David Rose

David Rose

Formal First Name
6/12/1957 - present

David Rose is a prominent serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has established or funded more than 100 pioneering companies. He is famous in the business startup community for discovering and mentoring high-potential entrepreneurs and for his ability to help executives perfect their fundraising skills. As one of the country's foremost angel invetors, Rose has personally raised tens of millions of dollars of venture, strategic and institutional capital. His career spans decades in business, technology, real estate development, government, teaching, and urban planning.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • He was involved in the first online communities in the 1970s.
  • He founded one of the first personal computer training companies in the 1980s.
  • He founded one of the first wireless data information networks in the 1990s.
  • He founded the first global angel investing platform in the 2000s.
  • He has personally invested in over 70 early-stage companies.
  • He is a regular speaker at TED conferences. 
  • He lectures at business schools including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Pace, and Stevens.
  • He was named Mentor of the Year by NYU's Stern School of Business.

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