Dave Parker – Venture Partner

Dave Parker is SPV’s Seattle Venture Partner, Tech Entrepreneur Venture Capitalist and Board and Advisory Board Member for dozens of companies. Formerly the Senior VP of Programs at UP Global (Startup Weekend + Startup America) that was purchased by Techstars in 2015. Dave helped launch Startup Week globally and served as the local director for four years. With his team, he built Startup Next and launched it globally serving as the Seattle Director.

Dave is the founder of 6 Month Startup, a book and program to go from ideation to revenue in 6 months. He has been a startup founder in software development, enterprise IT and professional services, software distribution and tech hardware. Dave works with startups and mid-market companies that are staging for funding, growth, transition or sale.


Portfolio Companies:

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Areas of Interest:

  • 5X Startup Founder, CEO CodeFellows
  • Author: “6 Month Startup” (out in September 2018)
  • Pitch Events, Mentor and Seattle Startup Leader