J.D. Davids has been helping build innovative startup companies since 1991 and is a highly sought after speaker, educator & collaborative group leader. He has served on the management teams of 8 venture capital backed companies and has advised, consulted and invested in many more, having completed well over $1 billion in venture capital, M&A and IPO transactions.
Of the 8 companies, 6 of them completed successful IPOs or strategic acquisitions and 2 were learning opportunities. In his roles as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, J.D. has industry expertise in the software, hardware, digital media, cleantech, medical device and consumer product sectors. J.D. also served 4 years active duty in the United States Marine Corps.
J.D. currently serves as Managing Partner of SmartMoney Ventures whose mission is to help train 10,000 entrepreneurs over the next 10 years. We train & develop entrepreneurs from beginning to end. Members of the SmartMoney Community do not “graduate” from the program until they have a successful exit event or an orderly wind down.
J.D. is also passionate about supporting Veterans pursuing innovation or entrepreneurship. Battlefield 101 is an 8 week certificate program for veterans & immediate family members. More information about this free program is available at www.SmartMoneyVeterans.com.