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David Calone

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 ten 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 fastest growing private companies in the country. He is a co-inventor on 19 U.S. patents relating to internet data aggregation and to health care data and consumer choice.  From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Calone served as Chair of the Suffolk County Planning Commission. In that capacity, he led the Commission to focus on land use policies with regional impact including economic development, infrastructure financing, regulatory streamlining, energy efficiency and distributed generation, water protection, smart growth, housing diversity and public safety. He quarterbacked the creation of Suffolk County’s first Comprehensive Plan in nearly 40 years and he spearheaded the LI Unified Solar Permitting Initiative which has since been adopted as a model for permit streamlining across New York State and for which Suffolk County was awarded a National Association of Counties’ 2012 National Achievement Award. Previously, after graduating with honors from Harvard Law School, Mr. Calone was a federal prosecutor focusing on cases involving international corporate fraud and terrorism and a New York state prosecutor focusing on cases involving public integrity and health care fraud. In 2015, he was named a Truman National Security Fellow. He 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 Setauket with his wife Kate, a Presbyterian minister, and their three children.