Number of Portfolio Companies 1
Number of Current Board & Advisor Roles 3
  • Investor Type  Investment Partner, Individual/Angel
  • Investor Stage  Seed

David Topper joined GA in 2012. As an Operating Partner, he manages the firms overall relationships with the financial community and the firm’s capital markets activities on a global basis. David also provides strategic counsel to GA and its portfolio companies as a member of the Portfolio Committee. Mr. Topper serves on the board of directors at Amherst Pierpont and MeteoGroup. He also holds an observer seat on the board of Engility (previously TASC), He previously served on the board of directors at Affinion Group.

Mr. Topper was previously with J. P. Morgan where he joined in 2005 as Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets. During his time at J.P. Morgan, he became Chairman of Equity Capital Markets, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Chairman of the Commitments Committee, and led many of the firm's major advisory and capital raising transactions in the financial institutions, healthcare, media and other sectors.

Prior to joining J. P. Morgan, David spent 22 years at Morgan Stanley where he served as Co-Head of U.S. Equity Capital Markets, Managing Director and Chairman of the Equity Commitment Committee and numerous other senior management positions.

David serves on the Board of the Duke University Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, he is on the advisory board for the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and the Board of Directors of the Adams Memorial Foundation. He holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. David resides in New York City with his wife and three daughters.

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Personal Investments

Number of Investments 1
David Topper invested in CircleUp on Apr 18, 2012. This investment - Seed Round - CircleUp - was valued at $1.5M.
Announced Date  
Organization Name  
Lead Investor  
Funding Round  
Money Raised  
Apr 18, 2012
Seed Round - CircleUp

Partner Investments

Number of Partner Investments 1
Announced Date  
Organization Name  
Investor Name  
Lead Investor  
Funding Round  
Money Raised  
May 26, 2010
QTS Realty Trust
General Atlantic
Venture Round - QTS Realty Trust


Number of Current Jobs 1
David Topper is the Operating Partner, New York at General Atlantic.

Board and Advisor Roles

Number of Current Board & Advisor Roles 3
Number of Past Board & Advisor Roles 1
David Topper holds 3 board and advisor roles including Board Observer at CircleUp, Board member at Amherst Pierpont, and Board member at TASC.
Organization Name  
Title At Company  
Start Date  
End Date  
Affinion Group
DirectorAug 13, 2013

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David Topper studied at Duke University and Stanford University.

Recent News and Activity

Number of News Articles 6