David Famolari is managing director of Hearst Ventures. Previously, David was a director with Verizon Ventures, where he led investments in Beamr, FanDuel, Playsight, PrecisionHawk, Skyward and Swiftmile. He also oversaw investments and participation in the Techstars IoT and Mobility programs as well as the creation of the Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio.
Famolari began his career in advanced technology R&D at Bell Labs. He is the author of more than 50 technical publications and an inventor of more than 70 granted and pending patents. Famolari has served on the advisory board for the National Venture Capital Association, the board of the Small UAV Coalition, the strategic advisory board for Grand Central Tech, the investment advisory committee for Ben Franklin Technology Partners and the Wharton employer advisory board.
Famolari earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in business from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.