An Angel in New York: David Beatty



Born in Ireland, David Beatty began his career as a headhunter in 1985, before joining IMI Computing in 1989. He was transferred to the United States in 1990.

In 1993, he founded Empire Messaging, a company that provides enterprise messaging solutions, and ran it until 2004. He has gone on to cofound seven other companies, including Healthology, Inc., a health media company that was later bought out by iVillage/NBC, Acronym Media, a search engine marketing firm, and R2R Recycling, LLC, which processes roofing scraps.

Beatty also co-founded Gorann, Inc in 1995, a company that invests in and works with early stage companies. Out of five projects, he has so far successfully excited three of them, and one is a profitably running company.

He is currently a Managing Director of Golden Seeds, an angel investor group in New York. In addition, he is the co-head of the Golden Seeds Institute, where he leads workshops for angel investors and entrepreneurs both in the US and overseas. He is also a mentor at the Founder Institute, where he has lectured on “CoFounders, Hiring and Firing,” “Fundraising,” “Startup Pitch Bootcamp,” “Idea Review” and “Bootstrapping and Fundraising.”

He is also co-founder and Vice President of Business Development at ProSeeder Technologies, which is an enterprise funding platform meant to help financial firms collaborate, syndicate and execute debt and private equity transactions.

And as if all of this isn’t enough, he is also currently working on an online service called Angel Exchange to help startup CEOs organize their companies, and angel investors to organize their investment activity and holdings.

Investment Arm:
Golden Seeds, Managing Director

Expertise Areas:
Clean technology
Consumer Internet
Early Stage Companies


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About the author: John Zurz

John graduated from Queens College in 2013. A lifelong New Yorker he has had articles featured in both print and online publications.

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