Jeff (J.D.) Davids

Jeff (J.D.) Davids

Mentor at the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center


I have had the privilege of serving on the management teams of 8 venture capital backed startups, 3 of which completed successful IPOs, 3 were acquired, and 2 were valuable learning opportunities. I have been fortunate enough to close over $1 Billion in financial transactions including raising money from Angel Investors, Venture Capital Firms, Strategic Corporate Investors and completing IPOs and Mergers & Acquisitions from the buy side and the sell side of the deal.

SmartMoney Startups helps entrepreneurs raise money from high quality investors faster than any other program available. Most entrepreneurs are frustrated with how much time the fundraising process takes, especially when pitching investors who don’t really understand their business.

Our programs provide entrepreneurs with a step-by-step process that dramatically accelerates the process of depositing a check from investors that bring a lot more than just cash to the table. 70% of our members have completed fundraising deals and others are negotiating term sheets as we speak.

Our team has had the privilege of working with portfolio companies of top tier venture capital and private equity firms including Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Benchmark Capital, Mohr Davidow, NEA, Physic Ventures, Thomas, McNerney & Partners, TA Associates, JK&B Capital, ATA Ventures, Enterprise Partners, Mission Ventures and many others. Our team has also worked with corporate clients and their investment portfolio companies including Omnicom, Life Technologies, Koch Industries/Flint Hills Resources, Royal Dutch Shell, MGM Mirage, Websense, Wireless Facilities, and many others.

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