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About David Teten

  • September 13, 2021

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David Teten is Founder of Versatile Venture Capital. He has previously advised such institutional investors as Birch Hill Equity Partners, Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners, Real Ventures, Right Side Capital, and Orascom TMT Investments. David has particular interest in fintech, especially investment technology and alternative data. He was previously a Managing Partner with HOF Capital, a venture capital fund backed by 70 families and organizations across 21 countries, and Partner for 6 years with ff Venture Capital. He has served on the boards of Ionic (sold to Twilio), Authorea (sold to Wiley), Earnest Research (Observer),, and Whisk (sold to Deem). He is also Founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the largest angel network on the East Coast. He writes periodically at

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 outsourced software engineering/IT services firm.

David has contributed original research on investing topics to, 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).

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