Dave Hafford

Senior Associate

Dave is a Senior Associate at Thomvest Ventures, focused on investment opportunities within the financial technology vertical.

Prior to joining Thomvest, Dave was an investor at Morpheus Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on deep tech and financial technology. While at Morpheus, Dave invested in companies like Skolem Technologies (DeFi Prime Brokerage), VeriSIM (AI-assisted drug discovery), and others. Prior to that, Dave was a Vice President at Platform Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in technology and consumer companies. At Platform Ventures, he invested in companies like Peloton (Consumer Technology), Moneylion (Consumer Fintech), Unchained Capital (Cryptocurrency Prime Brokerage), Beam Dental (Insurtech), and others. Additionally, Dave also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Shadowbox, a NY-based fitness business, where he oversaw strategic, financial, and growth initiatives. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking at Stifel in San Francisco.

Dave is originally from Southern California and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Accounting from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Connect with Dave at dave@thomvest.com, follow him on LinkedIn, and peruse his published research on Medium.