Dave is co-founder of Freestyle Capital, a seed stage Internet & technology venture capital firm. Freestyle provides hands-on guidance and real-world operational experience to Internet startups with bold and disruptive ideas.Prior to Freestyle, Dave, as President, co-founded Crackle.com, a website specializing in Internet Video in 2004. In August 2006, Sony Pictures Entertainment acquired the company for $65 million. In early 1996, Dave, as CEO, founded Spinner.com, the first and largest Internet music service. In May 1999, AOL acquired the firm for $320 million. Prior to founding Spinner.com in early 1996, David worked at Oracle within the application development group. He graduated from MIT in 1994 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. David is an SF Giants fan, enjoys both wakeboarding and snowboarding, and lives in Marin.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on David Samuel and other top speakers and celebrities.