Dave Panos is a serial entrepreneur and software industry veteran with 20+ years of start-up experience, who has helped define new markets across a wide range of Internet and enterprise software sectors. Dave was the Co-Founder and CEO of social media tools pioneer Pluck, before its successful sale to Demand Media in 2008. Since then, he has served in a variety of executive roles at Demand including CMO during the company's IPO, Chief Strategy Officer and currently as EVP, Emerging Markets. Dave is currently on the Board of Directors for Internet innovators Mass Relevance & United TLD and hes also a mentor with Austin TechStars. Previously, he co-founded or held senior executive roles in a number of Austin-based start-ups and was a Venture Partner with Austin Ventures.