David S. Rose is a serial entrepreneur and active angel investor in New York. He is founder and CEO of Gust.
An Inc. 500 CEO (of boom-era wireless company AirMedia), Rose is an active early stage technology investor. He is the founder and Chairman of New York Angels, a large technology investment angel group; Managing Principal of Rose Tech Ventures, which invests in scalable, Internet-based businesses; Chair of the Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics program at Singularity University; and Chairman of Egret Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm.
He founded a technology incubator in New York City, is a director of the 19,000 member NY Tech Meetup, and is an active keynote speaker on technology and finance issues.
Rose has been a longtime player in the development of the 'Silicon Alley' technology community in New York, from his initial involvement with the first online communities in the 1970s, through founding one of the first personal computer training companies in the 1980s, one of the first wireless data information networks in the 1990s, and the first global angel investing platform in the 2000s,
He is currently Chairman and CEO of Gust, which operates the international collaboration platform for early stage angel investing, and is a member of the boards of directors of KoolSpan, Inc., Pond5, Comixology, Magnify Networks, Social Bomb and Por ti Familia.
He also serves as an active investor in companies including LearnVest, BioScale, Panjiva, Mashery, Space Adventures, Critical Mention, 33across, AxialMarket, Luxology, and over six dozen other early stage ventures.
A native New Yorker, Rose is a graduate of the New York City public school system and Horace Mann High School. BA, Yale; MBA, Columbia; D. Eng. (hc), Stevens. He is an Associate Fellow of Pierson College at Yale University and a member of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Boards at Yale, Columbia and NYU,
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Founder & CEO
Sep, 2011 - Current (about 5 years)
2010 - Current (over 6 years)
Dec, 1999 - Current (almost 17 years)
|Sep, 2015||Miner||$2M / Convertible Note||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2015||hellotoken||$400k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2014||CITIA||$600k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|May, 2013||Social Bicycles||$1.3M / Angel (Lead)||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2013||RealtyMogul.com||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2013||Bolstr||$625k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2012||Amicus||$3.2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2012||Amicus||$580k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2008||Waywire Networks||undisclosed amount / Venture||Rose Tech Ventures|
|May, 2008||KoolSpan||$7.1M / Series C||New York Angels|
|Feb, 2008||Waywire Networks||$1M / Series A||New York Angels|
|Feb, 2008||CE Interactive||$500k / Series A||New York Angels|
|Feb, 2007||Waywire Networks||$1.2M / Series A (Lead)||New York Angels|
|Jan, 2007||CE Interactive||$1.5M / Series A||New York Angels|
|Nov, 2006||KoolSpan||$6.5M / Series B||New York Angels|
|Jun, 2006||Ambient Devices||$1.6M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2004||KoolSpan||$1.2M / Series A||New York Angels|
|Apr 29, 2016||Business Insider Australia - An angel investor who's helped start over 100 companies reveals the No. 1 thing he looks for in entrepreneurs|
|Apr 29, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - An angel investor who's helped start over 100 companies explains why it's a good thing to be in business for the money|
|Apr 28, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - An angel investor who's helped start over 100 companies reveals the No. 1 thing he looks for in entrepreneurs|
|Jan 26, 2016||Crowdfund Insider - SyndicateRoom & Gust Ink Strategic Partnership|
|Jan 5, 2016||SeedInvest - Financing your startup with SeedInvest|
|Oct 20, 2015||Cranes New York - Tech - Blender takes shared workspace upscale|
|Dec 17, 2014||YourStory News - 7 tips for angel investors and entrepreneurs - from David Rose, Founder of New York Angels|
|Oct 1, 2014||TechCrunch - Digital.nyc Launches To Be The Hub For New York Tech|