David Teten | Managing Partner
HOF Capital

David Teten, Managing Partner, HOF Capital

David Teten is a Managing Partner with HOF Capital and writes regularly at teten.com. He has particular interest in fintech, technology-enabled services, analytics, artificial intelligence, sales/recruiting technology, SaaS, and international startups. David was previously a Partner for six years with ff Venture Capital, one of the best-performing seed- and early-stage venture capital firms in the U.S. Previously, David advised clients such as Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners ($1.4b fund), Birch Hill Equity Partners (C$2B fund), and other institutional investors. David is Founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the largest angel group on the East Coast. David was formerly Founder of Navon Partners, a software startup which identified private companies for investment using public data sources, and Acting CEO of Vertical Key, a SaaS business for managing large-scale events. 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. David was formerly Founder and CEO of GoldNames, an Israel-based investment bank in the internet domain name asset class. He worked with Bear Stearns’ Investment Banking division in their technology/defense mergers and acquisitions team. David holds a Harvard MBA (Second Year Honors) and a Yale BA (Distinction in the major). David is co-founder of PEVCTech, an online community focused on helping private equity and venture capital funds make better investments through technology. David has led or co-led studies on such topics as innovation in the investing industry (DisruptInvesting.com); on how investors originate investments in private companies (#1 all time most-read study in the Journal of Private Equity); and on how VCs create portfolio company value.


TNSY 2018 @ 17:00

Exploring the D’s of disruption – democratization, disintermediation, datafication and decentralization

  • Democratization of investment research – does crowdsourcing earnings estimates from anonymous contributors, professionals and non-professionals from the buy-side, sell-side and academia lead to more accurate forecasting than traditional sell-side research?
  • Data democracy – is the trend toward equal access to information eroding alpha? If so, how can active managers pivot to regain a competitive edge?
  • Real-time information – how are social networks, blogs and other digital mediums offering instantaneous access to news and information filling a void left by traditional investment research?
  • Overcoming blockchain’s kryptonite – what are the most promising solutions to the scalability problem posed by the decentralized structure of distributed ledgers?
  • Canary in the crypto mine – how can technologists, policymakers and capital markets leaders address the ever-increasing electricity/compute/e¬nergy resources being consumed by proof-of-work mining operations?
  • Mining centralization – are you concerned about a potential hidden power structured created by industrial mining pools driving network centralization?
last published: 16/Aug/18 17:05 GMT

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