Dave Westol is an investor and entrepreneur who has started and sold three successful businesses. After a long career with BlackRock, Dave ran a hedge fund and a venture capital fund for two years. He is former professional stand up comic (under a stage name) who has worked in large venues and opened for Dane Cook, Louis CK, and Janeane Garofalo, among others. Dave currently works part time as an investment consultant and manages real estate investments. He lives with his family in Denver and received a martial arts black belt, which still shocks him.