Profile: David Cummings, Founder, Atlanta Tech Village (ATV) and Atlanta Tech Ventures

David Cummings is an Atlanta-based tech entrepreneur who has founded 10 companies employing thousands of people, including Pardot, SalesLoft, and Terminus. David is also the founder of the Atlanta Tech Village — the United States’ 4th largest tech hub — and the lead investor in Calendly, the world’s most popular scheduling app. After selling Pardot, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner and one of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

David is a member of YPO Southern 7, Atlanta Rotary, on the boards of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Buckhead Coalition, and the Westminster Schools. A native of Tallahassee, Florida, David earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Duke University and an honorary doctorate from Mercer University. David blogs regularly at and tweets at @davidcummings.

Episodes and Trailers


David Cummings, CEO and Founder, Atlanta Tech Village and Atlanta Ventures

Ride along with Edwin and David in David’s stunning 2017 Acura NSX as they talk about David’s career as an entrepreneur, what he looks for in the founders and companies he invests in, and the current Atlanta startup scene.

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IPO Goals

David Cummings wants to see more companies strive for IPOs

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Praise the Failed Founders

Why David Cummings likes to fund failed founders

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David Cumming's NSX

David and Edwin discuss the Acura NSX

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Ideas on Napkins

David talks about the companies he likes to invest in

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Getting started in Entreprenuership

Wondering how to get started in entrepreneurship? David Cummings has a few suggestions.

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Be an Orange in a Sea of Apples

David Cummings talks about a common entrepreneurship mistake and how to avoid it.

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The Ride

2017 Acura NSX


Behind the Scenes