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Gust powers the infrastructure for the entrepreneurial finance economy, delivering professional investor relations from pitch to exit.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Financial Services
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2004
  • Employees 40
  • Website

Company Summary

Gust provides the global infrastructure platform for the early stage finance industry. It is used by skilled entrepreneurs to collaborate with the smartest investors, supporting all aspects of the investment relationship from initial pitch to successful exit. Gust is endorsed by the world’s leading business angel and venture capital associations and powers over 1,000 organizations, 50,000 investors and 350,000 companies in 190 countries.


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    Founder and CEO

    David is an Inc 500 serial entrepreneur (six companies) and active angel investor (80 companies) who has been described by Forbes as "New York's Archangel", by BusinessWeek as a "world conquering entrepreneur" and by Red Herring magazine as "patriarch of Silicon Alley."

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    VP Engineering

    Ryan Nash is a software engineer and manager specializing in agile methodologies. He comes to Gust from Boeing, where he managed two development teams focused on backend services, text and data processing, high performance, scale and data storage.

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    VP Business Development

    Lisa comes to Gust from Second Market, where she was Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, responsible for developing, monetizing and managing strategic partnerships that provided added value to SecondMarket's financial buyers and sellers. Earlier, she was VP and Publisher, International & Custom Media at The Deal, and Director of Business Development at Creditanstalt Investment Bank. She began her career as an at Analyst Reuters.

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    VP Finance & Operations

    Jess is a private equity professional and an accredited angel investor, who comes to Gust from Impala Partners, where he spent eight years investing in private companies through debt and equity investments. Earlier, he worked for Kugman Partners, where he served as a financial and operational advisor for distressed companies. Jess began his career in the business recovery services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising on restructurings.

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    Chief Operating Officer


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    Lori Smith, White & Williams, LLP
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    Kenneth Weisenberg , Eisner Amper LLP

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