David J. Ezequelle rejoined Alloy as a Venture Partner in August 2001, having initially joined the firm in 2000 as a member of the entrepreneur-in-residence program. He founded one of the earliest web commerce sites, WebShopper.com, in 1996, followed by ToolSource.com in 1999. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, David had a 15-year tenure with Ziff-Davis publishing, where his various executive roles included publisher and publishing director for IT trade publications MacWeek, MacUser, Computer Shopper, and Digital Review.
David focuses on investments in media, wireless services, electronic payments, imaging and content management, security systems, web infrastructure, and operations management. David is serves as a director on the boards of Intelleflex, Veriwave, and ViVOtech, and as a board observer at Polimetrix, Retrevo, and YouSendIt. He previously served on the Board of Pictos, which was acquired by ESS, and guided the sale of BoldFish to Seibel Systems. He received a BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut (1974).
“As venture capitalists go through the company vetting process, they often look to invest in teams of bright and proven entrepreneurs; so did Cortina with regards to selecting our investors. With Alloy Ventures, we found a firm that understands our industry, shares a common vision, and serves as a solid guide. We were very lucky to find a key advocate and partner for Cortina such as Alloy Ventures Partner Ammar Hanafi, who has helped us continue to build a solid platform for growth."
– Amir Nayyerhabibi, CEO, Cortina Systems