Dave Balter is an innovation-obsessed builder of companies, often as a founder/CEO, but occasionally as a board member, advisor, or investor. Dave is also an active venture investor and M&A professional. Currently he is the CEO of Mylestoned, an early-stage venture backed startup and he previously led the Transactions (M&A and Partnerships) Team at Pluralsight, an online learning company focused on professional technology training, following the acquisition of Smarterer, a venture backed skills assessment startup he co-founded in 2010. Dave also founded BzzAgent in 2001, which was acquired by dunnhumby in 2011. He was a 2009 finalist for E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, co-founded the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), and is the author of the books “Grapevine” and “The Word of Mouth Manual: Volume II.” Dave is a venture partner with Boston Seed Capital and a mentor with Tech Stars.
Areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship, Marketing