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Dave Levine

Dave Levine

Formal First Name
David (Dave)
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David Levine is the Founder of Odin River. He is a well-known angel investor and advisor to startups in diverse industries, from clean energy to financial technology. He has spent his career at top private equity and hedge fund institutions. Most recently, Levine served as Chief Investment Officer of Artivest, a successful venture-backed company he helped establish. Levine honed his investing expertise at Paulson & Co., where he made investments in industries including automotive, energy, hardware, software, and the Internet. His insights have been featured in publications like the New York Times and MIT Tech Review.

Professional Experience


Academic History

  • Levine began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Lehman Brothers, where he focused on power.
  • He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Leadership Council of Year Up New York.
  • He is a member of the New York Bar.
  • He has been an active tweeter and blogger since 2007. 
  • He was named one of the top 55 undiscovered “rockstars” in tech by Business Insider and TechCrunch.
  • He enjoys yoga, running, mentoring, and taking philosophy classes.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.