Based in Phoenix, Durable Ventures, Inc. specializes in providing business structure, management, and growth to maturity for start-up companies in the hard-goods sector. By helping clients structure their operational models, the Durable Ventures team has assisted in launching a range of product-oriented businesses. Focusing on innovative products based on proven technology, Durable Ventures turns products into businesses. Additionally, Durable Ventures helps launch new businesses while carefully managing investment costs.
Durable Ventures was founded by President David Zuckerman, who possesses almost 20 years of experience in industrial design and manufacturing management. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has studied architecture at the New York Institute of Technology and Arizona State University. Early in his career, David Zuckerman worked as an Industrial Designer at Inspired Concepts, Inc. He later served as Design Director at Raytech Corporation, which specialized in product development and design, for over 15 years.
Prior to establishing Durable Ventures, David Zuckerman worked as President of Raytech Corporation, where he served international clients for 15 years. Zuckerman also acted as President at Express Manufacturing International, Inc., from 2003 to 2010. In these positions, he helped clients bring their products to market through design, manufacturing management, and business counseling. He now uses these skills to serve Durable Ventures, managing product research and development, overseeing project teams, and consulting on product development. His career interests in design, engineering, and angel-level investment also inform his work at Durable Ventures.