Dave McClure

Dave McClure has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for almost twenty years as a software developer, entrepreneur, startup advisor, angel investor, blogger, & internet marketing nerd. He is an advisor or investor for Mint, Mashery, Simply Hired, TeachStreet, Oortle, CrazyEgg, SlideShare, Eventvue, RichRelevance, HealthUnity, & Canopy Financial.


He is the conference chair for Graphing Social Patterns, and a co-chair for Web 2.0 Expo and has been a guest lecturer at Stanford University for the nation’s first-ever course on building Facebook Apps. Dave is a board member for microfinance accelerator Unitus, advisor to microfinance lender Kiva.org, and a co-founder of the Silicon Valley Microfinance Network.


His interests include microfinance and economic innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capital, ultimate frisbee, cartoons and animation, and an ever-growing collection of silly hats.

Web 2.0 Expo SF Launchpad: Six New Startup Stars

This year's Launchpad at Web 2.0 Expo SF features six new Web 2.0 startups that have captured our interest and attention: Acquia Triggit Chirp Interactive Oortle JobScore TradeVibes Here's a brief description of each of these cool new companies: Acquia is an open source software company providing products and services for the wildly popular Drupal social publishing system. At Acquia,…

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Graphing Social Patterns West: Monday Highlights & AppNite Demo Contest

Schedule highlights from Graphing Social Patterns West beginning Monday, March 3 in San Diego. Developers can enter their apps in the AppNite Live Demo Contest.

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Sneaking Around With Other People's Platforms … and a Countdown to Graphing Social Patterns West

Multiple Platforms, One Geek. What's a man to do?

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