This post is by Donald Butler from Thomvest Ventures – Medium

We’re pleased to announce that Dave Hafford has joined our team as a Senior Associate. Dave brings extensive investing and operational experience, and will be working closely with Nima Wedlake and myself, focusing on early stage investments across the financial technology and real estate verticals.

Prior to joining Thomvest, Dave was an investor at Morpheus Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on deep tech and financial technology. While at Morpheus, Dave invested in companies including Skolem Technologies (DeFi Prime Brokerage), VeriSIM (AI-assisted drug discovery), and others. Prior to that, Dave was a Vice President at Platform Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in technology and consumer companies. At Platform Ventures, he invested in companies like Peloton (Consumer Technology), Moneylion (Consumer Fintech), Unchained Capital (Cryptocurrency Prime Brokerage), Beam Dental (Insurtech), and others. Additionally, Dave also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Shadowbox, a NY-based fitness business, where he oversaw strategic, financial, and growth initiatives. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking at Stifel in San Francisco.

We’re thrilled to expand the Thomvest Ventures team as we continue to focus on investments across financial technology and real estate verticals. Dave’s vast experience in venture capital, along with his passion for the impact of financial technology on consumer and enterprise applications, brings a tremendous amount of value and strength to our team.

Dave is originally from Southern California and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Accounting from the University of Michigan, and a (Read more…)