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Dave Saxby

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Former IBM executive, founder of 5 startups with 2 IPOs, 3 sales. Looking at new opportunities for advisory roles, investment.

Former IBM executive, founder of 5 startups with 2 IPOs, 3 sales. Looking at new opportunities for advisory roles, investment.

8 vouches

Involved In


Ultimate HD, Inc.
Storymail, Inc.
Scotts Valley Instruments, Inc.
Parallan Computer, Inc.


Saxby IoT


Advisor, Consultant, Private Investor Saxby IoT 1994 - present
Founder, President Ultimate HD, Inc. 2003 - 2013
Co-Founder, CEO Storymail, Inc. 1999 - 2003
Co-Founder, CEO Scotts Valley Instruments, Inc. 1994 - 1998
General Manager, PC Server Division IBM 1992 - 1994
Co-Founder, VP Engineering, SVP Business Development Parallan Computer, Inc. 1988 - 1992
Engineering Manager Altera 1983 - 1987


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Computer Science
AEA Stanford Executive Institute 1989 - present

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • Venture capital
  • • B2B sales
  • • Business Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Hardware
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Transportation
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Robotics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Healthcare
  • • Green
  • • Sports
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Real Estate
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness
  • • Internet of Things

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Gianluca Rattazzi
We worked together
He has been a great entrepreneur and part of two companies that completed an IPO.
Trevor Heathorn
We worked together
Dave was a founder and engineering VP at Parallan Computer which went public. He also started his own successful company, UltimateHD. He has ... great ideas and is driven to succeed.
Don Faria
We worked together
Dave has strong business and technical acumen and thinks out of the box. He is driven to make his endeavors successful, good leader, commu ... nicator, and team player. When working with Dave, no challenge was too great and he found creative solutions to the problems on hand. Dave also has very high integrity. Working with Dave always brought out the best in me.
Bob La France
We worked together  •  Director of Business Development, Yahoo! Small Business, Yahoo!. Previously Vice President, Sales & Business Development, VisiStat. University o
Dave is an excellent leader. He brings a very strong balance of technical understanding of an opportunity or challenge, balanced very well w ... ith solid business acumen to ensure any business he's working on is both differentiated in the market and is meeting a customer need. He's sure to identify a market opportunity and create a strategy that's ambitious but achievable. As importantly, particularly for startups but valuable in any company, Dave excels at effective communication with the inevitable wide range of personalities in a company. His communication style, combined with his technical credibility and prior business success helps to make Dave a terrific entrepreneur and company leader. I would work with or for Dave again without hesitation.
We worked together  •  CFO, Ultimate HD, Inc.
He has successfully started many businesses in the past
Tao Qin
Founder and CEO, Previously Sales Operations business strategy and planning, Hewlett-Packard.
Dave is an Angel investor who earned my respect. Dave has successful entrepreneur track records and he offers good advice to entrepreneurs, ... very patient and knowledgeable.
Hiral Patel
They're my friends  •  Serial Entrepreneur. Strong experience shipping code, building teams, and running successful businesses.
Dave is incredibly helpful and well-connected. He was very influential when I was exploring a concept in the IOT space. He works with you to ... understand the problem and the market in-depth and shares his insight and network to help make it happen.
Thomas Hong
They're my friends  •  CEO, Board of CEOs. Previously Partner, CEOnetworking. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Dave is very knowledgeable on business strategies and founding team requirements for startup companies. I am impressed with the insightful q ... uestions he asked founders at meetings with startup founders.

Kevin Gao
They're my advisor  •  Engineer turned entrepreneur • Founder @ICON Smartech • Sales @Foxconn • R&D @LAM Research• Director China Smart City Alliance • 4 patents
committed go-getter