David Furneaux General Information
Mr. David Furneaux is the Founder & serves as Chief Executive Officer at Virsec. He also serves as Executive Chairman at Lufa Farms. Mr. David Furneaux is the Founder at Furneaux Capital. Mr. Furneaux serves as a Board Member at CyberSaint. He serves as Chief Executive Officer at BlueIO. He co-founded Causemo and served as its Board Member & Chief Executive Officer. He serves as Partner at Inerjys Ventures. He is also a Board Member at Lumicell and Buen Sabor. He was the Founder and served as Managing Partner at Kodiak Venture Partners. He has over 15 years of venture investing and company building experience. He focuses on a broad range of opportunities in information technology and Internet markets. He also serves as Advisor at Newlans. He represents Kodiak on the Boards of Application Security, BTI Systems, GreenLight Biosciences, Lumicell Diagnostics, and Vette Corp. He is also an observer on the board for Cortina. Prior to founding Kodiak in late 1999. In 1993, he was a member of the early team at Chrysalis Symbolic Design, a semiconductor design company, and was responsible for directing east coast and major account sales. The company was later acquired by Synopsys. Prior to that, he was a telecommunications analyst with the National Conference. During his career as an entrepreneur and fund manager, he has been directly involved in the conception, founding, launching and operations of many high growth companies in the information technology landscape. Selected earlier investments include ALIS (Karl Zeiss), Auroranetics (Cisco), Extreme Packet Devices (PMC-Sierra), Enfora (Novatel), Philsar (IDT), RMI (Netlogic) Skystone (Cisco), Telica (Alcatel/Lucent) and Watchfire (IBM). He has spent his 20 year career as an entrepreneur, investor and venture capital fund manager. During this time, he has played active roles in building some of the leading technology and Internet companies in North America. He also started and operates 2 investment companies; Furneaux Capital Holding Company, LLC and Kodiak Venture Partners. A sample of successful companies include Aironet (IPO and acquired by Cisco Systems), ALIS (acquired by Karl Zeiss), Auroranetics (acquired by Cisco Systems), Enfora (Acquired by Novatel), Extreme Packet Devices (acquired by PMC-Sierra), Philsar (acquired by Skyworks), RMI (acquired by Broadcom), Smartcells (acquired by Merck) and Watchfire (acquired by IBM). Recent successes from Furneaux Capital and Kodiak Venture Partner's investments include BLAZE.io's acquisition by Akamai, WHERE.com's acquisition by EBAY and Channel Advisor's IPO on the NYSE. Areas of interest include Internet and communication technologies, agriculture and food technologies and sustainable power generation. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Solantro Semiconductor.