David Cancel, CEO





David Cancel

CEO, Drift

LinkedIn | @dcancel


David Cancel is a 5X co-founder and a 2X CEO with four successful exits to date.

He’s the Co-Founder and CEO of Drift, where he’s helping everyone know, grow, and amaze their customers. David is passionate about building amazing products for Marketers. He previously founded Compete, Lookery, Ghostery, andPerformable. Most recently, after the Acquisition of Performable by HubSpot, David was the Chief Product Officer responsible for re-architecting the engineering team and HubSpot’s products.

He’s active in the Boston tech community investing in and advising organizations like Charles River Ventures, Spark Capital, NextView Ventures, DormRoom Fund, EverTrue, Visible Measures, Yottaa, and HelpScout. David was born and raised in New York City and now lives in the Boston area. He enjots downtime paddle boarding and kayaking with his wife and two kids.


Queens College