Inspirefest 2017

David Marple

Angel investor, Astia Angels (Fri, Stage 2)

Currently living in Silicon Valley, David Marple founded Q Design Automation in 2000. It was acquired in 2003 by Cadence Design Systems, then retired in 2008 after a four-year earn-out.

His background is both in IC design/manufacturing and software, with recent experience in building construction and website design.

Marple holds MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and has focused most of his career on the electronic design automation industry.

Since 2011, he has been helping his daughter start an art gallery business, Night Gallery. He became an active member of Astia Angels last year, and has special interest in software technology and entrepreneurship.