David Rose is a serial investor as well as the CEO and Founder of Gust. As the world’s largest community of entrepreneurs and early stage investors from 190 countries, Gust is the official platform of the world’s leading national and international angel investor federations, including those in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. More than 300,000 startups have already used the platform to connect and collaborate with over 80,000 investment professionals.
‘One out of every 100 people is a Richard Branston type,’ says David. ‘That means there’s 100 million entrepreneurs around the world who are ready to do exciting things and for the first time now, because of all these tools and technology and connectivity and the internet and globalisation and everything, it doesn’t matter whether they are in a little teeny weeny town on the outskirts of Bangalore, or whether they’re in the city in London, or wherever they are.
‘You can now plug into a whole world of customers and suppliers and investors and everything, and I think this is an absolutely golden time for entrepreneurship.’
In this episode of Angel Insights David reveals his fascinating family history, discusses the spectrum of entrepreneurship, and considers what elements make up a great business angel.