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Dave Feldman

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

UX and Product guy. Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Emu ( Former EIR, CrunchFund. Former AOL, Yahoo!. Harvard CS grad.

UX and Product guy. Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Emu ( Former EIR, CrunchFund. Former AOL, Yahoo!. Harvard CS grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • UI/Design
  • Mobile Engineering
I have an idea I'm commited to
I don’t have much time for the next several months

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Mobile Engineering

Involved In


Emu Messenger




UX Manager Google June 2015 - present
Product Manager Google August 2014 - May 2015
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer Emu Messenger September 2012 - August 2014
Entrepreneur in Residence CrunchFund May 2012 - September 2012
Sr. Director, Product Management - Special Projects AOL May 2010 - January 2012
Director, User Experience Design Yahoo January 2009 - May 2010
Sr. Interaction Designer Yahoo March 2007 - December 2008
Product Design & Strategy Consultant Freelance July 2000 - January 2007
User Interface Designer Centrica January 2000 - June 2000
Product Manager Juno Online Services, Inc. May 1999 - December 1999
Faculty Research Assistant Human Computer Interaction Laboratory, University of Maryland November 1998 - April 1999
Research Associate Human Computer Interaction Group, Cornell University June 1998 - October 1998
User Interface Designer TextWise June 1997 - November 1997
Software Design Engineer Microsoft June 1996 - August 1996


Harvard University Computer Science 1994 - 1998
Ithaca High School 1991 - 1994

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Market research
  • • Operations
  • • Product management
  • • Public relations
  • • Customer Validation
  • • Marketing Analytics
  • • Product Market Fit
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • communication
  • • collaboration
  • • productivity
  • • machine learning
  • • NLP

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • User Experience Design • User Interface Design • mobile devices

Key Accomplishments

2013: With my co-founder, raised $1.5M in seed funding for Emu ( from Kleiner Perkins, DFJ, Triplepoint, Menlo Ventures, and others. Built the team out to 5 people. Launched for Android in October.

2012: In addition to searching for a co-founder and joining CrunchFund as EIR, I designed and built Stky, a simple productivity app for iPhone. (

2011: Product-managed the redesign and relaunch of TechCrunch.

2009: Led the design team for Yahoo! Messenger. Designed Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone. Served on Yahoo!'s Emerging Markets Task Force.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

An ability to spot and synthesize user needs and market trends to create and focus a product vision; to build, lead, and inspire a team to follow that vision; and a breadth of working knowledge across design, product management, and development that allows me to manage a multidisciplinary team and get my hands dirty when necessary, from Photoshop to Xcode to Android Studio.

As an Advisor

I try to be honest, direct, and compassionate ( I don't take myself too seriously.

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Austin Marusco
They're my advisor  •  iOS Developer, VEVO. Previously Co-Founder, CEO, Retrace.
I worked with Dave while he was an EIR at Crunchfund. My Co-founder and I were inexperienced with product design. Fortunately, Dave is incr ... edibly good with product. He understands how to manipulate the UI/UX to create the best user experience. Dave helped us step by step with major decisions of our app. Whenever I make a design/product decision with anything, I always try to think about the lessons that Dave taught me. He is a genius and I would love to work with him again in the future.