David Olk has a diverse work experience in the field of startups and entrepreneurship. David is currently serving as the Co-Founder & General Partner at Junction Venture Partners since December 2021. In addition, they are also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York, teaching a class called "Venturing to Change the World" from September 2022.
Previously, David Olk was a Venture Advisor at Five Four Ventures LLC starting from January 2022. Before that, they were heavily involved in the growth of ShopKeep, a company they co-founded. David played multiple roles at ShopKeep, including Co-Founder, Board Member, COO, and CFO. David contributed significantly to the company's success until its sale to Lightspeed, resulting in an exit value of approximately $1.1 billion for shareholders. David Olk's tenure at ShopKeep started in August 2011.
Apart from their work at ShopKeep, David Olk has also been associated with various other organizations. David served as the Chairman Emeritus of Voray from April 2021 to the present. David held the positions of CEO & Co-Founder, Chief Community Officer & Co-Founder, and CEO & Co-Founder at Voray from November 2019 to April 2021, May 2019 to October 2019, and November 2015 to May 2019, respectively. Furthermore, they have been an Investor at Wagmo, Inc. since January 2019 and at Mable since February 2019.
David Olk has also utilized their expertise and knowledge by serving as a Mentor at Techstars from June 2015. David has been an Advisory Board Member at Simon Quick Advisors, LLC since June 2017 and an Advisor at Shelf since June 2018.
Overall, David Olk's work experience showcases their active involvement in the startup ecosystem as a co-founder, advisor, investor, professor, and mentor.
David Olk attended Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business from 1994 to 1998, though no specific degree or field of study was mentioned. Later, from 2009 to 2011, they pursued an MBA at Columbia Business School.
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August, 2011 - present