Arif Fazal is Founder & Managing Director of Blueberry Ventures, an investment fund focused on food & beverage that he launched in June 2015. Arif invests in and works with emerging and innovative food & beverage companies led by inspiring entrepreneurs and management teams and collaborates closely alongside similarly focused co-investors. Prior to launching Blueberry Ventures, Arif led Arif Advisors where he rolled up his sleeves with consumer branded growth companies and investors in the space, helping companies drive growth and investors realize opportunity. Prior to that, Arif held general management, strategy & business development executive roles within Fortune 50 grocer Safeway Inc. and Fortune 500 lifestyle brand Williams-Sonoma Inc. Arif holds a MBA from Stanford University and a BA from UC Berkeley.
David is a founder of Dry Creek Ventures. After graduating from Hofstra University and pursuing a successful real estate career, David co-founded in 1989 Magic Quest, an educational software company that was later acquired. He was also an early investor in and board member of ImproveNet, which went public in 2000. David also has extensive experience in managing non-profit organizations