I'm Dave Yonce, an entrepreneur, inventor, and adventurer with a lifelong passion for creating new products, including electric vehicles, and helping others bring their ideas to market. Throughout my journey, I have founded numerous successful companies and made a significant impact on various industries.
One of my greatest achievements is co-founding SolarWinds.com, a groundbreaking company that revolutionized IT management. SolarWinds.com quickly became a global leader in network and systems management, empowering IT professionals worldwide with innovative software solutions. I had the privilege of leading SolarWinds.com through its monumental journey, including an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), solidifying its position as a prominent player in the industry. The success and impact of SolarWinds.com continue to inspire and motivate me as an entrepreneur. I am proud to have IPO'd SolarWinds on the NYSE.
Among my other notable ventures is Goboat.com, an inflatable personal electric boat that packs into a backpack, allowing easy transportation in a compact car. Goboat.com offers the most portable electric personal boat in the world, inflating in a matter of minutes. This groundbreaking invention has revolutionized the way people experience boating, making it accessible to a wider audience.
Another highlight in my entrepreneurial journey is IcyBreeze.com, the world's first portable wireless ice chest-based air conditioner. This innovative product brought comfort to outdoor enthusiasts by providing a portable cooling solution. IcyBreeze.com quickly gained recognition as a game-changer in the market, enhancing outdoor experiences for individuals and families alike.
These companies represent just a few highlights among many in my entrepreneurial career. I have been involved in numerous ventures, investments, and partnerships that have spanned various industries. From technology and outdoor products to gaming and beyond, my dedication to innovation and helping others succeed has driven me to explore diverse opportunities.
In addition to my ventures, I had the opportunity to host my own TV show on the Discovery Channel called "American Made Inventors." The show focused on helping people take their inventions to market, providing valuable insights and guidance to aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs.
Beyond my professional pursuits, I am an avid adventurer, always seeking thrilling activities and new experiences. Whether it's building my world-class, one-of-a-kind overlanding rig called "Goliath," indulging in dirt biking, paragliding, sailing, flying aircraft, or engaging in mountain biking, I have an insatiable appetite for adventure travel around the world.
My passion for creating new products, mentoring entrepreneurs, and exploring uncharted territories remains unwavering. While these companies and adventures represent a few highlights in my journey, there are many more stories to tell. Each endeavor has shaped my entrepreneurial spirit and fueled my desire to make a lasting impact on the world.
Join me on this exhilarating ride as we continue to push the boundaries of innovation, inspire others to follow their entrepreneurial dreams, and create a future filled with limitless possibilities. Remember, the journey is not defined by the destinations we reach but by the experiences we embrace along the way. Together, we can leave an indelible mark on the world through the power of entrepreneurship and invention.