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BirthplaceDeland, FL


University of Central Florida, BS 1990
Computer Science

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David G. Cohen

David Cohen

David G. Cohen is the Founder, Managing Partner and CEO of TechStars, a mentorship-driven seed stage investment firm.

He has founded four companies, including Pinpoint Technologies (Broomfield, CO, public safety software, acquired by ZOLL Medical Corporation in 1999), (Boulder, CO, mobile social networking, defunct), (Boulder, CO, acquired by SonicSwap) and TechStars.

He is also an active angel investor nationally managing about $70M in funding.

David blogs at

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Codementor 3/2014Seed$600k2
ResolutionTube 12/2013Seed$1.5M6
Sketchfab 12/2013Venture Round$2M4
Collective IP 11/2013Series A$2.5M2
Useful Systems 11/2013Seed$250k2
Ovuline 10/2013Seed$1.1M3
adhoclabs 9/2013Venture Round$2M3
AdYapper 9/2013Seed$1.2M4
Kato 8/2013Series A$1.76M4
Nestio 7/2013Series A$1.5M11
OMsignal 6/2013Seed$1M3
Dashbell 6/2013Seed$713k14
Runscope 5/2013Seed$1.1M7
Placester 4/2013Seed$2.5M13
BusyLife Software 4/2013Seed$1.23M2
EverTrue 3/2013Series A$5.25M5
vidIQ 2/2013Seed$800k6
Simple Energy 2/2013Series A$2.02M4
Tred 1/2013Angel$1.7M8
Ovuline 1/2013Seed$1.4M4
SpotHero 12/2012Venture Round$2M7
Moveline 10/2012Seed$1.5M12
Ad Hoc Labs 10/2012Angel6
ObjectLabs 10/2012Series B$5M5
Revolv 9/2012Seed$2.7M6
Ubooly 9/2012Seed$2.5M11
PivotDesk 9/2012Series A$3M5
Scopely 9/2012Venture Round$8.5M18 9/2012Seed$200k2
Karma Mobility 8/2012Seed$1.2M11
FullContact 7/2012Series B$7M9
Datahero 5/2012Seed$1M7
Precog 5/2012Series A$2M3
Mocavo 5/2012Series A$4.1M2
Minbox 5/2012Seed$800k8 5/2012Convertible Note$250k2
Circa 4/2012Convertible Note$900k21
TapInfluence 3/2012Series A$3.2M2
ChatID 1/2012Seed$2M16
MobileDay 12/2011Seed$1.48M6
Romotive 12/2011Convertible Note$1.5M8
Highlighter 12/2011Angel$330k6
Dispatch 11/2011Seed$965k12
BrightNest 11/2011Seed$950k5 10/2011Seed$750k5
Precog 10/2011Seed$750k5
Red Rover 10/2011Seed$418k4
Mocavo 9/2011Venture Round$1M7
isocket 9/2011Series A4
FastCustomer 9/2011Seed$750k7
FullContact 9/2011Series A$1.5M11
ThinkNear 8/2011Seed$1.63M14
Hipster 5/2011Convertible Note$1M14
Tap.Me 5/2011Series A$1.4M4
ObjectLabs 5/2011Series A$3M5
Baydin 4/2011Seed$375k7
Kohort 4/2011Seed$3M22
UpNext 3/2011Series A$557k6
DailyWorth 3/2011Venture Round$850k8
GiveForward 2/2011Venture Round$500k3
MileWise 1/2011Seed$1.5M18
The Shared Web 1/2011Convertible Note$225k9
Storenvy 1/2011Seed$1.53M10
Orbotix 10/2010Series A$1.12M1
Uber 10/2010Angel$1.25M15
ADstruc 9/2010Seed$1.1M9
Kapost 9/2010Series A$1.1M10
OneTrueFan 9/2010Seed$1.2M7
GroupMe 8/2010Series A$850k11
Marginize 8/2010Seed$650k11
SocialSci 7/2010Angel$500k6
SendGrid 4/2010Series A$5M9
Worldly Developments 3/2010Seed$800k14
Postling 3/2010Angel$350k8
Graphicly 1/2010Series A$1.2M8
Twilio 12/2009Series A$3.7M8
SendGrid 12/2009Series A$750k5
Next Big Sound 12/2009Seed$1M6
ReTel Technologies 12/2009Seed$1M8
SimpleGeo 11/2009Seed$1.47M15
isocket 8/2009Seed$2.1M16
Twilio 1/2009Seed$1M9
StockTwits 12/2008Series A$800k6
Foodzie 12/2008Seed$1M21
Devver 10/2008Series A$500k2
Filtrbox 2/2008Seed$500k3
Oblong Industries 12/2007Series A$8.8M2
IntenseDebate 10/2007Angel$500k2
madKast 10/2007Series A$300k8
EventVue 9/2007Series A$440k8



  1. One-On-One Programming Help Site Codementor Raises $600,000 ( [edit]
  2. resolutiontube raises 1.5mseed funding ( [edit]
  3. 3D Model Sharing Service Sketchfab Raises $2 Million ( [edit]
  4. Collective IP Completes $2.5M Series A Financing ( [edit]
  5. App Maker Gets Cash for Marketing ( [edit]
  6. Fertility tracker raises $1.1M to add pregnancy app ( [edit]
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  8. AdYapper Raises $1.2 Million To Analyze Ad Viewability For Digital Campaigns ( [edit]
  9. Techstars Notes, Part 3 — Money ( [edit]
  10. Nestio Real-Time Rental Platform Raises $1.5M From Joanne Wilson, David Tisch, Jerry Colona And More ( [edit]
  11. Forget quantified self wristbands. OMsignal raises $1M to make bio-sensing smart apparel ( [edit]
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  13. Runscope Lands $1.1M From True Ventures And Andreessen Horowitz For Tools That Address The Broken API Plague ( [edit]
  14. TechStars Boston Alum Placester Raises $2.5 Million For Its Professional Website Builder For Realtors ( [edit]
  15. BusyLife Software Raises $1.225M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  16. TechStars Alum EverTrue Lands $5.25M From Bain, David Cohen, Bonobos CEO To Reinvent Fundraising In Education ( [edit]
  17. vidIQ Raises $800K in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  18. SEC Form D ( [edit]
  19. Tred Gets $1.7M To Be An Uber For Car Test Drives ( [edit]
  20. Ovuline Raises $1.4M From Lightbank, David Cohen And Others To Help Women Track Fertility And Pregnancy ( [edit]
  21. SpotHero Raises $2.5M From Battery, Lightbank To Help You Reserve Parking In Garages ( [edit]
  22. Moveline raises $1.5 million to deal with moving companies (so you never have to) ( [edit]
  23. Burner Raises Angel Funding ( [edit]
  24. MongoLab explains why everyone loves MongoDB (and raises $5M) ( [edit]
  25. Mobiplug Nabs New CEO and Raises $2.7m ( [edit]
  26. Ubooly, The Plush Toy With An iPhone Brain, Grabs $1.5M In Seed Funding ( [edit]
  27. The Next Web ( [edit]
  28. Confirmed: Scopely’s New $8.5M Funding Round Was Not Wrapped In Bacon ( [edit]
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  30. Draper Fisher Jurvetson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma ( [edit]
  31. FullContact Announces $7 Million Series B Financing Round Led By Foundry Group ( [edit]
  32. Datahero Wants To Democratize Data Visualization And Analysis, Raises $1M Round Led By Foundry Group ( [edit]
  33. Precog Secured $2M in Funding ( [edit]
  34. TechStars alum Mocavo grabs $4M to help you find your ancestors ( [edit]
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  36. VC Funding: 2014 Source [edit]
  37. All-Star Cast Invests 750K In Ben Huh And Matt Galligan’s Mobile News Startup Circa ( [edit]
  38. Social Marketing Startup BlogFrog Raises $3.2M ( [edit]
  39. SEC ( [edit]
  40. Boulder startup raises nearly $1.5M ( [edit]
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  43. Dispatch Raises $965K To Manage All Of Your Cloud Files From One Place ( [edit]
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  45. Raises Seed Funding From Google Ventures For Its Food API ( [edit]
  46. TechStars Grad ReportGrid Raises $750K Seed Round ( [edit]
  47. Observer ( [edit]
  48. Mocavo Raises $1 Million To Build Its Ancestry-Centric Search Engine ( [edit]
  49. Self-Service Ad Platform isocket Grabs More Funding; Partners With Google; Steals Rubicon Exec ( [edit]
  50. FastCustomer Raises $750K So You Don’t Have To Wait On Hold ( [edit]
  51. TechStars Graduate FullContact Lands $1.5 Million, Helps Keep Contact Records Updated ( [edit]
  52. ThinkNear Closes $1.6M Seed Financing ( [edit]
  53. Local Q&A Site Hipster Raises $1M From Google Ventures, Lightbank, 500 Startups And More ( [edit]
  54. Chicago startup Tap.Me raises $1.4M ( [edit]
  55. Cloud Database Provider MongoLab Raises $3 Million From Foundry, Baseline, And Others ( [edit]
  56. Baydin Closes Its $375,000 Funding Round (In An UberCab, Per Our Suggestion) ( [edit]
  57. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  58. UpNext Scores $500,000 From Chris Sacca And Others For 3D Mobile Mapping ( [edit]
  59. DailyWorth Raises $850K To Become The Daily Candy For Personal Finance ( [edit]
  60. GiveForward Raises $500K To Be The Kickstarter For Medical Expenses ( [edit]
  61. Stealth Milewise Raises $1.5 Million To Help People Cash In On Reward Programs ( [edit]
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  63. Storenvy Finds A Number Of Impressive Buyers For Its $1.5 Million Round ( [edit]
  64. SEC ( [edit]
  65. UberCab raises $1.25M to end your futile search for taxis ( [edit]
  66. ADstruc, A Marketplace For Outdoor Advertising, Closes $1.1 Million Series A Round ( [edit]
  67. Kapost Raises $1.1 Million To Help Publishers Manage An Army Of Contributors ( [edit]
  68. OneTrueFan Is The Foursquare For Websites ( [edit]
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  71. School on hold as start-up gets $ ( [edit]
  72. SendGrid Raises $5 Million, Sends A Bajillion E-mails ( [edit]
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  74. Venturehacks ( [edit]
  75. Raises $1.2M For Comic Publishing ( [edit]
  76. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  77. SendGrid Raises $750K For Email Delivery Software. ( [edit]
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  79. SEC ( [edit]
  80. TechCrunch, SEC ( [edit]
  81. isocket Raises $2M In Funding From Top Investors ( [edit]
  82. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  83. StockTwits Raises $800K For Twitter-Fueled Stock Community ( [edit]
  84. Foodzie Raises $1 Million For Its Specialty Food Marketplace ( [edit]
  85. TechCrunchIT ( [edit]
  86. TechStars ( [edit]
  87. EDGAR [edit]
  88. David Cohen ( [edit]
  89. Widget-maker MadKast raises $300k ( [edit]
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