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Dave Linhardt
Founder & CEO
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Dave Linhardt

Founder & CEO
Dave Linhardt has 24 years of experience in business as an entrepreneur. He has founded, owned, and operated more than eight startups throughout his career and continues to innovate and start businesses today. Dave Linhardt currently works as the CEO of InsightStudios, which helps other startups grow.
Harvad Business School
Seattle, WA, USA

Professional Background

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  • Work experience
    More than 15 years (More than 15 years relevant)
  • Management
  • Skills
    Business Development
    Business Strategy
    Marketing Strategy
    Marketing & PR
    Market Analysis
  • Highest level of education

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  • Freelance

Work Experience

Co-Founder & CEO

Jul 2018 - Present
Dave Linhardt is currently the Co-Founder & CEO of Datalove.us a leading life event data marketplace and offer recommendation engined based on verified purchase intent behavior. They are changing how omnichannel marketing campaigns are implemented using advanced personalization, anonymous actionable profiles and the largest, most accurate life event data platform in the market today. Dave co-founded the company as a portfolio project within InsightStudios.

Founder & CEO

Apr 2016 - Present
We are building 150 startups using a proven methodology for finding product-market fit. InsightStudios is a startup studio. Our solution is a proprietary process for building startups called Insight-Driven Iteration. This proven process provides break-through business model validation and de-leverages the risk of seed-stage investing using deep customer insight. Our proprietary deal flow of validated ideas is derived from problems experienced first hand by our experienced entrepreneurs.

Founder & CEO

Feb 2013 - Present
FounderDojo is home for entrepreneurs. Those who are starting their journey can learn, train, create, build and connect with mentors. Those who are experienced can decompress, rest, help others, connect with kindred spirits, find inspiration and start again. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. Those who are called to a life of freedom and adventure find solace here.

Head Of Product - New Venture

Jan 2019 - Jan 2020
1 yr 1 mo
Dave Linhardt worked as a senior leader developing a new business venture at Merch by Amazon. His responsibilities included identifying the best market opportunities to pursue given internal capabilities, customer requirements and the competitive landscape, developing a comprehensive strategy for entering new markets, defining detailed product requirements, developing a cost-effective go-to-market strategy, developing a detailed financial model and aligning with team members on a new service launch plan.

Founder & CEO

Mar 2003 - Feb 2016
13 yrs 0 mos
Maverick Direct Marketing, Inc. was a startup studio focused on customer acquisition technologies. We’ve created, built and scaled five startups. We successfully bootstrapped all startups to profitability without any outside capital. Our best outcome generated a 480x cash-over-cash return


Master of Business Administration (MBA)
General Managemet
2016 - 2018
Bachelor of Science (BS)
2000 - 2004