January 22, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Innovation in Strategic Investment
Dave Tucker, Senior Advisor Next Level Ventures
Dave is a Senior Advisor for Next Level Ventures and works as a senior level consultant for a handful of technology companies. He has been in the technology industry for 30+ years with stints at large enterprises including Hewlett-Packard and Siemens and at startups including Workiva, Engineering Animation, and T.R.A.D.E., Inc. He recently stepped down as the Sr. VP of Technology at Workiva where he helped to build the R&D organization from a handful of people to 450+ individuals over an 11 year period and helped grow the company from zero to $300 million in revenue. He also worked to develop partnerships with a number of companies from Big4 advisory firms to technology companies in the FinTech space. He is a 1986 graduate of Iowa State University and currently lives in Ames with his wife, Susan. He is active on the Board of Directors of the Technology Association of Iowa, serving as the Chair in 2017, and in general is active in the Iowa technology community through mentoring young entrepreneurs, and advising technology startups. He is also active in the Ames community as a member of the board of the Ames Economic Development Commission and of the Ames Seed Capital investment group.