David Wu is a general partner at Maveron. He joined Maveron’s San Francisco office in 2012 to help identify new investments in Web companies that have the potential to become leading consumer brands. He led the firm’s investments in August, Booster Fuels, Darby Smart, Eargo, and Instamotor. David appreciates what it’s like to be in the shoes of innovators, and you’ll often find him coaching entrepreneurs at top Bay Area incubators such as Y Combinator, AngelPad, 500 Startups, and Stanford’s StartX. His close ties to the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial community have led him to invest personally in over 50 startups, including Practice Fusion, Postmates, Tile, Jaunt VR, and SeatMe. David began his tech career writing C++ code at Scitor and Synopsys. He subsequently spent a decade as an executive at Homestead Technologies, where he helped the company grow to more than 400,000 paying subscribers before its acquisition by Intuit. He then managed varied Intuit businesses. David is a Bay Area native and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.