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Dave  Morin

Dave Morin

Entrepreneur & Founder of Slow Ventures

Dave Morin

Entrepreneur & Founder of Slow Ventures


Dave is an entrepreneur. He is Founder & Partner at Slow Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm that champions long term thinking and innovation. Slow serves a community of over 300 of the most innovative startups in the world, including Slack, Pinterest, Robinhood, Dwell, Evernote, NextDoor, Blue Bottle, Allbirds, Girlboss and more.

He is also the Co-Founder & CEO of Sunrise, whose mission is to cure depression, reduce suffering, and understand the brain. Focused on bringing together science, technology, medicine, spirituality, philosophy, and design to revolutionize how humanity experiences all forms of depression.

Previously, he was the Co-Founder and CEO of Path which was acquired by Kakao in 2015. He cofounded Path with the mission of being a source of happiness, meaning, and connection through simplicity, quality, and privacy in technology and design. Path continues to serves tens of millions of people every day.

Dave has had a lifelong passion for technology, entrepreneurship, culture, design, photography, nature, skiing, and improving society. He served both Apple and Facebook for several years during periods of rapid innovation and growth. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Today, he serves on the Boards of Dwell and Esalen. And, is an advisor to VSCO.

He grew up under the big sky of Montana where he was ranked as one of the top downhill ski racers in America. Today, he lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Brit Morin, Founder and CEO of Brit + Co, a digital media and lifestyle brand, and their family.

Speaker Videos

The Biggest Problem in Social Networking

Open Social Web

It's not About you, it's About the Service

Getting People Together in the Real World

Speech Topics

How Entrepreneurs Change the World

In this motivational presentation Morin educates audiences on internet entrepreneurship and product innovation by exploring the creation of the world’s most successful startups, including:

  • How to turn an idea into a reality
  • The importance of a meaningful marketing message
  • How to transform a vision into a company

Morin analyzes how these companies have achieved such great success and dives into the details of how to think about product innovation, uncommon marketing techniques and turning your product into a platform and an open ecosystem. 

The Brave New Business World: Create Something People Want, Then Build a Business Model

Your Identity Is Your Connections

Connected: The Search for a More Social World