david ordal


Hello. My name is David. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm an entrepreneur and investor, but I still write code whenever I can. I fly planes. Small ones, anyway.

I like to travel, and have been lucky enough to see six of the seven continents. Antarctica, you're next.

By day, I'm CEO of Urban Ingots. By night, I blog at StartupCTO.


  • Urban Ingots - I'm current the CEO of Urban Ingots. We're still in stealth, but will be sharing more at www.urbaningots.com soon.
  • ExaVault - Acquired by Files.com - I was the CEO of ExaVault, which was one of the largest system-to-system managed file transfer companies in the industry. We moved over five billion files, and won numerous awards from Capterra, G2 and more.
  • EverbookedAcquired by Evolve Vacation Rentals - I was the CEO of Everbooked, which brought the power of data-driven pricing to the sharing economy, allowing Airbnb hosts and others to set the optimal price for their listings each night.
  • HuddlerAcquired by Wikia - I previously worked as VP of Engineering at Huddler.com, leading the development of next-generation consumer product communities.
  • GroundworkGroundwork Open Source hired me to help rebuild and re-architect their Web 2.0 customer platform. I handled the full development lifecycle, from defining requirements all the way to QA.


  • Hometown: Danville, CA
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Machine: Macbook Pro
  • Editor(s): TextMate and Sublime Text
  • Favorite Plane: Cirrus SR-22
  • Favorite City Outside the US: Sydney, Australia
  • contact

  • T: 510.693.0370
  • LI: dordal
  • B: www.startupcto.com
  • E: d......@ordal.com
  • GPS: 15 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526