David Seldin is a professional investor and advisor with more than thirty years of transactional and management experience. David co-founded Anzu Partners and developed the firm’s focus on deep engagement with portfolio companies. He co-led the formation and financing of Nuburu in April 2015, whose breakthrough blue wavelength high power laser is transforming additive manufacturing and metals processing. David co-led the acquisition of Axsun Technologies from Royal Philips NV in October 2015 and led the successful sale of Axsun to Excelitas Technologies in 2019 which provided a net 8X return to investors.
Earlier in his career, David led the effort to win an NFL expansion football team for Jacksonville, Florida and served as the President of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise through its four-year start-up period, culminating in the Jaguars competing in the AFC Championship Game in 1997.
From 1997 through 2014, Mr. Seldin served as President of Catalyst, Inc., a boutique advisory and investment firm serving privately-held business and ultra-high net worth families. In that capacity, Mr. Seldin lead more than 100 material transactions with total values in excess of $10 billion and more than 30 financing transactions with proceeds in excess of $3 billion.
Mr. Seldin received a BS in Economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
David is a director of Nice-Pak Products, Inc. and Anzu portfolio companies Nuburu, Nirrin, TeraPore, AST, Amastan, Zeteo, Edge Embossing, Boston Microfluidics and Liquid Instruments, and a Trustee of Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park.