DAVID FRAZEE, JD
Managing Partner, Richmond Global Ventures
David is one of the world’s leading experts on international entrepreneurship. As a Silicon Valley based high technology strategist, entrepreneur, and attorney, David has spent his career working with innovative technology companies, entrepreneurs, and funds, helping them to succeed through the creation and execution of comprehensive international corporate, business, and intellectual property strategies.
In addition to having represented over 300 startups and dozens of venture funds in hundreds of cross-border transactions, David has a real-world operational understanding of the unique business problems of emerging growth companies, having served as an executive of three technology start-ups — one of which he led through a US$128 million investment by GE, NBC, and their affiliates and subsequent IPO before it was acquired by Hughes/DirecTV.
David, managing partner Richmond Global Ventures, works extensively with Endeavor Global as a Global Mentor and is a founding Board member of Endeavor Catalyst. David has advised companies and funds in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, China, Taiwan, Poland, Jordan, Colombia, Egypt, Russia, India, Belize, Turkey, and Vietnam. He has also advised the governments of China, Taiwan, Jordan, Poland, Uruguay, Brazil, and Chile on innovation policy and emerging growth strategies.
David has appeared in many publications discussing innovation and business strategy, including Fortune, The Financial Times, The Red Herring, and The Wall Street Transcript. He is a frequent speaker, including at the Fortune Global Forum in Beijing and the Financial Times Innovation Summit in London. In 2009 and 2010, Mr. Frazee was named by Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines as a “Northern California Rising Star.”
David has a J.D. from the University of Michigan, cum laude, and an A.B. from Stanford University, with honors, with distinction, where he was a teaching assistant in the Computer Science Department and studied at the Freie Universität Berlin. David has also cashed at the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event, was one of the youngest nationally ranked soccer referees in the United States, captained the national and world championship university quiz team (the latter broadcast on BBC2-TV).