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Top 50 Beauty Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Beauty Angel Investors in United States

Investor Beauty United States investments
Ben Zises 5
Sam Zises 4
Jason Calacanis 3
Hannah Bronfman 3
Toni Ko 3
Brian Levy 3
Jared Smith 3
Charles Huang 3
Coco Meers 3
Oscar Salazar 3
Monique Woodard 2
Andrew Mitchell 2
Aaron Zises 2
Jimmy Iovine 2
Jay Brown 2
John Paul DeJoria 2
Mark Vadon 2
Demi Moore 2
Omar Johnson 2
Katie Shea 2
SAM LESSIN 2
Steve Chen 2
Cyan Banister 2
Sean Rad 2
Jeff Rusinow 2
Steve Stoute 2
Henry Davis 2
Gwyneth Paltrow 2
Jeff Kearl 2
Jaclyn Johnson 2
Jennifer Fleiss 2
Joanne Wilson 2
Julia Hartz 2
Brian Lee 2
Helen Greiner 2
Dave Morin 2
Justin Mateen 2
Tom Chapman 2
Tristan Walker 2
Barney Harford 2
Kevin Hartz 2
Baron Davis 2
Shana Fisher 2
Bryan Mahoney 2
Irene Au 2
Collin Wallace 1
Kevin Moore 1
Tom Kalaris 1
Chester Roh 1
Stefano Rosso 1
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Ben Zises Angel · New York, New York, United States
Ben Zises is an Angel Investor at SuperAngel.Fund. He attended Boston University.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Consumer Goods, Supply Chain Management
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Sugar — Meet Sugar - a mobile app that allows residents to perform all tasks associated with living in your building and empowers them to engage with others within the community.
  • Motion — Motion is a visual analysis hub that helps marketers and creative teams identify what works to make high-performing creatives that convert.
  • Superfiliate — Word of mouth, meet 2023
Sam Zises Angel · New York, New York, United States
Sam Zises is the Founder and CEO of [L]earned Media, a content marketing and design agency schooling brands since 2012.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Big Data, B2B
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • quip — Electric brushes, refillable floss, & paste that make healthy habits easy, from $25.
  • RetailMLS — RetailMLS (www.RetailMLS.com) is the #1 marketplace for retail space. Their goals are to (i) become the most comprehensive and user-friendly marketplace for retail real estate listings nationwide and (ii) establish themselves as the industry standard, homepage and system of record for retail real estate professionals. They streamline theprocess of marketing and searching for retail space by aggregating listings into an easy-to-use, standardized and low cost platform. RetailMLS provides all retail professionals, including landlords, brokers and tenants, immediate access to the information needed to get to negotiations and close deals faster! To learn more watch their video here: www.youtube.com/retailmls.
  • SocialRank — Surf Analytics helps you find your most valuable, most engaged, and overall best followers on Twitter
Jason Calacanis Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Jason Calacanis is the Founder and CEO of Inside.com and Launch. He previously worked at Weblogs as a Co-Founder and CEO. Jason Calacanis attended Fordham University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • TaxGPT — Looking for instant tax help? Meet TaxGPT, your AI-powered tax assistant. We simplify tax processes and maximize deductions. Try TaxGPT today!
  • CyberFilm AI — Bring your story to life!
Hannah Bronfman Angel · Newyork, Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
Hannah Bronfman is the Co-President and Endeavor Mentors Board of Endeavor.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Beauty, Wellness
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • OOVA — OOVA is a fertility diagnostic company that spun out from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Using patent pending biochemistry and artificial intelligence, OOVA learns a woman’s fertility profile by accurately measuring key hormones over time through daily urine samples. By monitoring this critical balance of hormones, OOVA can help a woman getpregnant, identify reasons she is having trouble getting pregnant, and even expose reproductive health issues like PCOS.
  • Amicole — Amicole is a cosmetics manufacturer that aims to provide customers with a wide range of skin care and formula items.
  • Actual Veggies — Filling, Colorful & Delicious burgers Made With Fresh Veggies.
Toni Ko Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Toni Ko is the Founder and CEO of Bespoke Beauty Brands. She previously worked at NYX Los Angeles as a Founder and Chief Creative Officer.
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Investment focus
  • Beauty, Wellness, Cosmetics
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Rael — Designed for women by women, our self-care solutions are made with natural, effective ingredients to keep you looking and feeling your best all cycle long.
  • Summer — Summer International is a next generation Beauty, Health & Wellness Lifestyle company, headquarted in Los Angeles and South Korea.
  • Mother Science — Discover Mother Science, a revolutionary biotech skincare brand with a clinically proven serum for hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
Brian Levy Angel
Brian Levy, OD, MSc has served as our Chief Medical Officer since January 2012. From 1994 to 2008, Dr. Levy was at Bausch + Lomb, Inc. where he served in various roles including Vice President of Research & Development, Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining Bausch + Lomb, Inc., Dr.Levy was in private clinical practice in Toronto, Ontario from 1980 to 1989, and from 1989 to 1994 he served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer at Danube Pharmaceuticals from 2008 to 2010 and Chief Scientific Officer at Nexis Vision from 2010 to 2011, both small venture-backed companies developing products in Ophthalmology. Dr. Levy currently holds an appointment as Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester's School of Medicine. Dr. Levy received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California at Berkeley and did his post-graduate work in comparative anatomy and physiology of the eye at the University of Waterloo in Canada, where he received a MS degree.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Beauty, Retail
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Willow — Get your free trial ($4.99 S&H)
  • HUBBLE — Hubble is the best place to order prescription contact lenses online. Save money with our personalized contact lens subscription, and shop for disposable lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses, and more for your complete vision needs.
Jared Smith Angel · Provo, Utah, United States
Jared Smith is a Co-Founder at Qualtrics.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Enterprise Software, Beauty
  • Seed, Series C, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • TOCA Football — TOCA Football! Improve your skills with state of the art equipment and training programs for kids, adults, and professionals at TOCA Football training centers.
  • Mother Science — Discover Mother Science, a revolutionary biotech skincare brand with a clinically proven serum for hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
  • Frost Giant Studios — Frost Giant Studios is a game development studio located in Orange County, California, on a mission to bring real-time strategy (RTS) games to a broader audience.
Charles Huang Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Charles is the Co-Founder of Blue Goji Corp and CEO & Co-Founder of Indigo 7 and also the Advisor of Berkeley SkyDeck. He is a former co-founder of RedOctane and the co-creator of the Guitar Hero video game franchise. Guitar Hero launched in 2005 and went on to become the fastest video game to reach $1B in sales. Charles left Guitar Hero in2010 and is currently the co-founder of Indigo 7, a startup focused on brands in fashion apparel and entertainment. He is an active, serial angel investor. Charles immigrated to California as a young child and currently resides in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters. He holds a BA in Economics and Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Investment focus
  • Wellness, Mobile, Education
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Taiwan
Portfolio highlights
  • BRIGHT — How old is your brain? Stay sharp with 40Hz light! Shop BEACON40 to mitigate age-related cognitive decline, memory loss, and brain fog.
  • Three Good — Three Good With the rise of anxiety, depression, and loneliness at the workplace, Three Good's vision is to enable businesses to mitigate the problems that lead to employee turnover. An HCM platform as SaaS was designed to ensure employee mental wellbeing through the three most critically overlooked areas of engagement: cause, care, communityengagement. The platform delivers proven mental wellness insights and analytics for Human Resources to help their employees thrive while making a lasting impact for good.
  • Nguyen Coffee Supply — Nguyen Coffee Supply is America's first specialty Vietnamese coffee importer and roaster. We are a direct trade company ethically sourcing organic, single origin green beans from Da Lat and fresh roasting locally in Brooklyn, New York. We are 1st Generation, Vietnamese American, woman-owned company.
Coco Meers Angel
Coco Meers is CEO & Co-Founder at Equilibria.
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Investment focus
  • Beauty, Medical, Recruiting
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Upkeep — We offer a curated booking app for Botox, Filler, Next-Gen Facials, Body Contouring, and Laser Hair Removal with trusted providers in your area. Botox near me, Filler near me, Hydrafacial near me, on-demand MedSpa appointments today!
  • Hunt Club — We're not like traditional recruiting firms. Hunt Club's recruiting network contains leaders, executives, founders, and entrepreneurs across all industries.
Oscar Salazar Angel · New York, New York, United States
Oscar Salazar is one of the most influential figures in the modern tech industry. Salazar is the Founding-CTO and Architect of Uber. He was responsible for the creation of the initial prototypes for Uber’s customer app, driver app and dispatch engine.Salazar is also the founder of Citivox, Pager and RIDE. Citivox is an international companydesigned to enable NGOs and individuals to report and monitor electoral fraud, crime and infrastructure problems. Pager is an Uber like concept designed to connect patients with high quality health care providers. RIDE is an application that enables co-workers to carpool to work.Salazar graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Universidad de Colima in Mexico. He later earned a M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Calgary in Canada and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, France, Chile
Portfolio highlights
  • Qbeast Analytics — Discover Qbeast: AI-driven data observability and lakehouse building tool for enhanced data management.
  • Constrafor — Constrafor offers procurement solutions for GCs and accelerated payment solutions for subcontractors to reduce payment cycles from 60 days to 1 day.
  • Giskard — Deliver AI products, better & faster. Deploy automated tests to eliminate regression and biases. Collaborate faster with feedback from business stakeholders and more.
Monique Woodard Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Monique Woodard is an early stage investor at the intersection of technology and newly powerful consumer groups. Her investments as a venture capital and angel investor include Blavity, Court Buddy, Mented Cosmetics, Silvernest, and many others. Today, Monique invests in the future of technology being driven by major demographic trends. She investsin companies with global ambitions who are creating technology products that meet the needs of tomorrow’s internet users.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Apps, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Eli Health — Eli Health is a health care company located in Noida.
  • Culina Health — Connect with one of Culina Health's virtual dietitians for inclusive, science-backed nutrition plans that are covered by insurance.
  • McMullen — McMullen provides a singular shopping experience that allows women to feel confident and beautiful. Founded in 2007 by Sherri McMullen in Oakland, McMullen is an all-inclusive concept shop for luxury fashion featuring emerging and established designers from around the world.
Andrew Mitchell Angel · New York, New York, United States
Andrew Mitchell is the Founder of Brand Foundry Ventures. He is a former Co-Founder of Aspen Industries. He attended Lafayette College.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Wellness
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Harry's — Harry is a developer of an online platform used to sell shaving equipment and accessories for men. It designs and manufactures its own line of razors and replacement blades, as well as other shaving consumables, and offers its products a-la-carte via its online store or through a subscription model that enables consumers to meet their groomingessentials need online.The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York.
  • LiquidTalent — LiquidTalent is a web and mobile local talent marketplace for hiring vetted developers and designers through social connection. Our on-demand platform facilitates direct connection between talent and hirers via text messages and call requests. Our community events bring people together. We are creating the future of work platform for the nextgeneration economy.
  • RETAILIGENCE — Retailigence is a hyperlocal marketing platform that utilizes brick-and-mortar inventory data obtained directly from retailers to turn online consumers into offline buyers.
Aaron Zises Angel · New York, New York, United States
Aaron Zises
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Investment focus
  • Beauty, Dental, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • quip — Electric brushes, refillable floss, & paste that make healthy habits easy, from $25.
Jimmy Iovine Angel · Malibu, California, United States
Jimmy Iovine is a legendary figure in the music industry and a forward-thinking visionary, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy, the Iovine and Young Center, Interscope Records, and Beats by Dre. Jimmy’s influential career began at Record Planet in New York City. Early on, Jimmywas a recording engineer for the likes of John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen before becoming a recording producer for Patti Smith, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stevie Nicks, Dire Straits, The Pretenders, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, and U2. Jimmy co-founded Interscope Records in 1990, launching artists such as Dr. Dre, Nine Inch Nails, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Lady Gaga. Jimmy and hip-hop producer and trailblazer Andre “Dr. Dre” Young co-founded Beats By Dr. Dre, a leading, high-performance headphone and speaker company in 2006. Thanks to the sleekly designed headphones, and expansion into smartphones and car audio systems, Beats By Dr. Dre secured the No. 1 spot in the billion dollar-plus premium headphones industry. In 2014, Jimmy and Dr. Dre expanded the Beats brand into the digital music space with Beats Music—the first streaming music service delivering contextually and culturally relevant playlists personalized for each user. Beats by Dr. Dre and Beats Music were acquired by Apple in 2014. In 2013, Jimmy and Dr. Dre teamed up again to establish and fund the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation at the University of Southern California. The pair endowed the Academy with a $70 million donation to help forge the futures of technologists, entrepreneurs, designers, and innovators working toward purpose-driven societal change. The signature integrated learning framework offers a different type of education, with undergraduate and graduate degrees focusing on technology, communication, entrepreneurship, and human-centered design. Jimmy and Dr. Dre wanted to extend the Academy’s curriculum to high school students across the U.S. The inaugural Iovine and Young Center (IYC) opened its doors in Los Angeles in 2022. The Iovine and Young Center at Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta is set to open in August 2024. Jimmy is a board member for several companies and organizations, including Live Nation Entertainment, XQ Institute, NTWRK, and Rosewood Creative. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Beauty, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States, Israel, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Stari — Stari is an entertainment tech platform that connects stars and fans through personal stories.
  • Yoom — TetaVi Ltd. is an Israeli-based start-up developing a method and system to generate high quality Free Viewpoint Video (FVV) content for sports, broadcast and virtual reality applications to be viewed on all available screens – TVs, mobile phones/tablets, laptops, VR/AR headsets.
  • Handle — 15 minute delivery by students for students
Jay Brown Angel · New York, New York, United States
Jay Brown has served as a member of our Board since January 2014. Jay Brown, a 20-year music industry executive veteran, fostered the careers and discovered countless superstars including Rihanna and Ne-Yo and worked with artists such as NAS. Jay Brown is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Roc Nation, a full-service entertainment companystarted in 2008. Mr. Brown currently overseas the careers of a diverse Roc Nation roster comprised of Grammy award winning and critically acclaimed recording artists, writers and producers including Rihanna, Shakira, Timbaland, Kylie Minogue and Santigold. Prior to Roc Nation, Mr. Brown served as Executive Vice President for Def Jam Recordings from 2005 to 2008 and as Senior Vice President of Elektra Records from 1999 to 2004. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Brown should serve on the Board based upon his experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive and his broad knowledge of the music and entertainment industries.
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Investment focus
  • Beauty, Retail, Fashion
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Pela — World's First 100% Compostable, Eco-Friendly iPhone and Android phone cases working towards plastic free oceans!
  • Right Rice — RightRice is a tasty new rice grain that's made from vegetables. It's what they all love about rice, but made even right-er. RightRice is a complete, plant-based protein that's delicious, nutritious, and easy to cook. Every bowl of RightRice has more than double the protein, five times the fiber, and almost 40 percent fewer net carbsthan a bowl of white rice. Just like rice, RightRice soaks up your favorite flavors and sauces. Original RightRice is ready to season your own way, or you can try one of their delicious, already seasoned varieties like Lemon Pepper, Spanish or Garlic Herb—all using real herbs and spices, nothing artificial, non-GMO, vegan, and a complete source of protein, all with a low glycemic index.
  • Alchemy — Whether you're a beginner, working on a side project, or one of the largest teams in the blockchain space, Alchemy makes Ethereum development easy with enhanced APIs, node infrastructure, and developer tooling. Get started for free!
John Paul DeJoria Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
John Paul DeJoria is the CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems. He attended John Marshall High School.
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Investment focus
  • Beauty, CRM, ISP
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • BeautyNow — BeautyNow offers a mobile application that enables its users to find and book services of salons and spas in real time. BeautyNow offers a feature that enables its customers to follow spas and salons they prefer. BeautyNow was founded in 2013 by Kathleen Jennings. And it is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Space Auto — Sell cars the easy way! Space Auto is the unified retail solution for automotive websites and software. Easy does it.
  • Mother Science — Discover Mother Science, a revolutionary biotech skincare brand with a clinically proven serum for hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
Mark Vadon Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Mr. Vadon is one of the country’s leading internet retailing entrepreneurs, having co-founded two highly successful online specialty retail businesses. He brings to our Board in-depth experience in developing online businesses, effectively managing the use of technology, developing mobile applications and the associated user interfaces, as well ascritical business analytic acumen. His expertise is an invaluable resource for the Company as we continue to implement our interconnected retail strategy.In 2009, Mr. Vadon co-founded zulily, Inc., a daily deals site for moms, babies and kids, and currently serves as the Chairman of its board of directors. In 1999, Mr. Vadon founded Blue Nile, Inc., the leading online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry, and served as the Chairman of its board of directors from its inception through 2013.During Blue Nile’s history, Mr. Vadon has also served as its Executive Chairman (from 2008 to 2011), Chief Executive Officer (from 1999 to 2008) and President (from 1999 to 2007). Prior to founding Blue Nile, Mr. Vadon was a consultant for Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, which he joined in 1992.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Retail, Health Care
  • Series A, Seed, Series C
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Fuzzy — Fuzzy is a subscription-based pet healthcare startup whose mission is to make pet care accessible, affordable, and delightful for every pet parent. Through a mobile application, Fuzzy connects pet parents to veterinarians, 24/7. The company also offers a service for direct mailing of medications, supplements, and food for dogs and cats.Founded in 2016, Fuzzy is based in San Francisco, California. Some of its early backers include Precursor Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, SV Angel, FJ Labs, Accelerator Ventures, and Matrix Partners.
  • Vouched — Discover Vouched's industry-leading digital identity verification solutions. Streamline your customer experience, integrate seamlessly, and unlock access to critical services. Get started for free.
  • Athletic Greens — Athletic Greens is proudly manufactured in New Zealand, using a TGA-registered facility with standards far in excess of cGMP and FDA guidelines. It is made clean and green. Athletic Greens was formulated by research doctorates and nutritionists with a 60 years' combined experimental and clinical experience.
Demi Moore Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Demi is an actress and a long-standing advocate for women’s issues. She received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in _If These Walls Could Talk_ and a Director’s Guild nomination for _Five_, an anthology of short films that explore the impact of breast cancer. She partnered with CNN Freedom Project for the documentary Nepal’s Stolen Childrento highlight the work of anti-trafficking advocate Anuradha Koirala.
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Investment focus
  • Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Fashism — Fashism is one of these entertaining websites where you can have others judge your looks and your fashion sense. The way this site works is straightforward enough, since all you have to do is upload a picture (or a couple) with you sporting the look that you need rated. You then provide some background information, and ask some specific questionsthat you want to have answered. Site users will then give you their own insight on that look that you had assembled. The will also give it either an up or a down vote, and that will be used to rate you on the provided Leader Board.
  • BeautyCon — Beautycon Media is THE global community for content creators, celebrities, fans, and brands for fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Their mission is to challenge traditional beauty standards and redefine what beauty means. They embrace "imperfections" and the nontraditional—both inside and out, with a focus on featuring innovators of allages, races, and identities. They’re a diverse global community of content creators, celebrities, fans, and brands that come together to celebrate using make-up as a tool for self-expression and sharing your enthusiasm with the world. They create meaningful connections for these communities through our Beautycon Festivals, Beautycon Box, and Beautycon Digital platforms.
  • Thrive Market — High quality organic groceries, delivered to you! Great prices on healthy products and diet-friendly foods from the best brands. Most orders ship free!
Omar Johnson Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Omar Johnson is a marketing and branding keynote speaker, entrepreneur, former CMO at Beats by Dre, and former VP Marketing at Apple. At Beats Electronics, Johnson was responsible for brand development, advertising, retail experience, entertainment / sports marketing, and digital marketing for all global brand marketing and advertisingefforts. Adweek named Johnson a “Brand Genius” in 2013, and Business Insider named him one of the “Most Innovative CMOs” in 2016. Under Johnson’s tenure, Beats grew from $180 million to a $1.1 billion dollar global icon and category leader, becoming the #1 premium headphone in North America, UK, France, Germany, South Korea and Singapore. Johnson drove explosive growth in the headphone category through groundbreaking campaigns including #ShowYourColor Solo Campaign, Powerbeats starring LeBron James and The Pills featuring Chris Rock and Eminem. He used “ambush marketing” and influencers to expand the brand—giving athletes and musicians free headphones at private company parties—which helped turn Beats into the headphone of choice for the best musicians and athletes in the world. Previously, Johnson led innovative marketing programs for international brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, and Campbell Soup. As an advertising lead at Nike, Johnson produced some of Nike’s most memorable TV commercials including “Rise,” starring LeBron James, “All Together Now,” featuring Kobe Bryant, and “The Most Valuable Puppets”. Johnson also built the Nike+ sports music platform, establishing Nike’s first revenue-generating relationship with record labels. Johnson and his team created an industry-first sports music program with Universal, Interscope, Sony, Capitol, Def Jam and more than 25 independent labels. This collaboration sold +5 Million tracks and deepened the connection between music and sports. Johnson is from Brooklyn, NY. He received a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Georgia State University and an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
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Investment focus
  • Beauty, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS
  • Seed, Series C
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Parfait — Searching for natural looking, luxury wigs? Parfait has state-of-the-art custom wigs to redefine the way you do beauty. Discover your style today at Parfait.
  • Bevy — Bevy is a community event engine fueling virtual, hybrid, and in-person events. Our platform powers your events, allowing you to focus on converting your audience into a community. Bevy is the only platform that can scale your events through enterprise integrations and insightful analytics.
  • Hairtelligence — Searching for natural looking, luxury wigs? Parfait has state-of-the-art custom wigs to redefine the way you do beauty. Discover your style today at Parfait.
Katie Shea Angel · New York, New York, United States
Katie Shea is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Divergent Capital and an Angel investor. Before that, she was the General Partner at K50 Ventures and Kairos.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Retail, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Brazil, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Latitud — Build good sh*t with Latitud
  • EdSights — EdSights uses text message chatbots to help universities collect non-cognitive data from students and increase retention.
  • Topicals — Let Topicals transform the way you feel about skin. A science backed skincare brand you don't have to hide. Bring us along by your side, in the street, in your pocket.
SAM LESSIN Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
SAM LESSIN - Co-Founder @ Fin.com
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile Apps, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Israel, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Hang — Launch NFT memberships that unlock perks, benefits, and status for your community. Hang gives brands the power of web3 through its NFT-based membership platform.
  • Pogo — Unlock the power of your data to earn and save on shopping, finances and more. Download the Pogo app today to start earning and saving cash. 4.9 stars in the App Store.
  • Pogo — Unlock the power of your data to earn and save on shopping, finances and more. Download the Pogo app today to start earning and saving cash. 4.9 stars in the App Store.
Steve Chen Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Steve Chen was an internet entrepreneur and the co-founder and previous Chief Technology Officer of YouTube. Born in August 1978 in Taiwan. Raised in Taiwan, Chen and his family immigrated to the United States when he was 15.After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chen worked at PayPal, where he met Chad Hurley andJawed Karim. In 2005, the three founded YouTube, a website designed to simplify video sharing online.Chen was named one of the "The 50 people who matter now" by Business 2.0 magazine in 2006. That year, he and Hurley sold YouTube to Google, Inc. for $1.65 billion in stock.Chen most recently co-founded AVOS Systems with YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Mobile Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Taiwan
Portfolio highlights
  • AppFlowy — AppFlowy is an AI collaborative workspace where you achieve more without losing control of your data
  • Karat Financial — Karat is the best card for creators, helping you save money, earn rewards, and grow your channel faster - because content IS a business.
  • Nest Wallet — Nest Wallet is a wallet created exclusively for traders, and all wallets are linked across mobile and extension.
Cyan Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 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
  • Orson — The brainchild of documentarians and unscripted TV pioneers, Orson has developed the first automated video storytelling platform that helps people open up and share their stories, experiences, and aspirations.
  • Mother Science — Discover Mother Science, a revolutionary biotech skincare brand with a clinically proven serum for hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
  • Superpower — The world's most comprehensive and convenient platform to manage your health, for life.
Sean Rad Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Sean Rad is the Founder of Tinder, the world's largest dating platform. Founded in 2012, Tinder is the highest grossing app on Apple's app store since 2017 and was valued at over $40 Billion dollars in 2021. Rad served as Tinder's CEO and Chairman at various times from the company's inception until 2017. Rad also foundedCardify in 2012, Adly in 2009, and Orgoo in 2004.In 2020, Forbes included Rad on their list of the decade's top 10 tech entrepreneurs. In May 2016, he was awarded an honoree diploma from the University of Southern California while delivering their undergraduate commencement.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Apps, Consumer
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Scener — Watch shows and movies synced together and hang out over video chat
  • BreachQuest — Stay ahead of BEC with maximum visibility and control of your Office 365 and Google Workspace environments.
  • Queer Spaces — Spaces is a group chat platform for building queer communities, and the first app to serve the entirety of the LGBTQ+ spectrum.
Jeff Rusinow Angel · Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Jeff Rusinow is the founder in 2000 of Milwaukee's first angel network, Silicon Pastures. He has invested in about 55 pre-revenue startups, 8 of which have had exits, two of which have been acquired by Fortune 500 companies. See jeffrusinow.com. He is Chairman and Lead Investor at MediCardia Health, Inc.Jeff is also an avid birder. Hehas identified over 821 species of birds in the ABA Area (U.S. & Canada). He is also the sole owner of ETR Group, LLC, which once owned Christmas.com.Jeff Rusinow has both a B.A. and M.A. from the
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ImageMoverMD — A patient-centric platform that transforms enterprise imaging workflows.
  • Wantable — Launched in 2012, Wantable, Inc. is a discovery e-commerce company that sends customers hand-picked and personalized beauty, fashion accessories, or luxury intimate apparel items.Wantable sends customers on-trend boutique, speciality, and premium products that we feel she would want to discover. Top brands like Kiby's, ncLA, and VincentLongo, along with boutique brands like (PLA) Beauty, Liberty Republic, and Soxxy have partnered with Wantable.
  • MediCardia — MediCardia is the first digital health platform that aggregates, organizes and operationalizes comprehensive clinical data for the clinician. MediCardia's virtual care platform serves as a unified and common interface for EHRs and remote technologies including wearables, consumer home medical devices, and implanted cardiac rhythm devices.With embedded video and smart design, our core platform includes the patent-pending HeartChart scoring algorithm, advanced natural language processing (NLP) for data discretization, automated chart preparation, and soon to be launched imaging, a search platform, second opinion, and a proprietary clinical intelligence engine.
Steve Stoute Angel · New York, New York, United States
Steve Stoute has a proven track record of building successful businesses and has garnered significant recognition as one of the most influential brand marketers in the country.As the Chairman of Carol’s Daughter, a Pegasus portfolio company, he has grown the company’s sales by over 15x in under 5 years by expanding distribution and creatingmarketing partnerships. Mr. Stoute also serves as founder and CEO of Translation LLC, a leading brand marketing firm that creates and executes innovative promotions between Fortune 500 companies and superstar celebrities in music, sports, fashion and entertainment. With a strong focus on the urban and youth markets and multi-cultural consumers, Mr. Stoute and Translation have built programs for Reebok, McDonald’s, Samsung, Procter & Gamble and Target and has worked with celebrities such as Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and Gwen Stefani. Prior to founding Translation, Mr. Stoute worked with top music artists as an Executive Vice President at Interscope Geffen A&M.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Music, Beauty
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
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  • Moment House — Elevated Digital Experiences
  • Mitchell & Ness — Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia manufactures and retails apparel and accessories for men and women. It focuses on offering consumers a range of licensed apparel from the NFL, NBA, NHL, and AFL; and non-licensed active wear. The company offers adjustables, banners and pennants, bottoms, buckets, fitted products, fleece products, jerseys, outerwear,shirts, slouch products, snapback products, and strapback products; and headwear, duffle bags, gloves, scarves, and socks.
Henry Davis Angel · New York, New York, United States
Henry Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Sakara Life. He previously worked at arfa, Inc. as a Co-founder and CEO. Henry Davis attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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Investment focus
  • Consumer Goods, Beauty, Fashion
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • AddGlow — AddGlow foster on-site community to increase retention.
  • Amicole — Amicole is a cosmetics manufacturer that aims to provide customers with a wide range of skin care and formula items.
  • Maker Wine — Craft canned wine, delivered to you. Maker works with the best small producers to bring you award-winning, zero sugar, minimal intervention wines in cans.
Gwyneth Paltrow Angel · Greater Los Angeles Area, California, United States
Gwyneth Paltrow is one of today’s most prolific and celebrated actors in both television and film. Additionally, Paltrow continues to develop her lifestle brand: Goop; wellness advice, clean beauty, fashion & home.A testament to her undeniable acting talent is Paltrow’s role in Shakespeare in Love that catapulted her into awards stardom withBest Actress honors at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Academy Awards. In 2011. Gwyneth Paltrow was also honored with an Emmy Award for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as substitute teacher Holly Holiday on Fox’s smash-hit musical series Glee. In 2013, Paltrow published her second cookbook, It’s All Good, which joined her first-ever cookbook, My Father’s Daughter (published April 2011), on the New York Times Best Sellers list. She first established her credibility in the culinary field when she cowrote Spain, A Culinary Road Trip with acclaimed chef Mario Batali.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Fashion, Wellness
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ResortPass — Enjoy the pool, spa, and amenities at a luxury hotel for the day starting at only $25. Take a daycation and book a day pass or cabana at hotels and resorts near you!
  • The Expert — Book consultations with the world's top design experts
  • Forethought — Leverage human-centered AI to transform your customer service experience. Resolve cases faster, predict and prioritize tickets, and assist support agents.
Jeff Kearl Angel · San Clemente, California, United States
Jeff Kearl is a Managing Director at Pelion Ventures. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Stance. He previously Co-founded Precedent Investments in 2012. He previously served as a Venture Partner at Zetta Venture Partners.He previously served as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Arteis, Inc. Hepreviously served as Director of Strategy and New Ventures for Hewlett Packard. Jeff previously worked as an Associate at vSpring Capital. Jeff founded Freeport.com, Inc. and served as its Vice President of Business Development & Product Marketing. He served as the Chairman of Skullcandy, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKUL) from 2005 to 2013. He is currently on the board of directors of Scopely, Just Water and Domo (NASDAQ: DOMO). Jeff Kearl holds a BA in Marketing from Brigham Young University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Mobile
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • dot.LA — dot.LA is a digital newsroom covering L.A.'s startup and tech community. dot.LA’s mission is to celebrate and empower the Los Angeles startup and tech community, fueling innovation around the world.
  • BallerTV — Instant access to thousands of livestreams, replays, player highlights, and player stats from the nation's top youth sports on BallerTV.
  • Overtime — Overtime is the leading brand for the next generation of sports fans. As both a publisher and an influencer, we've built the inclusive world of sports we all wish was the norm by giving a platform to our community to be seen AND heard.
Jaclyn Johnson Angel · West Hollywood, California, United States
Jaclyn Johnson created her career. A powerhouse entrepreneur, by the time she was 28, Johnson had sold her first business, (No Subject)and launched her second multimillion dollar company, Create and Cultivate. Johnson recognized a gap in conversations, resources, events and community for female millennial entrepreneurs and responded with asolution, Create and Cultivate, the wildly popular media platform and nationwide conference. In the process, Jaclyn’s own work-life philosophy, built on the cornerstones of female empowerment, hustling-hard and innovation have propelled her voice to the forefront of the discussion on workplace equality, a new thought-leader for millennial women and Gen-Z-ers on the career come up. A graduate of NYU, Johnson’s trajectory has been skyrocketing since she founded (No Subject) in 2010. With the launch of Create and Cultivate in 2012, she gained global visibility. Six years later, Create and Cultivate is bigger than ever, with hundreds of thousands of followers and attendees, and over 75 events to date. The conference has landed major cities around the country and boasts sponsors that include top Fortune 500 companies like Amazon, LinkedIn, QuickBooks and Microsoft to the buzziest brand names like Laura Mercier, LaCroix, Clinique, Chandon, Urban Outfitters and more. Past speakers and panelist include the biggest celebs and CEO’s like Kim Kardashian West, Chelsea Handler, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, Gloria Steinem, Issa Rae, Nicole Richie and more front-runners in fashion, technology, design and business. Named a Forbes 30 Under 30, an Adweek Disruptor and profiled in Fast Company, the LA Times, Entrepreneur and more, Johnson has earned her way to the frontlines of a workplace revolution at a time when change-agents and disruptors are flexing real influence.
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Investment focus
  • Consumer Goods, Beauty, Retail
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Diem — 8,346 Followers, 1,333 Following, 1,194 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Diem (@askdiem)
  • Ronati — Ronati's eCommerce Manager (eCM) is the first multi-marketplace tool created specifically for dealers and sellers of one-of-a-kind items.
  • Ceremonia — Ceremonia is a new modern haircare brand rooted in Latin heritage. It celebrates the richness of Latinx culture, serving the next-gen. Ceremonia brand will be launched this fall.
Jennifer Fleiss Angel · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Jennifer Fleiss is the President and co-founder of Rent the Runway, the premier online destination for designer dress and accessory rentals. Jenny and her co-founder, Jennifer Hyman, have built the company to include a revolving roster of over 150 designer brands, 25,000 dresses, 120 employees, and over 2 million members. The company hasraised approximately $31 million in venture capital funding from Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital, and Kleiner Perkins.In 2007, Jenny began at Harvard Business School where she met Jennifer Hyman. As sectionmates, the two women would meet frequently to discuss entrepreneurial ideas, one of which was Rent the Runway. Designed to solve the common “closet full of clothes but nothing to wear” problem, Jenn and Jenny launched Rent the Runway in November 2009. Prior to Harvard Business School, Jenny worked at Morgan Stanley in the Strategic Planning Group crafting long-term company strategy. She then moved on to Lehman Brothers’ Asset Management Group where she was responsible for analyzing business growth opportunities through acquisitions, international expansion, and new product strategies. Jenny received her Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 2005 graduating Cum Laude, and her Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 2009.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, E-Commerce, Consumer
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ShopMy — ShopMy is the affiliate marketing and collaboration tool used by the top content creators and brands in the world.
  • Pogo — Unlock the power of your data to earn and save on shopping, finances and more. Download the Pogo app today to start earning and saving cash. 4.9 stars in the App Store.
  • Kidsy — Shop discounted overstock and open-box baby and kids items from all the top brands
Joanne Wilson Angel · New York, New York, United States
Joanne Wilson has had many careers. She started out in retail, eventually moving to the wholesale arena. She then transitioned to the media side of the technology world, before once again reinventing herself as an investor. She is currently an active angel investor with a portfolio of over 90 companies such as Food52, Sweeten, Vengo, Nestio, Phinand Phebes, Makers Row, Clutter, and Union Station. She has been involved in numerous real estate transactions from beginning to end and continues to make investments in that world. She is also an investor in a few restaurants in the New York area. In addition to these endeavors, Joanne has been involved in various education projects and served as chairperson at Hot Bread Kitchen, non-profit committed to increasing access to the culinary industry for woman and minority entrepreneurs. She also sits on the board of The Highline. Joanne has maintained her very popular blog, www.gothamgal.com for over 11 years and has recently take her talents to the airwaves on her podcast, ""Positively Gotham Gal"". She loves to bake, cook, throw a good party, travel, read, collect art, do the crossword and stay on top of what's happening around the globe and in NYC.Her most successful venture is being married to her best friend, Fred and raising their three kids- Jessica, Emily and Josh
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Mobile, Retail
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Poland, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Manufactured — Manufactured is a product sourcing platform that provides access for entrepreneurs to manufacturing companies to find the perfect product and help build and operate digital manufacturing supply chains.
  • Beckley Waves — Beckley Waves funds, supports, and mentors the emerging leaders, entrepreneurs, and partnerships working to create the operational infrastructure of a global psychedelic ecosystem.
  • Porter Road Butcher — Pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken delivered straight to your door. Free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs. All of our beef is dry aged for 14 days! Shop better meat per piece or per month with Butcher's Choice Subscription Boxes at Porter Road.
Julia Hartz Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Julia Hartz hopes to inspire people to live more by building the world's largest marketplace of live experiences. Since founding Eventbrite in 2006 with Kevin Hartz and Renaud Visage, the company has generated over $3 billion in gross ticket sales, with more than $200 million tickets processed to events and experiences around the globe.A key to this growth and success is the people of Eventbrite (fondly referred to as The Britelings), which has grown to nearly 400 employees in six offices around the world.Julia cultivates and advocates for Eventbrite's award-winning culture (voted Best Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area five years running). She has been honored as one of Inc.'s 35 under 35 in 2014 and Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2013.Julia is also a frequent speaker on live experiences, consumer trends and entrepreneurship, and has been recently featured in Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg and Inc. Magazine. Previous to Eventbrite, Julia was a TV development executive at MTV and FX Networks.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States, Ireland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Microverse — Want to learn how to code? Pay $0 until you become a software developer and land a job. Learn programming from the best online coding school and connect with a global community.
  • Socket — Socket fights vulnerabilities and provides visibility, defense-in-depth, and proactive supply chain protection for JavaScript, Python, and Go dependencies.
  • Glimpse — Create a distributed showroom experience without the hassle of a real showroom. Drive product discovery and track the customer journey with Glimpse's platform.
Brian Lee Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Brian Lee is an entrepreneur. He is co-founder and former president of LegalZoom.com, co-founder and former CEO of ShoeDazzle.com, and co-founder and former CEO of The Honest Company. Formerly an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, Brian co-founded LegalZoom in 2001. LegalZoom has since become the nationwide leader inonline legal services.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • HostGPO — HostGPO is an industry-specific group purchasing organization for short-term rental businesses.
  • Rivet Work — Behind every construction project are hundreds of skilled trade workers Behind every construction project are hundreds of skilled trade workers Behind every construction project are hundreds of
  • Maximus — Elevate energy, sex drive, and promote hair growth with our doctor-prescibed programs. Featuring enclomiphene testosterone improvement. Find your protocol.
Helen Greiner Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Helen Greiner commands a presence in the field of robotics. Co-founding iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) in 1990, Helen Greiner served as president until 2004 and chairman until 2008. During her tenure, Helen Greiner guided iRobot into its position as a global leader with the release of the Roomba™, the PackBot™ and SUGV military robots. She built a culture ofpractical innovation and delivery that led to the deployment of 6,000 PackBots with our troops. In addition, Helen Greiner headed up iRobot’s financing projects, raising $35M in venture capital for a $75M initial public offering. Greiner holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Accolades – One of America’s Best Leaders, named by the Kennedy School at Harvard in conjunction with the U.S. News and World Report “Innovator for the Next Century” by Review Magazine Global Leader of Tomorrow and Young Global Leader by the World Economic forum Received prestigious Pioneer Award from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) DEMO God Award and DEMO Lifetime Achievement Award New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young Inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame Distinctions – A Trustee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston Museum of Science (MOS) On the Board of Visitors of the Army War College (AWC) and Army Science Board (ASB) Served as the elected President and Board Member of the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) A Trustee of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
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Investment focus
  • Robotics, Video, Beauty
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Preemadonna — Preemadonna is the maker of Nailbot. Nailbot is an intelligent at-home robot manicure powered by a creativity and automation platform. Nailbot prints instant personalized nail art and decals on fingernails in 5 seconds using your smartphone. Nailbot is your ultimate nail art tool that prints digital nail stickers.
  • Bounce Imaging — 360 degree cameras for tactical, police, military, and rescue applications. Used as pole cam, K9 camera, throw phone, or inspection camera. Throwable and iOS, Android, and ATAK-app enabled.
Dave Morin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Dave is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Offline Ventures.He was Founder & Partner Emeritus of Slow Ventures. A leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm that champions long term thinking and innovation. Slow serves a community of over 200 of the most innovative entrepreneurs and companies in the world. Including Slack, Pinterest,Evernote, NextDoor, Postmates, Blue Bottle and more.He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Path which was acquired by Kakao in 2015. He co-founded Path with the mission of being a source of happiness, meaning, and connection through simplicity, quality, and privacy in technology and design. Path continues to serves tens of millions of people each month to this day.Dave has had a lifelong passion for technology, entrepreneurship, culture, design, photography, nature, skiing, and improving society. He served both Apple and Facebook for several years during periods of rapid innovation and growth. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors of Eventbrite, Dwell, and Hinge. And, on the Boards of three Non-Profit Organizations, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and Montana ExplorationWorks. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He grew up under the big sky of Montana where he was ranked as one of the top downhill ski racers in America. Today, he lives and works in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Brit, son Ansel, and dog Pixel.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, France, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • Dance — Dance is an electric mobility subscription company that makes it easy to explore your city with an electric bike or moped.
  • Oura — Oura Ring: the most accurate sleep and activity tracker is all about you: it measures the physiological signals of your body, understands your lifestyle, and guides you to make your own optimal daily choices. The ring features scientifically validated sleep tracking and personalized guidance.
  • Dash Radio — 100% Free Music. More Variety. Zero Commercials. The Best DJ's & Stations. No BS
Justin Mateen Angel · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Justin Mateen is the Founder of Tinder, the world's largest dating platform. In 2021, and 2022 Business Insider ranked Mateen as the best early stage investor in the US, placing him at the number 1 spot on the top 100 list of US Seed Investors both years. In 2020, Forbes included Mateen on their list of the decade's top 10 techentrepreneurs. Fast Company has listed him as one of the most creative people in business.Founded in 2012, Tinder is the highest grossing app on Apple's app store since 2017 and was valued at over $40 Billion dollars in 2021.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Mexico, United Kingdom
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.
  • Urbanic — Urbanic is a fashion brand that sells products online.
  • Somethings — We connect your teen with a professional, trained 20-28 year old mentor who supports your teen via text and video call whenever they need. Start today.
Tom Chapman Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Tom Chapman OBE is an investor in early-stage companies and co-founder of MATCHESFASHION.COM. Tom has an investment portfolio that spans multiple industries including technology, logistics, beauty, fashion, health, and medical cannabis. He invests in committed founders and experienced management teams to grow disruptive mission-driven businessesthat leverage technology to deliver a better service to consumers and transform the way the world works. Tom's recent investments include disruptive beauty brand HEYDAY, a one-stop shop for personalised skincare treatments; size-inclusive womenswear brand Universal Standard; Caliva, California's largest fully licensed integrated cannabis dispensary, retailer and distributor; by Humankind, a personal care brand seeking to eliminate single-use plastic; Convoy, which connects truckers with shippers to fill unused trucking capacity, reducing the environmental impact of freight; feminine health brand, OHNE; baby food business, Cerebelly; medical cannabis startup, Plena; and the world’s first stock exchange dedicated to the IPO and trading of commercial real estate assets, IPSX. Tom's work as an investor builds on his experience founding MATCHESFASHION.COM, operating at the forefront of the changing face of retail for more than 30 years. With his wife Ruth, they grew the company from a single bricks-and-mortar store to a global luxury fashion brand with a reputation for supporting and nurturing new and emerging talent, and are credited with introducing designers such as Versace, Prada and Bottega Veneta to the UK. Under Tom's leadership, MATCHESFASHION.COM invested heavily in technology across all areas of the business, enabling the company to better understand the lives of its customers and provide them with a fast, convenient and highly personalised service. MATCHESFASHION.COM was one of the first luxury brands to go online in 2005; one of the first businesses to launch 90-minute delivery in 2016; and one of the first retailers to build a platform to provide a single truly unified view of customer's shopping across both online and physical channels.It was, however, his understanding of how digital could radically transform how companies engaged with their customers and his appetite for challenging traditional practices that led to him being inducted into the Business of Fashion’s Hall of Fame in 2018 and being described as a “retail innovator”. Tom recognised that MATCHESFASHION.COM could use digital not only to reach a global audience quickly but to build highly personal, intimate customer relationships, engaging shoppers with rich, resonant content and storytelling. Paired with his challenger mentality, this insight saw Tom transform the company from a 14-store physical retailer into a leading global luxury e-commerce giant. From the launch of their website in 2007, MATCHESFASHION.COM grew at a rate of up to 100 per cent per year, raising £20 million in 2012 for a minority stake in the business.In 2013, Tom's commitment to digital saw him rebrand all Matches' physical stores as MATCHESFASHION.COM. These decisions collectively enabled the business to accelerate from a valuation of £76m in 2012 to an acquisition price in excess of $1 billion just five years later. In 2017-18, the business had 95 per cent of sales online and 85 per cent internationally. MATCHESFASHION.COM is also credited with pioneering blended retail, seamlessly bringing together physical and digital commerce to connect with customers over multiple touchpoints – whether that be through the company's events, magazine or private shopping experiences. Before the sale of the business, Tom conceived of 5 Carlos Place, a five-storey townhouse combining luxury private shopping in a home environment with a purpose-built broadcasting hub and events space focused on creating engaging content for MATCHESFASHION.COM's 100 million annual online visitors. Carlos Place was an extension of the private-shopping concept behind No.23, which reinvented retail service along the lines of private-client banking, delivering a highly personalised, intimate, bespoke shopping experience. Throughout the growth of MATCHESFASHION.COM, Tom has focused on keeping customers and their lifestyles at the centre of all company decisions, recognising that top-class service is the foundation of all consumer-facing businesses and that technology investment should always enable a business to connect better with the consumer and support them. Like MATCHESFASHION.COM, many of Tom's investments both challenge the status quo and have strong brands that build deep, personal relationships with customers by connecting with them across both physical and digital touchpoints, and place special importance on social responsibility, inclusiveness and environmental impact. Having been described as "trailblazers" by The New York Times and "pioneers" by VOGUE, Tom and Ruth Chapman were awarded Draper's Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions to fashion retail in 2017. In the same year MATCHESFASHION.COM won British Luxury Brand of the Year at the prestigious Walpole British Luxury Awards. Tom Chapman, along with his wife Ruth Chapman, were awarded OBEs in the 2020 New Year Honours list for services to the international fashion retail industry. An advocate of arts, sustainability and cultural causes, Tom is a member of the Innovation Circle at the Serpentine Gallery.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Fashion, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • GoHenry — GoHenry's debit card and app lets kids ages 6-18 learn practical money management skills that they can go out and apply in the real world.
  • Robin Games — Robin Games brings you life, styled. Our first lifestyle game debuts on iOS and Android in 2021.
  • Forte — We connect talent with opportunity, by funding and facilitating effective training in Software Development, Data Analytics, Cyber-Security and more.
Tristan Walker Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Tristan Walker is the Founder and CEO Walker and Company Brands. He attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Stony Brook University.
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Investment focus
  • Beauty, Health Care, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series B
  • United States, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Bujeti — Corporate Credit Cards, Spend Management software built for your African realities. It empowers your people to do more. It combines virtual, smart physical credit cards, payments and expenses into one experience powered by Visa Cards, dedicated NUBANs, Mobile Wallets and Faster Payments.
  • Greptile — Tabnam is an AI-powered product research tool that scrapes the internet for customer experience data about a product to help shoppers make more informed decisions.
  • AddGlow — AddGlow foster on-site community to increase retention.
Barney Harford Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Barney currently serves on the boards of directors of United Airlines and RealSelf. At United Airlines he serves on the Finance, Audit and Public Responsibility committees. Barney has an extensive track record operating and governing large and rapidly growing technology-enabled companies. He has particular experience in the fields of loyalty andsegmentation, experiment-driven optimization, lean process improvement, cybersecurity, and transportation safety.Barney served as Chief Operating Officer of Uber from January 2018 to July 2019. As COO he was responsible for the company’s global ridesharing business, leading operations, strategy, marketing, customer support, safety and insurance in over 60 countries, and for the company's food-delivery business Uber Eats. Barney launched consumer and driver loyalty programs, increased focus on high-value segments, extended the platform to embrace lower cost transport modes in emerging markets, and significantly reduced trip defect rates. He led a 15,000 person organization during a critical phase in the company’s history, and played a significant role in the company’s May 2019 IPO, which raised $8B.Prior to Uber, Barney served as CEO and a director of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) from January 2009 to November 2015, leading a turnaround that culminated in the company’s sale to Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) for $1.6B. While at Orbitz Worldwide he launched the groundbreaking Orbitz Rewards loyalty program and built the Orbitz Partner Network into a leading provider of private label travel solutions to airlines, hotels, travel agencies and banks.Prior to Orbitz Worldwide, Barney served in a variety of roles at Expedia from 1999 to 2006, including as President of Expedia Asia Pacific from 2004 to 2006, where he led Expedia’s market entry into China, Australia and Japan.Barney has previously served on the boards of directors of Crystal Orange Hotel Group (formerly Mandarin Hotel Holdings), eLong, GlobalEnglish, LiquidPlanner and Lola Travel.Barney is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Barney received an MBA from INSEAD and an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (Clare College).
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Investment focus
  • Travel, Internet, Legal Tech
  • Series A, Seed, Series C
  • United States, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • TrovaTrip — Take a trip. Host a trip. TrovaTrip has reimagined group travel. There are 350+ trips and 110+ itineraries in 40+ countries. Find your favorite.
  • TROOP (formerly TroopTravel) — Plan your next in-person meeting in minutes! Our meeting planning platform helps to save time, cut costs and reduce CO2. Check it out!
  • Clearbrief — Do Justice to the Facts. Select any sentence in your Word doc, and our AI instantly finds the best evidence you have to support your argument. 1-Click TOA.
Kevin Hartz Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Kevin is the Co-Founder and GP of A* Capital & The Co-Founder & Chairman of Eventbrite (NYSE: EB)Prior A* Capital, Kevin was at Founders Fund. Previously Co-Founder and CEO of Eventbrite (NYSE: EB). Kevin was previously Co-Founder and CEO of Xoom Corporation, an international money transfer company servicing more than 30 countriesworldwide. Xoom went public in 2012 and was acquired by PayPal in 2015. Kevin has served as an early-stage investor and advisor to successful start-ups including Airbnb, Lookout, PayPal, Pinterest, Skybox Imaging, Trulia, Uber, and Yammer.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Ireland, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Granica — Build better AI with your data. Safely. Efficiently. The Granica Training Data Platform empowers both generative and traditional AI teams to boost their model performance, control costs, and preserve privacy.
  • Polymarket — Bet on your beliefs
  • Socket — Socket fights vulnerabilities and provides visibility, defense-in-depth, and proactive supply chain protection for JavaScript, Python, and Go dependencies.
Baron Davis Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Baron Davis is the Founder at Baron Davis Enterprise.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Mobile, Mobile Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Sweden, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Polywork — Launch an AI-powered personal website to showcase your work, grow your personal brand, or start your side hustle.
  • KiddieKredit — Kiddie Kredit is a mobile app designed to educate children on the credit system by completing chores.
  • COMMUNITYx — COMMUNITYx connects likeminded changemakers with another, as well as around calls-to-action. You can create events and petitions all from within the App! Whether you care about Environmental Justice, Black Lives Matter, Universal Healthcare, Poverty, and more, COMMUNITYx is the place for you!
Shana Fisher Angel · New York, New York, United States
Shana Fisher is the Managing Partner of HLVP, a NY Based venture fund focused on early stage investments. From December 2003 to June 2010, Ms. Fisher served as IAC's Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & Mergers and Acquisitions, and prior to that as the Senior Vice President of Business Operations for IAC. Previously, Ms. Fisherserved as Vice President and Director, Media and Technology Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance for Allen & Company, LLC. In this capacity she led principle investments and advised publicly traded technology firms, private telecommunications firms and media companies. Prior to Allen & Company, LLC., Ms. Fisher was a program manager for the Microsoft Corporation. Ms. Fisher received her B.A. from Hampshire College with a triple major in Sculpture, Philosophy and Linguistics and attended the Master of Arts program at New York University's ITP.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Machine Learning, Fashion
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, France, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Kiln — Stake your treasury directly, or bring staking to your users through our whitelabel product.
  • Glean — Fast data exploration for data teams and everyone else. Empower your whole team to answer questions without SQL and start making better decisions faster.
  • Hashboard — Explore fast, intuitive Business Intelligence with Hashboard. Define metrics on your data warehouse and collaborate for deeper insights. Ideal for data teams seeking seamless, code-based workflows.
Bryan Mahoney Angel · New York, New York, United States
Bryan started his career in Montreal, pursuing a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship at McGill University. In 1998, during his sophomore year, he founded Dynamo, a digital design studio that would later become his full-time job with a team of thirty-five. Over the course of 15 years, Dynamo established itself as a go-to partner forventure-backed startups in the e-commerce space, including brands like Blue Bottle Coffee, Samsung, the Honest Company, and Glossier. After Glossier launched in 2014, Bryan was tasked with helping the New York-based company build out their own in-house tech team. He ended up taking on the job himself and now serves as their Chief Technology Officer. At Glossier, Bryan’s focus has shifted to overseeing an international team of developers and data analysts as they work to create a forward-thinking experience for customers and build a technology infrastructure from the ground up. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City.
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Investment focus
  • Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Wellness
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Waeve — Beginner friendly, high quality wigs in trend-forward styles. We've created a brand that helps you with everything to do with wigs. Shop exclusively at thewaeve.com.
  • Maker Wine — Craft canned wine, delivered to you. Maker works with the best small producers to bring you award-winning, zero sugar, minimal intervention wines in cans.
  • Lucky Sweater — Welcome to the ultimate slow fashion community closet. Explore different styles, discover independent designers, and try new things with the slow fashion community.
Irene Au Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Irene Au is the Design Partner of Khosla Ventures. She attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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Investment focus
  • Beauty, Health Care, Productivity Tools
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Beaubble — beauty + bubble = beaubble [byoo-buhl] playground for beauty enthusiasts
  • zeroheight — zeroheight creates a central hub for designers, engineers, product and marketing teams. Connect everyone with your design system.
  • Titan — Aware Healthcare is the first network of therapists who use treatment based on science and data shared by patients to deliver truly personalized mental health care.
Collin Wallace Angel · Stanford, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Collin Wallace is the Managing Director of Techstars and was the CEO and co-founder at ZeroStorefront. He attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Mobile, Information Technology
  • Seed, Angel, Equity Crowdfunding
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Lancey — Lancey is an interactive demo builder designed for sales and marketing teams to grow pipeline and close deals.
  • Findly (YC S22) — Findly is an AI-powered NLG tool that integrates with Slack, enabling seamless database queries, data visualization, and report generation. Join the waitlist to transform the way your team works with data.
  • Needl — Needl is a cross-platform application that lets search across local filesystems and accounts like Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Notion, and Slack.
Kevin Moore Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States
Kevin Moore has 10 years experience as an angel/opportunity investor and operator. Prior to that, he has over 15 years of progressive technology i-banking, corp dev, and CFO experience at startups and $Bn corporates.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Redbird — Redbird is an operating system that empowers data driven teams to easily create custom applications that automate advanced analytics work in minutes, without writing code.
  • SilkChart — SilkChart helps growth teams improve campaigns based on what users are doing in product - without relying on expensive data scientists. We do this through a no code analytics tool that combines marketing and product usage data to identify which channels, audiences, and content maximize revenue growth.
  • Augmend — Record your screen. Capture knowledge. Scale your expertise and yourself. Record once, share forever.
Tom Kalaris Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Tom Kalaris’ new boutique Saranac Partners has expanded its ranks with eight hires, which include HSBC’s discretionary boss as well as several Barclays alumni.Kalaris (pictured), former Barclays Wealth chief, has raided his old firm and brought six recruits on board for his venture. Backed by Aberdeen Asset Management, Saranac Partners providesinvestment management, capital and financing advisory, as well as structuring and fiduciary advice.Ed Klinke, HSBC’s head of discretionary portfolio management for the UK and Channel Islands, joins the boutique as a partner. He previously also worked at Barclays Wealth & Investment Management as a senior investment manager between 2012 and 2014.Ossama Nassar, formerly of Barclays, has also been brought on board as a partner at Saranac – according to his LinkedIn profile. Meanwhile, Daniel Green, who worked at Barclays for more than six years, has joined as a client adviser.Kalaris has also recruited Robert Crowter-Jones as an associate from Barclays’ Strategic Solutions group, alongside Benjamin Akesson as an investment adviser. He previously worked in Barclays’ portfolio solutions team.Brent Seery, the final Barclays hire, has been granted CF30 permissions at Saranac.
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Investment focus
  • Beauty, Retail, Fashion
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • CommonBond — CommonBond was founded in 2012 to help relieve the student loan burden, and since then we’ve funded over $4 billion in better loans. Our approach is no big secret: lower rates, simpler options, and a world class experience—all built to support you throughout your journey.
  • Hey Gorgeous — Hey Gorgeous is a women's clothing store for people looking to buy fashionable dresses in sizes 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26. Hey Gorgeous offers plus brands such as MYNT 1792, BB Dakota, Carmakoma, Nakimuli, Anna Scholz, Lauren Moshi and Michael Lauren, 17 Sundays, Liesl Binx, Single, Line & Label, Ivy + Blu, ABS by AllenSchwartz, Kiyonna, and Adrianna Papell. We have the best plus tops and plus shirts for curvy women. Hey Gorgeous was founded by Aimee Cheshire and David Wechsler in 2013.
Chester Roh Angel
Chester is 13 year-long serial entrepreneur with successes such as IPO and M&A with Google. His current company, Ablar Company, is the fourth start-up with a great vision to connect offline world more into online. He worked as a product manager at Google Korea after his last start-up, Tatter&Company had been acquired by Google in 2008.Before Tatter&Company, he founded two more companies, one of which had successfully done the IPO. He also worked as a product manager at SK Telecom, where he developed intelligent personalization system for mobile phone users. Chester received his bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering from KAIST.He's also been an active angel investor and business mentor in the companies like, Ticket Monster (Recently merged to LivingSocial), Paprika Lab, LIFO interactive, Sha.kr Media, Ultra Caption Corp (klassmate.com), Flyfan (clubvenit.com) and J3T (stylesays.com).
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Beauty
  • Seed, Angel
  • United States, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • AWAIR — Awair's mission is to empower people worldwide to breathe safely wherever they spend time indoors. The company provides cutting edge technology that is easy to use and understand, as well as an intuitive software platform with actionable insights for IAQ improvement, enabling users to mitigate their indoor air for health and safety, be it athome, school, the workplace, or any other indoor space. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has a second office in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Memebox — Memebox Corporation is a consumer company that provides customers with the Asian beauty products, culture, and trends. A global company focused on forecasting trends and creating private, in-house labels inspired by K-beauty (and made for the product obsessed).
  • Typecast AI — The online AI voice generator that can turn your text into life-like speech. Over 400+ hyper-realistic voices. Create your content just the way you want it!
Stefano Rosso Angel
Stefano was born on June 1st, 1979 in Marostica (Vicenza) in North East Italy. After high school in Bassano del Grappa, he left Italy to pursue his studies at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where he completed a BA in International Trade and Marketing. He began his work experience outside the family company, collaborating with brandslike ZooYork, part of the Ecko Unlimited group. Stefano returned to Italy in 2005 with a new challenge: he began his professional experience at Diesel, working in different areas of the company (from production to marketing), to become eventually Strategic Brand Alliances Director, planning and managing the brand’s collaborations in diverse fields. His latest projects were a limited edition sneakers series with adidas Originals, and the partnership with Ducati.In July 2011, Stefano Rosso has left Diesel for a new position challenge: he is currently Director of Corporate Development for OTB (Only the Brave) Group, the holding which incorporates Diesel, Maison Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, and Staff International (an Italian company manufacturing and distributing licensed prêt-à-porter brands DSquared2, Just Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs Menswear, as well as the group’s own brands Maison Martin Margiela and Viktor&Rolf). Stefano Rosso loves and plays soccer, and he is president of the Bassano soccer team. He loves snowboarding and motorcycling, and he is into contemporary and street art and the whole digital world.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Video, Beauty
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Heat — Discover the new, immersive way to shop designer fashion and high end streetwear for both men and women on HEAT. Off-White, Palm Angels and more may be included in the HEAT mystery box.
  • CYBR Magazine — Buy issues of CYBR Magazine the futurist magazine curating futurism, technology and techwear.
  • The Fabricant — A digital fashion house leading the fashion industry towards a new sector of digital-only clothing.
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