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David Dufresne
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Primary Location:
Montreal, Quebec

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Music, Technology
Personal Career Headline:
CEO of Bandzoogle
Business Description (One-Liner):

An online platform which provides tools for musicians to build a professional website, promote their music, and sell direct-to-fan for a flat monthly fee.

More Business Details:
Online Platform / Web-based Business
16-20 years of work experience

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Career Snapshot:

Mr. David Dufresne serves as Chief Executive Officer at Bandzoogle Inc. Mr. Dufresne serves as Vice President of Dwyer-Curlett & Co. Inc. Mr. Dufresne is Investment Professional at JLA Ventures and joined it in June 2008. He has six years of experience in venture capital and technology investing.

He was an Investment Manager of Information Technology at Desjardins Business Capital régional et coopératif since December 2005. Mr. Dufresne joined Desjardins in December 2001 as an Analyst and then moved to an Investment Manager position and completed numerous transactions at all stages of the venture investment cycle. He was involved in numerous information technology investments made by Desjardins in recent years. Mr. Dufresne focused on technology related to media and new Internet-based business models. He has a vast knowledge of web technologies, multimedia, game development and related business strategies. Mr. Dufresne has built a strong local network inside the tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and angel investor communities and he has sat, usually as an Observer, on more than 12 Boards of Directors of technology companies. Prior to Desjardins, he worked in a junior management position with the Sydney Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games in 2000.

Mr. Dufresne worked for four years as an Assistant and Consultant for a Research Lab on Business Performance at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR). He is the author of a thesis on the impact of venture capital firms on the organizational development of Québec SMEs. Mr. Dufresne holds an M.Sc. in Business Management and a B.B.A. in Corporate Finance from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and received several scholarships and research grants for excellence. (Read More Here)

What Else To Know

Your Business's Motto?:

Made for musicians. By musicians.

One food and drink on earth, what would you choose?:

I’d go to a sugar shack, and wash it off with a really old single malt scotch.

What literature is on your bed stand?:

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

I have 2 young daughters and this book talks about the latest research in child development and parenting. It questions many old ideas and habits.

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Most interesting headline you’ve read this week?

CEOs and inventors most likely took art or music lessons as a kid

(I wish I did.)

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