David Karnstedt

David Karnstedt

Investor at EatStreet

San Francisco Bay Area

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David Karnstedt's Overview

  • President & CEO at Efficient Frontier (Acquired by Adobe)
  • Senior Vice President North American Sales at Yahoo
  • Senior Vice President, Direct Business at Overture Services Inc. (formerly: GoTo.com)
  • Senior Vice President, Direct Business at Yahoo Search Marketing/Overture
  • Senior Vice President Direct Business at Yahoo! Search Marketing
  • Vice President General Manager Consumer Business at AltaVista
  • Western Advertising Director at Wired Digital
  • Midwest Territory Manager at CR Bard Davol Division
  • Sales at Motivation Media, Inc.

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David Karnstedt's Summary

Operating Executive, Board Member, Advisor and Investor in Technology Companies

David Karnstedt's Experience

Board Director


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Financial Services industry

August 2014Present (3 months)

Vantiv is a leading, integrated payment processor differentiated by a single, proprietary technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes in the U.S., enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. For more information, visit www.vantiv.com.



August 2014Present (3 months)

Wisecrack™ is THE edutainment brand, creating viral media that makes you smart. Launched off the success of Thug Notes and 8-Bit Philosophy, Wisecrack™ helps everyday people like you and me feel smart again by revitalizing the things we all forgot were cool: literature, music, art, architecture, philosophy, mythology, cinema, and more. Gain a new perspective on the world, and laugh your ass off along the way.



Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

January 2014Present (10 months)

EatStreet is a burgeoning online and mobile food ordering service that streamlines commerce between restaurants and diners.

To college students and young professionals, EatStreet is the smartest way to order delivery and takeout from their favorite restaurants. To restaurant owners, EatStreet is a one-stop-shop for online ordering and marketing. By providing web, mobile, and social products for online ordering, EatStreet generates new business for restaurants. Diners enjoy the upside of fast, simple ordering while restaurants see their sales soar

Board Member


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

December 2012Present (1 year 11 months)

quantiFind applies novel unstructured database analytic technology to solve a range of advertising and marketing challenges. Its social-platform analytics relates online behavior to patterns that actually impact revenue. quantiFind thus measures "lift" in a manner that is directly relevant to marketers and advertisers. The technology allows quantiFind to measure advertising efficacy, and thereby helps users identify where advertising dollars are being wasted and where they might be better reallocated. The technology also helps quantiFind's customers better tailor the creative, and not merely the placement, of their marketing message to their targeted audience.

quantiFind already has established commercial relationships with leading, brand name firms that have successfully applied quantiFind's technology to address a range of marketing and advertising challenges. quantiFind, headquartered in Menlo Park, currently has 25 employees, is rapidly growing, and is backed by Redpoint Ventures and Andreessen-Horowitz.

Executive in Residence

Redpoint Ventures

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

October 2008Present (6 years 1 month)

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

March 2007March 2014 (7 years 1 month) San Francisco Bay Area

Board Member

JumpTap acquired by Millenial Media

June 2009November 2013 (4 years 6 months)

SVP & GM, Media and Advertising Solutions


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ADBE; Computer Software industry

January 2012June 2013 (1 year 6 months)

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Internet industry

April 2009January 2012 (2 years 10 months)

Responsible for Efficient Frontier's overall strategy, management and operations for the company. Also serve on Efficient Frontier's Board of Directors.

Senior Vice President North American Sales


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; YHOO; Internet industry

September 2001September 2008 (7 years 1 month)

Responsible for North American Revenue and Sales team including Search, Display, Right Media, Blue Lithium and the sale of emerging products such as Mobile, Video etc. Prior to this role I ran the Direct Business for GoTo and Overture Services

Senior Vice President, Direct Business

Overture Services Inc. (formerly: GoTo.com)

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; OVER; Internet industry

20012004 (3 years)

Senior Vice President, Direct Business

Yahoo Search Marketing/Overture

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; YHOO; Internet industry

20012004 (3 years)

Senior Vice President Direct Business

Yahoo! Search Marketing

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; YHOO; Internet industry

20012004 (3 years)

Vice President General Manager Consumer Business


April 1999September 2001 (2 years 6 months)

In this position, I was the General Manger for the Consumer Business encompassing all functions of the public facing website and search technology. Prior to this role, I was the VP of Sales

Western Advertising Director

Wired Digital

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

February 1998April 1999 (1 year 3 months)

Managed the SF, LA, Chicago and Dallas Field Sales offices and the Inside Sales team

Midwest Territory Manager

CR Bard Davol Division

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; bcr; Medical Devices industry

July 1992August 1994 (2 years 2 months)

Responsible for managing a 10 state sales territory and the education and sale of Arthroscopic, Endoscopic, and medical devices.


Motivation Media, Inc.

19881993 (5 years)

Responsible for the sale of integrated communications programs to Fortune 500 hundred companies. These programs consisted of the new product launches, Computer based Sales Training, internet web site development and communications program consultation.

David Karnstedt's Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BS, Communications


Activities and Societies: Sigma Chi. Student Ambassadors

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