David Rubenstein Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 4

  • Portfolio
  • 4

David Rubenstein General Information


Dr. David Rubenstein is a Co-Founder & serves as Co-Chairman at The Carlyle Group. He is the Founder of Declaration Capital. He also serves as an investor at Breakthrough Energy. He serves as Manna Tree Partners. Previously, He served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle. He also serves on Carlyle's Executive Group. Prior to forming Carlyle in 1987, He practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge LLP (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP). From 1977 to 1981 He was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. From 1975 to 1976, he served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. From 1973 to 1975, he practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Among other philanthropic endeavors, He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The National Gallery of Art, Johns Hopkins Medicine, University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Brookings Institution and the World Economic Forum. He serves as a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation and as President of the Economic Club of Washington. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Business Council, Chairman of the Harvard Global Advisory Council, Chairman of the Madison Council of the Library of Congress, a member of the Board of Dean's Advisors of the Business School at Harvard, a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, and Board of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, He graduated from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Bethesda, MD
  • United States

David Rubenstein Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Cedar (Austin) 13-Jul-2023 Seed Round 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000000 00
Semafor 24-May-2023 0000 00000 0000 Publishing Generating Revenue 00000 0000000000 00
FleetZero 17-Jun-2022 Seed Round 000.00 Marine Generating Revenue 00000 0000000000 00
Prolific Machines 19-Nov-2021 Early Stage VC 000.00 Biotechnology Generating Revenue 00000 0000000000 00

David Rubenstein Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

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David Rubenstein Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
David Rubenstein JD Angel Investor 0 0 Bethesda, MD

David Rubenstein Co-Investors (56)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Breakthrough Energy 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
David Adelman 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Shorewind Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Founders Fund 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Tishman Speyer Properties 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

David Rubenstein FAQs

  • Who is David Rubenstein?

    David Rubenstein is an angel Investor who has made 4 investments.

  • What kind of investor is David Rubenstein?

    David Rubenstein is an angel investor.

  • What does David Rubenstein do?

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

  • What has David Rubenstein invested in?

    David Rubenstein has made numerous investments in companies like Cedar (Austin), Semafor, and FleetZero within the Business/Productivity Software, Publishing, and Marine industries.

  • What has David Rubenstein invested in recently?

    David Rubenstein's latest investment was on 13-Jul-2023 in Cedar (Austin), a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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