David S. Rose received his BA from Yale and an MBA in Finance from Columbia. He began working with online communities in the 1970s, and has developed a masterful expertise of the opportunity available to businesses via technology.
In his speech, Rose outlines the ten things you need to know about yourself before pitching to a venture capitalist. He makes an effective argument for the importance of self-awareness in entrepreneurial endeavors. Of these ten attributes, Rose advocates the most for integrity, passion and experience. Though experience may not be directly related to the service, showing a wide range of skill and understanding is beneficial in all situations. Ultimately, the individual pitching an idea must have drive and passion. This must lie at the forefront of a presentation.