David Semerad

A driven entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience in the software development field, David Semerad divides his time between Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Prague. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in information technology from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. He also studied at Technische Universitat Munchen in Germany and Universidad de Malaga in Spain and is a member of the Forbes Agency Council as well as the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).

David grew his mobile and digital app development company, STRV, from a small startup in 2004 to a thriving company with more than 100 employees servicing four offices on two continents. Serving top startups as well as Fortune 500 brands, STRV is a preferred partner for tech seed finance giant Y Combinator and has managed projects with a total user base of more than 50 million. Responsible for the development of several high-profile apps that have been acquired by publicly traded companies, David’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired and TechCrunch.

Passionate about startups and mobile technologies in general, David immediately scoops up the industry’s latest devices as soon as they hit the market in an effort to keep up with fast-evolving tech trends. He loves working with talented people. When he isn’t masterminding the next breakout app, he is an avid runner as well as a Crossfit enthusiast and lover of EDM music. You might easily spot him going for a run down Venice Beach on any given day, enjoying the beautiful southern California sunshine.