Dave Blundin

Dave Blundin

Dave Blundin is a serial entrepreneur and Managing Partner at Link Ventures, a venture capital firm dedicated to investing internet and technology companies with a capital-efficient road to profitability. To date, Dave has co-founded 23 companies, at least five of which have achieved $100 million+ valuations, and has served on 21 private and public boards.

Dave is also the Chairman of Cogo Labs, a big-data venture accelerator located next to MIT in Cambridge, MA. Cogo Labs'; mission is to provide anything that helps a startup grow quickly, including several multi-petabyte data assets that help entrepreneurs discover and quickly vet new business ideas. Dave spends most of his time between Link and Cogo, mentoring and coaching young management teams to accelerate the impact of technology on society.

The Cogo Labs incubation process has led Dave to become chairman of 12 companies, including EverQuote (NASDAQ: EVER), an online insurance marketplace. Dave is also the chairman and founding CEO of Vestmark, which manages over $1TN in US assets, and General Partner at Vestigo Ventures, a fintech-focused fund. Dave received his BS in Computer Science from MIT where he researched neural network technology at the AI lab.

As a member of the XPRIZE Innovation Board, Dave hopes to apply his parallel interests to the broader goals of pushing the limits of the possible and applying technology carefully and thoughtfully to change the world for the better. With plenty on his plate, he finds balance with a passion for golf, tennis, sailing, skiing and hockey with his family and extended family of lifelong friends.