I start companies and non-profits, bring geeks together, and help startups.
All was as expected. They were great. I got a little worried though when I could not confirm if they were arriving or not but luckily they got checked in.
I've known David since 1998 from my Stanford days. He's just about the most lovely guy you will ever meet. He deftly combines massive intellectual horsepower with a strong creative sensibility and a magnanimous, warm nature that makes hanging out with David a wonderfully, unique experience. Just get to know this man and your life will be just a little bit more enlightened.
David is a great person to be around. I've know him for years. He's full of energy, and it's contagious!
He knows the bay area and SF really well. No matter what your interest, from silicon valley startups, to getting outdoors, to getting behind the helm of a helicopter - he'll be able to get you pointed in the right direction :)
I doubt there is anyone in Silicon Valley entrepreneur community that doesn't know David. David is a successful founder, mentor, adviser and now an investor. Once he came to blackbox to speak about Silicon Valley to a group of foreign entrepreneurs - they wouldn't let him go! Because he is fantastic - Intelligent, funny, inspiring and insightful. I am very happy to know David.
David is one of the nicest people I've ever met. He's ridiculously smart, funny and just all around awesome. He's also helped my company with great advice.
David and I were roommates at the now-famous Rainbow Mansion, in Cupertino. It was a blast - aside from his impeccable taste in wine, and endless appetite for varied and passionate conversation, he's also a great friend to go to for help or advice in a near-limitless range of circumstances.
I met David at SHDH 16, and we've been friends ever since. When I'm in the Bay Area, I love to contact David to meet up and see what he's doing. I know I can rely on him. He's generous, friendly, and well-connected. I had a wonderful stay at his apartment, where I was inspired to develop another successful iPhone app. I hope to see him again soon, the next time our paths cross.
I've known David about 5 years, and he's a really amazing person. He's very open to experiencing whatever comes his way, and gets along great with absolutely anyone. To top it off, he is rocket scientist smart!