venture capitalist in San Francisco, California
David Wu was born on April 29, 1968 in Poughkeepsie, New York, but grew up in Los Gatos, California, and spent the majority of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. David graduated from Stanford University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Quantitative Economics.
After graduation from college, David floated with 4 friends down the Mississippi River on a homemade raft that he designed, spent a winter as a ski bum in Lake Tahoe, California, and then returned to the San Francisco Bay Area pursuing a career as a professional musician. Along with Jay Middleton, Greg Loos, and James Nash, David founded Occams Razor, a touring rock band where he played bass. Their single “She Said” reached #55 nationally on the Gavin Report Top 40 Chart in 1996.
After his musical career, David spent the next decade as an entrepreneur. He was COO, CFO, and Chief Product Officer at Homestead Technologies that was acquired by Intuit in 2007, where he became vice-president of their Small Business Group.
In 2012, David joined Maveron to help identify new consumer tech investments – especially those at the intersection of entertainment, social, and gaming. David’s investments include Postmates (acquired by Uber), August Home (acquired by Assa Abloy), Eargo (NASDAQ: EAR), Modern Fertility (acquired by Ro), inkbox (acquired by BIC), WePay (acquired by JP Morgan Chase), Tile (acquired by Life360), Periscope (acquired by Twitter), WaveXR, Illumix, Jammcard, and Volta.
David is lifetime active music supporter, and he is a voting member of the Recording Academy, and a board member of the GRAMMY Museum, GRAMMY Foundation, and the GRAMMY Blue Ribbon Adjudication Committee.