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David Antila

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Managing Partner, Product Strategy Partners.

Managing Partner, Product Strategy Partners.

14 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In


Adaptivity (acquired by EMC)
Adaptivity, Inc. - (acquired May 2013)
WorkFlow Partners (acquired by JetForm/Adobe)


REPLICUS Software, Inc.
Cumulus Energy Storage
Collaborative Strategies


Managing Partner Product Strategy Partners May 2011 - present
Co-Founder & Senior Vice President, Product Adaptivity (acquired by EMC) January 2008 - May 2011
Director, Product Management Platform Computing (acquired by IBM) 2001 - 2003
VP & GM, e-Process Business Unit JetForm (Acquired by Adobe) January 1998 - May 2001
Co-Founder & Senior Vice President, Product Management Adaptivity, Inc. - (acquired May 2013) January 2008 - May 2011
Co-Founder & CTO CommunityXPerts July 2003 - January 2008
Principal, Advisory Services Collaborative Strategies July 2003 - December 2007
Director, Product Management IBM Platform Computing 2001 - 2003
VP & GM, e-Process Business Unit JetForm January 1998 - May 2001
Co-Founder & CTO WorkFlow Partners (acquired by JetForm/Adobe) 1992 - 1998


Kenyon College Chemistry
Trinity HS

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Valuation • Product management • Business Strategy • Cloud Computing • Software Design

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Erica Lee
We worked together  •  CEO, StrategicLee, Inc.. Previously Director, Blanc & Otus. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
I have worked with David over the last 12 years and have brought him in to advise multiple clients. David has two great qualities that an en ... trepreneur needs; the belief that anything is possible and the know how to create a roadmap for success. He has both a wealth of ideas and experience and most importantly knows how to get the most out of a team. And of course he is knows a little something about everything which makes him fun to work with. I'm happy to vouch for David.
Paul Sholtz
We worked together  •  iOS Software Engineer, Apple. Previously Senior iOS Engineer, Beats Music. Stanford grad.
He has a large network of people he works with, and is ever vigilant for what the next investment opportunity or business idea is going to b ... e. Probably the number one factor for determining success, in business and elsewhere, is persistence, and that's a quality that Dave brings to every engagement.
Sheri Jeavons
We worked together  •  Guest Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University and President, Power Presentations, Inc..
David is a great entrepreneur. He sees the big picture. Understands how best to balance what the customer wants and how to develop a plan t ... o get there. Is clear that the financials need to make sense to accomplish goals. Knows how to structure deals and put pitches togetherto get funding. He is easy to talk to and is passionate about his ventures. He is loyal and thoughtful.
Richard Grove
We worked together  •  Senior Project Manager, Hill Physicians Medical Group and Infrastructure Project Manager, Accenture. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
David is an amazing individual: He's exceptionally bright, has excellent business acumen and is a never ending fount of new ideas. I have wo ... rked on a number of projects with David and am always impressed by his ability to cut through the hoopla and excitement to ask the really important questions: How will this make money, who's doing this already, why is this approach the best. I value his candor more than anything.
Jim Houghton
We worked together  •  General Manager Global Field Operations, Cloud Business Unit, CSC. Previously VP & Managing Director, ServiceMesh.
David already is a great entrepreneur ...he has founded several companies and worked for start ups the majority of his career. He is tremend ... ous asset to any startup.
Kurtis Tryber
They're my advisor: other  •  Co-founder and Director of Client Relations, Power Only Transit LLC.
David was an advisor to a group of friends and I who attended Startup Weekend in Charlotte earlier in the year. David personally advised our ... team throughout the weekend on our project which we took second place with. David also took a interest in my current company and provided excellent advice on some of the hurdles I was facing at that time. Overall David is an excellent person to have in your network and is an excellent advisor!
Becky Wanta
We worked together  •  CEO & President, RSW1C Consulting and Senior Vice President/Global Chief Technology & Innovation Officer (CIO), MGM Resorts International.
David - Has a strong technical and business acumen which enables him to both understand the technical invention as well as the business valu ... e proposition which is vital in bringing new ideas to market successfully
Don Denovan
We worked together  •  Director, Business Process Management, IMP Solutions. Previously Vice President, WorkGroup Designs Inc.
The question is not "why would he be", but "why IS David a great entrepreneur?". David has never just done what everyone else has done befo ... re him, he is always looking to innovate and a drive tremendous business value. The balance of developing and pushing the "next great" idea with sound business fundamentals make David a great entrepreneur and an even more valuable mentor and advisor. He gets my highest recommendation.
Steve Nolan
We worked together  •  Managing Principal, Binary Ventures, LLC.. Previously Managing Director, Core Services, Skookum Digital Works.
His track record.
Merten Slominsky
We worked together  •  Regional Vice President, Kofax. Previously Executive Vice President, Nexthink.
David is an entrepreneur by heart - he is very professional, enthusiastic, convincing and burns for his ideas.
Paul Desjardins
We worked together  •  V.P. Business Development, Infobright. Previously VP Sales, Infobright.
David is able to see what could be, from what is, and energize people to get behind his idea.
Lee Penning
We worked together  •  CIO, CollabWorks. Previously CIO Advisory Services, Jade Global.
He understands the process of converting an idea into a product. He also is very forward thinking and allows for possible connections or int ... egrations as he builds the new product.
Steve Nolan
We worked together  •  Managing Principal, Binary Ventures, LLC.. Previously Managing Director, Core Services, Skookum Digital Works.
His track record - 13 startups, not all in tech. 8 failures, 5 successes - of which 3 exited via M&A. Better lifetime batting average than T ... ed Williams
Christine Mattsson
We worked together  •  Personal Stylist and Wardrobe Consultant, J. HILBURN MEN'S CLOTHIER. Previously CEO, Nest Egg Staging LLC.
He has the risk taker, analytical, tenacious and resourceful characteristics that are necessary to start something new. His intelligence an ... d driven personality make his perfectly suited to start new ventures.

Kurtis Tryber
They're my mentor  •  Co-founder and Director of Client Relations, Power Only Transit LLC.
As evidenced by his current business, Kurtis has the ability to identify and exploit market gaps by applying technology to solve decidely "u ... n-techie" businesses. His military experience, especially as an air traffic controller, equipped him with the ability to work "in" the business and "on" the business - and knowing when to devote time to each aspect. During my advisory time (at with Kurtis, I found him to be attentive to feedback and quick to implement improvements during the competitive phase of the weekend. Net/Net - Kurtis has the energy, drive and competitive qualities you'd want in a co-founder. I recommend him with no hesitation whatsoever.