David A. Castor

David A. Castor
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David Castor is an entrepreneur, investor and attorney. Since founding Alerding Castor Hewitt, LLP in 2007, David has served as the firm’s managing partner and director of business and venture finance transactions. David’s background in finance and experience as a founder of and investor in several businesses allow David to advise clients in areas beyond most attorneys’ typical business and securities law fields. In additional to general counsel services, David counsels entrepreneurs through their business modeling stages, capital strategies, securities transactions and sales and growth initiatives. He also helps investors organize their investment models and manage and complete their transactions. David has unique experience with serving technology companies, companies in high growth stages, private equity funds and angel investment groups throughout the world. David is also an adjunct professor at both Purdue University’s Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship and Butler University’s Lacy School of Business MBA program, as well as a frequent lecturer on issues facing entrepreneurs in law and capital strategies.

Education & Qualifications

  • Butler University, MBA, with honors, 2004
  • Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, J.D., 2002
  • Purdue University, B.S., Management, 1997
  • Admitted to Indiana Bar
  • Admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Business Experience

  • Founder and Managing Partner, Alerding Castor Hewitt, LLP
  • Founder and CEO, ACH Ventures, LLC (venture partner services and strategic private investments in the Midwest, California and Toronto)
  • Founder and CEO, ACH Capital, LLC (private equity firm)
  • Founder and CEO, ACH Fund Management, LLC (fund management services)
  • Founder and Board Member, O’Reilly’s Holding Group, LLC (parent company for O’Reilly’s Irish Bar & Restaurant entities)
  • Founder and Board Member, Perceivant, LLC (big data analytics)
  • Founder and Board Member, ProVF (angel investment fund)
  • Founder and Board Member, xCap Partners, LLC (investment management company)
  • Founder and Board Member, TCG Hospitality, LP (hotel insurance provider)
  • Founder and Board Member, Charity Golf Association, LLC (exited)
  • Founder and Board Member, The Raise, LLC (funding game show)
  • Founder and Board Member, Aether, LLC (tech transfer platform)
  • Founder, The Ellis Group (life insurance provider)
  • Founder, SkyePack, LLC (tablet based education tools)
  • Founder, Round Town Brewery, LLC
  • Founder, LightsOut Intelligence, LLC (exited via sale to Smarter Remarketer)
  • Founder, 250OK, LLC (SaaS e-mail deliverability) (exited)
  • Investor and Board Member, TalentExchange, Inc.
  • Investor and Board Member, Creator Republic, LLC
  • Investor and Advisory Board Member, SportsHedge, Inc.
  • Investor and Counsel, Ash & Elm Cider, LLC
  • Investor and Counsel, Dynamic Energy Corp.
  • Investor and Counsel, PoliticalBank
  • Investor and Counsel, Triton Brewery
  • Investor and Counsel, Emerald Logic, LLC
  • Investor and Counsel, Sharpen, LLC
  • Investor and Counsel, Santa Monica Electric Vehicles, LLC (exited)
  • Investor and Counsel, Two Deep Brewery, LLC
  • Investor and Counsel, Beyond Payroll, LLC (exited)
  • Investor and Counsel, Lectio, LLC
  • Investor:
    • 3BG Supply
    • On-Target Health
    • Bosscat Kitchen & Libations (Newport Beach, CA);
    • Tow Yard Brewery
    • AllergEase, Inc.
    • BackBone Bourbon (exited)
    • MaxTradeIn
    • Cause.it
    • Lessonly
    • Jada Beauty (exited)
    • Giggil
    • Vontoo (exited)
    • TinderBox
    • BlueBridge
    • Mighty Signal
    • Visable
    • Petbrosia
    • Sin Bin, LLC
    • Apparel Media Group
    • OneEighty
    • AmeriVeri (exited)
    • Young Ideas
    • Gauge Telematics (exited)
    • CallMyList
    • Ryvit
  • Advisory Board Member, Sensory Technologies, Inc.
  • Partner / Affiliate, Family Office Services

Investor Groups and Funds

  • Founder and Manager, xCap Angels, LLC, Indianapolis, IN (angel investment group)
  • Founder and Manager, PCH OC, LLC, Newport Beach, CA (angel investment group)
  • Founder and Manager, ProVF, Indianapolis, IN (angel investment fund for early stage companies)
  • Member, Gravity Ventures, Indianapolis, IN (investment fund for seed stage companies)
  • Member, ArchAngels, Newport Beach, CA (angel investment group for early stage, high growth companies)
  • Member, Private Capital Network, New Port Beach, CA (angel investment group for early stage, high growth companies)
  • Member, Cornerstone Angels, Chicago, IL (angel investment group for early stage, high growth companies)

Teaching and Non-Profit Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Butler University, Teaching MBA Entrepreneurship and Venture Finance Course
  • Purdue University, Teaching Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Capstone Course
  • Member, Board of Visitors, Butler University College of Business
  • Founder, JabuAfrica, Inc. (non-profit serving orphanages in South Africa, Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Founder, The SpeakEasy (non-profit entrepreneurship collective in Indianapolis)
  • Founder, Board Member, Hope for Indianapolis, Inc. (non-profit serving low income families in downtown Indianapolis), 2006-2010
  • President and Board Member, AD-IN, Inc. (non-profit adoption services organization), 2007-2010
  • Founding Board Member, Harrison Center for the Arts, Inc. (non-profit art center), 2002-2007

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Copyright and Fair Use for Internet Marketers, sponsored by Compendium, LLC, January 31, 2012
  • Speaker and Moderator, Inside the Innovator’s Studio with Peter Ashkin, 2011 TechPoint Innovation Summit
  • Speaker, Moderator and Panel Member on “Funding Innovation in Indiana”, 2009 and 2010 TechPoint Innovation Summits
  • Guest Speaker, Legal Landscape For Corporate Blogging, 2009 MBO (Masters of Business Online) Conference
  • Guest Lecturer, Purdue University, “Entrepreneurial Experience”, January 2010, September 2010
  • The Impact of Wenzel v. Hopper & Galliher on Minority Stock Valuation in Buy Back Transactions, 48 Res Gestae, 22 (Oct. 2004)
  • Member of Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, 2001–2002
  • Treading Water in the Data Privacy Age: A Review of Safe Harbor’s First Year, 12 IND. INT’L COMP. L. REV. 265 (2002)
  • Harrison Legal Writing Award–3rd Place; Harrison Legal Writing Competition sponsored by the Indiana State Bar Association, 2003
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