David Teten is a Managing Partner with HOF Capital. He has particular interest in fintech, technology-enabled services, analytics, artificial intelligence, sales/recruiting technology, SaaS, and international startups. He writes periodically at teten.com and keynotes regularly at finance and technology conferences.
David was formerly a Partner for six years with ff Venture Capital, one of the best-performing seed- and early-stage venture capital firms in the U.S. He has served on the boards of Authorea, Ionic Security, Signup.com, Earnest Research, and Whisk (sold to Deem). Previously, David advised clients such as Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners ($1.4b fund), Birch Hill Equity Partners (C$2B fund), and other institutional investors.
David is Founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the largest angel group on the East Coast. He co-founded the HBS Angels Venture Capital Access Program, which helps women and diverse entrepreneurs raise capital, and organizes a series of programs geared to women, African-American, Latino, Arab, and LBGT founders. David was formerly Founder of Navon Partners, a software startup which identified private companies for investment using public data sources, and Acting CEO of Vertical Key, a SaaS business for managing large-scale events. He was previously a Managing Director with Evalueserve, a 2,500-person global research and analytics company, and Founder and CEO of Circle of Experts, an investment research firm acquired by Evalueserve. David was formerly Founder and CEO of GoldNames, an Israel-based investment bank in the internet domain name asset class. He worked with Bear Stearns’ Investment Banking division in their technology/defense mergers and acquisitions team, and formerly ran a computer consulting firm.
David has led or co-led studies on innovation in the investing industry; on how investors originate investments in private companies (#1 all time most-read study in the Journal of Private Equity); and on how VCs create portfolio company value.Short Biography