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David Teten

David Teten

Guest Writer
Managing Partner, HOF Capital

About David Teten

David Teten is a managing partner with HOF Capital, an international venture capital fund backed by limited partners across 33 countries. He is also founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of NY, one of the largest angel networks on the East Coast. Teten holds a Harvard MBA and Yale BA.

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