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David Calone

President and CEO, Jove Equity Partners LLC

David Calone is the CEO of Jove Equity Partners LLC, a venture capital firm that helps start and build technology companies located throughout the United States. He has served on the boards of 10 privately held companies in connection with his entrepreneurial and investing activities. He is the co-founder and board chair of a technology-enabled health care company that has been recognized four times by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. He is a co-inventor on 19 U.S. patents relating to internet data aggregation and to health care data and consumer choice.

In addition to being a founder of Patriot Boot Camp, David is the founder of the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund, which helped launch and provide seed funding for early-stage tech companies. He helped organize the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the U.S. House of Representatives, advocating for federal policies that promote job creation through startups and other small businesses. In that role, he was instrumental in the creation of Start Up Day Across America, an annual event that connects federal officials with early-stage companies. As a leader in different capacities, he has held a number of public and philanthropic roles on Long Island.

After graduating with honors from Harvard Law School, David served as a federal prosecutor focusing on cases involving international corporate fraud and terrorism. A 2015 Truman National Security Fellow, has an economics degree from Princeton University, where he was named a USA Today College Academic All-American and was elected twice as student body president. He lives in New York with his wife, Kate, who is a Presbyterian minister, and their three children.