David S. Rose
David S. Rose is a serial entrepreneur and active early stage investor who has founded or funded over 90 pioneering companies. He has been described by BusinessWeek as a “world conquering entrepreneur”, by Forbes as “New York’s Archangel”, and by Red Herring magazine as “patriarch of Silicon Alley”. 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, David’s career has been focused on disruptive innovation He is the founder and CEO of Gust, which operates the international standard collaboration platform for startup financing, used by over 40,000 investors and 150,000 entrepreneurs in 195 countries. Gust has been named the world’s most innovative financial technology company by SWIFT, and the best collaboration/social networking solution by the US Software and Information Industry Association. David is also Managing Partner of Rose Tech Ventures; Founder and Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels; and Associate Founder and Founding Track Chair for Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics at Singularity University, the Google/NASA-sponsored post-graduate program in exponential technologies. He is Chairman of Comixology, and serves on the boards of Pond5, Magnify Networks, KoolSpan, Por ti Familia, Social Bomb, TekServe and New York Tech Meetup. He has a BA from Yale, an MBA from Columbia and a D. Eng. (hc) from Stevens Institute of Technology.