David Parker

Company: Merrimack Valley Sandbox

Title: Executive Director

Profession: Management

Mentor History: Sweat For A Cause

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Industry experience

  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Consumer Goods
  • Digital Media and Entertainment
  • Non-Profit

Specialization / Skills Inventory

  • Bootstrapping
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing & PR
  • Strategy


10 years publishing experience, 15 years with Internet startups. 6 startups, 3 outright successes (Viaweb, Direct Hit, TripAdvisor), 2 moderate successes (Soundbite Communications, Delphi Forums), 1 failure (DigitalAdvisor). Angel investor in 6 firms, a number of successes. Have served on multiple startup boards with reasonable success.