David Travers, Rustic Canyon – August 16, LAVA Mobile Event


David Travers grew up working every odd job in his family’s business. His admiration for business creators began with his Dad and has grown into a passion for providing entrepreneurs with the capital and support to help them succeed. David’s technology and media experience are instrumental to his investment and advisory work at Rustic Canyon.

Prior to joining Rustic Canyon in 2005, David served as Executive Assistant to the National Security Advisor in the White House and was awarded the Secretary of Defense’s Award for Outstanding Public Service. Previously, David worked on corporate strategy at The Walt Disney Company and helped launch Disney’s credit card business.

David loves sports and his favorite activities include going to yoga class with his wife, playing at the park with his kids and working to support his favorite after school program, LA’s BEST.

David earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Stanford University.



LAVA Mobile – August 16, 2012, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, tiato, Santa Monica

This event requires Pre-registration.

The Los Angeles Venture Association Mobile Strategic Interest Group presents:

Los Angeles Mobile Entrepreneurs (Nick Smoot, Matthias Galica & Dave Mathews) and an experienced VC (David Travers) talking about what’s hot in the community right now.  And helping us understand, moderator Lori Kozlowski – who contributed the Forbes profile referenced above.  The critical questions the panel will address include: How do you start one? What are the challenges? How do you pay for / get the tech? Is the app space too crowded to be starting? What are VCs looking for in a mobile startup? What’s the future of mobile startups? What are the hardware challenges — ie. scaling for each device?

LAVA Mobile is a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile events and SIG are generously supported by Gumiyo and Ernst & Young.

LAVA Mobile Events are produced by Michael Utvich and John Dmohowski, Co-Chairs of LAVA Mobile.


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