David Nage is Managing Director of Ponvalley, a prominent Santa Barbara-based Family Office. As Managing Director, David is focused on optimizing Ponvalley’s investments and oversees their allocations to Venture Capital, Private Equity and Direct Investments that concentrate on sustainable/impact related trends. David brings over 10 years of combined experience that makes him uniquely suited to help build businesses as a leader and an investor. Prior to Ponvalley, David spent two years working with the Bronfman family, facilitating direct investments in early-stage businesses in the sustainability sector while also identifying unique capital partners for Global Thermostat, their (CCS) Carbon Capture company. David identified the importance and emergence of the Family Office community early on and has spent the last decade building a robust and diverse global network of the most prominent families in the world. He has facilitated investments in various existing, new and emerging start-ups including Lyft, Rubicon Global, and Prodea. Notably, David helped organize and execute the Shared Mission summit in Montecito at the end of November 2016. The summit centered around implementing strategies for investment in a clean and green economy. Over 150 investors, with assets totaling $1T, participated in what was a bi-partisan summit in an attempt to find common ground upon which to build viable solutions.