David Rose Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 51

  • Portfolio
  • 14

  • Exits
  • 37


David 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. He serves as a Chairman and Board Member at Pinktada. 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. He has served as Executive at Baltimore Angels.

Contact Information

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

David Rose Investments (51)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Hellotoken 20-Aug-2015 Seed Round 00000 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business 00000 0000
00000000000000000 26-Oct-2014 000000000000 Real Estate Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 0000
0000000000 12-Aug-2014 00000 (00000 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business 00000 0000
0000000000 25-Jul-2014 00000 (00000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 00000 0000
00000000000 15-Jul-2014 00000 (00000 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 0000
0000000 000000 12-Mar-2014 0000 00000 00000 Network Management Software Profitable 00000 0000
00000 13-Feb-2014 0000 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 0000
0000000000 05-Nov-2013 00000000000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Out of Business 00000 0000
Tripshare 17-May-2013 Seed Round 00.000 Application Software Out of Business 00000 0000
Jump (Electronics (B2C) 12-Apr-2013 Seed Round 00.000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 0000
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David Rose Exits (37)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
33Across 01-Oct-2021 Secondary Transaction - Private
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00000000000 30-Oct-2019 000000000000000000
00000000 10-Oct-2019 0000000000
000000 01-Jul-2019 000 00 00000000
000000 0000 04-Dec-2018 0000000000
0000000 0000000 31-Oct-2018 000000000000000000
00000000 (00000000 10-Sep-2018 000000000000000000
Say Media 28-Aug-2018 Merger/Acquisition 0000
Bolstr 20-Jun-2018 Merger/Acquisition
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David Rose Team (1)

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