Dave Samuel

By the time I was nine years old, I was waking up at 4 AM to deliver the Waterville Morning Sentinel by 6:15 AM. I then launched Thriller Designs when I was in the fifth grade and Sounds Unlimited, a mobile DJ service, in the sixth grade. I’ve been a hustling entrepreneur at heart ever since. After graduating from MIT undergrad and working at Oracle for 1 year, I co-founded Spinner in 1995 (acquired by AOL for $320 million) and Grouper/Crackle in 2004 (acquired by Sony for $65 million). I discovered the beauty of the “shit business” and founded Brondell, a developer of innovative,  healthy home products that’s #1 in the #2 business. I also chair Toi Labs, which aims to harness data for health analysis before it’s flushed away.

When I’m OOO, I enjoy mountain biking, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. Being a dad is cool too.

More from Dave’s Companies

Snapdocs Secures $25M

Snapdocs, an AI-powered platform aimed at streamlining the digital mortgage closing process, announced this morning it has closed on a $25 million Series B.

Autodesk to acquire BuildingConnected

Prior to starting BuildingConnected, I worked as a general contractor for 6 years. In 2012, I quit my job to start BuildingConnected. From my experience, I knew that the bidding process requires engagement with many different businesses on a constant basis. It seemed to me that if we could connect everyone on one network we could simplify the process for everyone.

Entrepreneurs: Find Your Yes

“Sorry, this isn’t a match.” “No, I like radio just as it is.” “I’m not a believer in streaming audio.” “I’m a pass.” This was what we heard, in one form or another, 43 times by the spring of 1997 after attempting to raise funding for TheDJ, the first Internet radio service.
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