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David Cancel

CEO, Drift

David Cancel is a 5X co-founder and a 2X CEO with four successful exits to date.

He’s the Co-Founder and CEO of Drift, where he’s helping everyone know, grow, and amaze their customers. David is passionate about building amazing products for Marketers. He previously founded Compete, Lookery, Ghostery, andPerformable. Most recently, after the Acquisition of Performable by HubSpot, David was the Chief Product Officer responsible for re-architecting the engineering team and HubSpot’s products.

He’s active in the Boston tech community investing in and advising organizations like Charles River Ventures, Spark Capital, NextView Ventures, DormRoom Fund, EverTrue, Visible Measures, Yottaa, and HelpScout. David was born and raised in New York City and now lives in the Boston area. He enjots downtime paddle boarding and kayaking with his wife and two kids.

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Elias Torres

Founder and CTO, Drift

Elias a seasoned technical founder passionate about starting, advising and helping early stage companies, and building effective teams.

Before starting Drift, Elias was VP of Engineering at HubSpot, a result of HubSpot’s acquisition of his company Performable. Prior to Performable, Elias was VP of Engineering at Lookery, and a software engineer at IBM.

Elias is originally from Nicaragua, and spends most of his offline time running, climbing, biking, skiing and kitesurfing with his wife and three kids.

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