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Top 50 Automotive Angel Investors in United States

A list of 50 angel investors that invest in Automotive startups based in United states. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Automotive companies from United states. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Automotive Angel Investors in United States

Investor Automotive United States investments
Robert Smithson 4
Justin Waldron 4
Scott Banister 4
Lee Linden 4
Lawrence E. Williams 4
VK Rajaram 3
Raymond Tonsing 3
Max Levchin 3
David O. Sacks 3
Mark Pincus 3
Jackson Moses 3
Cyan Banister 3
Clark Landry 3
Tony Hsieh 3
Daniel Gross 3
Richie Bello 3
Fabrice Grinda 3
Matthew Lent 3
Payam Zamani 2
Joshua Schachter 2
Charles Maury 2
Peter Thiel 2
Mathias Krostewitz 2
Mark Platshon 2
Jose Marin 2
Chris Dixon 2
Jai Shekhawat 2
Tikhon Bernstam 2
Patrick Stal 2
Spencer Rascoff 2
Shane Neman 2
Connor Theilmann 2
Paige Craig 2
Phil Shaltz 2
Sandy Cass 2
Elizabeth Leahy 2
Safa Rashtchy 2
Erik de Stefanis 2
Cesar Lee 2
Josh Felser 2
Jose Marin 2
David J. La Placa 2
Justin Kan 2
Navneet Dalal 2
Ramez Naam 2
Andrew Gault 2
Rick Wagoner 2
Kathleen Hale 2
Vijay Chattha 2
Alexander Kvamme 2
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Robert Smithson Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Robert Smithson - Co-Founder @ CrowdScores
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, InsurTech, Insurance
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Convertible Note
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Just Insure — With Just Insure you only pay when you drive, you control the price and you're not locked into a long term contract. Download the app and signup in 60 seconds.
Justin Waldron Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Justin Waldron is Co-Founder & President of Playco, and previously Co-Founder / EVP of Product of Zynga, the world's largest mobile game company. Zynga IPO'd in 2011 with a $10 billion valuation and over $1b in annual revenue. Justin is an angel investor in Lambda School, Substack, and 60+ other companies. He mentors youngentrepreneurs at The Thiel Foundation's Thiel Fellowship program.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Japan, Chile
Portfolio highlights
  • Tippsy — Largest selection of sake delivered to you. Tippsy makes finding good sake easy and fun! Free shipping 6+ bottles. Sake club subscription offers special perks such as member-exclusive discounts, virtual sake tasting as well as a beginner's guide.
  • Breakr — Unleash the power of music with Breakr. Explore a dynamic platform connecting artists, brands, and creators. Join us in reshaping the landscape of music discovery.
  • Proof of Play — We are a team of veteran game developers and entrepreneurs creating onchain games and open source technology. Our vision is simple: to create generation-defining games that fundamentally grant power and ownership to the players who play them.
Scott Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Scott is an American entrepreneur and angel investor. He is best known as a co-founder of IronPort and an early advisor and board member at PayPal.Scott Banister started his career as a pioneer in the email business. He was Founder and VP of Technology at ListBot, the largest ASP for business email list hosting. ListBot was acquired byMicrosoft. After ListBot, Scott spent his time working with other start-ups as a board member and investor. These start-ups include eVoice, creator of the first email-enabled home voicemail service, which was acquired by AOL in 2001. He served as VP of Ideas at idealab!, where he contributed numerous innovations, including the unique bid-for-placement search engine model that powers Overture. In December 2000, with Scott Weiss, Banister co-founded IronPort, an email appliance provider that was acquired in 2007 by Cisco for US$830 million.Scott Banister is co-founder and Chairman of Other private equity investments include Zappos.com, LiveOps, Facebook, Hi5.com, Tagged.com, iLike, and Causes.com.Banister attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from which he dropped out in 1996 to move to Silicon Valley. He currently lives in Half Moon Bay, California with his wife Cyan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Stell — Stell is a platform that digitizes the relationship between aerospace companies and their suppliers with a living specification workflow
  • Together AI — Together will enable researchers, developers & companies to leverage and improve artificial intelligence with an intuitive data, models & computation platform.
  • Highlight — highlight.io is the open source monitoring platform that gives you the visibility you need.
Lee Linden Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Lee is a Managing Partner at Quiet Capital. He is an entrepreneur and early-stage investor.Previously, he lead Facebook's emerging initiatives in commerce, including Gifts and the Facebook Card.Lee founded Karma, a breakthrough mobile commerce platform that allowed smartphone users to instantly send real gifts to others without the burdenof physical mailing addresses. Karma was acquired by Facebook in early 2012. Prior to Karma, Lee founded Tapjoy and piloted the company to its position as a leading mobile advertising platform which today touches more than 1 billion devices. He began Tapjoy by co-creating multiple top mobile games for iOS/Android and subsequently unraveling the potential of mobile advertising and app distribution at scale.Earlier, Lee worked for venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins and helped launch the iFund, a $100M investment vehicle focused on smartphone application platforms. Lee originally began his career working in product development at Microsoft, where he co-created the Windows Home Server division and shipped the first version of that product to market.Lee holds an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and a BA in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, and today lives and works in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.Lee has been a featured speaker at universities, conferences, and panels worldwide and has received numerous awards for his work including 30 under 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Businessweek 2012, 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2012, and The Silicon Valley 100 by Business Insider 2013.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Logistics
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Kinema — A social cinema platform for filmmakers and community builders
  • Airhouse — Airhouse is the first all-in-one logistics platform for modern direct-to-consumer ecommerce companies. Launch a complex fulfillment operation in seconds.
  • Jupiter — Explore our full line of vegan hair products for dandruff & dry scalp. Take our dermatologist-designed quiz to get your personalized regimen today.
Lawrence E. Williams Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Connected Car Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Telematics Patent Holder. Automotive industry's leading architect of connected car digital data workflows and eco-systems, specifically emerging post-crash Vehicular Emergency Data Sets (VEDS), data services, and associated data platforms serving NG9-1-1 and First Responders during roadsideemergencies.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Automotive, Consulting
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ROADMEDIC® — ROADMEDIC® has developed a patented solution that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to aggregate and process data from various sources helping 9-1-1 public safety with prediction of crash severity, situational awareness, as well as, crash response and crash scene management. ROADMEDIC® collates data from automotive OEMon-board crash sensors, which is then synthesized with additional off-board VIN-specific data. AI algorithms ingest and process this data providing the context of the crash vehicle, environment, and occupants allowing 9-1-1 public safety to take appropriate actions in a timely manner.
VK Rajaram Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
VK Rajaram - Member & Screening Committee Member @ Band of Angels
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Investment focus
  • Software, Automotive, Consumer Electronics
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • 100Plus — 100Plus is the leading remote patient monitoring (RPM) platform: No upfront cost, $700+ per patient per year Medicare revenue, start collecting within minutes
  • Sift wallet — Sift wallet is a free application that maximizes credit card benefits and earns reimbursements for consumers. The app analyzes hidden benefits that are buried in complex credit card policies and file the appropriate claims on the user’s behalf, getting consumers back tens of billions currently left on the table every year. It tracks all of theirpurchases in one place, maps benefits to individual purchases, and automatically streamlines claims. In BETA, Sift has gotten its users an average of 5–10% back on their purchases 1 Sift is the first service to comprehensively map all the benefits for 90% of all credit cards in the United States.
  • ShiftMobility — Used by thousands of repair shops, distributors, part manufacturers, and leading automotive businesses to leverage demand insights, commerce, vehicle connectivity, and service intelligence on a secure and scalable Big Data infrastructure.
Raymond Tonsing Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Raymond Tonsing is a San Francisco based venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He founded Caffeinated Capital, an early stage venture capital firm, and now serves as its managing director. Raymond holds a bachelor's degree in Arts from University of Colorado Boulder.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Polywork — Launch an AI-powered personal website to showcase your work, grow your personal brand, or start your side hustle.
  • Blowfish — Blowfish makes it easy to identify & stop fraud before it happens. Join the leading wallets protecting their users funds with the blowfish security engine
  • Merkle Manufactory — Merkle Manufactory is a software company contributing to the Farcaster protocol and working on clients.
Max Levchin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Max Levchin is the Founder and CEO of Affirm. He previously worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as an Advisory Board Member. Max Levchin attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, India, Argentina
Portfolio highlights
  • withco — You deserve to own your business' real estate. We help make that happen through a new concept: lease-to-own your commercial real estate.
  • CoPilot — CoPilot is pioneering Assisted Commerce for big-ticket purchases – starting with cars. You are the one spending the money - shouldn't you have an expert on your side? We founded CoPilot to make that a reality. For the average car buyer, who is not a car expert or enthusiast, car shopping can be a time consuming, frustrating process that leavespeople feeling alone and disadvantaged. CoPilot is changing this dynamic. Like a trusted friend who is knowledgeable about cars, knows where to look and what to buy, CoPilot provides car shoppers with an expert partner who empowers them to discover the perfect car at the best possible price with ease and confidence.
  • Black Ore Technologies — Black Ore's Tax Autopilot is the first AI tax platform for CPAs, offering complete 1040 tax preparation automation to tax professionals, so they can focus on growing their firm.
David O. Sacks Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
David O. Sacks is the Co-Founder and Partner of Craft Ventures. He previously worked at Zenefits as an Investor, COO, and Interim CEO. David Sacks attended the University of Chicago Law School and Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Israel, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Waitroom — Rumi.ai redefines meetings with AI-synced notes and tasks, streamlining your workflow and ensuring productive action tracking
  • Index — Index wants companies to use its no-code dashboard builder to help visualize their KPIs and track performance. The tool boasts integration with a variety of data providers so that users aren’t forced to manually enter data into another tool. The startup hopes that building embeddable dashboards will help their solution catch fire and that startupswill turn to their tool when they want to track progress on goals.
  • Sandbox VR — Step inside a new dimension and experience a new reality with your friends. See, touch, and hear. VR as it was meant to be. Sandbox VR, In Here, It's Possible.
Mark Pincus Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Mark Pincus is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Zynga. He has served as our Chairman from April 2007 to March 2016 and the company's Executive Chairman since March 2016. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2007 to July 2013 and from April 2015 to March 2016, and as Chief Product Officer from April2007 to April 2014. In 2014, he founded superlabs, a San Francisco-based product lab focused on developing products that connect and empower people, which was acquired by Zynga in 2015. Pincus also founded Zynga.org in 2009, a non-profit organization dedicated to using social games for social good.From 2003 to 2007, Pincus served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Tribe.net, a company he launched and one of the first social networks in the industry. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Chairman of Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT), a help desk automation software company he founded, and he served as Chief Executive Officer and President from December 1997 to July 1999. From 1996 to 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of FreeLoader, Inc., a web-based news company he founded.Pincus also made founding investments in Napster, Twitter, and Facebook.Pincus graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups and regularly gives lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, FinTech, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Loop — Control your freight spend with Loop. A tech-first audit and pay platform loved by Shippers, Carriers and 3PLs.
  • Tract — Tract is the first for kids, by kids online community for student-directed learning. We are reimagining education by giving kids full control and making learning fun. We offer members (kids age 8+) unlimited on-demand courses (learning paths) and vibrant weekly live events, taught by our inspiring community of accomplished creators. Together, theyenable kids to develop passions through meaningful, real-world lessons giving them the skills and mindset to address 21st-century challenges and opportunities.Tract is based on TRICK, the philosophy pioneered by our co-founder Esther Wojcicki. Esther has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children from her award-winning student-run journalism program and is a mother of three successful women (CEO of YouTube, CEO, and founder of 23andMe, and top UCSF medical researcher) all by applying TRICK.TRICK stands for Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. These five pillars are at the core of Tract and our mission to empower all kids to become tomorrow's innovators, leaders, and global citizens.Our team is unified by Esther’s lifelong work to evolve education for the 21st century and comes from top Consumer and Education Technology companies (Uber, Microsoft, and Instracture).What We Believe:- The secret to getting kids interested in learning is giving them control - Kids are much smarter and capable than most people think - Successful people believe in themselves and aren’t afraid to take risks - Creative people with great passions don’t follow the rules - Current rates of depression and lack of career-readiness is a global epidemic - Our education system of standardization and obedience limits creativity and a growth mindset - Education is not equitable and the achievement gap is widening - We need a generation of community-minded global citizens to make the world a better place - Education that works for kids, not against them is the silver bullet for the world’s problems
  • Spring Free EV — Fleet managers, high mileage, and gig drivers. No Personal Credit Required. Learn More About Spring Free EV Today! A Stress-Free, Quick, and Unbiased Process to Get You Into an Electric Vehicle. Pay As You Go.
Jackson Moses Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
A successful serial entrepreneur and early defense tech investor, Jackson Moses currently serves as the Founder and Managing Partner of Silent Ventures, an early stage venture firm that invests in exceptional founders building unrivaled aerospace, defense, and national security startups. He also founded and manages Silent Capital, a privatesyndicate that provides its members exclusive access to leading multi-stage defense and frontier tech deals. Additionally, Jackson serves as a Senior Advisor to the founding teams of Castelion and Privateer Space.Prior to founding Silent Ventures, Jackson founded and served as VP of Partnerships at MainStreet: the first tech company to make R&D tax credits accessible to startups and SMBs via industry-leading workflows and integrations. As a founding executive, he was responsible for developing go-to-market strategies, building a world-class sales organization, managing business development initiatives, and scaling annual revenue to over $30M. To date, MainStreet has employed hundreds of people and helped 2,000+ startups claim over $150M in tax savings, collectively extending their runway by centuries.Prior to founding MainStreet, Jackson founded and served as Chairman & CEO of Spectrum Labs (enterprise AIaaS), which was acquired by ActiveFence after last being valued at $137M. Spectrum Labs pioneered multimodal LLMs, specifically a series of proprietary GPT foundation models, designed to make digital communities more profitable for Fortune 500 owners, marketers, influencers, and their users. Its customer base spanned gaming, dating, and social media, and included Tencent (TCEHY), Pinterest (NYSE: PINS), Grindr (NYSE: GRND), Yik Yak, Wildlife Studios, and The Meet Group, among others.Prior to founding Spectrum Labs, Jackson worked in sales (Lynda.com), customer operations, and executive recruiting at LinkedIn (acquired by Microsoft). Prior to this, he worked as a Market Research Analyst at Cisco where he evaluated industry trends, new investment opportunities, and emerging threats to Cisco’s core business lines. Having raised $120M+ across his two companies, Jackson actively advises startups, venture firms, and family offices on private sector aerospace and defense tech trends, investment opportunities, and capital allocation strategies. He serves as a Venture Partner to several large firms and has sourced deals for 8VC, a16z, Airbus Ventures, Tribe Capital, Quiet Capital, Susa Ventures, Lavrock Ventures, Cubit Capital, and defense primes.Jackson holds two B.A. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied Economics, with a concentration in monetary policy, and Political Science, with a concentration in game theory.Personal: www.jacksonmoses.com | Work: www.silentvc.com | Syndicate: www.silentcapital.vc
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Investment focus
  • Aerospace, Artificial Intelligence, Government
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Rivet — Rivet is a corporate & personal tax prep firm, designed to make tax season less taxing. Because everybody deserves a tax prep firm that they love.
  • Pilgrim — Pioneering a biologically enhanced future for humanity.
  • Harbinger — Founded by veterans of Canoo and Faraday Future, Harbinger is an automotive company that develops EV platforms optimized for medium-duty trucks and delivery vans.
Cyan Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Cyan Banister is a partner at Founders Fund, where she invests across sectors and stages with a particular interest in augmented reality, fertility, heavily regulated industries and businesses that help people with basic skills find meaningful work. Prior to joining Founders Fund, Cyan was an active angel investor with a portfolio including Uber,Thumbtack, SpaceX, Postmates, EShares, Affirm and Niantic, creator of Pokémon GO. A self-taught engineer and entrepreneur, Cyan has held a number of technical leadership positions throughout her career. As an early employee at IronPort, which was acquired by Cisco, Cyan oversaw support infrastructure and performance for a global customer base. She has a passion for the arts and is a voracious film, documentary and media consumer.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • TipTop — TopTop Pay adds instant trade-in to any online retailer, unlocking billions in untapped purchasing power for every transaction with a couple lines of code.
  • Orson — Meaningful connection is a universal human need. It's our stories that create empathy and bind us together.
  • Mother Science — Discover Mother Science, a revolutionary biotech skincare brand with a clinically proven serum for hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
Clark Landry Angel · Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Clark Landry is the Managing Partner of Clover Leaf Ventures.Most recently, Clark was co-founder and COO at CESPPA, a cybersecurity company. Formerly, Clark was co-founder and COO at Maple Media (raised $30 million from private equity investors), co-founder and executive chairman at SHIFT (acquired by Brand Networks), co-founder and CEO at TopLevel Domain Holdings (now Minds + Machines - publicly-traded on the London Stock Exchange's AIM), co-founder and CMO at TagWorld (acquired by Viacom). Clark was a founding investor of Gradient X, a mobile DSP (acquired by SingTel), Traffic Marketplace, an advertising network (acquired by Vivendi), Adconion Media Group, a provider of digital media advertising solutions (acquired by Amobee), Conversion Logic, an advertising attribution company, and CREXi, a commercial real estate marketplace.Clark holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Yale University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Mexico, Bulgaria
Portfolio highlights
  • Esper — Esper is the first cloud-based platform to help governments proactively manage public policy with better data and transparency.
  • Acquicent — Acquicent enables the issuance and trading of blockchain tokens linked to digital and real-world collectibles.
  • AlphaFlow — AlphaFlow is a tech-driven investment company providing professionally managed portfolios of real estate loans to institutional investors. They work with the residential real estate lenders around the country and underwrite their loans across 50+ factors. AlphaFlow invests in the best deals, splitting our clients’ portfolios across 75-100 loansinto15+ states to create AlphaFlow Optimized Portfolios. They took the best practices of investment management, like diversification, rebalancing, and institutional-quality data analytics, and automated them so that investors could receive these benefits without the high fees and high minimums of traditional real estate investing. It is ultimately a simpler, more intelligent way to invest in real estate.AlphaFlow was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
Tony Hsieh Angel · Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Tony Hsieh was the Founder of the Downtown Project. He attended Harvard University.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, News, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Asana — Work anytime, anywhere with Asana. Keep remote and distributed teams, and your entire organization, focused on their goals, projects, and tasks with Asana.
  • Swapbox — Swapbox is an easy and convenient delivery system that enables people to send and receive packages using a Swapbox kiosk. The kiosks, which are completely automated, are situated in convenient locations including grocery stores, petrol stations and coffee shops, meaning that customers do not need to rush to the post office by 3pm to send theirpackages. Customers simply place their item/s in the Swapbox kiosk and input their details using the touchscreen. The recipient then collects the package from a local Swapbox using the code they received through text or email. Swapbox sets itself apart by focusing on consumer satisfaction, experience and convenience.Swapbox is currently available in San Francisco and Santa Clara.
  • Vengo — Vengo is a software and media company that engages consumers and collects data by combining interactive digital media with point-of-purchase. Selected from 270 companies as "NYC Next Idea 2012," Vengo's next-generation vending machines enable brands such as Trident, Snapple, Dentyne, and Sour Patch Kids to re-engage consumers whilegenerating attractive unit economics (expect six-month payback on new units). Vengo already has established partnerships with Mondelez (one of the largest snack food companies), Snapple, Verizon, CC Vending (second-largest NYC vending machine provider), and Creative Mobile Technologies (NYC taxis). Vengo was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Long Island City, New York.
Daniel Gross Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Daniel Gross is the Co-Founder of Pioneer. He previously worked at Y Combinator as a Head of AI.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Hume AI — The AI toolkit to measure, understand, and improve how technology affects human emotion
  • Ivo — Ivo reduces the time, effort, and cost of negotiating agreements.
  • Perplexity AI — Perplexity is a search engine platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide large language models and search engines. The company's platform enables the development of beneficial artificial general intelligence, as well as an open-source environment that is accessible to the public, allowing clients to develop skills and knowledge inartificial intelligence.
Richie Bello Angel · Orlando, Florida, United States
Richie Bello is known as an automotive influencer, big data provider, dealer consultant and trainer. He is the author of many books, 3 of his books on Amazon are Branding for Car Guys, Ten Steps to Sales Mastery, and Prospect like a Gold Miner.With 37 years in the automotive industry, Richie understands your problems. ✔ Poor leads ✔ Employeeturnover ✔Lack of trained skilled workforce ✔Data overwhelm ✔Poor or no management reports you needWe get it, with his unique experience Richie knew if could make an impact in the auto dealership business. With our agile development team, we have built our platform at a fraction of the time and money that it would typically take to create these features -Full site development - with dashboards -Mobile app launched on both Android and Apple. -Geofencing Technologies -Data reporting created for dealership management -Full Media Platform -Specialized training for results where you need them.With Richie Bello Automotive Influencer at the helm, we have created a company that’s focused on helping you increase profits. -Minority Owned Business -Partners in Technology -Kelley Blue Book -DealerTrack -IHS Market-Polk -Exclusive VIN Specific Leads To Dealers -Data reporting -Coaching automotive dealerships, sales oriented services sales team improvement workshops for Salesman Training Selling Cars The Internet Car Salesman Workshop Converting Callers to Customers Corporate Training.
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Investment focus
  • Automotive, Sales, Internet
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Richie Bello — PresidentUniversal Solutions MMP, LTD.May 2015 – Present Universal Solutions is a provider of dynamic marketing, media and production solutions for companies across the US.The company creates, optimizes and amplifies content that enables brands to more effectively find and connect with their customers.The Company offers a broadrange of digital marketing solutions including Web Design, e-mail Marketing, Media Buying % Distribution, Video Production, SEO, Pay-Per-Click, among others. Universal Solutions is recognized as one of the best full-service digital marketing agencies offering unique online marketing services and platforms to increase company’s business and promote their awareness.We offer Powerful Marketing Solutions that Work! We bring every aspect of the process to the table so that our clients can benefit from a simple, integrated approach where you can use one service our all.To know more about how we can effectively help you with your marketing process, contact us at:✆ 631-578-9018 ✉ info@usmmp.comPresidentRichie Bello Institute of Leadership and ManagementJan 2015 – Present Richie Bello Institute of Leadership and Management is a nonprofit organization that helps the future business leaders of tomorrow excel in the automotive industry.The organization is nationally known for its excellence in coaching, training and turnaround services to entrepreneurs and business executives, especially in the automotive industry.Richie Bello courses offer Training that INSPIRES growth! The main audience of the Richie Bello courses are Dealers, GM, GSM, Sales Manager, New & Experienced Salespeople, Service Managers, Veterans, among others.In addition, through its Automotive Training Center, Richie Bello Institute has a workforce development program for our Veterans so they can gain employment and effectively fulfill the various roles and responsibilities in the automotive dealerships industry.The Richie Bello Institute of Leadership and Management offers the following courses:
  • Shop Smart Autos — ShopSmartAutos One Stop Solution for Automobile Enthusiasts
Fabrice Grinda Angel · New York, New York, United States
Fabrice Grinda is among the world’s leading Internet entrepreneurs and investors.He has over $300 million in exits and 150 angel investments. Fabrice has served as CEO for three multinational companies and has an impressive track record as an early investor in Alibaba, Lending Club, Delivery Hero and Brightroll.Fabrice is currentlyinvesting in startups and building companies through FJ Labs, which he cofounded with business partner Jose Marin. Fabrice is also co-founder and executive chairman of Beepi, a next generation used car marketplace. Beepi recently raised $60 million in series B funding.Prior to FJ Labs and Beepi, Fabrice was co-founder and co-CEO of OLX, one of the largest websites in the world with over 200 million unique visitors per month. The company operates in 40 countries and has over 1,200 employees. OLX is the largest classifieds site in India, Brazil, Pakistan, Poland, Ukraine, Portugal and many other emerging markets.Before OLX, Fabrice was co-founder and CEO of Zingy, one of the largest wireless media companies in the Americas. Fabrice successfully grew the business to $200 million in sales in four years.Fabrice started his entrepreneurial journey in 1998, at 23, when he co-founded and was CEO of Aucland. Soon after, Aucland grew into one of the largest auction sites in Europe. Before his entrepreneurial endeavors, Fabrice worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.Fabrice holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1996, and was awarded the Halbert White prize, given to the most distinguished economics student, as well as The Wolfe Balleisen memorial prize, awarded for best thesis.In his free time, Fabrice likes to travel the world, kitesurf, play tennis, and blog about his personal and professional life at www.fabricegrinda.com.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Marketplace
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, France, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • OTPless — Experience the future of user authentication with OTPLESS. Our one-tap sign-in solution eliminates the need for passwords and OTPs, offering a secure, convenient, and user-friendly alternative.
  • PIXmania.com — PIXmania is a pan-European electrical e-tailer operating in 26 countries. PIXmania has been growing its market positions across Europe while leveraging the benefits of being part of the Dixons Retail Group. Pixmania now serves more than 7 million customers over Europe with a wide range of product categories.
  • Le Collectionist — Le Collectionist is a luxury travel brand offering the discerning traveller a selection of exquisite holiday rentals around the world with hotel-like services.
Matthew Lent Angel
Matthew Lent
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Investment focus
  • Hardware, SaaS, Funding Platform
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Naya Health — Where to buy Kratom? Order online! At NayaKratom we have the best Kratom strains for sale! Get FREE Kratom pack with your order.
  • Process Street — Checklist and workflow software for businesses. Create recurring processes and standard operating procedures in seconds. Get started free.
  • Aperia Technologies — The Halo automatic tire inflation system for semi-truck tractors and trailers installs in minutes to increase fuel efficiency and tire life.
Payam Zamani Angel
Payam Past is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO at One Planet Group.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Machine Learning, Education
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Gybe — Water Quality Monitoring. Gybe is a technology start-up that provides autonomous measurements of water quality for lakes, rivers and coastal areas. We help businesses and governments reduce pollution and improve the health of watersheds, communities, and cities.
  • Glass | Government Ecosystems — GLASS is a software ecosystem powering high-performing governments. We build purposeful, transformative technology for XXI century governments, using Artificial Intelligence to digitize, streamline and scale good processes and decision-making.Regardless of size, public systems, or challenges, we make it easy for governments to do what'sright, empowering them to run efficiently and to offer high-quality public services that are universally accessible to all.We believe that a new blueprint for good governance is possible, and are creating the tools to make that happen, today.
  • Predict Health — Predict Health helps healthcare organizations grow their Medicare, consumer, individual, group, and patient populations by using AI and data analytics. Predict Health uses Health AI and Data Analytics to accelerate Medicare growth and improve Medicare STARS scores. www.predicthealth.ai
Joshua Schachter Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Joshua Schachter is an organizer at Self Racing Cars. He was the CEO of Tasty Labs and the founder of Joshua has also worked for directory, and was a co-creator of Memepool.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Japan, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Arrows — Arrows is a customer onboarding checklist. Send every customer a personalized onboarding plan, with automated email reminders, due dates, assigned tasks, and a lot more.One of the hardest things about onboarding is getting everybody on the same page. Using Arrows, you can get "mutual buy-in" from your customers to build trust throughoutthe onboarding process. Plus, with due dates and automated email reminders, they'll always know what should be done next. Arrows is the place for you to collaborate, strategize, and coordinate together.Every customer is different... so why are you giving them the same onboarding plan? With Arrows, personalizing onboarding for your customers is a cinch. Start with a template, so your team never misses important steps. Then customize your plan for each customer, so you can get mutual buy-in on a plan perfectly structured for their goals and timeline.
  • Urban Machine — Urban Machine pioneers sustainable wood reclamation. The Machine leverages robotics and AI technology to transform the construction industry by reducing wood waste and promoting circular practices.
  • Hidden Door — Hidden Door is an online game platform for youngsters to delight themselves by discovering, playing, and creating stories.
Charles Maury Angel · Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Co-Founder, CSO & CDO of ZEVX Inc. Author of 8 patents focused on eMobility parasitic overhead efficiency, commercial powertrain configurations, battery electric pack configurations. Technology board member, technology maturation, entrepreneur always looking to find solutions to problems that exists or will exist in near future. PurdueUniversity, ASU BS Applied Mathematics.
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Investment focus
  • Automotive, Consulting, Electric Vehicle
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ZEVX — Power Your Commercial Systems With ZEVX Technology DECARBONIZE NOW ZEVX Commercial Solutions Accelerating Fleet Electrification, ATHENA Preconfigured Pack Solutions Power New and Used Commercial Platforms to be Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) ZEVX Modular Pack Solution, Configurable to Power a
Peter Thiel Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Peter Thiel Is the Managing Partner of The Founders Fund. He previously worked at Stanford Law School as a Visitor. Peter Thiel attended Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Germany, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Lindus Health — Lindus Health. From recruitment to delivery, we accelerate clinical trials. Our mission is to make health research accessible for everyone, everywhere.
  • Enhanced Games — Enhanced Games Home
  • Alias Technologies — Here at Alias Technologies our goal is to help organizations tackle complex IT goals and initiatives in an ever-changing landscape. Leveraging our Partner relationships and extensive experience we are able to help position our customers for the future.
Mathias Krostewitz Angel · New York, New York, United States
Mathias Krostewitz
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Investment focus
  • Medical, Robotics, Automotive
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • IN2TEC — All-In-One Marketplace for sophisticated technology. Target & Connect with engineers globaly to establish and accelerate technology brands through experienced sales professionals, technology and sales data - ensuring your success at every stage
Mark Platshon Angel · Menlo Park, California, United States
Mark Platshon - Co-founder & Investor @ Amprius
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Investment focus
  • Automotive, Transportation, Internet
  • Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Ridecell — Looking to modernize access to your fleet, improve workflow automation, or deploy mobility, rental, and motor pool experiences? Ridecell is here to help!
  • Populus — Populus empowers cities to digitally manage their curbs and streets to deliver a safer, more equitable, sustainable transportation future.
Jose Marin Angel · New York, New York, United States
Jose Marin started his professional career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.In 1999 he co-founded DeRemate.com (eBay model for Latin America). The company raised 75 M USD, did a partial cash-out sale to Terra and later merged with Mercado Libre that went Public in Nasdaq .Currently Jose is co-Founder and co-CEO of IGExpansion. IG takes successful internet business models into emerging markets (main focus Brazil). IG builds one project per year and will not build more than 6 (investing the first 3 to 5 M USD per project). 5 of the 6 are already operating being Viajanet (Expedia for Latam) its biggest success.Jose is also founder of Serendipity Investments, company that has invested in >70 start-ups. Before this, Jose invested in projects such as Bazee (auctions sold to eBay in 2005) and eDreams (European Travel site sold to TA Associates in 2006) obtaining top tier returns.Jose is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer and holds an MBA and an MA in International development Economics from Stanford.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Brazil, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Borzo — Borzo is a global delivery service that enables intracity same-day delivery. Our algorithms optimize numerous parallel deliveries taking into account the geographical routes, packages’ contents, couriers and many others to ensure the feasibility of the same-day delivery. The services are available in 10 countries including Brazil, India, Indonesia,Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam and are used by 3 million customers ranging from SMEs to enterprises.
  • Printify — Sell custom t-shirts, phone cases, and 800+ products with your designs printed on demand. We will handle printing and shipping to your customers.
  • Menu Next Door — Menu Next Door's chefs are enthusiasts from all walks of life who want to share their talents. So you'll always enjoy freshly-made, delicious meals originating from all over the world.On Menu Next Door, you'll find these quality meals at affordable prices because they're homemade and prepared locally with no delivery charges.It's great food for the many, not the few.What brings people together more than food? Community is the magic ingredient in Menu Next Door.Meeting your chef and getting the chance to talk to them about the dish they've prepared is what makes this something more than just a takeaway.
Chris Dixon Angel · New York, New York, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Chris Dixon is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and co-leads its $350M crypto fund. Previously, Chris was the cofounder and CEO of two startups, SiteAdvisor and Hunch. SiteAdvisor was an internet security company that warned web users of security threats. The company was acquired by McAfee in 2006. Hunch was a recommendation technologycompany that was acquired by eBay in 2011.Chris has been a prolific seed investor, cofounding Founder Collective, a seed venture fund, and making a number of personal angel investments in various technology companies. Chris started programming as a kid, and was a professional programmer after college at the high-speed options trading firm, Arbitrade. He has a BA and MA in Philosophy from Columbia and an MBA from Harvard. He has written about his theories and experiences as an entrepreneur and investor on Medium, and before that at cdixon.org; his a16z Podcast appearances can be found at https://a16z.com/author/chris-dixon/
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Blockchain
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Libermans Co — We are the Liberman Siblings: David & Daniil, Anna, and Masha.
  • Canonical Crypto — Canonical Crypto is an early stage venture capital fund that invests in technology companies building blockchain infrastructure
  • Redbeard Ventures — Red Beard Ventures is a full-stack web3 fund investing across Web 3.0 and crypto, including consumer applications, infrastructure, gaming, the metaverse, and DeFi with a focus on pre-seed through Series B investments in equity and tokens.
Jai Shekhawat Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jai Shekhawat is an Advisory Board Member at Madison Dearborn Partner and was a Founder and Member of the Supervisory Board at Quinnox. He attended Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • LocoNav — LocoNav is a provider of an online fleet management software used to deliver a single platform to run and manage fleet operations with ease. Its software offers GPS and intelligent analytics that track vehicle's speed, direction, and smart alerts that enable vehicle owners, businesses, and transporters to improve security, operations andreduce costs.The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  • Gearflow — The mixed-fleet parts solution that works for you, your team, and your vendors so you can turn your parts process into a competitive advantage
  • MinuteBox — Secure legal entity management in the cloud. Minute books, transactions, compliance, document assembly, cap tables, e-signature, automated workflows
Tikhon Bernstam Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Tikhon Bernstam is an American entrepreneur who cofounded the companies Scribd and Parse.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Enterprise Software, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Caliza — Give your users access to the digital dollar economy. Get early access!
  • Aviator — Avoid broken builds, long code-reviews, cumbersome merge processes and flaky tests. Put your mundane, frustrating workflows on autopilot.
  • LemonEdge — LemonEdge is the first and only low-code development platform for the complex accounting demands of the private equity industry. LemonEdge enables businesses to develop or customise solutions 10x faster than traditional approaches.
Patrick Stal Angel · Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Patrick is Chief Marketing Officer at WorldRemit. Before that he was VP of Global marketing at N26 and Head of Marketing for EMEA at Uber. In that role he led over 200 marketeers that were working to grow and strengthen one of the world's most interesting brands across more than 40 countries. Before joining Uber, he held senior marketing rolesat TomTom, led Interbrand's Benelux practice and started his career in management consulting. Patrick is half Dutch half German, sounds American and speaks four languages fluently. He bridges growth marketing and brand building.
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Investment focus
  • PaaS, SaaS, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Expertwired — Expertwired is the most innnovative marketplace in unlocking expert knowledge on short notice to support high profile clients in their strategic choices and investment decisions.
  • Firsty — Firsty offers access to messaging, email, and online calling, as well as a basic global data connection, for free.
  • The Routing Company — The Routing Company helps build more sustainable cities with convenient and reliable transit for all
Spencer Rascoff Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Spencer Rascoff is the Co-Founder and the Chairman of Board at Pacaso.
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Investment focus
  • Real Estate, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States, Sweden, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • HostGPO — HostGPO is an industry-specific group purchasing organization for short-term rental businesses.
  • Setpoint.io — Originators, Asset Managers and Lenders use Setpoint's technology and capital to power asset-backed transactions.
  • Arrived Homes — Arrived Homes is a platform for investing in shares of rental homes starting from $100. Buy shares of rental homes, earn passive income, and let Arrived take care of the rest.
Shane Neman Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Founder of EZ Texting and JoonBug. Serial entrepreneur and investor in Tech, Real Estate & Hospitality.cA forward-thinking problem solver, consummate optimist and serial entrepreneur, Shane Neman is the prototypical businessman of our modern era. His experience and expertise in business span numerous industries, from technology andtelecommunications to real estate and hospitality. After leaving NYU Medical School early, he started three industry-shifting tech startups (two of them – EZ Texting and JoonBug – acquired) with hundreds of employees and tens of thousands of customers. As an insightful startup backer, Shane’s portfolio includes companies such as Convoy, Prose, Impossible Foods, Universal Standard, Apostrophe, MeetMindful, MapAnything, VinePair and Smylen. Shane is also a prolific real estate developer and investor. From commercial shopping and industrial centers to residential buildings, he owns more than two dozen large-scale properties across the U.S. He holds a degree in Computer Science from New York University, where he received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater scholarship and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Wellness
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Kenya, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Figure — Figure is the first-of-its-kind AI robotics company bringing a general purpose humanoid to life.
  • CG Oncology — CG Oncology is an oncolytic immunotherapy company that is intensely focused on developing bladder saving therapeutics for patients with bladder cancer.
  • Taxa Technologies — Designer probiotics for personal care
Connor Theilmann Angel · Greater Los Angeles Area, California, United States
Connor Theilmann is the Chief Business Officer at ServiceTitan. Previously he was an investor at Accel in Palo Alto. He attended The Wharton School for Accounting and Finance & the Penn Engineering School for Computer Science.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Albiware — Award-winning platform loved by our customers and trusted by 1000s of restorers Worldwide. See how our restorers scale their business.
  • APFusion — APFusion is a B2B automotive marketplace helping salvage yards increase sales.
  • Albert Invent — 1000’s of scientists, technicians, and engineers across 30+ countries rely on Albert’s end-to-end Cloud Platform to accelerate the innovation of new materials. With Albert, R&D organizations get the data insights and tools needed to increase speed to market, automate regulatory compliance, and heighten the impact of new products.Built fromthe ground up for the chemical and material science industry, the Albert Platform connects R&D processes and creates a single data source of truth across the R&D organization. Augmented with AI, machine learning and a comprehensive materials database, key platform functionality includes inventory, worksheets, workflows, tasks, and more. www.albertinvent.com
Paige Craig Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Paige Craig Is The Partner at Outlander.He attend to the United States Military Academy at West PointUnited States Military Academy at West Point 1992.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Iceland
Portfolio highlights
  • StackStr — Real time monitoring of machine learning systems.
  • Qualified — Qualified is the most effective platform for evaluating and training world-class engineers. Utilizing real-world assessment methodology we enable companies to identify high-performing hires.
  • Spaceship — A platform for Continuous Delivery. Turn your code into containers automatically. Get it running on Kubernetes instantly.
Phil Shaltz Angel
Phil Shaltz
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Investment focus
  • Logistics, Automotive, Power Grid
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • KUHMUTE — KUHMUTE was created to help cities and Mobility Service Providers serve communities to the best of their abilities. They enable shared fleets to be more organized and reliably charged, eliminiating dreaded scooter clutter from the streets. Their hubs are proudly designed and manufactured in Flint, MI.Just like how escooters and ebikes are shared,their charging infrastructure is also shared to allow for accessible power for escooters, ebikes, eskateboards and autonomous delivery robots. Coming to a city near you!
Sandy Cass Angel · New York, New York, United States
CFO / COO at Artsy Managing Partner at Red Swan
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Lockstep — Connected accounting starts at Lockstep. Eliminate cash traps with our AR automation software and discover our modern, easy-use accounting API platform.
  • Settle — Settle provides cash flow management for the modern business. Pay vendors, schedule bill payments, pay invoices, factor invoices and more with Settle.co. Learn more today.
  • Disco — Co-op commerce is a network of the world's best brands partnering together to grow.
Elizabeth Leahy Angel · New York, New York, United States
Early stage investor and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience leading and funding start-ups. Liz is a passionate advisor to students and emerging start-ups. She is the Pitch Coach in Residence at the Columbia University Start-up lab, sits on the Columbia Business School Lang Entrepreneurship Center Board and Chairs the Georgetown Angel InvestorNetwork (GAIN). She is the recipient of the Columbia University Entrepreneurship's 2021 “Coaching Columbia” award.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Wellness, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Debt Financing
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • AutoSled — Autosled is a marketplace for vehicle shippers and transporters. Easily manage shipments and payments to optimize your transport process. Get started today...
  • Juno Medical — Juno Medical offers comprehensive, modern healthcare services for the whole family. Transparent pricing, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. Learn more.
  • Ethos — Support the causes you care about through the investments you make, brands you buy, and companies you work for. Explore 350,000 impact ratings covering causes like climate change, racial justice, LGBTQ equality, and more.
Safa Rashtchy Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Safa Rashtchy is the founding Managing Partner of Think + Ventures and a a Silicon Valley investor, advisor, and trendspotter. Safa and sits on the boards of several start-ups and global organizations. Safa has been an Investor/Advisor in AppliedBoard, Angellist, Bina Technologies (acq. by Roche) , Uber, OpenGov, Payjoy, Nimble VR (acq. byFacebook), Signifyd, CleverSense (acq. by Google) and many other investments. Overall, Safa has invested in 30 start-ups, with six exists all to public companies. Safa has pioneered the concept of "Consumer Value Proposition" and the Four-Stage Investment Research Model.From 1997 to 2007, Safa was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst focused on Internet media and marketing, and the Lead China analyst at Piper Jaffray and Company. He led the firm’s expansion efforts in the Internet industry and its expansion to China, as well as active involvements with leading Web 2.0 companies. Safa’s current investment portfolio consists of companies focused on Digital Health, consumer, media, and technology innovations, with deep attention to the the value proposition for the users.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India, Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • PayJoy — Looking for a phone or a cash loan? PayJoy gives you credit with few requirements and in minutes. No late fees charged.
  • Snapwire — Snapwire is a platform where talented creators shoot custom visual content for brands and businesses around the world. Simply post a creative brief and top performing creators respond by submitting their best shots. Buyers get unique content that matches their vision, and the creators get paid fairly. Our mission is to enable people with apassion for creativity to thrive doing what they love.
  • Tubi — Tubi is the world’s largest ad-supported video on demand service with over 12,000 movies and television shows from nearly every major Hollywood studio. The service gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content which is available completely free. Currently available in the US and Canada, Tubi can be accessed througha large number of devices and apps including Samsung televisions, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Comcast’s X1, iOS, and Android.
Erik de Stefanis Angel · New York, New York, United States
Erik de Stefanis is a Partner at Interlace Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Software, Logistics, Content Creators
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Bling — Play Bling games to earn free cryptocurrency today! Download our free crypto game BTC Blast, Pop, Solitaire, and more. Win free cryptocurrency just by playing games!
  • Pager — the best way to capture and share your digital life
  • Astro Financial — Astro Financial supports and earns incentives from beloved authors.
Cesar Lee Angel · Menlo Park, California, United States
Cesar Lee is a the founder and CEO of Finicast, Inc., a company building FP&A software by financial analysts for financial analysts. Previously Cesar was a Partner at Cota Capital and a Principal at WRV, a venture capital fund focused on early stage investments in hardware, semiconductor and other technology-related companies. Previously, hewas an investment professional at Riverwood Capital, a technology-focused, late stage venture capital and private equity fund. He began his career at RBC Capital Markets, where he was part of the Mergers & Acquisitions group for two years and the Equity-linked & Derivatives group for one year. While at RBC, Cesar spent a majority of his time working on M&A advisory transactions for technology companies.Cesar started programming in QBASIC at an early age, and taught himself VB, C/C++, PHP / MySQL, and today Cesar codes in React / Node / Mongo.
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Investment focus
  • Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Marketing
  • Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SOL REPUBLIC — SOL REPUBLIC operates as a global consumer electronics lifestyle company dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through better-sounding headphones.
  • SKULLY — SKULLY Technologies designs and manufactures AR and AI wearable technology as a part of the broader mobility interconnect. Its first product is a motorcycle helmet that provides advanced technology to promote a safe, comfortable, and connected ride. The company was founded in 2013 and is based out of San Francisco, California.
  • Volta Charging — Volta delivers EV charging solutions to property owners, power to the electric vehicle community and impactful brand stories to everyone.
Josh Felser Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Josh Felser is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Climactic VC, and a Co-Founder of Freestyle.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Consumer, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States, Hong Kong, Philippines
Portfolio highlights
  • ClimateAI — Build climate resilience with accurate insights and actionable recommendations that will give you a competitive edge.
  • WeaveGrid — WeaveGrid operates with utilities and owners of electric vehicles (EV) to allow and speed up transportation electrification. Using machine learning, optimization, and predictive analytics, the company's software solution solves several EV-grid integration challenges for utilities in a systems-oriented manner; helps integrate renewable energyresources on the grid; and saves utility customers' money on their bills.
  • The Happy Home Company — The Happy Home Company is your Personal Home Manager. Managing your home is expensive, complicated, and time consuming. They solve this problem by connect homeowners with an affordable Personal Home Manager, who is supported by powerful technology, and a trusted service network
Jose Marin Angel · Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Jose Marin started his professional career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.In 1999 he co-founded DeRemate.com (eBay model for Latin America). The company raised 75 M USD, did a partial cash-out sale to Terra and later merged with Mercado Libre that went Public in Nasdaq .Currently Jose is co-Founder and co-CEO of IGExpansion. IG takes successful internet business models into emerging markets (main focus Brazil). IG builds one project per year and will not build more than 6 (investing the first 3 to 5 M USD per project). 5 of the 6 are already operating being Viajanet (Expedia for Latam) its biggest success.Jose is also founder of Serendipity Investments, company that has invested in >70 start-ups. Before this, Jose invested in projects such as Bazee (auctions sold to eBay in 2005) and eDreams (European Travel site sold to TA Associates in 2006) obtaining top tier returns.Jose is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer and holds an MBA and an MA in International development Economics from Stanford.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Marketplace
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Brazil, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Borzo — Borzo is a global delivery service that enables intracity same-day delivery. Our algorithms optimize numerous parallel deliveries taking into account the geographical routes, packages’ contents, couriers and many others to ensure the feasibility of the same-day delivery. The services are available in 10 countries including Brazil, India, Indonesia,Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam and are used by 3 million customers ranging from SMEs to enterprises.
  • Printify — Sell custom t-shirts, phone cases, and 800+ products with your designs printed on demand. We will handle printing and shipping to your customers.
  • Menu Next Door — Menu Next Door's chefs are enthusiasts from all walks of life who want to share their talents. So you'll always enjoy freshly-made, delicious meals originating from all over the world.On Menu Next Door, you'll find these quality meals at affordable prices because they're homemade and prepared locally with no delivery charges.It's great food for the many, not the few.What brings people together more than food? Community is the magic ingredient in Menu Next Door.Meeting your chef and getting the chance to talk to them about the dish they've prepared is what makes this something more than just a takeaway.
David J. La Placa Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
David J. La Placa is the Chief Executive Officer | Founder at Intellectus Partners, LLC.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Filecoin — Filecoin is making the web more secure and efficient with a decentralized data storage marketplace, protocol, and cryptocurrency.
  • China Rapid Finance — China Rapid Finance is an online consumer lending marketplace serving online users and China’s emerging middle class. The Company provides consumer credit access to the world’s largest untapped market, expected to grow to more than RMB 5.4 trillion (US $870 billion) by 2020. Its technology enables socially inclusive financing to the mostcreditworthy individuals, serving a potential 500 million consumers who are economically active but never have had access to bank credit. China Rapid Finance is a recognized technology innovator and has transformed China’s consumer credit landscape with its introduction of the most advanced omni-channel borrower acquisition system and proprietary Big Data analytics technology platform featuring an end-to-end automated credit decisioning system. It has a proven track record in credit risk management, transparency and a culture focused on innovation with more than 5,000 employees and 80 data verification centers across China. China Rapid Finance was founded in 2001 by Mr. Zane Wang, PhD, one of China’s leading experts in consumer credit market innovation and lending marketplace technology. Prior to founding China Rapid Finance, Dr. Wang received his PhD in Statistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and started his career in the United States, serving as Head of Analytics for Sears Credit – the world’s largest retail credit card portfolio, subsequently acquired by Citibank. Upon returning to China, Dr. Wang advised the People’s Bank of China on the creation of China’s national credit bureau and the first functioning credit bureau in Shanghai before launching China Rapid Finance. Dr. Wang also is the only Council Committee member of the China Association of Microfinance from the marketplace lending industry, and the Secretary of the Shanghai Financial Information Professional Committee, a branch of the Shanghai government trade association.
  • Intellectus Partners — Intellectus Partners, LLC is a financial service company that specializes in wealth creation, and preservation services. The Company offers investment consulting and management services, as well as manages client investment portfolios on a discretionary and non-discretionary basis. Intellectus has a unique focus on Entrepreneurs and has a focus onVenture & Entrepreneurial Advisory. The firm is a very active investor in disruptive technologies with a particular focus on Fintech-specifically focused on the convergence of Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain, AI at large and New Space.It helps their clients address key issues of creating and preserving self-made wealth, spanning a lifecycle of needs, from formation through impact investing to address the needs of entrepreneurs and executives.
Justin Kan Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Justin Kan is the Co-Founder of Fractal. He previously worked at Justin. tv as a Founder. Justin Kan attended Yale University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Nigeria, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Whop — One-stop-shop for all the latest and greatest digital products to help you earn online. From trading software to reselling communities, we've got you.
  • Proof of Play — We are a team of veteran game developers and entrepreneurs creating onchain games and open source technology. Our vision is simple: to create generation-defining games that fundamentally grant power and ownership to the players who play them.
  • Scenario — Scenario is a developer of application modeling 3D objects for the metaverse. This technology makes and shares 3D experiences that help in scanning and capturing anything in the world with a smartphone.
Navneet Dalal Angel
Navneet Dalal - Co-founder & CEO @ Flutter
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Investment focus
  • Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Software
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Helm.ai — Helm.ai is a scalable artificial intelligence for autonomous vehicle.
  • Ridecell — Looking to modernize access to your fleet, improve workflow automation, or deploy mobility, rental, and motor pool experiences? Ridecell is here to help!
Ramez Naam Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Ramez Naam is Chief Futurist and Partner at Prime Movers Lab.
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Investment focus
  • Renewable Energy, Energy, Automotive
  • Series B, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Xeal — Xeal Energy provides the world's most advanced electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, designed especially for commercial, business & apartment use.
  • WeaveGrid — WeaveGrid operates with utilities and owners of electric vehicles (EV) to allow and speed up transportation electrification. Using machine learning, optimization, and predictive analytics, the company's software solution solves several EV-grid integration challenges for utilities in a systems-oriented manner; helps integrate renewable energyresources on the grid; and saves utility customers' money on their bills.
  • Distributed Energy — Distributed Energy is a renewable energy platform that matches Investors and Energy Customers. We offer a good IRR and stable returns for our investors.
Andrew Gault Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Andrew Gault is tech startup founder with 20 years in technology; investor since 2012Ex-CTO with 14 patents issued & 28 filed. Started life at the European Space Agency, then co-founded GAIKAI in 2008 raising $45m from Benchmark, NEA and Intel; exiting to Sony for $380m. A Scotsman living on the West Coast since 2008, Andrew has an extensiveSilicon Valley network.Specialisms include: AR/VR, robotics, video tech/computer imaging and gaming.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Augmented Reality
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Juggle Jobs — We help professionals work flexibly
  • Banked — A Banking Platform for Young People that engenders healthy financial habits and rewards healthy activity.All built around a contactless payment and activity tracking smartwatch.Financial Institutions coupled with Wearable Devices “should” own the Internet of Things, .yet they are too large, unwieldy and slow moving to capitalise on thisadvantage. Banked will be the key indexer of the user in a network of connected things.
  • Encore Musicians — Hire a band, musicians, singers and DJs for weddings, functions, corporate events and private events. Book live music for your event with Fast Quotes, Secure Payment, No Hidden Fees and Expert Support.
Rick Wagoner Angel · Richmond, Virginia, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
G. Richard (“Rick”) Wagoner retired from General Motors Corporation in August 2009 after a 32-year career. He served as GM chairman and chief executive officer from May 2003 through March 2009 and had been president and chief executive officer since June 2000. Other positions he held at GM include: president and chief operating office; executivevice president of GM and president of North American Operations; executive vice president, chief financial officer and head of worldwide purchasing; and president and managing director of General Motors do Brasil. Wagoner attended Duke University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated summa cum laude in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and management science. He received a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School in 1977. Wagoner is vice chair of the Board of Trustees of Duke University and a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors of the Harvard Business School, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business Advisory Board and the Detroit Country Day School Board. He is a member of The Business Council and the Mayor of Shanghai’s International Business Leaders Advisory Council. He was born in Wilmington, DE, on February 9, 1953, and raised in Richmond, VA.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Automotive, Logistics
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • DIMO — DIMO helps drivers get more from their cars. Gain insights into vehicle health and performance and get rewarded for helping to build the future of mobility.
  • Kinetic Automation — Effortless modern vehicle maintenance. Service electric and autonomous vehicles at scale with effortless speed and precision using our all-in-one, in-the-box digital vehicle maintenance solution.
  • Digital Infrastructure Services — DIMO helps drivers get more from their cars. Gain insights into vehicle health and performance and get rewarded for helping to build the future of mobility.
Kathleen Hale Angel · Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Kathleen is an entrepreneur, venture capital fund manager and early-stage investor focused on helping to find, incubate, and grow ideas for solving our greatest challenges. As the COO and founding team member of Builders + Backers, Kathleen is working in communities across the country to restore personal agency, increase capacity forentrepreneurial thinking, identify promising solutions and ultimately scale and fund the ones that work.As a partner in Builders + Backers Capital, Kathleen invests in early-stage startups and helps other accredited investors do so as well through investment syndicates.Kathleen also is the Director of Operations the 1776 Ventures, a venture capital fund with some of the world's most promising startups, including Twiga Foods, Guild Education, HopSkipDrive, and Swiftly.Previously Kathleen has founded and grown multiple consumer products companies, including one of the earliest treadmill and standing desks companies in the US. She helped to take these companies from idea to manufacturing, e-commerce and retail success, and licenses with international brands.Prior to launching her first e-commerce business, Kathleen was an accomplished attorney and founding partner of a law firm. She served clients of all sizes and helping to secure tens of millions of dollars in judgments for them.Kathleen is an experienced public speaker who has been featured at conferences around the U.S. and abroad. Her articles and interviews have appeared in FastCompany, Tech.Co, PBS, Forbes.com and Livestrong.com.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Social, Automotive
  • Seed, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Autonomy — The radically new way to get your next car. Month-to-month car subscriptions at affordable all-in prices.
  • Statt — Technology firm
  • Pacaso — Pacaso offers luxury vacation homes for co-ownership. It's the modern way to buy and own a vacation home.
Vijay Chattha Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Vijay Chattha joined VSC Consulting as Founder / CEO in 2002.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Consumer Electronics
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Rocean — Rocean makes smart appliances to change how we consume water. Our first product the Rocean One is a seamless, reusable water ecosystem with best-in-class filtration that carbonates, flavors and enhances tap water. The Rocean One gives consumers more choice and convenience than they will find in their local supermarket.
  • Zume — Zume is spearheading the switch from plastic to compostable molded fiber packaging through its patent pending manufacturing technology and its network of global suppliers.
  • Ancient Ritual — In a world obsessed with speeding up, we’re reinventing how humans slow down.
Alexander Kvamme Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Alexander Kvamme is the CEO and co-founder of Pathlight.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Automotive, SaaS
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Shift — Shift.com of San Francisco CA serving Oakland is one of the best pre-owned dealerships in CA. Call Sales <span class='callNowClass'>855-744-3873</span>
  • Parabola — Parabola is your toolkit for faster, smarter work. Automate any manual task you usually do in a spreadsheet.
  • Relativity6 — Relativity6's AI-powered Live Search detects business' 6-digit NAICS and flags hazardous business activities in seconds.
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