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David Siegel

Advisor Zürich Area, Switzerland, CH

Start-up Coach, Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and Founder, Business Agility Workshop. Stanford grad.

Start-up Coach, Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and Founder, Business Agility Workshop. Stanford grad.

6 vouches

Involved In


Business Agility Workshop
Cresta Capital Strategies


BroadBranch Advisors
Futurize Now
SuperBricks, LLC
BroadBranch Advisors
Futurize Now


Start-up Coach Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) March 2015 - present
Founder Business Agility Workshop February 2013 - present
Board Member SuperBricks, LLC November 2008 - present
Consultant Parlay Labs, DBA March 2013 - August 2014
Senior Advisor BroadBranch Advisors February 2014 - March 2014
Angel Investor Siegel Ventures July 2000 - January 2012
Author/Public Speaker Siegel Vision January 1998 - January 2011
author Macmillan 1995 - 2010
CEO March 2006 - January 2009
Founder Cresta Capital Strategies January 2005 - March 2006
Investor Giantchair 2000 - January 2004
Board member Futurize Now 2000 - 2002
Consultant Siegel Vision December 1998 - December 2001
CEO Studio Verso January 1994 - July 2000
Typeface designer Siegel Vision June 1987 - January 1994
Instructor PRATT INSTITUTE January 1991 - June 1991


Harvard Business School "Making Corporate Boards More Effective" 2008 - 2008
Stanford University Computer Graphics 1982 - 1986
University of Colorado Boulder Computer Science, Math 1978 - 1982

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Management • Business Strategy • Company Culture • Entrepreneurship • Marketing Strategy

Key Accomplishments

My track record as an entrepreneur:


I have learned far more from my failures than my successes.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Whatever works. Pretty much anything but fundraising.

As an Advisor

I'm happy to help entrepreneurs however I can. I recommend exploring these links first:

Vouches Received

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Clay Andres
They're my school  •  CIO, BiblioMeta and Publisher & Walrus-in-Chief, WalrusInk. Stanford grad. Cornell grad.
I've known Dave since the '80s when we were both at Stanford. He is knowledgeable, thoughtful, and super smart. He also helped me find my cu ... rrent startup partners, and I didn't even really know what I was looking for!
Mike Bergman
They're my friends  •  CEO, Structured Dynamics LLC and Chief Architect, Citizen Dan. Duke grad. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
David is a forward thinker with the ability to spot trends and render his observations into broadly understandable concepts.
Robert Simon
We worked together  •  Managing Partner, IT Venture Fund, BDC and Exec Committee, The C100. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Long history and knowledge of computer and Internet technologies. Excellent communicator and strategy visionary.
Jerry Altzman
We worked together  •  Adjunct Instructor, Fordham University and Technical Project Manager, 1010data. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.
David has a great record of successes; and where he hasn't, he's displayed an uncanny ability to learn deep insights from his missteps. He's ... clear, focused, and dedicated.
Lindsay Beveridge
We worked together  •  Executive Vice President, European Debt Management (Project) and Director, Ashbury Park Limited.
David is a clear thinking and experienced advisor. He approaches clients business and projects with fresh unconventional methodology.
Simon Bedford
We worked together  •  Co-founder, NTB Service Advocates and Founder & CEO, Abare Consulting.
David is friendly, hands-on and outgoing, and very open to giving up his time to help people out. He is engaging and easy to-talk-to, and cl ... early has a lot of interesting experience as well as a quite different point of view that I think could be valuable to a lot of entrepreneurs.

Leo Keller
They're my friends  •  CEO, Blue Ocean SWS Semantic Web Solutions GmbH. Previously Re-Founder and Co-CEO 2002 - 2009, NETBREEZE.
Leo is part of the Zurich entrepreneurial ecosystem. Let him in, please.