David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur and super-angel investor who has founded or funded over 80 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 has been at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship.
David is the founder and CEO of Gust, which operates the international standard collaboration platform for startup financing, used by over 40,000 investors and 200,000 entrepreneurs in 95 countries. Gust is the official collaboration platform of NASVF. He is also Managing Director 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. David has a BA from Yale, an MBA from Columbia and a D. Eng. (hc) from Stevens Institute of Technology.
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