Dave is a consumer-focused inventor specializing in mobile, convergence and digital entertainment. He has worked at the startup stages of projects like boxee, Slingbox and is an inventor of the CueCat consumer bar code reader.
Always tinkering, he has 70+ U.S. patents granted and has appeared as a technology expert or host on some 300 television shows. Dave has written for PC Mag, is a founding contributor of O’Reilly’s MAKE and other consumer-tech outlets as well as industry publications.
After the dot-com bubble burst, he was tapped by the Chairman of RadioShack to help re-kindle the spirit of innovation within the retail giant. Through his efforts, several products made it to market and many technologies were created with the help of his Asian and US based teams.
Dave began connecting computers to cellular phones in the early 1990’s and created some of the first mobile data solutions for carriers all over the nation. He has developed communication focused retail superstores and the products that go within, as well as routing technologies, supply chain management and back-end database infrastructure.
Dave is a frequent public speaker, technology expert for broadcast media outlets and sits on the advisory board of several early stage companies.
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?