A native Floridian, and Naples resident since 1986, David was born and grew up in Palm Beach Florida.
David is a serial entrepreneur best known as the Co-Founder/President of the DeAngelis Diamond Construction family of companies that include DeAngelis Diamond Construction Inc., DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group, DeAngelis Diamond Homes and BUILD LLC. Together they have grown to over 1 Billion in sales and is one of Florida’s largest companies.
In addition to DDCI, David has launched over 20 successful startup companies both as a cofounder and early stage angel investor in Silicon Valley California, New York City, and South Florida, with a focus in consumer internet, mobile technology, social networking, health care, lead generation, and education technology. Three of his companies have been acquired by Google, Amazon and Trip Advisor.
Venture X is David’s newest company that offers an innovative work space and accelerator for entrepreneurs, free lancers, creatives and startups.
David travels domestically and abroad directly involving himself to raising awareness of the world wide magnitude of Human Trafficking “slavery”, and to the plight of refugees in Darfur, orphans in Sudan, Kenya, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, and relationship building in the Caucuses regions of southern Russia.
Locally David is involved in numerous not-for-profit organizations. He serves on the Board of the Naples International Film Festival, the Gulf Coast Venture Fund (now Fusion Pointe), and enjoys guest-speaking engagements on the topic of entrepreneurship at several universities including Florida Gulf Coast University, Ave Maria University, and the Nalchik Business Institute Russia where David is an Honorary Professor.
Most recent awards and recognitions: In August 2013 was selected by Junior Achievement to be inducted into the Collier Business Hall of Fame. In April 2013, David was named by Gulfshore Business magazine as one of the 41 People with the Most Clout in SWFL. Named the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by Gulf Coast Business Review.
David holds a Bachelor’s of Building Construction with High Honors from the University of Florida.