David Teten

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David Teten is Founder of Versatile Venture Capital. He has advised such institutional investors as Birch Hill Equity Partners, Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners, Real Ventures, Right Side Capital, and Orascom TMT Investments. He was previously a Managing Partner with HOF Capital and a Partner with ff Venture Capital. He has served on the boards of Ionic (sold to Twilio), Authorea (sold to Wiley), Earnest Research (Observer), Signup.com, and Whisk (sold to Deem). David is Founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the largest angel group on the East Coast. He has particular interest in fintech and sales tech.

David 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. He worked with Bear Stearns’ Investment Banking division in their technology/defense mergers and acquisitions team, and was a strategy consultant with mars & co in Brazil, Chile and the US. He also founded an outsourced software engineering/IT services group. David holds a Harvard MBA and a Yale BA, both with honors.

David has contributed original research on investing topics to Entrepreneur.com, Forbes, Harvard Businesss Review, PE Hub, Institutional Investor, Techcrunch, and VentureBeat.  He is co-founder of PEVCTech, an online community focused on helping private equity and venture capital funds make better investments through technology. He’s also the co-author of To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear and The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online.

David grew up in Marin County, Northern California, and learned to program on an Atari 800. He trains in parkour and bodyweight exercises. He speaks passable French and Hebrew but has completely lost the Portuguese he learned while working in Brazil. He writes periodically at teten.com.

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