David A. Levine - Founder
David founded Odin River in 2015. Most recently, David served as CIO of Artivest, a venture-backed company that provides Insight and Access to exceptional investing. Before Artivest, David honed his investing experience at Paulson & Co., an hedge fund firm led by John Paulson. While at Paulson & Co., David made investments in industries including automotive, energy, software, hardware and Internet. David was previously on the private equity investment team at Colony Capital, making investments in gaming, hospitality and real estate. His investment experience also includes time at Canyon Capital and PAAMCO. David began his career in Lehman Brothers’ Mergers & Acquisitions Group where he focused on power. David received an MBA, with honors, from Harvard Business School and a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He graduated from Washington University, receiving an AB in Philosophy, summa cum laude, and a BSBA in Finance, magna cum laude. David is also the Vice Chairman of the Leadership Council of Year Up New York and is a member of the New York bar.
David is an angel investor and advisor to startups in industries ranging from Clean Energy to Financial Technology. He has been an active tweeter and blogger since 2007 and has been quoted in publications like the NY Times and MIT Tech Review. He was named one of the top 55 undiscovered “rockstars” in tech by Business Insider and TechCrunch. David resides in the West Village of Manhattan with his wife and their young daughter.