David Hartford brings over 40 years of experience as a private equity investor, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur to Aromyx. He has extensive experience in software and systems engineering, management, and investing in the high-tech world, and as a corporate and securities attorney.
In 2006, David was a founding partner at Aeris Capital, where he managed global investments in private equity and venture funds, as well as in later-stage technology companies. Beginning in 2016, David transitioned to senior advisor at Aeris. He served on the board of the European Venture Capital Association for four years.
David has a BS from the University of Pittsburgh and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a mentor at the Haas Graduate School of Business at UC Berkeley. He has also been an adjunct professor at Cal State University and in Moscow for the National Economy. David is a frequent speaker and contributor to industry conferences worldwide on private equity and technology topics.