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Top 50 Celebrity Startup Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Celebrity Startup Investors in United States

Investor Celebrity United States investments
Vine St. Ventures 2
Larry Braitman 2
Adam Nash 2
Jim Moloshok 2
General Catalyst 2
Harrison Metal 2
Madrona 1
Sina Afra 1
Marc Benioff 1
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship 1
David Tisch 1
BrandProject 1
Patrick Soon-Shiong 1
Mark Attanasio 1
Scrum Ventures 1
Rosecliff Ventures 1
Manatt Venture Fund 1
Tech Coast Angels 1
Sequoia Capital 1
Sam Guren 1
SoftBank Capital 1
Raptor Group 1
Mike Hennessey 1
Blackpoynt Ventures 1
Kenny Dichter 1
Kai Huang 1
Allen DeBevoise 1
Brainchild Holdings 1
Joseph Tsai 1
Chad Hurley 1
Alex Zubillaga 1
Reid Hoffman 1
Jim Wiatt 1
Gregory Milken 1
Kal Vepuri 1
RRE Ventures 1
Edgar Bronfman Jr. 1
Troy Carter 1
Michael Mahan 1
Boxee 1
Jay Rasulo 1
Sterling Equities 1
Lerer Hippeau 1
Aubrey Graham (Drake) 1
SVA 1
Darrell Cavens 1
Desert Angels 1
Bo Feng 1
Jeff Bezos 1
John Tan 1
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Vine St. Ventures VC Fund · Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Vine Street Ventures is a venture capital investment firm dedicated to investing in internet and mobile businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Colombia
Portfolio highlights
  • Habi — Habi is a technology-driven real estate company that helps middle-class customers buy and sell their homes more quickly and efficiently, without the uncertainty of traditional real estate transactions. Using its proprietary pricing algorithm and scalable processes. It was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Bogotá, Distrito Especial.
  • Hunt Club — We're not like traditional recruiting firms. Hunt Club's recruiting network contains leaders, executives, founders, and entrepreneurs across all industries.
  • ActionStreamer — Wearable data streaming platform delivering breakthrough solutions across sports, entertainment, telecommunications, industrial, defense
Larry Braitman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Larry Braitman - Angel Investor; Advisor @ Braitman & Company
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Spacejoy — Design a home you'll love with Spacejoy's online interior design services. Work 1:1 with top interior designers and transform any space in just 7 days! Get started today.
  • RemoteTeam (acquired by Gusto) — Global Payroll, PEO and EOR Services, tax compliances, IC contracts, and HR apps. All designed for Remote First teams.
  • LIT Videobooks — LIT is a new platform that allows you to view bestselling business books in a new video book format.
Adam Nash Angel · Los Altos, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Adam Nash is the Co-Founder and CEO at Daffy. He attended Stanford University and Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, India, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Cache — Holding on to individual stocks that make up a large percentage of your portfolio? Cache gives you access to the same advanced investing products used by the ultra-wealthy to manage concentrated wealth.
  • Matic — The world's most advanced floor cleaner. Your home's best helper.
  • Plenty — Plenty is a wealth platform helping modern couples invest and plan for their future together. We bring the investment strategies of the wealthy to every household.
Jim Moloshok Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Jim Moloshok serves on various digital media company boards, gives advice to venture capital firms in the evolution of media consumption and how consumers relate to content across multi-platforms, and has invested in companies that overlap his areas of expertise and passion.Before entering the investment and entrepreneurial world fulltime,Moloshok most recently was president, Digital Initiatives for Home Box Office.Before joining HBO, Moloshok was part of the turn-around team that went to Yahoo! in 2001 to help it recover from the dotcom collapse, building Yahoo! back to be the leading portal with all of its content areas ranking first or second in their categories.Prior to joining Yahoo!, Moloshok was one of the founders of Windsor Digital, a venture capital firm cofounded with Terry Semel, former Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Studios and then Chairman and CEO of Yahoo!Moloshok also spent eleven years at Warner Bros. as co-founder and president of Warner Bros. Online, and president and CEO of Entertaindom.com. Moloshok also served as SVP of Warner Bros. marketing and advertising.Moloshok started his professional career working in local television.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Film, Internet
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SnapUp — SnapUp is a smartphone app and e-commerce platform that enables its users to collect and track products through screenshots. It alerts its members when a product of their preference is sold for a lower price. It enables its users to share these items as dynamic lists on web or mobile.SnapUp uses a patent-pending technology to recognize andprocess only screenshots taken of product pages. It was founded in 2013 by Eric Goldberg, based in San Francisco, California.
  • MovieLaLa — MovieLaLa is a social network for movie fans: discovering upcoming movies through friends and favorite stars. For marketers, MovieLaLa is a marketing platform to help movie marketers increase the buzz, awareness and engagement of upcoming movies to ensure strong first week sales.Marc Benioff's investment brings the startup to $750,000 infunding across its seed funding and angel rounds, and its other invetors include Machininma co-founder and CEO Allen DeBevoise, past HBO president of digital initiatives and Warner Bros Online co-founder Jim Moloshok, founding Flixster investor Larry Braitman and more investors from the entertainment industry. If the company succeeds, it could stengthen ties between Hollywood and Silicon Valley after an era of digital piracy tore them apart.
  • ElderSense.com — ElderSense - Senior Homes, Assisted Living Communities, Eldercare Homes & Local Caregivers in Phoenix and Arizona. Free Eldercare Service. ALTCS and Medicare paid Homes.
General Catalyst VC Fund · Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States · 86 investments in the past 12 months
Investing in powerful, positive change that endures
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • EthonAI — The EthonAI Manufacturing Analytics System is a powerful software suite to achieve operational excellence at scale.
  • Faircado — Stop wasting time and money - faircado helps you find the best pre-owned deals for your wallet and the planet.
  • Literati — Based in Austin,Texas Literati is a subscription book club company. Since 2017, Literati has provided a unique try-before-you-buy book club service to kids 12 and under. Most recently the company has expanded its product line, offering book clubs curated by “luminaries,” a collection of authors, intellectuals, and other notable figures.Literati's team is made up of product people, perfectionistic designers, philosophical hackers, and straight-up hustlers on a mission to build revolutionary excitement in literature. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Austin, Texas.
Harrison Metal VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
Harrison Metal invests in early stage technology companies led by exceptional founders.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Quilter — Physics-based automated circuit board design tools for professionals and the masses.
  • Crowdbotics — It's not low-code, it's full code made easy. Build business-ready software, apps, integrations, and more with the Crowdbotics App Builder. Hire certified PMs and developers to help build your project at any time.
  • Vital Interaction — Vital Interaction uses patient engagement insights & intelligent medical scheduling to improve practice profitability & patient satisfaction
Madrona VC Fund · Seattle, Washington, United States · 23 investments in the past 12 months
A venture capital firm that teams with technology entrepreneurs to nurture ideas from startup to market success.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, Canada, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Vilya — Vilya is a biotechnology company developing a novel class of drugs that precisely target the biology of disease. The company aims to create new medicines to leverage computing to make high throughput screening obsolete and cure diseases.
  • Read AI — Read AI enables better meetings through shared measurement. Read AI is a provider of a real-time shared dashboard that measures engagement and sentiment for meeting attendees.
  • Aerial — Leverage the power of machine learning to prepare for and complete due diligence in a fraction of the time.
Sina Afra Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Sina is a Serial Entrepreneur. His latest endeavor is Tiko which he founded and serves as CEO. Before that he was the Founder of Markafoni, the first Online Fashion site of Turkey. Markafoni became also the first Turkish internet company expanding beyond the borders of Turkey: Markafoni launched sites in Australia, Ukraine, Greece and Polandbetween 2009 and 2011. Sina served until 2014 as Chairman and CEO. The Naspers Group acquired in July 2011 a majority stake at Markafoni and signed for one of the biggest deals in the Turkish internet. Sina is also an active Business Angel and invests in early stage start-ups. He is the President of the Entrepreneur Foundation and Endeavor Turkey Board (2013-2017).Sina has been elected as the “Internet Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Business Angel of the Year” in Turkey. Markafoni won several awards: “Best Web Start-up 2011” and “Best Online Fashion Site in 2011, 2012 and 2013”. The Wired UK magazin elected in 2012 and 2013 Markafoni to the hottest 100 companies in Europe. Sina was also selected (2014 & 2015) to the Top 100 most influential tech people Europe. In 2016 he was selected as one of Top 100 most influential tech people in the World (Wired Magazine). Forbes Magazin elected him to the "Brightest Minds" alive in Turkey (2019).Prior to Markafoni, Sina spent more than 5 years with eBay and 12 years with KPMG. Sina received a "Diplom Kaufmann" from Münster University and joined later Harvard Business School. He speaks five languages. His passion goes with his family and esports where he is the President of "1907 Fenerbahçe esports” team - a professional esports team in the TCL. He shares his thoughts on eCommerce in his personal blog www.sinaafra.com and on twitter (sinaafra).
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • Turkey, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Vagon — Vagon is your personal high-performance computer on the cloud. Start Vagon instantly and run all challenging software from any device, anywhere.
  • Mowico — Mowico, an online no-code eCommerce app maker, enables eCommerce businesses to create Android and IOS mobile apps with unlimited customization.
  • Firefly — Firefly is the next-gen car advertising solution, featuring taxi and rideshare top advertising, in-car advertising, holograms, car wraps and more.
Marc Benioff Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Marc Benioff is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Salesforce. Marc Benioff attended the University of Southern California.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • weev.one — Weev.one is a tech-enabled platform that delivers a simplified and holistic solution to the digitization of the product creation chain. The company connects brands and suppliers on a shared platform to make the creation process faster, more transparent, and more sustainable. It was founded in 2018 and is located in Glattbrugg, Zurich.
  • Harness Wealth — Discover and work with advisors who have experience in your specific situation, including knowledge about company equity, small business, and crypto.
  • Vital Bio — Reinventing diagnostics for proactive & accessible care. Diagnostics designed for better outcomes. Eliminating gaps between care and treatment.
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship VC Fund · College Park, Maryland, United States
The Dingman Center Angels is a Maryland based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage companies located within the Mid-Atlantic region. Their members are entrepreneurs, CXO's, venture capitalists and business leaders who have founded, funded and built world-class companies. They come from a wide array of industry expertiseand in association with the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship, create an extensive entrepreneurial community.They are looking for innovative, technology-driven startup companies addressing a significant market opportunity where their investment and expertise can make a difference. They introduce entrepreneurs to potential investors through presentations at monthly meetings which are held from September to June.Their group looks to invests $100,000 to $1,000,000 in seed/early stage companies, and will often syndicate with other angel groups and VC’s for deals up to $2 million. The Dingman Center Angels is not a fund and does not invest as a group. Their members collaborate on due diligence but make individual investment decisions. Each member makes their own thorough review of all information, including speaking with representatives of the company.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Kaster — Communication between general contractors and trade partners on construction projects is complex and fragmented, yet it’s mostly handled through email, phone and text. Naturally, critical items get lost in the clutter. As a result, everyone suffers the financial impacts of project delays, disputes, claims, and issues. Kaster bridges the gap betweengeneral contractors and trade partners by connecting them through one communication workspace, so items never fall through the cracks and project teams avoid unnecessary risk.Learn more at www.kaster.app
  • Pathotrak — We've developed the most cost effective foodborne pathogen dection test. We can provide results up to 6x faster than other tests.
  • TargetDocs — TargetDocs is a communication workspace that collects and organizes all of your subcontractor's project files in one place so they never fall through the cracks
David Tisch Angel · New York, New York, United States
David Tisch is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City-based early stage investment fund. BoxGroup is an investor in over 200 seed-stage companies, including Vine, Blue Apron, Sunrise, Warby Parker, Harry’s, Oscar, Behance, Handy and more. David is also the co-founder and Chairman of Spring, a mobile marketplace where customers shopdirectly within the app from a curated community of brands. Spring was named by Apple as one of the Best Apps of 2014.In 2014, David was named Head of Startup Studio at Cornell Tech, the University’s New York City-based graduate campus focused on digital technologies and the information economy. He is also Entrepreneur in Residence for Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Program.David is the co-founder of TechStars NYC and has served on numerous boards, including Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology, the Investor Board of Venture for America, and the Entrepreneurship board at NYU. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law, and currently lives in New York City
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, France, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Even.com — Even offers an affordable on-demand pay product that allows employees to access their paychecks when they need it most—without confusing, hidden, or predatory fees. With a proven track record of reducing employee turnover and increasing retention and productivity, Even is the highest-rated on-demand pay app and has helped employees save more than$82 million to date.
BrandProject VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
BrandProject is an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in consumer products, services, and technology companies. Based in Toronto and New York City, we are typically the first venture money and are often the sole investor in a round.BrandProject has invested in and helped build innovative new brands including Daily Harvest, Freshly,Ritual, Persona, Chefs Plate, Clutch, Gainful, Atolla, Pet Plate, Awake Chocolate, Coveteur, Surf Easy, and Hello Products..Find out more at www.brandproject.com
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, E-Commerce, Food Delivery
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Porta — Restaurant-quality Italian food delivered to your door. Pizza, Pasta, Dessert subscription.
  • Acid League — Experiments in acid? Acid League makes flavor-tripping vinegars, drinks, sauces, and condiments to energize your cooking.
  • Guaranteed — Guaranteed reimagines hospice care with at-home treatment, cutting-edge technology, and a clinical team that puts the dying and grieving first.
Patrick Soon-Shiong Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board of Directors since NantHealth’s founding in July 2010. A physician, surgeon and scientist, Dr. Soon-Shiong has pioneered novel therapies for both diabetes and cancer, published more than 100 scientific papers, and has received over 95 patents on groundbreakingadvancements spanning a myriad of fields.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Internet, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Heliogen — Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company unlocking the power of sunlight to replace fossil fuels.
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  • Sienza Energy — Sienza Energy is developing a radical new approach to design and manufacture batteries. The company’s revolutionary strategy is based on a 3D nanotechnology electrode structure that takes advantage of advances in multiple fields over the last decade, providing an approach to battery design that is unique in the industry. By combining these advancesin an innovative way, Sienza can drastically improve the batteries’ energy and power densities — all with the goal of simultaneously reducing the overall battery costs. With this new approach, Sienza Energy can provide even more capability in a range of products, from smart devices to electric vehicles.
Mark Attanasio Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Attanasio is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Crescent Capital and a member of Crescent Capital’s Management Committee. Prior to co-founding Crescent Capital, Mr. Attanasio was an investment banker and capital markets professional at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated and an attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Mr. Attanasio is theChairman and Principal Owner of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Heal the Bay, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The United Way of Milwaukee and the Harvard-Westlake School. In addition, Mr. Attanasio is a member of the Major League Baseball Finance and Compensation Committee, Investment Committee, and Labor Policy Committee. Mr. Attanasio received his JD from Columbia University School of Law and his AB from Brown University.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Sports, Charity
  • Seed, Angel, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Prizeo — At Prizeo, donate as little as $10 to a worthy cause to enter to win unforgettable experiences with the biggest names in music, sports, and entertainment.
  • ON — ON is the industry-leading AI chat platform that powers authentic conversational experiences for some of the world's largest and most popular retail brands, sports teams and content properties.
  • Remedy — I found a great domain name for sale on Dan.com. Check it out!
Scrum Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Scrum Ventures is an early-stage venture firm that has invested in over 80 startups across a range of industries in the U.S. and Japan. Based in San Francisco with extensive experience and networks in both Silicon Valley and Japan, Scrum Ventures accelerates portfolio companies with global opportunities. Scrum Studios is reinventing the traditional accelerator -- taking a stage-agnostic approach in connecting best-in-class startups with leading Japanese corporations.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Japan, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Dr. Treat — Experience pet care at its best with exceptional personalized veterinary care at unsurpassed levels. After all, our companions are entitled to happier, healthier, and longer lives.
  • Stellar Sleep — Stellar Sleep is a mobile app that helps you get better sleep using psychology. Stellar Sleep uses a combination of behavioral therapy, habit building social accountability, and gamification to create an enjoyable, yet clinically effective way for people to improve their sleep.
  • Titan Content — Titan Content is a metaverse music service provider that seeks to fuse Web3, metaverse, and artificial intelligence innovations with conventional Korean pop music business models and content.
Rosecliff Ventures VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
We are a New York City based investment firm focused on venture capital and private equity opportunities. Our team invests in technology enabled companies in the financial, consumer, healthcare, and software industries. Our portfolio companies have strong management teams characterized by integrity, intelligence, experience, energy, and passion.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Health Care
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • PAXAFE — PAXAFE's platform provides end-to-end visibility capable of answering who, what, when, where and how for all your shipments
  • PRECZN — Preczn is an AI-driven, operator-first platform that brings together all your Fintech customers, providers, services, and data. Lending, payments, and treasury in one low-code solution.
  • Thread — Airtonomy's push-button software automates uniform collection, packaging and analysis of data acquired by autonomous vehicles and sensors, specifically targeting critical energy infrastructure. Airtonomy's rules-based drone data management methodology increases customer return on investment.
Manatt Venture Fund VC Fund · Los Angeles, California, United States
The Manatt Venture Fund is the investment arm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a Los Angeles-based law firm. The Fund makes early-stage investments, and since its founding in 2000 it has made investments in over 90 companies. The official investment entity is MPP Holdings, LLC.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Percent — Unlock private credit investments with Percent. Access alternative investments on the platform powering the future of private markets.
  • Motion — Motion is a visual analysis hub that helps marketers and creative teams identify what works to make high-performing creatives that convert.
  • Genome Medical — We are genetic experts who partner with healthcare organizations to deliver best-in-class genetic counseling services and bring precision medicine to more lives.
Tech Coast Angels VC Fund · Newport Beach, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Tech Coast Angels is the largest angel investor group in the United States, possessing more than 300 members in five networks in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Central Coast, and the Inland Empire. Its members provide funding and guidance to more early-stage, high-growth companies in Southern California than any other investment group.Members invest in companies in a wide range of industries, including the life sciences, biotech, IT, services, retail, Internet, financial, software, media, consumer products, and tech startups. TCA as a whole gives companies more than just capital; they also provide counsel, mentoring, and access to an extensive network of potential investors, customers, strategic partners, and management talent. Tech Coast Angels has been ranked by CB Insights to be among the Top 20 Angel Groups in the US; TCA was also ranked as #1 for Network Centrality, meaning we have more connections than anyone! If you are in the game-changing business, we are here to help.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Convertible Note, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Reglagene — Reglagene is a therapeutics company that leverages its expertise in the design and development of brain penetrant medicines to create breakthrough therapies for the safe and effective treatment of brain diseases.
  • RealSeq Biosciences — RealSeq Biosciences’ core expertise includes innovative proprietary technologies for bias-free small RNA/miRNA NGS library construction.
  • Trio Pharmaceuticals — Trio Pharmaceuticals is a cancer therapeutics company that develops dual-action drugs for immunogenic tumors. These drugs directly stop tumor growth and selectively stop immunosuppression in the tumor without targeting the current immune checkpoint pathways. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Sequoia Capital VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 89 investments in the past 12 months
We help the daring build legendary companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Enterprise Software
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • United States, China, India
Portfolio highlights
  • xAI — XAI is an AI company that develops a platform to accelerate human scientific discovery. The company primarily focuses on developing advanced AI systems that are truthful, competent, and maximally beneficial for all of humanity. Its mission is to understand the true nature of the universe.
  • Quantum Circuits — Quantum Circuits, Inc. (QCI) is a private venture founded in late 2015. QCI’s long-term goal is to develop, manufacture, and sell the first practical and useful quantum computers based on superconducting devices. Along the way to building a quantum computer, QCI will commercialize the components, devices, and software that will accelerate basicresearch and enable the scaling of quantum computing.“Quantum circuits” has a double meaning. First, the name indicates that QCI is focusing on the quantum circuit model for quantum computation, which enables universal and fault-tolerant operations using error correction. Second, our technology relies on quantum circuits – electrical devices using superconducting Josephson junctions that can act as solid-state quantum bits, or qubits.QCI was founded by three scientists from the Department of Applied Physics at Yale University: Michel Devoret, Luigi Frunzio, and Robert Schoelkopf. They are world-leading experts in quantum devices and quantum information processing with solid-state devices, with a decades-long record of innovation in new devices, techniques, and fundamental concepts. Their group has produced many scientific firsts, including the development of a “quantum bus” for entangling qubits with wires, the first implementation of a quantum algorithm with a solid-state device, and the demonstration of solid-state qubits with scalable levels of coherence.
  • Neros Technologies — Neros is vertically integrating production of unmanned defense systems in the United States, securing the autonomous supply chain. Are you with us?
Sam Guren Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sam Guren started in the venture capital/private equity business in 1975, with Continental Illinois Venture Corporation (CIVC), a subsidiary of Continental Bank (Chicago). During his tenure with CIVC, the firm’s investments ranged from Apple Computer to Yoplait to Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts. The KKR investment took the firm into the buyoutinvestment business.In 1981, Sam Guren was recruited by William Blair to co-found and manage William Blair Venture Partners. He grew the business to six professionals during three funds. Investments ranged from the founding of The Sports Authority to the buyout of Sanford Corporation to investments in various technology, healthcare and cable television companies.Robert Baird recruited Sam Guren in 1996 to manage the Baird Capital funds. While there, BCP grew from two to five professionals with a focus on outsourcing and temporary staffing.Sam Guren joined Allied Capital in 1999, and stayed through 2002. He managed the Chicago office, and was on their Investment and Operating Committees.From 2007 to 2011, he was the Managing Director of Hyde Park Angels, an angel network affiliated with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Sam is an advisor to OCA Ventures and a member of the Boards of Directors of The Debt Exchange (Debtx), SpotHero, and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. He is also on the Board of Advisors of the Knapp Entrepreneurship Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology.Sam Guren is a recipient of the Stanley C. Golder Medal, which “acknowledges individuals who have made profound and lasting contributions to the private equity industry in Illinois”.Prior to his involvement in the venture capital and private equity business, Sam taught junior high math and was a junior varsity high school wrestling coach in the Cleveland Public Schools System.Sam Guren is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and received an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Developer APIs
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Jiobit — Jiobit is the world's smallest and longest lasting tracking solution. With a Jiobit device and smartphone app, parents (and pet parents) can find their loved ones anywhere: Indoors, outdoors, in over 120 countries and even in multi-level buildings.With weeks of battery life and a durable and discreet design, Jiobit is the world'ssmallest real-time location tracking product. The mobile app (run through a wireless subscription service) offers the most comprehensive set of monitoring and notification features available on the market. Overall, Jiobit gives parents peace of mind while allowing kids to be kids. The Jiobit team is comprised of seasoned engineers, designers, and marketers with a history of building innovative and disruptive consumer products and businesses. The team has logged a combined 150 patents from previous endeavors and developed and shipped products selling in the millions worldwide. We are proudly headquartered in Chicago, with a development center in Silicon Valley.
  • SpotHero — Find, book, and save on parking with convenient garages, lots, and valets near you. Find parking near work, home, airports, and events with the help of SpotHero.
  • CrowdHall — Views4You YouTube growth service can be a great way to get started. Here, we offer high-quality service to help your channels rank higher.
SoftBank Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
SoftBank Group provides venture funding and strategic support to exceptional entrepreneurs building disruptive enduring businesses. They are a small team of experienced entrepreneurs and investors who take an "active" approach to helping their companies reach their full potential. They manage $600 million across three funds and investacross a company’s lifecycle, from early to growth stages. Through their close ties to a number of Asia’s leading mobile, internet and technology companies – including strategic partners SoftBank Corp, Yahoo! Japan and Alibaba Group – SoftBank Capital offers unique expertise to businesses seeking to address the Asian market. Since 1995, SoftBank Capital has partnered with internet pioneers such as Criteo, Gilt Groupe, OMGPOP (Zynga), betaworks, BuzzFeed, Buddy Media (Salesforce.com), Huffington Post (AOL), Associated Content (Yahoo!), Danger (Microsoft), Geocities (Yahoo!), E*Trade and Yahoo!.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Advertising
  • Series B, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Birdie — Transform thousands of user feedback into insights with our Feedback Analytics Platform and take faster product decisions
  • Energy Vault — Energy Vault creates gravity and kinetic energy-based, long-duration energy storage solutions that are transforming the world's approach to energy storage.
  • Telexistence — TELEXISTENCE Inc. aims to be the systematic innovator of scale in robotics. Innovator means new stuff. And scale means big, systematic ways of looking things done in a way that’s reproducible.
Raptor Group VC Fund · Boston, Massachusetts, United States · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Raptor Group Holdings is an alternative investment firm that provides investment management and advisory services. Raptor Group sources and invest in companies across various stages and asset classes, ranging from early-stage venture to both private and public equity. Raptor focuses on various industries including, but not limited to Sports,Consumer, Technology, Media, Entertainment, and Financial Services. It was founded in 2009 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Blockchain
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Nirvana Labs — Our mission is to make blockchain infrastructure economical and accurate, ultimately lowering the barriers to entry for Web3 engineers.
  • Artifact Lab — Earn in-game items, tokens, and rewards for playing games, participating in quests, and sharing your experiences! Provides increased targeting and monetization for studios and publishers.
  • Titan Content — Titan Content is a metaverse music service provider that seeks to fuse Web3, metaverse, and artificial intelligence innovations with conventional Korean pop music business models and content.
Mike Hennessey Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Chile, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Orchata — Te presentamos orchata, tu super en 15 minutos. Te regalamos 100 pesos en tu primer pedido.
  • Wareclouds — Wareclouds puts ecommerce products in their customers hands in a fast and cheap way, by using peoples idle space and time. This people store products and assemble orders in their house, and move packages in their free time.
  • DBM Cloud Systems, Inc. — DBM Cloud Systems is a provider of an Advanced Intelligent Replication Engine ("AIRE") which is a scalable, software-only platform for replicating object data across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
Blackpoynt Ventures VC Fund
Blackpoynt Ventures is a venture capital firm.
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Investment focus
  • Beauty, Content, Fashion
  • Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • COVETEUR — Coveteur.com gives a look inside untapped territory (think: closets, homes, backstage, archives and, like, everywhere in between). Thank us later.
Kenny Dichter Angel · New York, New York, United States
Kenny Dichter is Founder and CEO of Wheels Up, a revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that eliminates fixed costs and provides unparalleled flexibility. Wheels Up will commence full-service flight operations October 2013, appealing to new entrants as well as to individuals and corporations currently flying privately.Previously, Dichter Founded Marquis Jet in 2001 and introduced the first-ever fractional jet card program, which revitalized and democratized the private aviation industry. Led by Dichter, Marquis Jet generated over $4 billion in revenue, culminating in its sale to Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway’s Net Jets in 2010. At that time, Dichter was named Vice Chairman of Net Jets. Dichter’s role enabled him to build lasting relationships with CEOs,entrepreneurs, celebrities, athletes and tastemakers around the globe.An entrepreneur at heart, with a sociology major from the University of Wisconsin, Dichter is a self-proclaimed “man of the people.” Since his youth, he has been known for being a trend spotter and trendsetter, and has always had an innate knack for branding, marketing, public relations and advertising. Dichter’s successes prove that he can apply these skills to a variety of industries.As always, Dichter has his eye on early-stage businesses where he sees potential for hyper growth. He has an active role and has invested in Juice Press, a Manhattan-based, multi-location, grab-and-go organic, raw food and juice company; SportYapper, a global communications platform for talking sports; CYC, the first indoor cycling studio aimed at college students and young professionals at universities across the country; and Cirrus, a fitnesscompany that customizes premium exercise equipment.In 2010, Dichter co-founded Tequila Avion, an ultra-premium brand that in 30 months has positioned itself, through branding and distribution, as an emerging leader in its category. Paris-based Pernod Ricard, the world’s second largest premium wine and spirits company, purchased a minority stake in Tequila Avion in 2011, and has the worldwide distribution rights.In 2004, Dichter Founded MGX Lab, an independent, full-service, digital media, brand strategy, and business development company that serves as a think tank for companies such as Disney, Bayer, Patch, cambio.com and Muhammad Ali Enterprises.Dichter is also Founder and Chairman of Tour GCX Partners, Inc., a golf membership program providing cliententertainment solutions to corporations and individuals, through access to private country clubs.In 1996, Dichter co-founded Alphabet City, a sports marketing and music company, which was acquired by Robert FX Sillerman’s SFX Entertainment in 1998.Dichter is a regular guest on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” and sought by media outlets for his perspectives on the aviation industry, consumer brands, and the luxury goods and services sector.Dichter co-founded Action America, along with AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong, to unite and activate Americans everywhere to turn the events of 9/11 into positive action. He also chairs the Council of Advocates at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital for Dr. Ken Davis, Mount Sinai’s Chairman and CEO, and sits on the Board of the Jack Martin Fund, which currently works with the hospital’s cutting-edge pediatric oncology department. Also,Dichter is a major supporter of his alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Sports, Internet
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • TraceMe — TraceMe puts you on the inside track with your favorite artists, athletes, and entertainers.
  • SpotTrot
  • Eleven James — Eleven James is a membership brand that is introducing a modern luxury experience. Through a subscription model, the company lets members select and wear the world’s most beautiful timepieces for a few months at a time, allowing them to discover, explore, and play in a world of luxury that has been restricted by the burdens of commitment andownership. The company has pioneered a first-of-its-kind consignment channel for this asset class, creating a unique supply that reflects a diversity and depth of luxury timepieces unmatched and untapped by traditional wholesalers and retailers.
Kai Huang Angel · Cupertino, California, United States
Kai Huang is the Senior Advisor of Grishin Robotics. He attended the University of California Berkeley.Kai is a Venture Partner at Idea Bulb Ventures. He is the co-founder and ex-CEO of RedOctane and the co-creator of the Guitar Hero video game franchise, acquired by Activision in June 2006. Kai was also co-founder and CEO of Adux Software, asoftware company developing solutions for the server appliance market. Prior to Adux Software, he was a consultant with Accenture, where he worked with Fortune 500 clients in the area of supply chain management. He is an active, serial angel investor. Kai holds a BA in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Gaming, Advertising
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Tresl — Segments by Tresl is a self-guided data analytics platform that helps you build long-lasting customer relationships.
  • Taelor — Taelor is a subscription fashion service that powers men to rent styles for work, weekends and events.
  • 4D Sight — Native video monetization and compliance platform.
Allen DeBevoise Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Allen DeBeviose started Third Wave in 2014 after more than 30 years of experience incubating and investing in digital media companies. He has invested in over 70 digital media companies and has co-founded several of the most important digital media brands including Machinima, StyleHaul, DanceOn, INDMusic, Mitu, and Tubular Labs. Prior to foundingThird Wave, Allen built a strong track record as an Angel Investor in the digital media sector and has had over 15 high-multiple exits and NAVs. Allen is currently the Chairman of Machinima and sits on several digital media company boards including StyleHaul, MiTu, Tubular Labs, DanceOn, INDMusic, and Mondo Entertainment. He was an early investor and outside board member for several companies. LowerMyBills.com and Dealer.com are examples of two companies that had highly successful exits. He was featured on the Hollywood Reporter's Digital Power List 2009 and on Digital Media Wire's 2010 List of "25 Executives to Watch” and dubbed the Godfather of Online Video. Allen is a frequent speaker at major digital media conferences and considered an important leader in the rapidly growing Silicon Beach venture capital community.Allen has been engaged on the leading edge in the digital media and interactive arena for over three decades including working on the first uses of computer animation in entertainment ("Tron"), the first interactive video on the Mac ("Guernica"), the first interactive television trial (Time Warner Orlando) and the first broadband cable Internet prototype ("@Home").Allen has an A.B. in Mathematics and an MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Video, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Immortals Gaming Club — Immortals was founded in 2015 as a US-based esports and gaming organization that competes in League of Legends (LCS). At Immortals we aim to entertain, inspire, and be the voice of esports fans in the Great Lakes Region through our exciting players, talented creators and innovative regional experiences.
  • Waggle.tv — Keep your fido safe in your RV/Home with America's most trusted Waggle Pet Monitor. Waggle gives safety to your pets and peace of mind for you. Learn more.
  • Wisecrack — Wisecrack is a collective of academics, comedians and filmmakers who are endlessly curious about the world around us.
Brainchild Holdings VC Fund · Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
120 companies, 250 founders, $4BB in follow-on capital. Introductions, talent, growth, product, financing and strategy.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Presto — Presto overlays next-gen digital solutions onto the physical world. Our enterprise-grade touch, vision, and voice technologies help hospitality businesses thrive while delighting guests.
  • Shadow — Community led app
  • Biorez — Biorez is a medical device company whose aim is to apply its patented and proprietary technology comprised of PLLA, a degradable polymer, in orthopedic implant devices for regeneration and augmentation of soft tissue. In addition to the L-C Ligament®, Biorez has also developed a suite of associated products, including the biorez GRAFT™, a FDA510(k)-cleared innovative device for soft tissue augmentation of the rotator cuff in the United States.
Joseph Tsai Angel
Joseph Tsai is the current Executive Vice Chairman of Alibaba Group. He previously worked at Investor AB as a Vice President and Senior Investment Manager. Joseph Tsai attended Yale Law School.
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Investment focus
  • Sports, Fashion, E-Commerce
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • United States, China, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Cambium Carbon — Saving wood to save the planet. By revolutionizing supply chains, we introduce the world's first carbon smart material.
  • WNBA Enterprises — The official home of the Women's National Basketball Association. Keep up to date with news, scores, and standings for your favorite teams.
  • Premier Lacrosse League — Premier Lacrosse League is the biggest stars in the fastest growing sport pioneering a new future for lacrosse designed for the fans.
Chad Hurley Angel · Burlingame, California, United States
Chad Hurley is the Co-Founder and Chairman at Greenpark Sports and the Co-Founder of AVOS Systems. He earned his bachelor's degree in fine art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Sports, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Polycam — Capture reality with Polycam's LiDAR scanner & photogrammetry. Make 3D scans and download 3D models. Available on iPhone, iPad, Android and Web.
  • NocoDB — NocoDB is an open-source Airtable alternative that transforms existing databases into a smart spreadsheet. The company was founded in 2021 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
  • Socket — Socket fights vulnerabilities and provides visibility, defense-in-depth, and proactive supply chain protection for JavaScript, Python, and Go dependencies.
Alex Zubillaga Angel · New York, New York, United States
Alex Zubillaga is the founder of 14W, a New York-based, venture capital firm focused on consumer Mobile, Web, E-commerce, CPG, and Media.Previously, Alex was Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development at Warner Music Group (WMG). Prior to WMG, Alex founded Net Uno, a leading Venezuelan cable television and broadbandoperator where he served as CEO and Chairman.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Apps, Music
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Reby — Reby is a European multinational company involved in the design, construction, financing, operation (DBFO) and maintenance of public sharing transport infrastructure. Today, Reby is the Southern Europe leader in the micromobility field, with over 15 agreements with public administrations. The company was founded by four entrepreneurs (Pep Gómez,Kiran Thomas, Cristina Castillo, and Guillem Pagès) in 2018 as a micromobility operator, winning the first public tender in Europe for kickscooters, in the city of Zaragoza (Spain). During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company increased its R&D efforts, expanding into the MaaS (mobility-as-a-service) economy and the investment banking/franchising business for public administrations (through PPPs), public utility companies, as well as SMEs.
  • Qapital — Qapital is an award-winning app designed to let you save, invest, and spend with any goal in mind.
  • Opal — Protect your focus time. Schedule your days, block distracting apps and focus fully, on your iPhone, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browser. Try Opal for Free!
Reid Hoffman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Reid Hoffman is a Partner at Greylock and a Co-founder and Board Member at Inflection.AI. He was a Chairman and CEO at Linkedin. Reid attended the University of Oxford and Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Social Media, Internet
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Rapport — The smart solution for building superhuman teams. Rapport distills decades of research on high performing teams down to a few smart, simple steps that integrate seamlessly into your workflow.
  • Inflection AI — We are an AI studio creating a personal AI for everyone.
  • Applied Intuition — Applied Intuition enables engineering and product development teams to safely develop, test, and deploy autonomous vehicles at scale.
Jim Wiatt Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Jim Wiatt is a Board Member at AOL.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Marketplace, Apps
  • Seed, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Safely Health — The Safely App lets potential partners share their verified STD and COVID status in a way that's trusted, private, and secure. More than an app, Safely is a movement to disrupt the spread of STD's and make the world a safer (and more fun) place to be. Behind it's sexy exterior, Safely is a fully vertically integrated healthcarecompany with partnerships and proprietary integrations with many of the world's leading healthcare companies, including Quest, Labcorp Mayo Clinic, EPIC, CVS, and more. SAFE works in partnership with the CDC, many of the world's top nonprofit organizations and influencers, plus social media platforms and dating apps, to empower this and future generations to know and show their status.
  • MovieLaLa — MovieLaLa is a social network for movie fans: discovering upcoming movies through friends and favorite stars. For marketers, MovieLaLa is a marketing platform to help movie marketers increase the buzz, awareness and engagement of upcoming movies to ensure strong first week sales.Marc Benioff's investment brings the startup to $750,000 infunding across its seed funding and angel rounds, and its other invetors include Machininma co-founder and CEO Allen DeBevoise, past HBO president of digital initiatives and Warner Bros Online co-founder Jim Moloshok, founding Flixster investor Larry Braitman and more investors from the entertainment industry. If the company succeeds, it could stengthen ties between Hollywood and Silicon Valley after an era of digital piracy tore them apart.
  • Squabbler — Squabbler powers video conversation and engagement.Squabbler is the first video engagement platform that allows users to respond to web content and interact with one another through video submission.Our platform allows publishers to embed customized modules into their web properties, social media and mobile applications to increase thelevel of engagement of their users and redefine the way people interact with their content.Please contact us for a demo.
Gregory Milken Angel · Santa Monica, California, United States
Gregory Milken is Managing Director at March Capital Partners, where he focuses on investments in digital media, gaming and esports. Gregory has led March Capital’s investments in broadcasting solution Genvid Technologies, game mastery platform Dojo Madness, and game developers nWay and Wavedash. Gregory has over 15 years of entrepreneuriall and operational experience. He was the co-founder and COO of AltEgo, a cloud-based technology and gaming company. Prior to his work in technology, he worked in strategy and operations for Knowledge Universe Education, new business development at Warner Bros. in Hong Kong and London, and at Twentieth Century Fox.Gregory received his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a M.A. in international policy studies from Stanford University. He also received a B.A. in international relations and Asian studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Investment focus
  • Video Games, eSports, Gaming
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Germany, India
Portfolio highlights
  • MovieLaLa — MovieLaLa is a social network for movie fans: discovering upcoming movies through friends and favorite stars. For marketers, MovieLaLa is a marketing platform to help movie marketers increase the buzz, awareness and engagement of upcoming movies to ensure strong first week sales.Marc Benioff's investment brings the startup to $750,000 infunding across its seed funding and angel rounds, and its other invetors include Machininma co-founder and CEO Allen DeBevoise, past HBO president of digital initiatives and Warner Bros Online co-founder Jim Moloshok, founding Flixster investor Larry Braitman and more investors from the entertainment industry. If the company succeeds, it could stengthen ties between Hollywood and Silicon Valley after an era of digital piracy tore them apart.
  • Knock Knock — WEB3.0 is not just the next generation of the Internet. It is an evolution that combines decentralization, cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts, bringing them into the world of game development.
  • Gunslinger Studios — Gunslinger Studios is a game studio bent on bringing the thrill of multiplayer gaming to mobile players in a minute or less-- something that fits a schedule but scratches the itch for competing and moving forward in a game world. The studio is creating quick, one-hand-controlled experiences for a ge
Kal Vepuri Angel · New York, New York, United States
Kal Vepuri is Founder and Chairman of Brainchild. Brainchild Holdings is Kal's personal direct investment vehicle. Brainchild & Company is a collective of engineers, operators, and designers that build physical products and digital services. Prior to forming Brainchild, Kal was a technology entrepreneur, a consultant at Bain & Companyand an institutional private equity investor. Kal earned a BSE in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Economics with High Distinction from Duke University and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Economics.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Beams — Beams is an AI Insights Platform for Highly Regulated Industries.
  • Loveseat.com — Loveseat online furniture auction is the best way to get great deals on overstock, returned, vintage and used home furniture in Texas & California. Bid on our weekly online auctions for customer returns, retail overstock, shabby chic, danish modern, mid century modern and much more.
  • Fruitful — Book a free session with an expert Fruitful Guide, take control of your money, and stop stressing.
RRE Ventures VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 7 investments in the past 12 months
RRE Ventures is a venture capital firm that is in it with founders when it matters
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Catio — Cloud architecture platform enabling companies to excel with cloud native tech stacks, focused on tech stack evaluation, planning, and evolution, with the help of AI.
  • HYPOTHETIC — Hypothetic builds technology and tools to benefit 3D creators. The company was founded in 2021 and is based in Los Angeles, California, United States.
  • HyperSpectral — HyperSpectral - Leading the evolution of spectral data and AI/ML
Edgar Bronfman Jr. Angel · New York, New York, United States
Edgar Bronfman Jr. is the co-founder, Chairman, and General Partner at Waverley Capital Acquisition Corp. 1.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Real Estate, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series B, Angel
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Shazura — Shazura is a unique Computer Vision with unsupervised patented Fingerprint AI. Edge to Cloud AI Platform. True Visual AI for images & videos.
  • Rentlogic — Rentlogic is a tech-enabled standards organization that grades every apartment building in New York City (A, B, C, and F) for health and safety. The grades are based on physical inspections and public data from city agencies. Rentlogic’s methodology was developed in collaboration with stakeholders from all facets of the housing sector to be fair,credible and objective.
  • Thread — Discover the service that only recommends clothes in your style, size and budget. All online and completely free.
Troy Carter Angel · Culver City, California, United States
Troy Carter is the Founder and CEO of Venice Music. He previously worked at Atom Factory as a Founder and CEO. Troy Carter attended Fairfield University.
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Investment focus
  • Social Media, Software, Music
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • NOVA — Connecting creatives with opportunity. Hire top creatives, grow your network, and find your dream jobs all in one place.
  • Audioshake — AudioShake makes audio interactive, customizable, and accessible by using AI to separate sound recordings into their component parts and stems.
  • MobileCoin — Download the Sentz App to send and receive payments globally from anyone you can text in under five seconds for (basically) free!
Michael Mahan Angel · Santa Monica, California, United States
Michael Mahan is the President of dick clark productions and a Partner of Mosaic Media Investment Partners. Mr. Mahan brings a wealth of experience to this position from his previous post as President of the TV Guide Network and tvguide.com. Mahan led the transformation of the TV Guide Network from a guidance-focused utility network to afull-screen entertainment destination available in 81 million homes. Prior to TV Guide, Mahan was a board member and head of corporate strategy for dick clark productions.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Sports, Internet
  • Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • TraceMe — TraceMe puts you on the inside track with your favorite artists, athletes, and entertainers.
Boxee VC Fund · Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Today, instead of watching live football on TV, many people prefer the method of watching live football matches. Because, this form brings flexibility, allowing you to enjoy your favorite matches anywhere, just with an internet-connected device such as a phone or computer. Live Sport 365 is the leading website for watching live soccer scores.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Fashion, Celebrity
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ED01 — I found a great domain name for sale on Dan.com. Check it out!
Jay Rasulo Angel
Jay Rasulo has the Happiest Job on Earth. As chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, he presides over a family vacation business that spans three continents and includes five world-class vacation destinations, a top rated cruise line and the most popular resort locations in North America, Europe and Asia. During the past 50 years, more than 2billion guests have passed through the gates of Disney theme parks around the world.Jay is the architect of the long-term global growth strategy for Disney Parks and Resorts' business, including Hong Kong Disneyland, which opened on September 12, 2005 – bringing the enchantment of a Disney theme park to a whole new region of the world.Jay oversees a broad range of businesses that help make Disney the leader in the vacation destination industry. The theme parks and resorts include the Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland. In addition, Jay is responsible for the Disney Cruise Line; Walt Disney Imagineering -- the designers and builders of theme parks, attractions and other facilities and Disney Regional Entertainment, comprising the ESPN Zone sports-themed restaurants.Jay, who has been with The Walt Disney Company for 20 years, was appointed president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in 2002. In the fall of 2005, he became chairman of the segment. He spent two of the five years with the company in France as chairman and CEO of Euro Disney, S.C.A. where he was instrumental in turning Disneyland Resort Paris into Europe's top tourist destination. Cementing his reputation as a dedicated business leader and strategist, the Los Angeles Times in 2002 called Jay "… a provocative and passionate leader who understands the cultural nuances of foreign markets." The article went on to credit Jay for "…helping to transform Disneyland Paris.In addition to his duties at Disney, Jay has emerged as a recognized leader within the travel and tourism industry, working to broaden awareness of the industry's role in creating jobs, economic growth, and cultural exchange. In 2006, Jay serves as Chairman of the Travel Industry Association of America, the industry's preeminent trade association in the United States. Additionally, Jay serves as Chairman of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, which is charged with advising the U.S. Department of Commerce on the creation of a national tourism strategy. He also serves on the board of directors for the French American Chamber of Commerce and Euro Disney S.C.A.Jay first joined The Walt Disney Company in 1986 as director and later rose to senior vice president of Corporate Strategic Planning. In this role, he led strategic development for all real estate-based businesses in The Walt Disney Company portfolio.After two years as a senior vice president of Corporate Alliances and three years with Disney Regional Entertainment, Jay moved to Paris as executive vice president, Euro Disney, S.C.A. He served as president and C.O.O. before taking over as chairman and CEO in 2000.A native New Yorker, Jay has a degree in economics from Columbia, and both an MA in economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Before joining Disney, he held positions with Chase Manhattan Bank and the Marriott Corporation.Jay and his family reside in Los Angeles, California.
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Investment focus
  • Film, Video, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Bubbl — Bubbl Adds Fan Interaction Tech to Online and Live-Streaming Video.Our interaction suite includes single-click clip-and-share, video meme creation, selfie/reaction capture, and real-time filters. We partner with media companies, video players, and publishers to boost fan engagement, extend content reach, and establish new ad-based revenuestreams.
  • MovieLaLa — MovieLaLa is a social network for movie fans: discovering upcoming movies through friends and favorite stars. For marketers, MovieLaLa is a marketing platform to help movie marketers increase the buzz, awareness and engagement of upcoming movies to ensure strong first week sales.Marc Benioff's investment brings the startup to $750,000 infunding across its seed funding and angel rounds, and its other invetors include Machininma co-founder and CEO Allen DeBevoise, past HBO president of digital initiatives and Warner Bros Online co-founder Jim Moloshok, founding Flixster investor Larry Braitman and more investors from the entertainment industry. If the company succeeds, it could stengthen ties between Hollywood and Silicon Valley after an era of digital piracy tore them apart.
  • Stella — Stella is an industry consortium of large frontline and hourly employers who share non-hired and laid-off applicants with one another through the Stella marketplace. Using Stella's iOS, Android mobile apps and our map-based interface, job seekers can easily explore nearby network job openings. Applying is a snap thanks to our common jobapplication and tight employer ATS integrations. Applicants do not have to fill out the same information over and over again. This streamlined process improves the candidate experience by saving time and effort.Stella has raised $25M+ from world class investors. Dozens of America’s largest employers are already using Stella to hire talent and to help their laid-off employees find new work more quickly. More companies and jobs are being added every day. Our growing team is based in New York City and Sydney, Australia.Stella. Finding work has never been easier. Discover more at https://stella.jobs
Sterling Equities VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
Sterling Equities is a family-run group of companies that include The NY Mets, Brooklyn Cyclones, PE, VC and several Real Estate Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Pet, Home Services, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Paintzen — Paintzen is a quality painting service with local professional interior & exterior house painters for your project. Hire a painter today!
  • The Dodo — The Dodo serves up emotionally and visually compelling, highly sharable animal-related stories and videos to help make caring about animals a viral cause.
  • Rad — Rad. The Future of Streaming.
Lerer Hippeau VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 16 investments in the past 12 months
Lerer Hippeau is an early-stage venture capital fund based in New York City. As founders and operators ourselves, we see returns in relationships
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Expressable — Expressable is an online speech therapy practice for everyone with a communication disorder. It has pioneered a parent-focused care model that uses technology and education to integrate speech therapy techniques into children's daily lives, improving outcomes and experiences.The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Austin,Texas.
  • Footprint — The last identity verification you'll ever need
  • Teleskope — Teleskope is a modern data protection platform that automates data security, privacy, and compliance at scale.
Aubrey Graham (Drake) Angel · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aubrey Graham (Drake) is the Founder of OVO Sound.
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Investment focus
  • eSports, Shopping, Gaming
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • MoonPay — MoonPay offers a fast and simple way to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Buy crypto with credit card, bank transfers or Apple Pay today.
  • Bullrider — There's cannabis then there's Bullrider. Legacy in the making since 2004. Cannabis dispensary selling and delivering legal weed in Brampton, Canada from 67 Shelby Road.
  • StatusPro — StatusPro is a sports technology company that combines data with augmented and virtual reality to provide a suite of training and gaming products.
SVA VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 36 investments in the past 12 months
SV Angel is a San Francisco-based venture fund. Their experience spans helping companies like Airbnb, Coinbase, Databricks, DoorDash, Faire, Flexport, GitHub, Notion, Pinterest, Snap, Square, and Stripe Scale. Over the last 30 years of investing, their core values of trust, loyalty, and integrity along with a founder-first approach have driven ourstrategy. They are a service organization, investing in founders who share these values. They support entrepreneurs in building lasting companies by assisting at key inflection points and leveraging networks to help them propel their businesses forward.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Architect — Fast, flexible, and secure financial infrastructure for exchanges, trading firms, hedge funds, and professional investors
  • Nile — Serverless Postgres build with multi-tenacy at it's core. Fault tolerant, globally distrubted, with user and tenant management built in.
  • ElevenLabs — Rated the best text to speech (TTS) software online. Create premium AI voices for free and generate text-to-speech voiceovers in minutes with our character AI voice generator. Use free text to speech AI to convert text to mp3 in 29 languages with 100+ voices.
Darrell Cavens Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Before founding zulily, Darrell spent almost a decade at Blue Nile, where he was CTO and SVP of Marketing. In 2009, he spent a year at Microsoft leading the BizTalk Server business. Previously, he was at Starwave, a Seattle-based internet company, working on large web properties including ESPN.com and ABCNews.com. He attended the University ofVictoria. When he's not at zulily, Darrell's favorite thing to do is spend time with his young son and daughter, especially on trips to visit family in Canada and Ireland.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Consumer Goods, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Armoire — Rent an infinite closet, styled just for you. Armoire is a women's rental clothing membership that continuously styles you with curated, contemporary designs.
  • Shipium — Shipium is the supply chain platform for ecommerce.
  • 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.
Desert Angels VC Fund · Tucson, Arizona, United States
Founded in 2000 and based in Tucson, AZ, the Desert Angels is a non-profit organization of accredited investors looking for opportunities to invest in early-stage companies. We focus on companies with new innovations in science, tech and SAAS, and our portfolio spans a broad range of industries. Our members will invest $4million-$6million per yearinto roughly 20 deals, about half of which are follow-on rounds. We offer a Sidecar fund which automatically co-invests when specific criteria are met. We are nationally recognized, and in the most recent ARI HALO report listed #7 in the country and #1 in the southwest region as one of the most active angel groups. The Desert Angels is a charter member of the Angel Capital Association (ACA), the trade association of angel investment groups; and an active member in the Angel Syndication Network (ASN), a network of angel groups that syndicate deals.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • MessageDesk — Unify text conversations, connect teams, reach more people, and send text message broadcasts from your phone number with a shared SMS inbox.
  • Lemon Perfect — Lemon Perfect is a zero-sugar cold-pressed lemon water that’s full of flavor and packed with antioxidant vitamin C. We squeeze half a California-grown organic lemon into every bottle and can—and add no artificial ingredients—making healthy hydration more convenient, refreshing, and delicious than ever.The Lemon Perfect Company is headquartered inAtlanta, GA.
  • Delta Development — Industry Leaders in Blood Storage Solutions
Bo Feng Angel · Chaoyang, Liaoning, China
Bo Feng is the Managing Partner at Dragonfly Capital Partners.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Finance, Blockchain
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, China, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Yiigoo — Yiigoo is a baby clothing brand that creates natural materials products that are comfortable for children.
  • DeHorizon — With the rapid growth of crypto space, recent developments have greatly facilitated GameFi in going mainstream. "Play to earn" is no longer a mere slogan, but has fully come into reality. Regardless of exponential growth, a common defect in GameFi marketplace is lack of a Metaverse Game Ecosystem to develop, connect and support more andmore blockchain-based games even built on different chains. We are still in the early stages of the evolution of GameFi. For the next stage, a Metaverse Game Ecosystem is essential to make GameFi go further. That is why DeHorizon comes.
  • Forge — Accelerate your future with Forge's private market solutions. Get access to pre-IPO investment opportunities and liquidity for your private company shares.
Jeff Bezos Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is the Founder of Blue Origin. He previously worked at Cashican People LLC as an Investor. Jeff Bezos attended Princeton University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Non Profit, Association
  • Grant, Series B, Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • g100 — Swiss owned tech investment company
  • HempNFibers — Growing hemp. Making a bio fuel to start. Than also an insulation out of it as well. Will look at doing more as company grows. I also know a way to power a whole warehouse by just the plants it’s self but I need funding to get this started. I’m building the transportation side just so I can gain an income to try and get this started.
  • 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.
John Tan Angel
John Tan - Founder @ Controlled Commodity
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Travel
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Singapore, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Glints — Explore internships, graduate jobs & career development resources on Glints. Do what you love on our career discovery & development platform.
  • Voyagin — Voyagin is the tours and activities marketplace in Asia with a mission to help travelers discover and book the best travel experiences across Asia. Its website features over 1,800 things to do including tickets to museums and shows, cultural activities, romantic dinners, adventure experiences, and private guides bookable in English, Japanese, andChinese in over 50 destinations in Asia, in advance or in destination via its mobile optimized website. The Voyagin team believes that "travel in Asia is broken." Guests end up sightseeing because unique experiences are hard to find and insecure to book; hosts end up spending time and money on websites which are hard to update and mostly out of date. They also believe that an "experience is more than just an activity; it's about meeting people, trying something new and seeing the world from a different perspective." In hopes to differentiate themselves, they traveled around Asia to find and curate the best experiences and hosts.Launched in 2012, Voyagin provides a trusted platform for tours and activities providers (hosts) in Asia to list their experiences; its team of community managers work with each host to curate their activities both online and during the experience, ensuring their quality. Backed by its 100% satisfaction guarantee, multilingual customer support, and verified reviews from actual guests, Voyagin is the best place for travelers visiting Asia to discover and book their next local experience.Voyagin was founded in 2011 as FindJPN, a marketplace for authentic activities in Japan. FindJPN changed its name to Voyagin in December 2012 when they expanded into Asia.
  • Rocket Academy — Selective and comprehensive online software engineering bootcamp in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
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