April 14-16, 2013, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Speakers

Dave Blivin

Dave Blivin

Managing Director
Cottonwood Technology Fund

David Blivin is a founder and managing director of Cottonwood Technology Fund (CTF). CTF is a seed and pre-seed stage venture capital fund focused on the Rio Grande Technology Corridor, and focused on identifying and supporting compelling emerging technology companies based in the region. In addition, Mr. Blivin is managing director of Cottonwood Technology Group (CTG). CTG is focused on supporting and creating programs and the ecosystem related to successful technology commercialization in Los Alamos and throughout New Mexico. Prior to founding the Cottonwood entities Mr. Blivin had a long and successful investment and entrepreneurial career. Dave founded and served as Managing Director of Southeast Interactive where over a five-year period he successfully built the team that established the first and largest information technology-focused fund based in the Southeast.  During his tenure, Southeast Interactive raised three funds totaling over $175 million.  He was directly involved in fund raising and exit transaction events totaling in excess of $1 billion across the portfolio and generated cash on cash returns on his directed investments of over 4X.

Before founding Southeast Interactive, Dave served as the Chief Financial Officer of Montrose Capital Corporation, a merchant-banking firm that formed and managed over 20 limited partnerships representing in excess of $100 million in equity and $350 million in total capitalization. Prior to joining Montrose Capital Corporation, he worked as a Senior Auditor with Arthur Andersen LLP where he audited several companies in the technology and communications fields.  Dave has also participated on numerous boards of directors including The Pantry (nasdaq-PTRY), Opensite (sold to Siebel), Accipiter (sold to CMGI), Nitronex, Channelogics (sold to Scientific Atlanta) and Buildnet.  He is an MBA graduate of the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.