David Semel Rose Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 53

  • Portfolio
  • 15

  • Exits
  • 39


David Semel Rose General Information


Mr. David Rose is the Founder and serves as Executive Chairman at Gust. He is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor who has founded or funded over 120 pioneering companies. Described by BusinessWeek as a "world conquering entrepreneur", by Forbes magazine as "New York's Archangel" and by Red Herring magazine as "patriarch of Silicon Alley", his New York Times best-selling books on startup development and financing are Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups (2014) and The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business (2016), both published by Wiley. Each has become the standard text in its field, with the world's leading angel groups providing the investment book to all of their new members and 500 US universities adopting The Startup Checklist as the text for their entrepreneurship programs. 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 has been at the forefront of innovation in business and technology. Outside of his work with Gust, he is Managing Director of Rose Tech Ventures; Founder and Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels; Co-founder and Managing Director of the AREA accelerator; and Founding Track Chair for Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Economics at Singularity University, the Google/NASA-sponsored post-graduate program in exponential technologies. He has a BA from Yale, an MBA in Finance from Columbia, and a D. Eng. (hc) from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States

David Semel Rose Investments (53)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Daivergent 01-Nov-2021 Seed Round 00.000 Education and Training Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 00000 0000
Hellotoken 20-Aug-2015 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business 00000 00000 0000
Enbritely 28-Nov-2014 00000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000 0000
WYL 26-Oct-2014 000000000000 Real Estate Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 00000 0000
FunnelFire 12-Aug-2014 00000 (00000 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business 00000 00000 0000
CircumRent 25-Jul-2014 00000 (00000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 00000 00000 0000
Myhomepayge 15-Jul-2014 0000 00000 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 00000 0000
Kinetic Global 12-Mar-2014 0000 00000 00000 Network Management Software Profitable 00000 00000 0000
Citia 13-Feb-2014 Seed Round 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 00000 0000
Tripshare 17-May-2013 Seed Round 00.000 Application Software Out of Business 00000 00000 0000

David Semel Rose Exits (39)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
33Across 01-Oct-2021 Secondary Transaction - Private
Space Adventures 01-May-2021 000000000 00000000
ProterixBio 01-Apr-2021 000000000 00000000
eDataSource 30-Oct-2019 000000000000000000
Monetate 10-Oct-2019 0000000000
Amicus 01-Jul-2019 000 00 00000000
School Loop 04-Dec-2018 0000000000
Crimson Hexagon 31-Oct-2018 000000000000000000
Magnetic (Marketing Platform) 10-Sep-2018 Merger/Acquisition
Say Media 28-Aug-2018 Merger/Acquisition 0000

David Semel Rose Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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David Semel Rose Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
David Semel Rose Angel Investor 00 0 0 New York, NY

David Semel Rose Co-Investors (1)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Divergent Investments 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

David Semel Rose FAQs

  • Who is David Semel Rose?

    David Semel Rose is an angel Investor who has made 53 investments.

  • What kind of investor is David Semel Rose?

    David Semel Rose is an angel investor.

  • What does David Semel Rose do?

    As an angel investor, David Semel Rose invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has David Semel Rose invested in?

    David Semel Rose has made numerous investments in companies like Daivergent, Hellotoken, and Enbritely within the Education and Training Services (B2B) and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has David Semel Rose invested in recently?

    David Semel Rose's latest investment was on 01-Nov-2021 in Daivergent, a company within the Education and Training Services (B2B) industry.

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