David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, author and keynote speaker who has founded or funded over 100 pioneering companies. He has been described by Forbes as “New York’s Archangel”, by BusinessWeek as a “world conquering entrepreneur”, by Crain’s New York Business as “the father of angel investing in New York”, and by Red Herring magazine as “patriarch of Silicon Alley”. He is theNew York Times best selling author of “Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups”, and author of the forthcoming “The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business.”
David is the founder and CEO of Gust, which operates the world’s largest online platform and community for entrepreneurs and early stage investors. Gust is used by hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs in over 190 countries to connect with tens of thousands of accredited investors, and facilitated and tracked the investment of over $1 billion in early stage funding. He is also Managing Director of Rose Tech Ventures and the AREA real estate technology accelerator program; Founder and Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels; and Founding Track Chair for Finance and Entrepreneurship at Singularity University, the Google/NASA-sponsored post-graduate program in exponential technologies.