David is an entrepreneur and Angel investor. David is founder and managing partner of Gaingels LLC, a seed stage investment syndicate investing in companies with LGBT founders. Founded in late 2014, Gaingels members have invested over $5mm in 14 portfolio companies and 7 VC funds. David is also founder of Digital Irish Angels and a member of Golden Seeds. Born in Ireland, David started his career as a headhunter in London before being transferred to the USA in 1990 by IMI computing. David is Chairman of Empire Messaging, Inc., a company he started in 1993 and ran until 2004, which provides Enterprise Messaging solutions to corporate clients. David has co-founded 3 other tech enabled companies with successful exits. David is a very active supporter of, and mentor to the early stage ecosystem in NY and is a frequent speaker and panelist on the topics of early stage fundraising and seed investing.
About: Gaingels Syndicate is a profits-focused, mission based affinity organization which targets investment in companies worldwide that have at least one LGBT founder, senior C-level executive, or board member.
Our mission is to channel LGBT dollars into the notoriously non diverse community of private equity and venture capital.
Gaingels uses its extensive network within the LGBT community and its allies for sourcing deals – all investments to date have come from member referrals.