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Episode Info: In his very own words, David is a "geeky ex-hacker turned investor and founder of Techstars". And although that sums it up quite well, it by no means does justice to the scale of impact he's been able to achieve throughout his career. Just a few highlights from this past year itself include... Techstars companies have raised more than $3 billion in venture capital. The market cap for Techstars alumni is $7.8 billion. Seven new accelerator programs were launched, including our first program in APAC, bringing us to 25 programs worldwide. Techstars Ventures made nearly 50 seed investments. Thanks to our Community Leaders, Startup Week grew by six new countries. Eight amazing nonprofits received a grant from the Techstars Foundation. In this short but packed episode we get into the qualities David looks for in prospective teams and founders applying to Techstars, the importance of pursuing something of true impact, and the darker side of the startup experience. Question of the day: Why are there so many of you that don't want to leave a legacy...that aren't thinking big
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