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David Teten is an advisor to emerging fund managers, a Venture Partner with HOF Capital, and writes regularly at

David was previously a Managing Partner with HOF Capital, an international venture capital fund backed by over 70 influential families and organizations across 21 countries.  He was also a Partner 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,, and Whisk (sold to Deem).  David has advised clients such as Birch Hill Equity Partners, Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners, Orascom TMT Investments, and other institutional investors.  David has particular interest in fintech, sales tech, and education technology.

David is Founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the largest angel group on the East Coast.  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. He worked with Bear Stearns’ Investment Banking division in their technology/defense mergers and acquisitions team. David holds a Harvard MBA and a Yale BA, both with honors.

David has contributed original research on investing topics to, 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.

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.