David Isaac Murray

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David Isaac Murray

(1983-08-27) 27 August 1983 (age 36)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
OccupationChief Technology Officer, Doctor.com

David Isaac Murray (born 27 August 1983) is an entrepreneur, computer scientist, and product designer best known for his appearance as one of the main cast members on Start-Ups: Silicon Valley.[1] Originally a product manager at Google from 2006-2008, he received the Google Founders Award and EMG Award for his work on Gmail.[2] After Google, David held several senior positions at start up companies in Silicon Valley, California. He started his company, GoalSponsors, in 2012[3] and eventually sold it to Doctor.com in 2014. He is currently Chief Technology Officer of Doctor.com.[4]

Early life[edit]

Murray grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended the Albuquerque Academy from grades 6-12.[5] He attended Carnegie Mellon University as a triple major in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, and Voice Performance, where he graduated in 2006, Phi Beta Kappa, as recipient of the CMU Alumni Award for Research Excellence in Computer Science.[6] He received his M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford in 2009.[7]

Business history[edit]

Murray was Associate Product Manager for Gmail at Google from 2006-2008.[8] He later served as Senior VP, Product Management at Inform Technologies in 2008, User Experience Lead at Cryptic Studios 2008-2010, and Director of Product for Raptr 2010-2012 before founding GoalSponsors which later became known as ReferBright, a marketing automation platform for healthcare practitioners, and was sold to Doctor.com in 2014.[9] He is currently Chief Technology Officer at Doctor.com.

Television, film, and media[edit]

In 2012, Murray appeared as one of the main cast on Bravo's TV Show Start-Ups: Silicon Valley[10] working on an accountability buddies mobile app called GoalSponsors.[11] He is also a contributing author to Forbes through his membership with the Forbes Technology Council. His writing focuses on the intersection of business, technology, and the human experience.[12]


  • 2013 Named "One to Watch" by BRINK Magazine[13]
  • 2008 Google Founders Award, EMG Award [14]
  • 2006 Carnegie Mellon SCS Alumni Award for Research Excellence in Computer Science[15]
  • 2006 Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society[16]
  • 2005 Phi Beta Kappa [17]
  • 2001 Cum Laude National Honor Society[18]

Board and Council Memberships[edit]

  • Member, Forbes Technology Council (2018–present)[19]
  • Board member, Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association Board (2017–present)[20]
  • Board member, Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science Alumni Advisory Board (2005–present)[21]
  • President, Rainbow Recreation (2015–present)[22]
  • Board member, South Bay Volleyball Club (2013–present)[23]


  1. ^ Bravo. "David Murray".
  2. ^ Bloomberg. "David Murray".
  3. ^ Megan Rose Dickey. "This Guy Left A Cushy Job At Google To Do A Startup ... And Now He's Up To His Ears In Debt".
  4. ^ Doctor.com. "Doctor.com Management Team".
  5. ^ "David I. Murray's Performance Resume" (PDF).
  6. ^ Byron Spice. "SCS Alum David Murray Appears on Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley"".
  7. ^ CrunchBase. "David Murray".
  8. ^ David Murray. "Official Gmail Blog".
  9. ^ Stephanie Baum. "Doctor.com acquires ReferBright for tech to fix referral leakage".
  10. ^ Dickinson, Boonsri (5 April 2012). "Meet The 7 Stars Of The New Silicon Valley Reality Show". SFGate. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  11. ^ Tiku, Nitasha (11 December 2012). "If Bravo Moves Randi Zuckerberg's Startup Show to 6pm Central, Does It Make a Sound? | Betabeat | The Lowdown on High Tech". Betabeat. Archived from the original on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  12. ^ David Murray. "David Murray - Forbes Technology Council".
  13. ^ [1]. Brink Magazine. Retrieved on 6 November 2016.
  14. ^ "David Murray".
  15. ^ "The Link" (PDF).
  16. ^ "David I. Murray" (PDF).
  17. ^ "Phi Beta Kappa".
  18. ^ "David I. Murray" (PDF).
  19. ^ "David Murray - Forbes Technology Council".
  20. ^ "David I. Murray" (PDF).
  21. ^ "David I. Murray" (PDF).
  22. ^ "David I. Murray" (PDF).
  23. ^ "David I. Murray" (PDF).

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