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David Bao

David Bao is a private equity investor, CEO, and advisor. He has invested in and advised companies in healthcare, business services, franchising, software, and real estate, amongst other industries. He is currently an investor and the Co-CEO of Allure Salon Group, a developer and operator of private individual salon studios and business advisory services that allow entrepreneurial salon professionals to start their own salon businesses. He was previously a Vice President with global private equity firm, The Riverside Company, serving as an investor and board member and observer of several companies owned by the firm. He started his career working in investment banking and public accounting. David graduated from University of California, Berkeley.


In his free time, David enjoys staying active by boxing, running, yoga, and traveling. He is also a volunteer mentor for Minds Matter, a non-profit that empowers high achieving high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve college readiness and prepare for future professional success.

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