Dave was born and raised in a Real Estate Development family and started working in the industry in 1989. Dave made his first investment in real estate at the age of 21. His geographical focus has been Northern and Southern California, Texas, and Oregon. Dave has worked in Silicon Valley since 1998 and is actively involved in the Bay Area community.
Dave Bragg is the managing partner at Silicon Valley Real Ventures. He oversees the daily operations of the firm and is responsible for raising capital, evaluating investment dealflow and setting strategic vision for SVRV shareholders. His main focus is identifying and executing on innovative investment strategies. Dave has over 15 years of experience in real estate investing, fund management and operations.
Dave is a consummate entrepreneur, having financed and developed over $100 million of real estate during his career. He continues to invest in California and International real estate and has successfully raised financing for 25+ projects. Dave lives with his family in Atherton, CA where he is active in community service and philanthropy. In the past, he has served as a state licensed General Contractor (Builder) where he scaled his Silicon Valley construction company from 1 to 40 employees with 200 clients over a four-year period. Notable clients include individuals from Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, eBay and many from the Venture Capital community. He has worked as firefighter in the community for over 10 years. In 2003, he was deployed to the Middle East, where he was among the first group of Marines to lead the ground invasion into Iraq.
Dave volunteers hundreds of hours each year to serve the local community. He has served on the Menlo-Atherton Little League Baseball Board of Directors, the Menlo-Atherton Pop Warner Football Board of Directors, coaches youth baseball, soccer and football, volunteers as a fundraiser for Jerry’s Kids, co-chairs the Menlo Park food and toy drive, serves as a house captain for Rebuilding Together Peninsula, and is a donor-builder for Dreams Happen Playhouse.
Kurtis was born and raised in Silicon Valley. Kurtis is a financial engineer in the public equity markets and residential property market. He is CEO of ANA Holdings (Angel Networking Access), a diversified management and consulting company. Kurtis handles public equities, real estate and start-up investments.
Kurtis is an avid researcher and analyst of public equity markets, investment opportunities, and new technologies. He is an angel investor and a financial adviser. He is an avid follower of the real estate market in Silicon Valley and brings a strong track record in investor fund acquisition. $100M of public equities transacted since inception with Charles Schwab and Interactive Brokers. Specialty research areas of fund management: real estate, dividend income, growth stocks, commodities, IPOs, and the technology sector.
Kurtis works with and supports non-profit organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Poppy Foundation Animal Hospital.
Kurtis graduated with honors from the UCLA College of Letters and Science in conjunction with the Anderson School of Management, where he earned his B.S. degree in Business Economics.
Pete Samis was born in San Jose, CA where his dad worked as a general contractor building custom homes in Saratoga and Los Gatos. When Pete was 10 years old he started to work for his dad during the summer earning 25 cents a hour. After high school he joined the Airforce and was stationed in Las Vegas where he worked as a Carpenter Specialist.
After working on residential and commercial projects in in Las Vegas for 20 years, including for celebrities including Robert Goulet, Jerry Lewis, Liberace and Wayne Newton and on large public works projects on the UNLV campus and at city hall, Pete returned to the Bay Area with Cupertino Kitchen Design (Remodel West) and American Kitchen & Bath. As the General Manager of Thor Construction from 2011-213, Pete led more than 25 full house remodel projects. During his time at Silicon Valley Real Ventures as Vice President of Construction he has worked on numerous development deals in the capacity of a project manager, general contractor, and construction supervision.