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General Information
BirthplaceNew York, NY


University of Pennsylvania, BA 2003
American History
New York University (NYU), JD 2006

Current Companies

Investor / Advisor
Co - Founder TechStars NYC

Former Companies

Co - Founder / MD
Managing Director - NYC
EVP, Internet
Acquistions and Capital Markets Associate

Financial Organizations

Managing Partner

Web Presences


David Tisch

David is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City based seed-stage angel capital firm. David is also the Co-Founder of TechStars NYC, where he previously served as Managing Director. BoxGroup is an investor in over 130 seed stage technology companies including Vine,, GroupMe, Blue Apron, BarkBox, Warby Parker, Harry’s, DataMinr, Behance, Handybook and more.

David is currently working on a mobile commerce platform as a co-founder and Chairman of JelloLabs.

David was named to NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and serves on the Investor Board of Venture for America. He is an EIR for Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Program and on the Entrepreneurship Board at NYU. Prior to joining TechStars, David served as Executive Vice President of Interactive Strategies at kgb, a global information services company. While at kgb, David founded and lead, a social aggregation startup within kgb.

David has a B.A. in American History from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. David was born and raised outside of NYC in Westchester. David likes wearing hoodies and over using ellipses…

@davetisch and at

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
ClassPass 3/2014Seed$2M10
Little Borrowed Dress 2/2014Seed$1.25M9
PillPack 2/2014Venture Round$4M10
Mindie 1/2014Venture Round$1.2M12
Fundera 1/2014Venture Round$3.4M8
Hightower 12/2013Seed$2.12M13
Shop Hers 12/2013Venture Round$3.5M7 11/2013Angel$550k4
Knozen 11/2013Seed$2.25M5
Handybook 10/2013Series A$10M4
Splice 10/2013Seed$2.75M10
Socratic 10/2013Seed$1.5M7
Plaid 9/2013Seed$2.8M11
Nestio 7/2013Series A$1.5M11
Poppin 5/2013Series B$11.1M6
Grand St. 4/2013Seed$1.3M9 4/2013Venture Round5 3/2013Convertible Note$2.1M3
Blue Apron 2/2013Series A$3M9
Vengo Labs 2/2013Seed$1M8
Kitchensurfing 2/2013Seed$1M12
Nomi 2/2013Seed$3M10
Tomfoolery 1/2013Seed$1.7M8
SmartThings 12/2012Seed$3M23
Pickie 10/2012Seed$1M12
Flint and Tinder 10/2012Seed$850k4
Trumaker 10/2012Seed$1.9M8
Streak 10/2012Convertible Note$1.9M10
NuORDER 10/2012Series A$3.06M9
Scopely 9/2012Venture Round$8.5M18
Karma Mobility 8/2012Seed$1.2M11
Lua Technologies 8/2012Seed$2.5M25
Open Air Publishing 7/2012Angel$800k13
CasaHop 6/2012Seed$1.2M9
Poptip 6/2012Convertible Note$472k9
Behance 5/2012Series A$6.5M9
MyTime 5/2012Seed$3M12
Circa 4/2012Convertible Note$900k21
Branch 3/2012Seed$2M9
numberFire 1/2012Seed$750k7
ChatID 1/2012Seed$2M16
IFTTT 1/2012Seed$1.5M16
BestVendor 12/2011Series A$3M4
Romotive 12/2011Convertible Note$1.5M8
CustomMade 11/2011Series A$2.1M8
Dispatch 11/2011Seed$965k12
Piictu 9/2011Seed$730k7
numberFire 9/2011Seed5
ThinkNear 8/2011Seed$1.63M14
Fab 8/2011Series A$7.7M19
Nestio 7/2011Seed$750k6
Lore 6/2011Series A$1M9
Punch! 6/2011Seed$2.2M4
zozi 5/2011Series B$7M7
VYou 5/2011Series A$3M5
Hipster 5/2011Convertible Note$1M14
ED01 5/2011Seed$565k7
Skillshare 5/2011Series A$550k10
Kohort 4/2011Seed$3M22
UpNext 3/2011Series A$557k6
MileWise 1/2011Seed$1.5M18
The Shared Web 1/2011Convertible Note$225k9
LawPivot 12/2010Seed$600k7
Yieldbot 12/2010Seed$1.2M8
Artsy 11/2010Convertible Note$1.25M17
ADstruc 9/2010Seed$1.1M9
Kapost 9/2010Series A$1.1M10
YouAre.TV 8/2010Series A$1.15M6
GroupMe 8/2010Series A$850k11
StatSheet 8/2010Series A$1.3M3
Profitably 8/2010Seed$300k5
Automated Insights 8/2010Series A$1.3M4
GameChanger Media 4/2010Venture Round$588k1
DoodleDeals Inc. 2/2010Series A$1.27M16
zozi 8/2008Seed$1.3M9



  1. With $2 Million In New Seed Funding, Classtivity Rebrands As ClassPass To Add Variety To Your Workout ( [edit]
  2. Bridesmaid Dress Rental Service Little Borrowed Dress Raises $1.25M From Index Ventures, A16Z ( [edit]
  3. PillPack Raises $4M ( [edit]
  4. From A Failing Product To A Successful Video-Sharing App, Mindie Raises $1.2 Million ( [edit]
  5. GroupMe Founder Gets $3.4M to Make Small Business Loans More Accessible With Fundera ( [edit]
  6. Hightower Secures $2.12M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  7. Online Marketplace For Luxury Clothes And Goods Shop-Hers Raises $3.5M From Floodgate, Bono And Others ( [edit]
  8. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  9. Knozen, TheLadders’ Founder’s New Personality-Probing Startup, Closes $2.25M Seed From FirstMark, Lerer, David Tisch & Others ( [edit]
  10. Handybook Hoovers Up $10M To Bring Its On-Demand Cleaning And Household Services To 5 New Cities ( [edit]
  11. Splice Raises $2.75M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  12. Socratic Raises $1.5M Seed Funding ( [edit]
  13. Plaid Raises $2.8M To Make Banking Data More Developer Friendly ( [edit]
  14. Nestio Real-Time Rental Platform Raises $1.5M From Joanne Wilson, David Tisch, Jerry Colona And More ( [edit]
  15. Poppin Raises $11.1 Million Series B, Prepares Offline Expansion ( [edit]
  16. E-Commerce Site Grand St. Raises $1.3 Million To Give Makers A Place To Sell Their Gadgets ( [edit]
  17. Raises Funding From SV Angel, Spark Capital To Improve Communication For Salespeople ( [edit]
  18. Military ID Verification Service, Troop ID, Raises $2.1 Million ( [edit]
  19. Ingredient Subscription Service Blue Apron Raises $3M To Help You Cook Fresh Meals ( [edit]
  20. David Tisch, Brad Feld, Gary Vaynerchuk & Others Put $1 Million Into Vengo, The Mini Vending Machines From TaxiTreats Maker ( [edit]
  21. Private chef service Kitchensurfing grabs $1 million, expands beyond New York ( [edit]
  22. Nomi Raises $3M To Help Retailers Understand Their Customers, Online And Offline ( [edit]
  23. Tomfoolery Raises $1.7M Seed Funding ( [edit]
  24. SmartThings Closes $3M Seed Round, Led By First Round Capital, Launches Competition To Grow Community Of Smart Object Developers ( [edit]
  25. Pickie Raises $1 Million as App Catalog Trend Kicks Into High Gear ( [edit]
  26. Kickstarter Record Breaker, USA Underwear Maker Flint And Tinder Gets $850K Seed Round From Zappos’ Tony Hsieh, Lerer And David Tisch ( [edit]
  27. With $1.9M From Venrock And Others, Trumaker Wants To Bring Made-To-Measure To The Masses ( [edit]
  28. Streak Raises $1.9 Million For Gmail-Based CRM App ( [edit]
  29. NuOrder Raises $3M From CAA, Rachel Zoe, GRP To Bring The Wholesale Fashion Business Online ( [edit]
  30. Confirmed: Scopely’s New $8.5M Funding Round Was Not Wrapped In Bacon ( [edit]
  31. Draper Fisher Jurvetson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma ( [edit]
  32. Lua Goes From A Manhattan Basement To $2.5M In Seed Funding From IA Ventures ( [edit]
  33. How-To Publisher Open Air Raises $800K From SV Angel, Charles River, And Others ( [edit]
  34. Home Swapping Startup CasaHop Raises $1.2 Million From First Round, Lerer Ventures, Betaworks, And Others ( [edit]
  35. [edit]
  36. After 5 Years Of Bootstrapping, Behance Nabs $6.5M From USV, Jeff Bezos, Dave Morin & More ( [edit]
  37. Redbeacon Founder Launches MyTime, A Booking And Ecommerce Platform For Local Services And Open Appointments ( [edit]
  38. All-Star Cast Invests 750K In Ben Huh And Matt Galligan’s Mobile News Startup Circa ( [edit]
  39. Branch Raises $2 Million From SV Angel And Others ( [edit]
  40. NumberFire Pockets $750K To Help You Rule Your Fantasy Sports Leagues ( [edit]
  41. SEC ( [edit]
  42. IFTTT, A Glue Gun For Sticking The Web Together, Raises $1.5M Seed Round From Top Investors ( [edit]
  43. BestVendor Raises $3M For Work App Recommendation Platform ( [edit]
  44. [edit]
  45. Google Ventures And First Round Drop $2.1 Million Into Custom Marketplace CustomMade ( [edit]
  46. Dispatch Raises $965K To Manage All Of Your Cloud Files From One Place ( [edit]
  47. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  48. NumberFire Raising Seed Round To Build The Last Fantasy Football Tool You’ll Ever Need ( [edit]
  49. ThinkNear Closes $1.6M Seed Financing ( [edit]
  50. Ashton Kutcher-Backed Closes $7.7 Million ( [edit]
  51. Nestio Raises $750,000 To Make Apartment Searches Suck Less ( [edit]
  52. Penn Students Leave School to Launch CourseKit With $1 Million Seed Round ( [edit]
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  54. Zozi Raises $7 Million To Let You Swim With Sharks — And More — At A Discount ( [edit]
  55. Shortform Video Platform VYou Reels In $3M ( [edit]
  56. Local Q&A Site Hipster Raises $1M From Google Ventures, Lightbank, 500 Startups And More ( [edit]
  57. BetaBeat ( [edit]
  58. SEC ( [edit]
  59. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  60. UpNext Scores $500,000 From Chris Sacca And Others For 3D Mobile Mapping ( [edit]
  61. Stealth Milewise Raises $1.5 Million To Help People Cash In On Reward Programs ( [edit]
  62. Citation Needed [add]
  63. Google Ventures Leads $600K Investment In LawPivot, A Quora For Startup Legal Advice ( [edit]
  64. Yieldbot CEO Mendez Talks About Funding And Future For Publisher-Side Platform ( [edit]
  65. TechCrunch ( [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. Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Backing Another Social Network For College Students, CollegeOnly ( [edit]
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  70. Former Crunchies Finalist StatSheet Recieves 1.3 Million In Series A ( [edit]
  71. Profitably raises funding to cull data for small businesses ( [edit]
  72. ( [edit]
  73. SEC D ( [edit]
  74. Citation Needed [add]
  75. TechCrunch ( [edit]
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