David Paul on Harnessing Desire, Curiosity and Horsepower to Build Relationships

The VC world is hard to break into, but you can get your foot in the door with the right approach. Just ask David Paul, an entrepreneur who decided to pivot to venture capital. What he lacked in experience, he made up for with his own personal “cheat” – a combination of desire, curiosity and horsepower – to gain credibility and build relationships.

After learning the ropes with a seed-stage venture fund, and spending five years with a multi-family office specializing in growth capital opportunities, David founded DWP Capital in 2021. Today, he joins co-hosts Josh Wagner and Justin Gray to share why his cheat can be applied across the board, for any type of role, no matter the industry. David explains the importance of building credibility and trust, why it’s important to stay true to your strengths, weaknesses and sincere interests, and always stay humble.