David is the Managing Director of TechStars in New York City, a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program. TechStars operates in Boston (Ma), Boulder (CO) and Seattle (WA) as well. TechStars works with early start internet companies, providing seed funding and mentorship to accelerate the growth of the companies. Over 70% of TechStars companies go on to receive outside funding.
He is also the Managing Member of Box Group, LLC, a New York City based seed-stage venture capital firm that focuses on investments in disruptive technologies and exceptional entrepreneurial teams.
Prior to joining TechStars, David served as Executive Vice President of Interactive Strategies at kgb, a diversified global information services company. While at kgb, David focused on consumer facing initiatives, the companies rebranding efforts and served as special advisor to the CEO on new business opportunities. In addition, David founded and lead Knowmore.com, a social aggregation startup and wholly-owned subsidiary of kgb.
As an investor, advisor or mentor, David has worked with a variety of startups including Boxee, Flavors.me, CollegeOnly, GroupMe,
YieldBot, Art.sy, ADstruc, Goodsie, Ignighter, StatSheet and TroopSwap.
David has a B.A. in American History from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
After completing law school, David was an Associate at Vornado Realty Trust, in the mergers and acquisitions group. While at law school, he was a Summer Associate at Wachtel, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Skadden Arps focused on mergers and acquisitions.
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