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David S. Rose, Founder & CEO, Gust & USREM

David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur and active early stage investor who has founded or funded over 100 pioneering companies. He is the Founder & Executive Chairman of Gust, the global collaboration platform connecting over 950,000 companies with seed stage investors and accelerators; Founder & CEO of the US Real Estate Market for institutional investors; and Associate Founder & Founding Track Chair for Finance, Entrepreneurship & Economics at Singularity University.

He has been described by Forbes as "New York's Archangel", by BusinessWeek as a "world conquering entrepreneur", by Crain's New York Business as "the father of angel investing in New York", and by Red Herring magazine as "patriarch of Silicon Alley". He is the New York Times best-selling author of “Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups” and “The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business”.