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David Teten


Mr. David Teten serves as Venture Partner at HOF Capital. He served as Venture Partner at ff Venture Capital. Hw was a Board Member of Authorea. He has advised in the past Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners ($1.4B fund), Birch Hill Equity Partners (C$2B fund) and other institutional investors. He is also Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the largest angel group in New York. Previously, he was the Founder and Chairman of Navon Partners, a data and analytics company focused on analyzing private companies for investment; Acting CEO of Vertical Key (, a web-based software service for managing large-scale events; Managing Director with Evalueserve, a 2,500-person global research and analytics company; and Founder and CEO of Circle of Experts, an investment research firm acquired by Evalueserve. He was formerly Founder and CEO of GoldNames, an Israel-based investment bank focusing on the internet domain name asset class. He worked with Bear Stearns' Investment Banking division in their technology/defense mergers and acquisitions team and was a strategy consultant with Mars & Co. He holds a Master of Business Administration second year honors degree from the Harvard Business School. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale with Distinction in his major. While still in college, he built a technology consulting firm with 35 clients. HE led or co-led the first studies on best practices of VC/private company deal origination; VC portfolio operations; and disruption of the asset management industry. He has published in Harvard Business Review, Institutional Investor, the Journal of Private Equity, etc. He is a frequent keynote speaker to audiences such as entrepreneurs, senior executives and institutional investors. He is a Mentor with Dreamit Ventures, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Founder Institute (New York and Singapore), Lean Startup Machine and the Startup Leadership Program. He writes regularly on his blog, He grew up in Marin County, Northern California and learned to program on an Atari 800. He trains in parkour, a sport which takes "crossing the chasm" literally.

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 524 West 19th Street
  • New York, NY 10011
  • United States

+1 (212) 000-0000

David Teten Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Bottlenose 16-May-2014 Early Stage VC 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 00000
00000000000 000000 06-Oct-2000 00000 00000 00.000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000 00000
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David Teten Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000000000 000000 17-Mar-2011 000 00000 Completed
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David Teten Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
David Teten Angel Investor 0 0 0 New York, NY