David Weekly

Google

David Weekly

Google

Biography

David is the Product manager directing the activities of a small R&D lab dubbed “Rapid Rollout” for Google Access (an Alphabet company). The team’s mandate is to create new tools, technologies, business models, and datasets that change the economics of planning, building, and deploying high speed Internet everywhere. Their customers are both internal to Google and external.

David is the Product manager directing the activities of a small R&D lab dubbed “Rapid Rollout” for Google Access (an Alphabet company). The team’s mandate is to create new tools, technologies, business models, and datasets that change the economics of planning, building, and deploying high speed Internet everywhere. Their customers are both internal to Google and external.

David also leads the Google Crisis Access Response Team (GoCART) to rebuild communications networks after a wide-scale emergency and have represented Google to the Congressional Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness.

In addition to his work at Google, David is the founder of drone.vc, the world’s first drone focused investment fund, using an AngelList syndicate to invest in early-to-midstage unmanned civilian aircraft companies and related key technologies and services.

He is also an award winning startup advisor, and has given talks around the world on entrepreneurship and Silicon Valley culture. Currently, he is an advisor for Browserling, ELN/Resentris, Kiputers, DooChoo, Breezy, Trove, BeScrappy, AiryLabs, Matterport, MotionMath, Lean Launch Lab, Kachingle, Respect Networks, and Veetle — and informally coaches dozens more. Previously he has advised companies such as Plaxo (sold to Comcast), Attassa (sold to YouSendIt), Like.com (sold to Google), Jaxtr (sold to Sabse), MP3.com (IPO), Spinner (sold to AOL), Casio, Scout, Telephia, and POPCAST.

David is also an official Mentor for a few incubator programs, including InnoBlue, Women 2.0 Labs, 500 Startups, Founder Institute, and i/o ventures.

Notably, David was the founder of Mexico.vc, Silicon Valley’s first seed program for Mexican-based Internet startups, in 2011. He served as General Partner for the fund. In August 2012, the firm was merged into 500 Startups.

David Weekly

Google

Biography

David is a hacker who likes people. David runs infrastructure for Internet.org at Facebook, helping to connect the species to the Internet. Previously, he started and ran Ohana (a service to help parents share videos of their kids with extended family) and PBwiki (the first private hosted wiki company), still used by millions of people a month. He is also a Founding Director of Hacker Dojo, the world’s largest hackerspace, located in Mountain View, and a Founding Partner of Mexican.VC, Silicon Valley’s first seed fund for Mexican Internet startups. David has been programming since he was five and graduated from Stanford with a degree in Computer Science as a President Scholar. He has worked in such widely varying technology environments as Harvard Physics Labs, MIT Lincoln Labs, Stanford Graphics Labs, atWeb (acquired by Netscape), myplay (acquired by Bertelsmann), Legato (acquired by EMC), and There.com (where he worked with Eric Ries, the inventor of The Lean Startup methodology). David has served as an advisor to dozens of technology companies, including Plaxo (acquired by Comcast), Attassa (acquired by YouSendIt), and Like.com (acquired by Google).