Founder & CEO
Dave King has been involved in high-tech entrepreneurship since the early 1990s. He has over 15 years of experience in all aspects of software development, from system architecture to large-scale database design to the psychology of user interfaces and management of agile development teams. Dave helped pioneer paperless manufacturing information systems in the electronics industry, then focused on designing extensible software systems for ad hoc visualization and analysis of large-scale multidimensional data sets.
In 2011, Dave saw the need for a more modular and cross-disciplinary approach to data science and founded Exaptive, Inc. in order to pursue ways that technology and community can be combined to facilitate innovation. In 2015, his company was named as one of five Cool New Vendors in the life sciences by Gartner and an Innovator of the Year by the Journal Record, and in 2016 it was selected by the Bloor Group as one of the top 10 companies and technologies to watch as well as the Most Promising New Business from the Oklahoma Venture Forum. Dave holds a bachelor's degree from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science.