FORA.tv Speaker - David Rose
David S. Rose is CEO of Gust, the international collaboration platform for early stage angel investing. Gust powers the global entrepreneurial economy by enabling qualified startups to get financed by the smartest investors. It is the official collaboration solution of the world's leading early stage investment associations, providing knowledge and collaboration tools supporting all aspects of deal flow management, from pitch to exit. Gust currently serves over 35,000 accredited investors, 750 angel investment networks and venture capital funds, and 180,000 early stage companies in five languages and 92 countries, with more than 5,000 new companies each month using the platform to create customised investor relations websites.
Rose is also an Associate Founder, with Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, of Singularity University, the Google/NASA-sponsored graduate program in exponential technologies, and as its Track Chair for Finance and Entrepreneurship has established one of the first academic programs on the future of finance. A serial entrepreneur and active angel investor, Rose has founded six companies and funded over 80 others. Red Herring magazine described him as the "Patriarch of Silicon Alley," and Crain's New York Business called him "the father of angel investing in New York." He is currently Managing Director of Rose Tech Ventures, a seed stage venture fund; Founder and Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels, the most active angel investment group on the East Coast; and Chairman of Egret Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm.
03.28.12 | 00:37:26 min
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