Angus Davis has been an active entrepreneur, executive, and investor in the internet industry since its commercialization. In 1995, while a high school student in Rhode Island, Angus was an early employee at Intelecom Data Systems, one of America’s first commercial Internet Service Providers and Website developers, where he also arranged the firm’s venture financing. Bypassing college, Angus joined Netscape Communications in Mountain View, California, becoming the company’s youngest employee at age 18. At Netscape he worked in the office of the chief technology officer on product strategy and corporate development and was later product manager for the Netscape Navigator web browser, now known as Mozilla Firefox.
Angus then co-founded Tellme Networks, to bring the power of the internet to the phone. BusinessWeek named Angus one of the “Top Ten Entrepreneurs Under Age 30.” In 2009 he founded Upserve in Providence, Rhode Island, which as CEO he grew to become one of the largest cloud-based point-of-sale platforms for full-service restaurants in the U.S., with over 10,000 restaurant customers and a payments platform processing over $12 billion in annual volume. Forbes named Angus one of “America’s most promising CEOs” and the company was recognized as the “Best Place to Work” for six years running under his leadership.
Outside his operating roles, Angus has been an active early-stage investor in technology firms such as GetAround, WePay (acq. by JPMorgan Chase), Pattern.AI (acq. by Workday), GrabCAD (acq. by Stratsys), and others, and a limited partner in various early-stage venture capital funds.
Angus lives in Rhode Island with his wife, Joanna, and their three sons. Angus is involved in a number of philanthropic efforts, having helped establish Rhode Island’s first Teach for America corps, as well as helping to open several top-performing public charter schools serving low-income kids. He serves as a trustee of the Preservation Society of Newport County and of the Saint Michael’s Country Day School, and previously served on the boards of the Rhode Island Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education, the Providence Foundation, The Center for Education Reform, and Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, among other causes.