Providing Seed Capital For Growth

David L. Dey

Financial Consultant
(585) 458-7341,
David has worked in the private and public sectors as an auditor and accountant since 1987. He served as a Staff Auditor during his early career with Peat Marwick Main & Co and managed auditing engagements with Frey Williams & Co in the New York City area. He has provided a broad scope of services to small businesses and new venture clients for the past 20 years including accounting, consulting, business development and resources acquisition. He has played an instrumental role in supporting local ventures and has played a mentor role to entrepreneurs and teams. David is one of the nation's foremost experts in research and application of Social Entrepreneurship and is a principal owner of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship. David brings a working knowledge of accounting systems and reporting along with his understanding of the venture process to our team at Excell Partners.

David is a presenter, author and subject matter expert on entrepreneurship. David has a B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration from Delaware State University and a M.S. degree in Organizational Development / Entrepreneurship from Roberts Wesleyan College.

David is married and lives in Fairport, NY with his wife LaDonna. They have four children (two sons and two daughters). In his spare time, he likes to travel and explore other communities.

Excell Partners, Inc.
Excell Partners is an affiliate of the University of Rochester. It is a seed stage fund which invests in technologies emerging from the communities and universities across upstate New York. With over $14 million under management, Excell has invested in 48 companies across multiple industry sectors. Excell is one of only six venture firms in New York State to receive funding from ESDC's Innovate NY fund, and the only VC firm selected to manage the statewide MWBE Fund .