David Pakman is a Partner at venture capital firm Venrock in NYC focused on investing and helping build early-stage consumer and enterprise internet companies. His areas of focus include consumer products and services, AI, social/mobile media, web services, big data, robotics, SaaS and anything else hugely exciting and disruptive.
When David started his career at Apple, he experienced the power truly outstanding products can have on creating not just new markets, but on empowering people to harness their own creativity. As a drummer and songwriter, he knows first hand how great tools help me unleash his own latent talents.
Apple's sense of entrepreneurialism - the core belief that great products can change the world - led him to build and create his own startups, and now David loves working with other founders to launch and grow great new companies destined to impact the world.
David has been a consumer internet entrepreneur since 1997. He co-founded the Apple Music Group in 1995, worked at N2K (one of the first online music companies), co-founded MyPlay (pioneer of the digital music locker), and was CEO/COO of eMusic for five years.