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David Rose

David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has founded or funded over 90 pioneering companies. He has been described by Forbes as "New York's Archangel", by BusinessWeek as a "world conquering entrepreneur", by Crain's New York Business as "the father of angel investing in New York", and by Red Herring magazine as "patriarch of Silicon Alley". His new book, Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Investing in Startups, recently reached #1 on the Barnes & Noble Business Bestseller list.

As an entrepreneurial executive himself, David is the founder and CEO of Gust, which operates the international standard collaboration platform for startup financing, used by hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs in over 100 countries to connect with tens of thousands of accredited investors. He is also Managing Director of Rose Tech Ventures; Founder and Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels; and Founding Track Chair for Finance and Entrepreneurship at Singularity University, the Google/NASA-sponsored post-graduate program in exponential technologies. He is a member of the boards of directors of KoolSpan; Pond5; Social Bicycles; Por ti, Familia; Waywire.com; Miner; TekServe and the NY Tech Meetup, and serves as an active early stage investor in companies including LearnVest, BioScale, Amicus, Space Adventures, RealtyMogul, and PublicStuff.

David is well known in the business startup community for discovering and mentoring high-potential entrepreneurs, and has been profiled by BusinessWeek as "The Pitch Coach" for his ability to help CEOs perfect their fundraising skills. He is a regular speaker at the TED conferences, and his TEDtalk on "How to Pitch a VC" has been viewed nearly a million times. He lectures at business schools including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Pace, and Stevens, and was named Mentor of the Year by NYU's Stern School of Business.

Prior to founding AirMedia Corporation in 1988, for which he served as CEO for over ten years, his career included over fifteen years in real estate development, government, teaching and urban planning. David was co-founder and Chairman of The Computer Classroom and Vice President at Rose Associates, Inc. Earlier, he served as Deputy Director of the New York office of US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He has a BA from Yale, MBA from Columbia, D. Eng. (hc) from Stevens.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, June 12

4:30pm PDT