David Teten is Founder and Partner of Versatile VC. He was previously a Managing Partner with HOF Capital and a Partner with ff Venture Capital. He is Founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, now the largest angel group on the East Coast. David has also advised private equity clients such as Birch Hill Equity Partners, Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners, Orascom TMT Investments (Sawiris family office), Right Side Capital, and other institutional investors.
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 also founded Teten Recruiting, which he sold to Accolo, a recruiting process outsourcing firm. He worked with Bear Stearns’ Investment Banking division in their technology/defense mergers and acquisitions team. He formerly ran an outsourced software development and IT consulting group. David holds a Harvard MBA (Second Year Honors) and a Yale BA in Economics and Psychology.
David is co-founder of PEVCTech.com, an online community focused on helping private equity and venture capital funds make better investments through technology. David has contributed original research on investing topics to Entrepreneur.com, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, PE Hub, Institutional Investor, Techcrunch, and VentureBeat. He writes periodically at teten.com.