David Matthews has a background as an entrepreneur, a lead investor in emerging alternative investment funds, a venture capitalist, and a venture philanthropist. As an entrepreneur, he launched several successful start-ups including Intelecon and Green Mountain Dallas. Matthews brought the initial capital together to launch emerging managers in such funds as Red River Ventures, Elm Creek Partners, Trailblazer Capital, and REVTECH. He also serves as managing partner of Trailblazer and REVTECH. As a venture capitalist, Matthews has led investments in a number of early-stage entrepreneurial ventures including PeopleAnswers, Green Mountain Dallas, Zaadz, and EnTouch Controls. As a venture philanthropist, he developed innovative approaches to raising operating funds for early childhood education. His Cityscape LEGO® exhibits have generated over $1 million of net contributions during the past five years. Matthews earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Engineering from Ohio State University.