David Evans Shaw is an American businessman famous as managing partner of investment firm ‘Black Point Group.’ Shaw was the founding Chairman and CEO of IDEXX Laboratories Inc; founding CEO and Executive Chair of Ikaria Pharma; and co-founder and chairman of Direct Vet Marketing. His entrepreneurial endeavours also include contributing as investor and director in several companies, including Sapphire Energy, Itaconix and Physion. He was also a partner of venture capital firm Venrock Associates. A short-form filmmaker, Shaw is associated with ‘Curiosity Stream’ as Advisory Board member. He also devotes time in public service, management consulting and teaching, and frequently speaks on business leadership, entrepreneurship, and public service on various public forums. He participated in senior executive program at the ‘Harvard Business School’ and served in the advisory board of the ‘Center for Public Leadership.’ He was inducted into Life Sciences Hall of Fame, named the “2013 International SeaKeepers of the Year,” and awarded the honorary Doctor of Law degree by Colby College, Bates College, and The University of Southern Maine.