David Teten is an Advisor to emerging investment managers and a Venture Partner with HOF Capital. David has particular interest in fintech, sales tech, and HR tech. He was previously a Managing Partner with HOF Capital, a venture capital fund backed by 70 influential families and organizations across 21 countries, and Partner for 6 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 (sold to Wiley), Earnest Research (Observer), Ionic Security, Signup.com, and Whisk (sold to Deem). David has advised clients such as Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners, Birch Hill Equity Partners, Orascom TMT Investments, and other institutional investors. He is also Founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the largest angel network on the East Coast.
David was previously a Managing Director with Evalueserve, a 2,500-person global research and analytics company; Founder and CEO of Circle of Experts, an investment research firm acquired by Evalueserve; and ran an IT consulting firm.
David has contributed original research on investing topics to Entrepreneur.com, Forbes, Harvard Businesss Review, PE Hub, Institutional Investor, Techcrunch, and VentureBeat. He holds a Harvard MBA (Second Year Honors) and a Yale BA (Distinction in the major). He writes regularly at teten.com.