Keynote Speaker: Midday Keynote Panel - David S. Rose
David Rose is a long time leader of the tech industry, and has been described as "New York's Archangel" by Forbes, "patriarch of Silicon Alley" by Red Herring, and a "world conquering entrepreneur" by BusinessWeek.
He is a serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, Inc 500 CEO, Founding General Partner of True Global Ventures, Founder & CEO of the US Real Estate Market, and Founder & Executive Chairman of Gust, the SaaS platform powering over 1,000,000 startups and 85,000 early-stage investors. He is the NYT best selling author of "Angel Investing" and "The Startup Checklist."
David founded, and is Chairman Emeritus of, New York Angels, one of the world’s largest and most active angel investment groups. He is Chairman of NFT pioneer Pinktada, runs the AREA proptech accelerator, and serves on the boards of KoolSpan and Moven.
He was the original investor in, and Chairman of, JUMP Bikes (exited to Uber), Comixology (exited to Amazon) and Panjiva (exited to S&P Global) and has funded over 120 early stage companies with exits to Facebook, Google, Intel, and other industry leaders.
He founded the Finance, Entrepreneurship & Economics track at Singularity University, and is a keynote speaker on the future of business and technology. Dubbed by BusinessWeek "The Pitch Coach," he is a guest lecturer at business schools including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and NYU. He founded wireless Internet pioneer AirMedia in 1988, and in 1997 was honored as a finalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Earlier in his career David was co-founder of the Computer Classroom, one of the world’s first computer training firms, and spent a decade developing technology-enhanced real estate at Rose Associates, Inc. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Director of the New York office of US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.