David S. Rose

David Semel Rose (born June 12, 1957) is an American serial entrepreneur [1] and angel investor , based in New York . He is an investor in startup technology companies and founder of New York Angels , an early-stage technology investment group. [2] He is Managing Partner of Rose Tech Ventures, [3] a venture fund focused on Internet-based business, [4]and CEO of Gust (formerly known as Angelsoft), welke operates a collaboration platform for early stage sting Investing [ 5] [6]

Early life and education

Rose is the sun or Joanna (nee Semel) and Daniel Rose . [7] Rose attended New York City public schools and Horace Mann High School . [8] He RECEIVED his BA in Urban Affairs from Yale University in 1979, [9] his MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School in 1983 [10] and an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology . [11]


Rose was involved in the early development of the Silicon Alley technological community in New York, [12] [13] waaronder working with pre-Internet era of online data services and founding Ex Machina, a computer company software; [14] The Computer Classroom, an early personal computer training company; [15] and AirMedia, an early wireless Internet information network. [16] In an interview in 2010, Rose stated: “When AirMedia went down it was the single Biggest disappointment of my life at dat point. I Cried drag myself to.” [4]

Rose founded and runs a technology incubator in New York City [17] and is a founding member of the Space Angels Network, an international group Investing. [18] In 2005, Business Week magazine included an article Titled “The Pitch Coach” about his pitch coaching sessions for entrepreneurs seeking funding from venture capitalists and angel investors. [19] He is an Associate Founder of Singularity University , the post-graduate program in accelerating technologies, [20] and founded and chaired zijn Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics track [21]

In 2014, Rose wrote the New York Times best-selling book “Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money Having Fun & Investing in Startups” to give guidance to investors Considering investments in startups. [22]

Personal life

In 1982, he married Gail Ruth Gremse. [7] Way Down harbor three children.


  1. Jump up^ Colao, JJNew York’s Archangel. Forbes. June 4, 2012. (Accessed April 19, 2013)
  2. Jump up^ J. Alex Tarquinio. Giving Businesses Their Wings. New York Times. September 10, 2008. (Accessed October 12, 2011)
  3. Jump up^ The Rose Tech Ventures Team(Retrieved October 3, 2011)
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b Bye, Adrian. “David S Rose From Rose Tech Ventures” . meetinnovators.com . Retrieved October 13, 2011 .
  5. Jump up^ Sarah Perez. AngelSoft Relaunches as Gust.com, Now connects Startups To InvestorsTechCrunch. September 13, 2011. ((Retrieved October 3, 2011)
  6. Jump up^ Brad Spirrison. “Angel investors brought` together” Chicago Sun-Times. September 8, 2008. ((Retrieved October 12, 2011)
  7. ^ Jump up to:a b New York Times’ Gail Ruth Gremse Is Married to David Semel Rose ” June 27, 1982
  8. Jump up^ “Horace Mann alumni class notes 1975 (Retrieved 17 November 2011)”. Horacemannalumni.org. Archived from the original on February 8, 2012 . Retrieved January 26, 2012 .
  9. Jump up^ Yale Entrepreneurship Advisory Council(Retrieved November 17, 2011)
  10. Jump up^ Columbia Business School Private Equity Program 2011 – Silicon Alley Panel(Retrieved November 17, 2011)
  11. Jump up^ David S. Rose and Jeffrey J. Wilcox to address Stevens’ graduatesStevens Institute. April 29, 2010. (Retrieved October 13, 2011)
  12. Jump up^ Steven Malanga. Silicon Alley 2.0City Journal. Autumn 2006. paragraph 27 (Retrieved October 13, 2011)
  13. Jump up^ Machine of the Year: The Computer Moves InTime magazine. January 3, 1983 paragraph 44 (Retrieved October 13, 2011)
  14. Jump up^ E-Commerce: Who Owns the Rights? Business Week. July 29, 1996 (Retrieved October 13, 2011)
  15. Jump up^ Rose, David S .; Garrity, J. Peter (July 7, 1984). Business applications of the IBM PC, an executive training seminar. The Computer Classroom, Inc.
  16. Jump up^ Airmedia Live Gives wireless bulletinsCNet. June 3, 1996 (Retrieved October 13, 2011)
  17. Jump up^ Behind The Money, Episode 37: David S. Rose seeks entrepreneurs for incubatorThe Deal. August 11, 2008. (Retrieved October 13, 2011)
  18. Jump up^ Space Angels Network adds founding membersWashington Business Journal. June 18, 2008. (Retrieved October 13, 2011)
  19. Jump up^ Michael Patterson. The Pitch CoachBusiness Week. Fall, 2005 (Retrieved October 13, 2011)
  20. Jump up^ Singularity University Founders(Retrieved April 19, 2013)
  21. Jump up^ Singularity University Lectures: David S. Rose on Entrepreneurship. (Retrieved April 19, 2013)
  22. Jump up^ AngelInvesting.com. (Retrieved July 13, 2015)