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"We bet the Jockey, Not the Horse." - A master class with the Pitch Coach, David S. Rose

"If you don't understand what's happening in this new world and figure out ways to leverage all of these wonderful new things that are happening, there's going to be real problems ahead... This is a distributed world, my bet is on the little person in the garage." David S. Rose.

David Rose is an entrepreneurial executive and investor with extensive experience in high technology and communications, angel investments, finance and government. During the course of his career, Mr. Rose has supervised the creation of an intellectual property portfolio of issued patents appraised at over $100 million and negotiated both domestic and international corporate acquisitions. Mr. Rose is Chairman of the Board of the New York Angels, the leading angel investment consortium in the New York region. Through his investment fund, Rose Tech Ventures, he provides capital and management expertise to promising early stage companies. On behalf of his own technology firms he has personally raised tens of millions of dollars in venture, strategic and institutional capital.

With over two decades of hands-on experience in founding, managing and funding diverse companies, Mr. Rose is actively involved in mentoring and advising other entrepreneurs and corporate executives. Dubbed by BusinessWeek "The Pitch Coach" for his ability to help entrepreneurs perfect their fundraising skills, he was a Founding Member of the New York New Media Association and is a frequent guest speaker at graduate business schools including Harvard, Yale, Columbia and NYU.

David's public coaching seminars in presentation skills, early stage investing and entrepreneurship are conducted under the auspices of the Liminal Group, where he is a member of the faculty and on the board of advisors. Liminal Group is a multi-platform leadership consultancy that provides consultants to corporations, coaches to prominent individuals, and advisors to governments.

Rose Tech Ventures is an early stage investment fund, incubator, and all-around support infrastructure dedicated to finding, nurturing and launching the next generation of world class ventures. If you have the integrity, passion, vision, experience, domain expertise and leadership skills to create an enterprise that can potentially change the world, we'd love to hear from you...particularly if you're in the New York area! Rose Tech Ventures is led by David S. Rose, an Inc. 500 CEO and serial entrepreneur himself, who has been described by Crain's New York Business as "the father of angel investing in New York", and by Red Herring Magazine as the "patriarch of Silicon Alley". David is well known in the technology community for his mentoring of high-potential entrepreneurs, and is a regular speaker at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU and Pace business schools. As the founder and Chairman of New York Angels, one of the world's most active and professional angel investment groups, he has led first round investments in a wide range of exciting, high growth companies.

David S Rose Bio

Described by BusinessWeek as a "world conquering entrepreneur" and by Red Herring magazine as "patriarch of Silicon Alley", is a technology visionary and investor who has founded or funded over 60 pioneering companies that are helping to define the future. An Inc. 500 CEO heralded by Crain's New York Business as a "Top Dog in Tech", he is well known in the technology community for discovering and mentoring high-potential entrepreneurs who are breaking new ground in technology-enabled businesses. He is a regular speaker at Yale, Harvard, Columbia and NYU business schools, and was a founding member of the New York New Media Association.

Mr. Rose is one of the country's most active early stage technology investors. He is the founder and Chairman of New York Angels, one of the country's leading technology investment groups; Managing Principal of Rose Tech Ventures, specializing in highly scalable, Internet-based business; and Chairman of Egret Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm. He founded and runs the SparkSpace technology incubator in New York's Silicon Alley and serves as an expert consultant to corporations, not-for-profit institutions, venture capital funds and government agencies.

From his initial involvement with the first online communities in the 1970s, through founding one of the first personal computer training companies in the 1980s, one of the first wireless data information networks in the 1990s, and the first global angel investing platform in the 2000s, Mr. Rose has consistently been at the forefront of innovation in both business and technology. Among the fields in which he has been actively involved as an executive, board member or investor are: wireless communications, technology-enhanced real estate, consumer electronics, international finance, social networking, space tourism, user-generated content, robotic pets, online video, mobile network security, biological testing, electronic music, citizen journalism, out-of-home advertising, fiber-optic networking, concierge medicine, online marketing, interactive voice response, and many others.

Mr. Rose is Chairman and CEO of Angelsoft, which operates the international standard collaboration platform for early stage angel investing, and a member of the boards of directors of KoolSpan, Inc., CE Interactive, Panjiva, Pond5, Comixology and Magnify Networks. He also serves as an active early stage investor in companies including Ambient Devices, BioScale, DropIO, eJamming, Goodmail, Now Public, Mashery, Metaphor Solutions, Space Adventures, Storm Exchange, and over four dozen other early stage ventures.

A native New Yorker, Mr. Rose has a BA from Yale and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and is a graduate of the New York City public school system and Horace Mann High School. He is an Associate Fellow of Pierson College at Yale University, a member of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board of Columbia Business School, a Lifetime Professional Member of the World Future Society, and an Advisory Board member of the Liminal Group. He is profiled in Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Business and Industry.

In the interest of disclosure, Total Picture Media, the umbrella organization for Total Picture Radio, has been retained by the Liminal Group to produce and direct and number of their events and webinairs.

Peter Clayton

About Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton, Producer/Host, is an award-winning producer/director of radio, television, documentary, video, interactive and Web-based media who has created breakthrough media for a wide array of Fortune 100 clients.


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