David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor who has founded or funded over 100 pioneering companies. He has been described by Forbes as "New York's Archangel", 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 the New York Times best-selling author of Angel Investing and The Startup Checklist.
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 over 700,000 entrepreneurs in 191 countries to connect with over 80,000 early stage investors and pioneered the field of Company as a Service (CaaS). He is also Managing Director of Rose Tech Ventures; Founder and Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels; Co-founder and Managing Director of the AREA Technology Accelerator; and Associate Founder and Founding Track Chair for Finance and Entrepreneurship at Singularity University. David was the first investor and Chairman of JUMP Bikes, acquired by Uber, and serves as a board director of KoolSpan and Moven. He is an active early stage investor and companies he has seed-funded have been acquired by Facebook, Google, Amazon, Intel, Oracle, CBS, and Kodak.
A native New Yorker, David has a BA in Urban Affairs from Yale University, an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a D. Eng. (hc) from Stevens Institute of Technology.