Co-Founder & President
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Dave Salvant is the Co-Founder and President of Squire, Inc., a venture-backed start-up addressing the needs of barbershops. Squire provides software for CRM, booking management, analytics, and point-of-sale systems. It has offices in San Francisco and New York City, and maintains operations in 28 major U.S. cities. In addition, Squire offers its platform to more than 400,000 barbershops and men's salons in the U.S. and Canada, and since its inception, there have been $100 million in transactions processed through the app.
Last year, Salvant raised $8 million in venture capital to recruit new product and engineering talent, expand Squire’s market presence, and pour more investment into research and development. Before launching Squire, he worked at AXA, assisting in the launch and sales strategy of various financial products that have now amassed over $9 billion in sales.
Salvant was a consortium fellow at the University of Wisconsin business school and is a graduate of the University at Albany.
Nnamdi Okike is a venture capitalist with a track record of investing in leading software and Internet companies with over $5 billion of exit value. He is driven by a desire to help entrepreneurs build industry-leading companies by balancing entrepreneurial vision and creativity with strong business fundamentals and rigorous preparation.
Nnamdi is also a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of 645 Ventures, a seed-stage firm that applies an institutional model to investing in early-stage companies, leveraging advanced proprietary software. He oversees the firm’s investment strategy and has invested in companies such as ALICE (acquired by Expedia), MM.LaFleur, Overtime, and LeagueApps.
Previously, Nnamdi spent eight years at Insight Venture Partners, a $13 billion venture fund, where he invested in eighteen companies and had nine exits, with exit value exceeding $5 billion. Exits included Mimecast (IPO; $1B+ market cap), Despegar (IPO, $2B market cap), Privalia (acquired for 500 million Euros), Folhamatic (acquired for $300 million), Photobox (acquired for 400 million GBP), Hitwise (acquired for $240 million), DivX Networks (IPO), Simplifile (acquired for $335 million by Intercontinental Exchange), and Astaro (acquired by Sophos).
Nnamdi received his BA, JD, and MBA, all with honors from Harvard University. He serves on the Board of the New York Roadrunners, and is a member of the Chairman’s Circle at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Director / Community
Bryndan is an engineer, community builder, and an award-winning entrepreneur. A graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Moore has gone on to create successful ventures in the wellness category, digital marketing, as well as the restaurant and consumer packaged goods categories through his café and tea brand, Brooklyn Tea. Bryndan is also currently contributing to the development of Valence through his role as a community advocate.
Ebony magazine recognized Moore as one of the 150 most influential Black people in America.