill University Computer Science 1990 - 1992
San Jose State University 1994 - present

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • UI/Design
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Sales
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Software development • Product management • Startups • Agile Methodologies • System Architecture

Key Accomplishments

I have over 20 years experience as a senior architect and technology manager where I have led development efforts both for startups and within fortune 500 companies; and has been one of the first software team members in six startups.

I have been been at the forefront of technology, working on the first online banking applications, one of the first commercial search engines and developing one of the early cognitive models using neural networks; more recently, I have been involved in the development of medical devices.

I have received his Masters in Computer Science from McGill University and also have degrees in Psychology and Health Sciences, and MBA coursework; and have been awarded NSERC and FCAR research grants.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I have the business acumen alongside the technical and marketing skills to help build a great start up that can scale. I also have no ego and am an energetic contributor and team member... as great founding teams ultimately result in great start ups.

Vouches Received

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Chuck Knerr
We worked together
Dave is a great entrepreneur and partner. He's very a very intelligent, analytical, left-brained balance for a right-brained, "big-picture" ... idea builder. Dave brings discipline and focus to bear to drive value to the customer and quickly find answers to the right questions that will build the business.
Gregg Pujol
We worked together
Dave's demonstrated capabilities and traits translate to his being a great founding partner. I’ve observed Dave's abilities handling diver ... se teams and challenges in several startup environments over the past 16 years. By combining his out-of-the-box thinking and amazing communication capabilities, Dave always distills clear value, direction, and consensus. His blend of maintaining both flexibility and a relentless focus upon the true objectives provides for outstanding product realizations. I wouldn't hesitate to be part of any venture Dave undertakes.
Jasvir Zonobi
General Manager, Stealth. Previously VP Engineering & Director, Silicon Valley Operations, Advaiya.

Chuck Knerr
We worked together  •  Co-founder, Say-So Inc. Previously Director, Marketing Strategies, Lithia Motors Inc.
I've known chuck for over 15 years and he excels at whatever he puts him mind to. He is a marketing genius and does what it takes to get th ... e job done. If you need help with marketing strategy, business development or pitch and close customers, chuck is go to man.