General Partner, Cofounders Capital
Mr. David Gardner has been the founder or cofounder of multiple successful companies in the Triangle including PeopleClick that was purchased for $100M and Report2Web that sold for $12M in less than eleven months from inception. Mr. Gardner has also served as a Vice President for Compuware, a billion dollar Fortune 1000 corporation, after it acquired ProviderLink, a healthcare communications exchange he founded. He is author of a popular book on entrepreneurship called, The StartUp Hats. In addition to several years of full time computer science and business related post graduate studies at NCSU, he holds degrees in Music and Philosophy with a post graduate concentration in theology and dead languages. What drives Mr. Gardner today is his passion for helping smart, coachable first-time entrepreneurs, watching them succeed, and witnessing their life-changing exits.