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Davin Miyoshi

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Co-Founder, Include Capital. Previously VP Social Games, GSN and Co-Founder and CEO, Mesmo (Acquired by GSN). UC Berkeley grad.

Co-Founder, Include Capital. Previously VP Social Games, GSN and Co-Founder and CEO, Mesmo (Acquired by GSN). UC Berkeley grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Product
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Include Capital
Mesmo

Advisor

SocialDeck
depict Inc.
Playnomics
SocialDeck

Positions

Co-Founder and CEO Include Capital September 2015 - present
Chair Board of Directors Mama Hope 2015 - present
Investor WorkLife Inc. 2014 - present
Advisor depict Inc. 2013 - present
Advisor Playnomics 2013 - 2014
VP Social Games GSN (TV & Games) 2010 - 2013
Advisor SocialDeck 2008 - 2010
Co-Founder and CEO Mesmo 2006 - 2010
Chair, Board of Directors HandsOn Bay Area 2005 - 2007
Business Development Consultant MerchantCircle 2006 - 2006
Director, Corporate Business Development 3Com 2001 - 2006
Treasurer, Board of Directors HandsOn Bay Area 2003 - 2005
VP, Business Development EQuill Corporation 2000 - 2000
International Business Development/Product Manager Intraware 1998 - 1999
Business Development/Product Manager Intraware 1997 - 1998
Corporate Finance Analyst Montgomery Securities 1995 - 1997

Education

University of California, Berkeley Economics 1990 - 1995

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Latin America
  • • Commercial Lending
  • • Credit scoring
  • • Credit Underwriting
  • • Impact Investing
  • • P2p lending
  • • Social Finance
  • • Developing markets
Markets of Interest
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Social Impact
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Higher Education

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Customer Acquisition • Fundraising • Mobile • Growth • Product management • Growth hacking • Social networking • Product strategy • M&a • Business Strategy • Mobile strategy • Organic Growth • Social Media

Key Accomplishments

Davin is an entrepreneur and growth hacker that has founded or joined, and successfully exited, a wide range of Internet, social, and mobile start-ups and global public companies over the last 20 years. Earlier in his career, he spent time as an investment banker at Montgomery Securities leading equity and debt financings and mergers and acquisitions for early Internet and growth companies in 1995; he was a key part of the initial international team at Intraware in 1997, a B2B Internet pioneer that achieved an IPO and $2 billion market cap; he was the fifth employee of E-Quill in 2000, an early SaaS collaboration company that sold to Microsoft; and he drove a turnaround at a global public networking equipment company, 3Com where he was integral in the formation of one of the largest joint ventures in China with Huawei in 2003.

Most recently Davin founded and successfully sold one of the early social and mobile gaming companies, Mesmo with over 75 million users worldwide and top 10 applications on iOS, Android and Facebook in 2007. Davin led the vision, strategy, culture, user acquisition and engagement, product development, fundraising from top tier investors, recruiting and managing of a 50+ person team, multiple pivots, the sale and wildly successful post-merger integration, tripling the earnout target.

Davin also serves as Chairman of Mama Hope, a nonprofit that trains impact entrepreneurs from around the world and partners them with visionary leaders in developing countries to lift their communities out of poverty. Together, they fund and build community-identified sustainable projects using local resources.

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Debarshi Kar
They're my current cofounder  •  CTO. Co-Founder. Mobile Apps. Gaming & Enterprise. Agile & Lean Product. 10+ acquisitions.
Davin and I were co-founders of a gaming company that went through a successful acquisition. From product concept through launch through pu ... rchase Davin was always the optimistic "business guy" moving the team forward. He is incredibly well-connected and can get a meeting with basically anyone. Davin deeply cares for the team and products he builds and is always looking to make a positive impact on peoples lives. Though seasoned in investment banking and corporate strategy he has a very good sense of product, marketing, and technology. I think we learned a lot from each other and I would work with Davin again anytime!
Joe Greenstein
They're my friends  •  Janitor, Joe Greenstein Ventures and Mr Big Shot, Flixster & RottenTomatoes. University of Pennsylvania grad. Wharton grad.
well, for one thing is just so damn sexy.
Jesse Hull
We worked together  •  Executive Director of Technology, GSN Games. Previously Founder, CTO, MesmoTV.
I have already started one successful company with Davin. He is a great entrepreneur. He is dedicated, loyal, driven, and passionate. Great ... at inspiring and motivating large and small teams.
Lori Krauss
Technology Licensing and Commercial Transactions Attorney, Lori Krauss, Attorney at Law.
Davin is smart, sees the big picture and listens to all perspectives. I would work with him any day.