David Steen

Associate Partner

# Business Development
# Launches & GTM
# Market Research
# Raising Capital
# Sales
# Startups
# Strategy

As an entrepreneur from a young age, I have had multiple small businesses and have spent the last 11 years as a technical trader in cryptocurrency, derivatives, and foreign exchange markets. Cryptocurrency sparked my curiosity in 2012 and by 2017, I was fully engaged in the industry and working with multiple blockchain / crypto companies in the areas of self-sovereign identity, anti-fraud, and gamification. As a data-driven growth strategist / analyst, I often work with companies that have revenue between $0-100M, however, it’s the “startup mentality” that I am drawn to most.

Polkadex: Strategy Consultant - Conducted extensive market research and analysis, developed global go-to-market recommendations and marketing strategy for their primary market for VC-backed DeFi company.

: Analyst - Developed and supported development of go-to-market strategies and strategic plans.

*Food & Beverage Startup: Strategy Consultant - Ran lean startup process with market analysis, customer discovery, and experiments to develop prototype IoT coaster aimed at restaurants and bars. (See Abstract)

Blockchain Startup: Strategist - Key contributor to the business and marketing strategy; Advised executive team on key issues including capital raise and Tokenomics model; Developed white paper/business plan, investment materials, and established B2B partnerships.

Education: Eckerd College - B.S., Business Management.


# FinTech

# Hardware / IoT

# Healthcare

# Info Tech

# Retail / CPG

# AI & ML

# BioTech

# Blockchain

# Cryptocurrency

# Electronics

Awards & Organizations

2020: Tampa Bay Inno's Under 25

- 2020: Orchid Black Associate Partner-of-the-Year

David Steen
“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”
—G. K. Chesterton, English writer and philosopher

What I'm Reading / Listening To:

We are going to be moving into a whole new paradigm of how life and business models operate.
Still On My Bucket List:
Spearfishing in Greece.
Best Business Advice:
Find a team that empowers you to focus on the most high-value actions, which are your core strengths.