David Park is a successful serial entrepreneur, investor, board member, and advisor that currently serves as (Regional) Managing Partner at Kairos Ventures and an advisory board member to several tech startups that have been acquired. In this role, David leads the fund’s Executive-in-Residence (EIR) and supports the investment team, concentrating on pioneering investments and strategic initiatives in key sectors such as Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Biotechnology, and AI/Software/Compute. With a wealth of expertise in fostering scientific innovation, David’s influence spans a broad spectrum of disciplines, including materials science, energy, advanced communications, catalysis, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and medical technologies.
Additionally, David provides strategic guidance and deep insights in steering the investment team at Kairos Ventures, collaborating closely with the CEO/Founding Partner. He plays an instrumental role in cultivating the fund’s relationships with academic partners, facilitating valuable connections between portfolio companies and Fortune 500 partners to drive growth and opportunity. Furthermore, David is involved in shaping capital allocation strategies for select portfolio companies, ensuring their development is in line with the fund’s ambitious goals for innovation and market leadership.
Beyond his leadership at Kairos Ventures, David is actively involved in the governance and strategic advising of numerous portfolio companies, contributing significantly to their strategic direction and operational achievements. His active engagement as a Limited Partner in multiple venture funds and as an investor in early-stage startups underscores his dedication to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.
David is a former advisory member to early-stage startups from UCLA & USC Ventures. He is a proud UCLA alumni, an active supporter of K12 education initiatives, a philanthropist focused on technology and conservation, founder of The Innovation Foundation, a member of Forbes Leadership Council, and an honorary member of Variety Magazine’s Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs of Silicon Beach.
Focus Areas: Artificial Intelligence I Biotechnology I Nanotechnology I Deep Tech I AR/VR/XR I Sustainability I Healthcare I Life/Physical Sci I Advanced Materials I Software I National Security/DoD Technology I Medicinal Cannabis & Psychedelics I Bio-Pharma I Education/Ed-Tech I Intellectual Property/Patents I Therapeutics