Mr. Blivin is based in Santa Fe, NM and has over 25 years of private equity, operating and investment experience. Mr. Blivin has successfully made and managed investments in over 30 private technology based companies. He has been an early sponsor of companies representing almost $1.5 billion in realized enterprise value.
Mr. Blivin has been a founder in three venture fund platforms; Southeast Interactive based in RTP, NC; Cottonwood Technology Funds based in Santa Fe, NM and Cottonwood Euro Fund based in Enschede, Netherlands. These funds represent over $200M in committed capital. Returns have exceeded 3x cash-on-cash. The Cottonwood funds focus on seed stage investments in hard science based technologies including advanced materials, photonics, energy, robotics and healthcare.
Before entering the venture capital business, 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. Mr. Blivin has participated on numerous boards of directors including Skorpios Corporation, xF Technologies, Exagen Diagnostics, Respira Therapuetics, Microgravity Materials, Inc, The Pantry (nasdaq-PTRY), Opensite (sold to Siebel), Accipiter (sold to CMGI), Nitronex, Channelogics (sold to Scientific Atlanta) and Buildnet.
He holds a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University
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