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Yale University, BA 1979
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Columbia University, Business School, MBA 1983
Stevens Institute of Technology, D. Eng. (hc) 2010

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David S. Rose

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,

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Company Date Round Size Participants
CITIA 2/2014Angel$600k2
Realty Mogul 3/2013Seed$1M3
Amicus 11/2012Seed$3.2M16
Amicus 2/2012Seed$580k8
Ambient Devices 6/2006Series A$1.6M2



David S Rose - TED talk

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