David A. Castor

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David Castor is an entrepreneur, investor, attorney and managing partner of Alerding Castor, LLP. 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.

 

David 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, LLP

Founder and CEO, Vitalogy Ventures, LLC (venture partner services and strategic private investments in the Midwest, California and Toronto)

Founder and CEO, Slate Ventures, LLC

Founder and CEO, ACH Ventures, LLC

Founder and CEO, ACH Capital, LLC (private equity firm)

Founder and Board Member, O’Reilly’s Holding Group, LLC (parent company for Prodigy Burger Bars, Detour American Grill, Two Deep Brewing and O’Reilly’s Irish Pub 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, BoardCheck, Inc. (board of director consultancy and analytics)

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, 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, Triton Brewery

Investor and Counsel, Liquid Biosciences, LLC

Investor and Counsel, Santa Monica Electric Vehicles, LLC (exited)

Investor and Counsel, Beyond Payroll, LLC (exited)

Investor and Counsel, Lectio, LLC

Investor and Counsel, Pier 48

Investor and Counsel, ElectraCast

Investor:

  • 3BG Supply

  • On-Target Health

  • Bosscat Kitchen & Libations (Newport Beach, CA)

  • Tow Yard Brewery

  • AllergEase, Inc.

  • BackBone Bourbon (exited)

  • MaxTradeIn

  • Sharpen, LLC

  • PoliticalBank

  • 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)

  • AirSign

  • CallMyList

  • Ryvit

  • TCG Hospitality

Former Advisory Board Member, Sensory Technologies, Inc.

Affiliate, Family Office Services
 

Investor Groups and Funds

Founder and Manager, Leviathan Fund I, LP (fund investing in merchant cash advances)

Founder and Manager, Liquid Capital Fund, LP

Founder and Manager, xCap Angels, LLC, Indianapolis, IN (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 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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