David Teten is a Managing Partner with HOF Capital, an international venture capital fund based in New York and backed by 50 conglomerates and large family offices from 16 countries on 5 continents. David has particular interest in fintech, technology-enabled services, analytics, artificial intelligence, sales/recruiting technology, SaaS, and international startups. He was previously a Partner for 6 years with ff Venture Capital, one of the best-performing seed- and early-stage venture capital firms in the U.S. David has advised clients such as Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners, Birch Hill Equity Partners, and other institutional investors. He is also Founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the largest angel network on the East Coast.

David was formerly Founder of Navon Partners, a software startup which identified private companies for investment by collecting non-standard data sources. He 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 IT consulting practice.

David has led or co-led studies on innovation in the investing industry; private equity and venture capital deal origination; and how VCs create portfolio company value. He holds a Harvard MBA (Second Year Honors) and a Yale BA (Distinction in the major).