From Operator to Investor: Entrepreneurship and funding discussion with David Chang (TBD Angels)

Apr 14, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00 PM

Fireside Chat: David Chang is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has held operating roles at six startups and invested in 60 companies. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Gradifi, which was acquired by E*TRADE. Previously, he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and Director of the Babson Summer Venture Program.

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About the Event

Fireside chat with entrepreneur, operator and angel investor David Chang as part of our Startup Grind's Global Funding Month. The event is hosted by Boston Chapter Directors Jason Kraus and Yev Ioffe via a Zoom discussion and open to entrepreneurs worldwide. Have questions on fundraising, angel investments, or how to get to the next stage in your startup venture? This interactive discussion features both moderated questions and audience Q&A.

About the Speaker

David was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Gradifi, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, and Director of the Babson Summer Venture Program. He has held product, marketing, and operating roles at five internet/mobile startups and is an angel investor in 60 companies.

David has a successful track record in hands-on roles at both direct-to-consumer and enterprise companies, six of which were acquired or IPO’d. He previously led the PayPal Boston office and co-founded the Start Tank innovation space and the Where Angel Fund. Before WHERE’s acquisition by PayPal in April 2011, he held the role of VP of Product, which included strategy and corporate development.

Earlier in his career, on the consumer side, David was Director of New Products at TripAdvisor where he launched new features to meet consumers’ needs. He was VP of Marketing and Co-founder of SnapMyLife where he led product and marketing efforts. On the enterprise side, David was Director of Product Marketing at m-Qube, a pioneer in the mobile content space. He was Senior Product Manager at edocs and was a VP of Technology at Goldman Sachs.

As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, David holds several advisor/board memberships. He is on the board at MITX, an advisor at Harvard Ventures, Nanigans, CO Everywhere, OpenFrame, and Linkwell Health. He has made 60 angel investments in startups such as Crashlytics, clypd, Amino, Logz, Cuseum, CarePort Health, Dashfire, Mogul, Uncharted Play, and through the Where Angel Fund. David is a frequent speaker on the topics of startups, fundraising, and the Boston tech ecosystem, and he actively mentors students and founders. Awards include Boston Business Journal's Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians, BostInno’s 50 on Fire: Education Winner / Investment Winner / Tech Finalist, and Finalist for NEVY Angel of the Year.

David holds a BS with Distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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  • David Chang

    TBD Angels




Wednesday, April 14, 2021
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM UTC


Fireside Chat


  • Jason Kraus

    Prepare 4 VC


  • Yevgeny Ioffe




  • Jason Kraus

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Yevgeny Ioffe

    Mi-Si Electronics Design, Inc.


  • Steve Vilkas

    Prepare 4 VC

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    Prepare 4 VC

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