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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 College of Business MBA program, as well as a frequent lecturer on issues facing entrepreneurs in law and capital strategies.

Business Experience
  • Founder and Managing Partner, Alerding Castor Hewitt, LLP
  • Founder and CEO, ACH Ventures, LLC (venture partner services and strategic private investments in 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 (capitalization and management company for O’Reilly’s Irish Bar & Restaurant locations)
  • Founder and Board Member, Perceivant, LLC (big data analytics)
  • Founder and Board Member, Charity Golf Association, LLC
  • Founder and Board Member, FairWinds Advisors, LLC (economic development services)
  • Founder and Board Member, 250OK, LLC (SaaS company offering tools to e-mail network companies)
  • Founder and Board Member, SkyePack, LLC (tablet based education tools)
  • Founder and Board Member, Round Town Brewery
  • Founder and Board Member, Double Down Spirits, LLC (maker of BackBone Bourbon)
  • Founder, LightsOut Intelligence, LLC (exited via sale to Smarter Remarketer)
  • Investor and Advisory Board Member, SportsHedge, Inc.
  • Investor and Board Member, AllergEase, Inc.
  • Investor and Counsel, Triton Brewery
  • Investor and Counsel, Emerald Logic, LLC
  • Investor and Counsel, NitroMojo, LLC
  • Investor and Counsel, Fathom Voice, LLC
  • Investor and Counsel, Two Deep Brewery, LLC
  • Investor and Counsel, Beyond Payroll, LLC
  • Investor and Counsel, TinderBox, LLC
  • Investor: MobileCause;; Lessonly; Jada Beauty; Giggil; Vontoo; Apparel Media Group
  • Advisory Board Member, Sensory Technologies, Inc.
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
Investor Groups and Funds
  • Founder and Manager, xCap Angels, LLC (angel investment group)
  • Founder and Manager, PCH Capital Fund, LLC (angel investment fund for early stage companies)
  • Founder and Manager, Professional Venture Fund, LLC (angel investment fund for early stage companies)
  • Member, Gravity Ventures (investment fund for seed stage companies)
  • Member, ArchAngels (angel investment group for early stage, high growth companies)
  • Member, Private Capital Network (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 ENT 480 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
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