Dave is co-founder and a managing director of Cottonwood Technology Fund. Cottonwood Technology Fund is focused on early/seed stage companies and brings with it an extensive network to additional capital and strategic customers/partners. Dave has experience working with the national labs and the research universities throughout the southwest at the leadership and research head levels. Prior to co-founding Cottonwood Technology Fund, Dave founded and served as Managing Director of Southeast Interactive, the first and largest information technology-focused fund based in the Southeast. While at Southeast Interactive (SEI), Dave was responsible for raising three funds totaling over $175 million. He was directly involved in fund raising and exit transaction events totaling in excess of $1 billion across the SEI portfolio and generated cash on cash returns on his directed investments of approximately 4X. Dave holds a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.