Partner – Rocket Builders & Mentor In Residence – SFU
Dave Thomas is a Senior Partner with Rocket Builders. He is an executive, business consultant and adviser for a number of technology companies and manages the Rocket Builders ‘Market Readiness Program’. Recent positions and projects include Mentor in Residence at Simon Fraser University Venture Connection, Director of Programs at Venture Labs and a guest lecturer at the New Ventures BC program. He was the General Manager of the Canadian Financing Forum, matching North American Corporate and VC investors with serious entrepreneurs looking to build world-class technology companies from 2003 to 2010.
Thomas has worked with a series of start-ups over the past two decades and was a member of the management team for four venture backed tech companies. He is currently an adviser to companies, an entrepreneur, an angel investor and a shareholder in angel seed funds. He has an MBA from UBC and was a member of the coaching staff for Canada’s Olympic Sailing Team on four occasions.
Specialties: Product Marketing, Go to Market, Market Research