David Cooper has 20 years of experience directing the acquisition, financing, ownership, and disposition of early-stage mission and purpose-driven companies. David brings a deep knowledge of equity and debt transactions including due diligence, structuring, closing, and operational management. He has a track record of profitable impact investing, strategic advising, and has long-standing relationships with key industry participants in multi-cycle finance, growth, and disposition.
David is the senior portfolio advisor at Mission Driven Finance. His focus is business development, alternative asset finance, and impact due diligence. He and his partners create offerings that match risk with returns and reconnect investors with the performance of the companies they invest in. David works with J.E.D.I entrepreneurs in need of growth financing that make a positive impact in the world – without sacrificing returns.
David has a track record of high impact investing. He was a venture partner at Clean Pacific Ventures, an early stage Clean Technology Fund, General Partner at InHouse Ventures, a boutique investment fund focused on building and acquiring multi-generational, impact-oriented organic foods brands, and Co-Founded Montcalm Capital, where he aligned investing in companies solving the world’s most pressing environmental and social problems with investors’ desire to make conscious values-driven investments in alignment with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Prior to Clean Pacific, David led Aquacue’s commercial and consumer market development program. Aquacue was sold to Badger Meter, a public company (NYSE: BMI). David served as CEO to Clean Pacific Ventures portfolio company, American Efficient, where he led the restructure and eventual stock sale of American Efficient to BriteBuild, Inc., a consumer internet services company. David recently helped raise a Series A investment for Savonix, a global digital health technology Company solving global cognitive health needs. Post the financing David continued with the company as interim COO and CFO helping it prepare for international growth.
David is a managing member of his family’s clean technology fund West Coast CleanTech. WCCT was founded on the belief that the confluence of economic, social and environmental factors driving rapid technological change in green technologies offer positive investment opportunities. West Coast Clean Tech invests in capital-efficient companies where time-to-adoption and technological risks are reduced, and in demand-driven solutions with proven management teams that possess a clarity of purpose and mission alignment.
David is a board member of the Baja Coastal Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to regional environmental and socioeconomic research throughout Baja, Mexico, The Whales of Guerrero Research Project (WGRP) launched in 2013 to study the marine ecology of Southwest Pacific Mexico and is a member of The J.E.D.I Collaborative taskforce of industry peers and experts leading the project for the natural products industry to frame the business case for embedding justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into our entire food ecosystem. David is a graduate of The University of New Hampshire. He, along with his spouse Jennifer, thrives in Sausalito, CA.Book A Lesson