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 the cryptocurrency, derivatives, and foreign exchange markets. Delving further into blockchain and cryptocurrency in 2017, I was involved in a number of blockchain/crypto companies in the areas of self-sovereign identity, anti-fraud, and gamification. I have been involved in a number of client projects that range from companies between $0-100 million in revenue, focused primarily on market analysis and growth strategy.

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

*Food & Beverage Startup: Hospitality Tech - 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

- Keynote Speaker: People First Crypto Conference, Berlin Alexanderplatz, 2018

- Panelist: Connection Conference 2019 - Blockchain Meets Business: The Past, Present, and Future of Blockchain Technology, Tampa, FL 

Articles & Case Studies

Block, S. (Host). (2021, March 17). The benefits of outsourcing professionals to drive specific strategies with David Steen. (No. 13). The Funding University.

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.