We went to Midwood High School together which was around the corner from "the Junction" where Flatbush Avenue (Crooklyn's longest road) intersected with Nostrand Avenue (Brooklyn's second longest road). As we get ready to join forces after more than 25 years of friendship, we thought that Junction was the perfect name. We aim to become the Junction where value is created. For founders. For investors. For innovation. This fund will be the junction where paths are changed, networks are amplified, lives are positively altered, and businesses are accelerated to flourish. Maybe this sounds hokey, but we truly believe it.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Prior to co-founding Junction, David co-founded ShopKeep and ran the business day to day while raising close to $200m before it was acquired by Lightspeed. Before ShopKeep, he was Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at IAC and also co-founded Voray, a platform to help people build more authentic networks and grow their careers. He spent the first many years of his career with PwC’s Mergers and Acquisitions team. He was also an early board member of Kickstarter, which he helped finance and advise from the earliest stages. David is an active allocator to numerous venture funds and sits on the advisory board of a $4B asset manager. He's an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, a TechStars mentor, Innovator in Residence at Tulane’s University’s AB Freeman School of Business, and a member of the Board of Directors for Columbia University’s Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center. A Certified Public Accountant, David has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Tulane University and an MBA from Columbia University. Born in Brooklyn he still consumes large amounts of corner squares at L&Bs Spumoni Gardens.
Venture Partner and Investment Committee Member
In addition to Junction, David is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Five Four Ventures, a technology and consumer focused incubation fund, as well as the Co-President and Chief Commercial Officer of Growth for Good, a SPAC focused on sustainability. Previously, he was the President of Broadway Video Ventures, the corporate strategy, investment and acquisition arm of Lorne Michael’s (Executive Producer of Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and the Tonight Show) media and distribution company. Prior to that, David was a technology investor at Patricof & Co. Ventures and Apax Partners. He also co-founded, led, and sold Takkle, a startup focused on high school sports recruiting, to Alloy Media & Marketing. He started his career at Furman Selz where he helped build the firm’s Telecommunications Group. He received a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Director of Investments
Prior to Junction, Kyle worked at Five Four Ventures where he led the research process for new business ideas and was the finance lead across the incubated portfolio. Before that he worked at Activate Consulting focused on growth strategy and due diligence in technology, media, and eCommerce. While in college, he was on the founding team of a marketplace startup. Kyle received a BS from the Wharton School of Business and an MS from the University of Oxford.
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