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David Carter

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor, and Board Member, Hyphos.

Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor, and Board Member, Hyphos.

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Involved In


Zuma Ventures


Shape Security
Weber State University
Oakley Networks
Kickstart Ventures
twobit circus
Chapman University
Corda now DOMO
Public Engines
USC Stevens Institute
Two Bit Circus
Public Engines


Advisor Two Bit Circus October 2013 - present
Co-Founder and CEO Zuma Ventures June 2014 - present
Board Member Celtek July 2009 - present
Manager Upside Investments LLC July 2007 - present
Board Member Hyphos September 2011 - July 2015
Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor October 2011 - May 2014
Member Tech Coast Angels March 2010 - May 2011
Investment Committee Kickstart Ventures 2008 - 2010
Board Member Public Engines February 2008 - August 2009
President and CEO S5 Wireless, Inc. January 2003 - February 2008
Entrepreneur-in-Residence Draper Fisher - Wasatch Ventures October 2001 - November 2002
President & CEO Thoughtstar February 1999 - July 2001
President & CEO Vertical Technologies, Inc. May 1988 - July 1995


Weber State University Computer Science

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Venture capital
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Media
  • • Social Impact
  • • Dating
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Financial Services
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Travel
  • • Mobile
  • • Commerce

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Julie Uhrman
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO, OUYA
David has lots of connections and experiences with early stage companies.
Ildar Fazulyanov
We worked together  •  Managing Partner, Greener Ventures, LLC. Previously CFO, S5 Wireless. Brigham Young grad.
Dave is book smart and street smart. He started and funded many successful companies and proved again and again that he is a great entrepren ... eur. Dave has the intuition and sixth sense like a surfer that senses a huge wave coming.
Erik Leines
They're my advisor: Celtek  •  CEO, Celtek. Previously Professional Snowboarder, Erik Leines Inc.
David Carter connected with my business plan when I pitched an angel group that he was a member of called Utah Angels. I was at the beginni ... ng stages of raising a Seed Preferred Round of financing. David ended up leading the round, bringing in some of his friends along with Skullcandy Founder Rick Alden. After due diligence was completed and funds were transferred David offered to come work alongside me / mentor me day-to-day for 6 months. During those 6 months we totally transformed the company. Without David's influence I believe CELTEK would be out of business at this point. David continues as a BoD member and gives me advice whenever I reach out. He hyper communicates and is not the type to miss a call or not immediately get back to you. Also David is a great mentor because he was built successful companies from the ground up and also invested in many companies that have returned positive exits.
Kelly Perdew
They're my friends  •  Investor, Edbacker and Board Member and Investor, 405labs Inc..
I've watched him operate and he is tenacious and intelligent. He motivates people and is a fantastic person to work with.
Alex Capecelatro
We worked together  •  CEO, Yeti Chat and CEO / Founder, At The Pool. University of California, Los Angeles grad.
David is an extremely connected, smart, and driven investor/entrepreneur. He has helped us immensely and always has good suggestions and adv ... ice for help us succeed.
Richard Wolpert
We worked together at  •  Managing Director, and Venture Advisor, Accel Partners. University of California, Los Angeles grad.
David has been to the startup rodeo a few times successfully already so its great to have someone with that experience doing companies and d ... eals here in LA
David Young
We worked together  •  Partner, Cooley LLP. Previously Chairman, Owl Technologies, Inc. (Al the Owl).
David is a proven entreprenuer. I'm currently representing him as his counsel here at Cooley, and he is fantatistic. Definitely a rock sta ... r, whether as an advisor, or entrpeneur.
Alon Goren
They're my investor  •  Co-Founder and CEO, InvestedIn. Previously Manager of Support and QA,
Tons of relevant and real experience, great track record, extremely honest and a great person. If you can count him as an advisor, investor ... or friends, you're extremely lucky.
Amanda Coolong
We worked together  •  Founder, Context & Narrative and Founding Partner, COO,
David takes a hands-on approach with the companies he advises. He nurtures the enthusiasm of young entrepreneurs while giving them just enou ... gh autonomy to learn at a healthy pace.
Robyn Ward
We worked together  •  New Media Ventures, United Talent Agency. Previously Advisor, Docstoc. University of Southern California grad.
David has deep experience in both building and investing in companies. Also, he is a terrific listener and advice-giver.

Britanny Carter
They're my mentor  •  Industry Analyst, IBISWorld. Previously Director of International Marketing and Business Development, MountainDayz.
She is an extremely talented and driven individual.