Co-founder & CEO of Tovala
David is the Co-founder and CEO of Tovala – a company that has built a smart oven and tandem meal service that allow you to enjoy freshly delivered meals at the touch of a button. As CEO, David has taken the company from a wild idea to reality – with the first pre-sold ovens and meals in homes across the country as of May, 2017. David launched Tovala while earning his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. At Booth, David worked part-time for the venture firm, Foundation Capital, ran the entrepreneurship club on campus, and spent his summer interning at Google. Prior to Booth, David co-founded the mobile app Draftpedia – the first sports encyclopedia built exclusively for mobile.
David’s first taste for entrepreneurship came before that, when he was responsible for running a bi-coastal chain of frozen yogurt stores. He trained for that role by spending two years working directly under the CEO of the Veggie Grill – the largest chain of vegan restaurants in the country. David graduated with high honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2009 with a B.A. in History. He’s spent time living in China, and studying in London and Madrid. He speaks four languages and is an avid NY Jets and Los Angeles Lakers fan. He has been passionate about eating right since attending a health retreat at age 18.
The Rise of Factory-built Housing: Episode 2
Modular builders have taken the art of prefabrication to an entirely new level, where entire rooms with insulation, plumbing, and electric wiring are made in a factory. These rooms (called “modules”) are transported to a building site and then stacked next to and on top of one another to form a home in days. In the Hamptons, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other major cities, it’s now possible to build a beautiful modern home modularly for as much as 50% the cost of building with local contractors.
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