David Steen

Practice Leader - Gen AI & Web3
David Steen, Practice Leader, Orchid Blacklinkedin

# Business Development
# Launches & GTM
# Market Research
# Raising Capital
# Sales
# Startups
# Strategy

Web3 strategist and growth operator with 5+ years of experience leading commercial strategy engagements with VC/PE-backed SaaS and Web3 companies. I help Web3 companies and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) increase share/token-holder value and deliver bigger impacts. Building the future of DAOs and Web3-powered entities for social good.

DAO Platform: Growth Leader - Developed the growth strategy and leading business development and marketing efforts, including managing client engagements pertaining to building next-gen DAO models for social good; $17M raised in initial crowdsale.

Polkadex: Consultant - Provided data-driven go-to-market & marketing strategy for this VC-backed DeFi company; over 140 active validators and 1400+ nominators on the mainnet after 6 months.

B2B Enterprise iPaaS: Consultant - Supported development of a growth plan to reach $155M ARR for a fast-growing PE-backed company with an Integration Platform as a Service solution, including building a channel sales and ecosystem strategy; Led to a $950M PE buyout.

Phylagen: Analyst - Developed and supported development of B2B Enterprise go-to-market strategies.

Blockchain Startup: Strategist - Key contributor to the business and marketing strategy; Advised executive team on key issues including capital raise and Tokenomics model; Developed white paper/business plan, investment materials, and established B2B partnerships.

Education: Eckerd College - B.S., Business Management.


# FinTech

# Hardware / IoT

# Healthcare

# Info Tech

# Retail / CPG

# AI & ML

# BioTech

# Blockchain

# Cryptocurrency

# Electronics

Awards & Organizations

- Keynote Speaker: DAO Denver 2022, Denver, CO

2020: Tampa Bay Inno's Under 25

- 2020: Orchid Black Associate Partner-of-the-Year

David Steen
“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”
—G. K. Chesterton, English writer and philosopher

What I'm Reading / Listening To:


We are going to be moving into a whole new paradigm of how life and business models operate.

Still On My Bucket List:
Spearfishing in Greece.
Best Business Advice:
Find a team that empowers you to focus on the most high-value actions, which are your core strengths.