About the Author

David Shelters currently resides in Bangkok, Thailand, where he provides investment banking, business brokerage, and financial advisement services through his company Karon Business Consulting. He is also an active participant in the local tech entrepreneurial scene presenting at numerous Bar Camps and other tech conferences. He currently mentors several local software start-ups and has served a leading role in efforts to strengthen the Thai start-up community and foster ties with start-up communities in neighboring countries. Recently, David launched his blog “Finance for Geeks.” His blog represents a continuation of his efforts to impart mentoring advice to tech start-ups and can be found at www.financeforgeeks.com. David possesses over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience as a founder, cofounder, and financial advisor to numerous tech start-ups in both America and Asia. He holds a B.A. in history and political science from the State University of New York at Albany, an M.S. in international affairs from Florida State University, and has completed coursework for the master’s in international business studies degree at Georgia State University. He was formerly Series 3 and Series 7 licensed in the United States, which permitted him to trade on both the stock market and the futures markets. During his free time, he likes to travel, play basketball, and read history.

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