David Austin is VP of PCH Access, a program at PCH that provides hardware startups with premium design, engineering, manufacturing and fulfillment services, as well as startup friendly finance and credit terms. David brings 30 years of engineering, development and investment experience to this role. An expert in identifying emerging technologies and launching successful ventures, David is responsible for helping reduce barriers to market entry for startup companies.
Prior to joining PCH Access, David was program director for Media Camp at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. There, David defined, launched and executed a new accelerator program targeting early stage technology companies in the media industry.
David spent 17 years at Apple, first in senior business development roles, and later rejoined as a senior director focused consumer product development. David has also held executive and investment related roles in venture capital firms, and is co-founder of Andiamo Ventures and founder of Sunair Ventures.
A graduate of Eastern Washington University, David has a bachelors of science degree in math and computer science. David holds several patents in storage and data structure management. A long time Bay Area resident, David lives in San Francisco and is raising two amazing children. He is also a private pilot.