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Top 50 Digital Media Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Digital Media Angel Investors in United States

Investor Digital Media United States investments
Chris M. Willliams 6
Joanne Wilson 6
Scott Becker 4
Michael Jones 4
Ronald Conway 4
Bradley C. Harrison 4
Alexis Ohanian 4
Michael Kassan 4
Nasir Jones 4
Greg Castle 4
Michael Lazerow 4
Paul Sethi 4
Sergii Mashevskyi 4
Auren Hoffman 4
Gary Vaynerchuk 4
Howard Lindzon 3
Joe Thomas 3
Jaffray Woodriff 3
Walter Winshall 3
Geoff Judge 3
Edward Lando 3
Michael Birch 3
Ryan Shuler 3
Baron Davis 3
Garry Tan 3
Marc Andreessen 3
Tony Hsieh 3
Andrew Anker 3
Tim O'Reilly 3
Wei Guo 3
Raymond Tonsing 3
Dave Carlson 3
Mitchell Kapor 3
Will Herman 3
Brad Zions 3
Anthony Saleh 3
John Legend 3
David Calone 3
James Hong 3
Gordon Crovitz 3
Tom Ryan 3
Scott Banister 3
Chris Hughes 3
Allen DeBevoise 3
Joe Montana 3
Clark Landry 3
Nick Hanauer 2
Mark Lawrence 2
Ramit Sethi 2
David Heller 2
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Chris M. Willliams Angel · Beverly Hills, California, United States
Chris M. Williams is the Founder & CEO at pocket.watch.
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Investment focus
  • Digital Media, Video Streaming, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Zigazoo — Zigazoo is the leader in children's short-form video. On Zigazoo, kids make creative video responses to fun challenges and share them with friends.They are American parents and teachers who get their inspiration from children and believe in the power of kid creations. Hailed as "a smarter screen-time activity" by TechCrunch andlauded by children’s media advocacy organizations for its safety, Zigazoo enables kids to share video responses to challenges built by leading museums, zoos, educators, and media stars.
  • Loupe — Loupe is a live eCommerce streaming platform developing a mobile application used to collect sports cards. Its application offers exciting new ways to buy, sell, invest, and collect sports cards that enable users to reinvent sports card games at a whole new level. The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
  • Hellosaurus — Ad-free interactive videos by award-winning creators. Built for kids, loved by parents.
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.
Scott Becker Angel · New York, New York, United States
Scott Becker, Vice President of Enterprise Products, joined Schrödinger in 2012. He received his BS in Computational Biology from University of Pennsylvania. Scott is a technical entrepreneur, startup advisor, and angel investor. He was Co-Founder and CTO of Invite Media, a venture backed advertising startup that was acquired by Google in2010.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Digital Media, Advertising
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Parse.ly — Parse.ly makes working with data easy for newsrooms and marketers, giving them the insights they need to focus their content strategy and prove ROI.
  • AlphaPoint — Join over 150 customers from 35 countries that have leveraged AlphaPoint's white label software to launch and operate digital asset markets.
  • Schrödinger — Schrödinger’s industry-leading computational platform facilitates the research efforts of biopharmaceutical and industrial companies, academic institutions and government laboratories worldwide. Schrödinger also has wholly-owned and collaborative drug discovery programs in a broad range of therapeutic areas.Schrödinger is deeply committed toinvesting in the science and talent that drive its computational platform. Schrödinger was founded in 1990, has over 700 employees and is engaged with customers and collaborators in more than 70 countries. To learn more visit www.schrodinger.com.
Michael Jones Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Mike Jones is an internet executive, investor, and strategic advisor. A long-time entrepreneur, Mike founded his first successful company in college and since then has founded, built, and sold numerous online and mobile businesses.As the co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Science, Inc., Mike brings together the best talent, resources, andfinancing through a centralized platform to build and invest in technology businesses. In 2016 alone, three of Science’s portfolio companies saw big exits -- HelloSociety was acquired by The New York Times, Dollar Shave Club was acquired by Unilever, and FameBit was acquired by Google. His experience and expertise in both large and small companies focuses on strategy, growth, and operational efficiency, resulting in over $2.6B in successful investor outcomes.Prior to Science, Mike Jones served as the CEO of Myspace. In this role, Mike oversaw global business strategy and operations for Myspace, Myspace Music, and Myspace Mobile, which included board and strategic roles with joint venture partners in Myspace China and Myspace Japan / Softbank. During his tenure, he was responsible for the relaunch of Myspace, one of the most high-profile turn-around challenges in the industry
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Twenty20 — T wenty20 has closed its doors and is no longer accessible. Continue your creative journey with curated photos from Envato Elements.
  • Anagram — Anagram's software platform helps eye care practices automate vision insurance eligibility, claims, billing, and their supply chain from lab ordering, to instant rebates to help eye care providers differentiate themselves and advance their practices.
  • Boom Entertainment — Boom Entertainment creates world-class products for the online gaming era. That includes slot machine games, innovative sportsbook products and free to play sports applications. We work with media companies, pro sports leagues, retail brands, and casinos.
Ronald Conway Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ronald Conway has been an active angel investor for over 15 years. He was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005) whose investments included: Google, Ask Jeeves, Paypal, Good Technology, Opsware, and Brightmail.Ronald was previously with National Semiconductor Corporation in marketing positions from1973-1979, and Altos Computer Systems as a co-founder, President and CEO from 1979-1990. He eventually took Altos public in 1982 and served as CEO of Personal Training Systems (PTS) from 1991-1995. PTS went on to be acquired by SmartForce/SkillSoft.Ronald has served/serves on Boards/Advisory Boards including: Twitter, Digg, Brightmail, Ask Jeeves, Rupture (acquired by EA), Associated Content (acquired by Yahoo!), Facebook, RockYou, ScanScout, Zappos, Trulia, StumbleUpon, Plaxo (acquired by Comcast), Photobucket (acquired by Fox), and Anchor Intelligence (co-founder).Ronald was recently named #6 in Forbes Magazine Midas list of top deal-makers in 2008 and is actively involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. Ronald is Vice Chairman of the UCSF Medical Foundation in SF, Board Member of The Tiger Woods Foundation, and SF Homeless Connect, and on the Benefit Committee of Ronald McDonald House, College Track, and the Blacked Eyed Peas-PeaPod Academy Foundation.Ronald is also featured in Gary Rivlin's book _The Godfather of Silicon Valley: Ronald Conway and the Fall of the Dot-coms, described as 'the man who has placed more bets on Internet start-ups than anyone else in Silicon Valley.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Social Media, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Denmark
Portfolio highlights
  • Kumo.AI — Query the future. Deliver predictive analytics across your enterprise in days, regardless of ML experience. Powered by cutting edge deep learning techniques.
  • Synapticure — The era of personalized care is finally coming to ALS. Synapticure will give all ALS patients access to the best care while fueling the advancement of personalized treatments for every type of ALS.
  • Tomorrow Farms — Tomorrow Farms is a food technology company on a mission to fuel the sustainable food revolution with irresistible food and beverage brands.
Bradley C. Harrison Angel · New York, New York, United States
Brad is an entrepreneur and seasoned business development executive with a passion for technology, media, entertainment and lifestyle. Brad has a great deal of experience launching new ventures. While attending MIT, he worked as a Partner in a seed stage venture fund, ITU Ventures, and helped launch a joint MIT-Harvard incubator. During thisexperience, Brad worked at the earliest stages with many dynamic companies including Endeca Technologies.While serving as Director of Media Strategy and Development at AOL, Brad co-authored 3 patents in search, geo-tagging, and personalization, with Edmund Fish, Senior Vice President and General Manager at AOL. Following AOL, Brad helped raise $40M in venture funding for a contextual online advertising network. Prior to launching his business career, Brad was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the United States Army for five years, earning both Airborne and Ranger qualifications before retiring as Captain. He resides in Tribeca with his wife, Angie, his son, Elvis and his daughter, Scout.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, SaaS
  • Seed, Convertible Note, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Virtuix — With over 4000 Omnis shipped to date, the patent protected Omni system is the leading and most popular omni-directional treadmill on the market.
  • Ampsy — The Ampsy (formerly Fliptu) platform offers brands a comprehensive suite of social aggregation tools to aggregate & curate their best brand & fan social content into beautiful, engaging social visualizations. In 60 seconds, a brand can build a campaign and have it live & embedded anywhere with a single line of iframe code. Our socialembeds are proven to increase fan engagement and time-on-site, solving a major leakage problem in the customer acquisition & retention funnel.***2014 SXSW Accelerator Finalisthttp://sxsw.com/interactive/news/2014/2014-sxsw-accelerator-finalists-revealed-startups-rock-austin-march***Named 1 of the 20 Most Interesting Technologies at SXSW by IPG Media Lab of Interpublic Group - IPG (NYSE)http://www.ipglab.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SXSW2014_IPGMediaLab_Recap.pdf
  • LiveNinja — Business communication solutions from net2phone streamline workflows, effortlessly collaborate, and build customer relationships that last.
Alexis Ohanian Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Alexis Ohanian is the President and Founder of 776 Foundation. He previously worked at reddit as an Executive Chair and Board Member. Alexis Ohanian attended the University of Virginia.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Shef — Enter code FIRST10 at checkout and save $10 on your first order
  • TMRW Sports — TMRW is a sports company that focuses on progressive approaches to sports, media, and technology. Using advances in technology, the company launches golf leagues and holds a series of stadium events to provide people with growing approaches to sports and entertainment.
  • Pulp Culture — Pulp Culture is hard pressed juice, enhanced by superfoods and adaptogens, that supports active, healthy lifestyles.
Michael Kassan Angel · New York, New York, United States
Michael E. Kassan helps bridge the gaps between media, marketers, and technologists.Kassan founded MediaLink in 2003 to be a transformational partner to the world’s leading media, marketing, and technology companies. Bringing these groups together while balancing strategic insight with pragmatic execution, MediaLink guides its clients throughan increasingly fragmented media landscape. As Chairman and CEO, Kassan has led the firm’s expansion from strategic advisory into multiple business lines including executive search, financial due diligence, agency benchmarking/reviews, and trade marketing. With a culture focused on both confidentiality and transparency, MediaLink now sits at the epicenter of major cross-industry initiatives and legislation helping to build consensus between government, marketers, and publishers.Kassan maintains a deep commitment to advising the media industry’s leadership. He acts as Special Advisor to numerous CEO’s helping them “break through the noise” in today’s marketplace and advising on issues ranging from corporate strategy and partnerships to M&A.Drawing on a combination of experience, relationships, and insights, Kassan writes extensively as a noted blogger and serves frequently as a moderator and keynote speaker at global industry conferences. He has built instrumental partnerships with the Consumer Electronics Show and the Cannes Lions. He also produces and hosts a radio show on WOR 710 AM and Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio, “Medialinked — Inside Advertising and Media with Michael Kassan.”Prior to MediaLink, Kassan led Initiative Media Worldwide as COO and Vice-Chairman from 1994 to 2001. Kassan helped grow the company’s initial $1.5 billion in billings nearly ten-fold. Prior to Initiative, he was President and COO of International Video Entertainment (Artisan Entertainment). In his first career, Kassan spent ten years as a tax lawyer specializing in the entertainment industry.Kassan currently serves as Chair of the UJA-New York Marketing Communications Committee as well as on the Boards of the American Advertising Federation, the Ad Council, and the Hollywood Radio and Television Society. He served as Chairman of the California State Senate Select Committee on the Entertainment Industry.
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Investment focus
  • Advertising, Digital Media, Video
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Telly — The biggest thing to happen to TV since color.
  • Qonsent — Qonsent is a consumer-first platform for dynamic consent. For the first time, consumers will have direct access and control of their personal data that brands collect and store about them.
  • Home From College — H\FC is the professional development platform built specifically for career starters and young professionals. Created to help students build their first professional brand, manage their resume and unlock experiences to help them grow. Our Mission is the even the professional playing-field and give career starters a platform to help them start.
Nasir Jones Angel · New York, New York, United States
Nas, byname of Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, also called Nasty Nas, (born September 14, 1973, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.), American rapper and songwriter who became a dominant voice in 1990s East Coast hip-hop. Nas built a reputation as an expressive chronicler of inner-city street life.Nasir Jones, the son of a jazz musician, grew up in public housingin Queens, New York. He dropped out of school in the eighth grade and searched for a creative outlet, finally settling on hip-hop. His breakthrough came in 1992, when his song “Half Time” (credited to Nasty Nas) appeared on the sound track to the film Zebrahead. Columbia Records soon signed him to a contract. His debut recording as Nas, Illmatic (1994), drew widespread acclaim for its poetic narration of hard-edged inner-city life.The more pop-oriented approach of It Was Written (1996) helped that album reach an even wider audience than its predecessor but ignited a recurring tension in Nas’s career between the appetite of the pop audience and the demands of hip-hop purists. He maintained his commercial appeal with I Am... (1999), although by that time he had also become embroiled in a public feud with fellow rapper Jay-Z over which of the two was the preeminent voice in East Coast hip-hop. The schism inspired Stillmatic (2001), which many fans considered a return to form. The two rappers publicly settled their differences in 2005, and shortly thereafter Nas signed with Def Jam, of which Jay-Z was president at the time.Nas’s penchant for provocation marked Hip Hop Is Dead (2006) and an untitled follow-up (2008), while Life Is Good (2012) struck an introspective tone. He also notably collaborated with reggae musician Damian Marley (the youngest son of Bob Marley) on the album Distant Relatives (2010).Nas also made occasional film appearances, notably in Belly (1998), a crime drama in which he starred opposite rapper DMX, and Black Nativity (2013), an adaptation of Langston Hughes’s gospel play.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Magic Spoon — Magic Spoon cereal is high-protein, low-sugar, keto-friendly, and gluten-free. Available in Cocoa, Frosted, Fruity, Blueberry, Peanut Butter, and Cinnamon.
  • Everyrealm — Leaders in metaverse innovation and development.
  • Altered State Machine — Altered State Machine, aims to be a platform and protocol which any developer can build on it; can create, own, and compete with AI-based agents (bots) and upgrade and train their AI, buy, and sell them as NFTs. This will bring an evolution for NFTS.
Greg Castle Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Juan Gregorio Castillo Minyety (San Jose De Ocoa, 09 de junio 1986), mejor conocido por su nombre artístico Greg Castle, es un rapero y compositor Dominicano. Su estilo de música es generalmente como el trap latino afro Reggaeton y Denbow, pero también incorporó otros géneros como merengue, pop latín y House
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Investment focus
  • Software, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Ghana, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Simulon — Studio-quality VFX on a mobile. Sign up to the Simulon beta.
  • Fondo — Fondo is an all-in-one accounting platform for startups. We'll handle your bookkeeping, tax, and tax credits so you can focus on building your startup.
  • Looking Glass Factory — Introducing Looking Glass Portrait, your first personal holographic display. Designed for people, real and imagined. Available for pre-order today.
Michael Lazerow Angel · New York, New York, United States
Michael Lazerow is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Velvet Sea Ventures.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Advertising, Mobile
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Torre — Torre Technologies is a recruitment platform, matching talent from unconventional careers with fulfilling professional opportunities.
  • Howard — World's first flex-use real estate platform. Paving the way for a more flexible future in real estate.
  • Mint Songs — Music artists create NFTs with Mint Songs. Our toolkit and marketplace helps you mint 1/1 music NFTs that you can sell to fans and collectors. Own your creative, own your community in web3.
Paul Sethi Angel · New York, New York, United States
Paul Sethi is a co-founder and Managing Partner at 2048 Ventures, the Founder and Managing Partner at Trajectory Capital Partners, and the Co-founding Partner of OpenFortune. For 7+ years prior to 2048 Ventures, Paul was CEO of, the leading sales data and intelligence platform for the marketing industry (acquired by List Partners). He alsoco-founded Robuzz, an advanced ML/NLP practice, with a real-time alerts and data extraction engine built for the enterprise. Paul has been a first-check angel for over a decade, including in Flexport, SeatGeek, Transfix, Knotel and LearnVest. He serves as Advisor to Transfix and OpenFortune and graduated with honors from Wharton (UPenn) and Columbia. Early in his career, he was a public company investor focused on the tech sector.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Internet, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Mantl — MANTL helps banks and credit unions open more accounts across more channels with the highest-performing origination software on the market.
  • Slash Keyboard — GIPHY is the platform that animates your world. Find the GIFs, Clips, and Stickers that make your conversations more positive, more expressive, and more you.
  • JOANY — Joany is your trusted healthcare concierge. We simplify buying and using health insurance, all year long. Using data, machine learning and humans, Joany takes of everything healthcare, so you don't have to.
Sergii Mashevskyi Angel · Irvine, California, United States
Sergii Mashevskyi - Founder, CEO @ Cameo FX
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Investment focus
  • Animation, Digital Media, Creative Agency
  • Seed, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cameo FX — CameoFX - visual effects and animation studio based in Los Angeles (US) and Dnipro (Ukraine)
  • GloriaFX — Cameo FX >>> https://www.cameofx.com/
Auren Hoffman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Auren Hoffman is the CEO and Chief Historian of SafeGraph and he was the CEO of Rapleaf. Auren holds a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the UC Berkeley. He writes a blog called Summation.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Analytics, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Ex Parte — Ex Parte uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing to give customers the information they need to make better decisions and achieve a competitive advantage. Consider it Moneyball for a market that is >20 times the size of Major League Baseball.
  • Calypso AI — CalypsoAI combines industry-leading AI testing and human-in-the-loop decision making to give you the confidence you need to push AI projects into production.
  • Sincera — Sincera provides novel signal data to the most innovative companies in advertising technology.
Gary Vaynerchuk Angel · New York, New York, United States
Gary Vaynerchuk is the Chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company, and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations. In the late 90s, after identifying “the internet” as a land-grab opportunity, Gary transitioned his father’s localliquor store into one of the first wine e-commerce platforms resulting in growing the family business from $3-60MM in sales during a 5-year period.During his time in the family business, Vaynerchuk also started one of the first long-form episodic video shows on YouTube in 2006 called WineLibraryTV, filming 1,000 episodes over a 5-year window. Gary’s wine knowledge, charisma, and uncanny ability to engage with his community landed him appearances on national television with Ellen Degeneres and Conan O’Brien, as well as establishing him as one of the most followed people on social media during its nascent years.Not only did Gary leverage content creation and the rise of social media for his personal brand, but it was the seed which would become the pillar to his now 9-year old advertising agency VaynerMedia, servicing brands with an ever-expanding variety of offerings.Outside of being the Chairman and CEO of his own companies, Gary is a highly sought after public speaker, a 5-time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.Gary is currently the subject of DailyVee, an online documentary series highlighting what it’s like to be a CEO and public figure in today’s digital world, as well the host of The GaryVee Audio Experience, a top 50 global podcast, and host of #AskGaryVee, a business and advice Q&A show which can be found on both YouTube and Facebook.Gary also appeared as judge in Apple’s first original series “Planet of the Apps” alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Will.i.am onIn addition to VaynerMedia, VaynerX also houses The Gallery, a new publishing company started after acquiring leading women’s lifestyle property PureWow in January 2017. In addition to running VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as a partner in the athlete representation agency VaynerSports and restaurant reservations app Resy.Gary is a board/advisory member of Ad Council and Pencils of Promise, and is a longtime Well Member of Charity:Water.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • OpenFortune — www.openfortunemedia.com
  • Metalink — Metalink is a private chat app that provides NFT collection. They also offer the punk owners to find and chat with other verified holders by simply connecting their wallet.
Howard Lindzon Angel · San Diego, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Howard Lindzon - Founder & General Partner @ Social Leverage
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Swag Golf — Premium milled golf putters designed and assembled in the USA, insane limited release golf club head covers, men's golf clothing & apparel, and the coolest golf accessories for all players who don't give a putt.
  • Stonks — Invest in Pre-IPO deals
  • Vestaboard — Vestaboard has totally re-imagined the design of a split-flap display you might see at a train station in Europe.
Joe Thomas Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Joe Thomas is the Co-founder and CEO of Loom.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Productivity Tools
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Lindy — Lindy is an AI assistant that puts your life on autopilot.
  • Rayon — Built for Speed. Designed for Teams.
  • Pano — Pano offers hardware and software technology solutions for fire professionals to detect threats and respond faster.
Jaffray Woodriff Angel · Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Angel Investor located in Charlottesville, VA
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Contraline — Contraline is a medical device company that has developed a proprietary injectable hydrogel platform for use in reproductive and contraceptive applications. Contraline's first product, Adam, is implanted into the vas deferens through a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure and once implanted, the gel effectively blocks sperm. Adam isnon-hormonal, designed to last years, and easily reversible.
  • Fringe — With 100+ vendors, Fringe offers an employee lifestyle benefits experience that builds loyalty, productivity, and well-being. Learn more to get started!
  • Starchive — AI enriched Digital Asset Management designed by creators for creators, to maximize the control and ownership of their content, community, and commerce in the Visual Media Economy.
Walter Winshall Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Walter A. Winshall serves as a Principal in Collaborative Seed and Growth Partners, LLC, an investment firm specializing in the commercialization of early-stage technology. Previously, he was a co-founder and Chairman of SilverPlatter International, NV, a company providing information services for libraries, which was acquired by the Dutchpublishing company Wolters Kluwer in 2001. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of AgaMatrix, Inc., HealthCare IT, Inc., and MOCA Systems, Inc. He graduated from MIT in electrical engineering and from the Harvard Law School. At AgaMatrix, Walt provides guidance in corporate development strategy.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Finance, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Avanlee Care — Bring your family closer with the all-in-one elderly care app.
  • Rheaply — Rheaply is making the world's resources more discoverable and transferrable in our global economy.
  • StoryFit — Earlier audiences' insights empower your content and improve its performance. StoryFit's AI technology platform helps you understand the true value of your
Geoff Judge Angel · New York, New York, United States
Partner iNovia CapitalGeoff was a co-founder of 24/7 Media; previously the President of Interactive Imaginations, 1 of 3 companies that merged to form 24/7 Media in 1997. 24/7 Media went public in August 1998 and was acquired by WPP in 2007 for $649MM. He was at iMarket prior, a venture backed start-up, where he was on themanagement team as VP Marketing. Geoff Judge spent nine years at American Express in the Card Division in several roles including VP and GM, Travel & Corp. Insurance Group. He was an investor in IndustryBrains (sold to Marchex), on the Board of Fetchback (sold to GSI), Oggifinogi (sold to Collective) and current board member of Global Cash Access (NYSE: GCA), Collective, PexCard, Spanfeller Media, and Lenddo, and an observer on Chango, Resonate, Routehappy, 33 Across, and others. He’s a founding board member of Children for Children, and a Trustee for the Sacred Heart School in Manhattan for 6 years. Education: M.B.A. from Columbia, B.A. in Economics from Northwestern.
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Investment focus
  • Advertising, Marketing, Software
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Canada, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Finexio — Accounts Payable Software | B2B Payments.
  • Identifee — Identifee is purpose-built financial services platform that replaces the need for multiple solutions, simplifying workflows and delivering a seamless engagement.
  • ArcSpan Technologies — ArcSpan is an innovative audience monetization platform focused on the needs of the world's finest publishers. Unlock the most value from your first-party addressable audiences while providing advertisers the targeting performance they need and consumers the privacy and transparency they expect.
Edward Lando Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Edward Lando is the Founder of Pareto Holdings. He previously worked at Horizons School of Technology as a Co-Founder. Edward Lando attended the Wharton School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • Fun — Fun offers to build a product ecosystem that leverages cross-chain decentralized wallets on the Odsy blockchain.
  • Unicorn Auctions — Unicorn Auctions offers rare spirits auctions to buyers, sellers, and collectors. They provide ios and android apps in addition to their web bidding platform for digital auctions. To ensure examination of every asset listed, they must take physical possession of their items.
Michael Birch Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Michael Birch is the Co-founder of Bebo and Birthday Alarm. Birch was raised in North London, England, went to Imperial College, London in Central London (where he met Xochi, his wife), then worked in West London. After finally deciding that he had done London, Michael moved to San Francisco in 2002.Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL inMarch 2008 for USD 850 million. Their combined 70% stake yielded a profit of $595 million from the deal. In June 2008, Michael invested in, and joined the board of MyStore.com along with Julian Lennon and Gordon Crawford. He is also an investor in Goodreads, a book oriented social network.Having worked in a number of not-so-exciting computer related jobs, he relished the chance to set up an Internet based family business with his wife, Xochi and brother, Paul. Remembering birthdays was never his strong point, much to his embarrassment, so what could be better than something he could use himself. Michael was responsible for developing the original Birthday Alarm website back in 2001, but is no longer involved in its development.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Social Media, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom, Denmark
Portfolio highlights
  • Keyo — Keyo is an end-to-end solution that offers apartment rentals. Now, Keyo has blossomed into a full-scale software-as-a-service for landlords, targeting small-to-medium-sized renters with 20 to 5,000 units. Founded in 2017, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.
  • HolidayFox — HolidayFox is a platform to discover and book family staycations. From a fun filled day out with the kids through to a whole holiday, HolidayFox has it all. Get suggestions, find, build and book your perfect package all in one place
  • Whatifi — Whatifi turns passive viewers into active players who control what happens next.
Ryan Shuler Angel · New York, New York, United States
Ryan Shuler is a venture executive having held senior leadership roles leading direct-to-consumer practices in startup organizations across the private and public sectors. Prior to Legendary Ventures, he was the co-founder of a southern California-based 501(c)(3) non-profit. His entrepreneurial spirit subsequently led him to launch his own dietarysupplement company primarily targeting women. Ryan’s exemplary work ethic complement his natural affinity to “bridge gap” in some of the fastest growing startup categories in the venture ecosystem.
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Investment focus
  • Internet of Things, E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, South Korea, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Ome — Ome is reinventing the way we cook at home by leveraging smart technology to bring automation to the kitchen.
  • Donut Media — Shop exclusive merch and apparel from the Donut Media Official Store. Hoodies, tee shirts, posters, accessories, and more.
  • Immersive Systems — Immersive Systems is a media company that specializes in providing integration of stats, highlights, and images for e-sports fans. It provides a media platform for fan engagement in the e-sports industry and community. Immersive Systems was founded in 2017 and headquartered in Pennsylvania, United States.
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!
Garry Tan Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 22 investments in the past 12 months
Garry Tan is the incoming President and CEO of Y Combinator. He previously worked at Posterous.com as a Co-Founder. Garry Tan attended Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Extropic AI — The next era of computing isn't dead. It's alive. More coming soon.
  • 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.
  • Foundation Health — Foundation Health is a telehealth and nationwide pharmacies and diagnostic distribution centre
Marc Andreessen Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Marc Andreessen was the Co-founder of LoudCloud Systems.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, France, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Quillette — What is Quillette? Quillette is an Australian based online magazine that focuses on long-form analysis and cultural commentary. We are politically non-partisan, but rely on reason, science, and humanism as our guiding values. Quillette hosts the Quillette and Quillette Cetera podcasts, and every year we throw Quillette Socials for our
  • Libermans Co — We are the Liberman Siblings: David & Daniil, Anna, and Masha.
  • Redbeard Ventures — Red Beard Ventures is a full-stack web3 fund investing across Web 3.0 and crypto, including consumer applications, infrastructure, gaming, the metaverse, and DeFi with a focus on pre-seed through Series B investments in equity and tokens.
Tony Hsieh Angel · Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Tony Hsieh was the Founder of the Downtown Project. He attended Harvard University.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, News, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Asana — Work anytime, anywhere with Asana. Keep remote and distributed teams, and your entire organization, focused on their goals, projects, and tasks with Asana.
  • Swapbox — Swapbox is an easy and convenient delivery system that enables people to send and receive packages using a Swapbox kiosk. The kiosks, which are completely automated, are situated in convenient locations including grocery stores, petrol stations and coffee shops, meaning that customers do not need to rush to the post office by 3pm to send theirpackages. Customers simply place their item/s in the Swapbox kiosk and input their details using the touchscreen. The recipient then collects the package from a local Swapbox using the code they received through text or email. Swapbox sets itself apart by focusing on consumer satisfaction, experience and convenience.Swapbox is currently available in San Francisco and Santa Clara.
  • Vengo — Vengo is a software and media company that engages consumers and collects data by combining interactive digital media with point-of-purchase. Selected from 270 companies as "NYC Next Idea 2012," Vengo's next-generation vending machines enable brands such as Trident, Snapple, Dentyne, and Sour Patch Kids to re-engage consumers whilegenerating attractive unit economics (expect six-month payback on new units). Vengo already has established partnerships with Mondelez (one of the largest snack food companies), Snapple, Verizon, CC Vending (second-largest NYC vending machine provider), and Creative Mobile Technologies (NYC taxis). Vengo was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Long Island City, New York.
Andrew Anker Angel · Half Moon Bay, California, United States
Andrew Anker
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Investment focus
  • Content, Publishing, Digital Media
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Byliner — Byliner helps you live life to the fullest, discover great reads and access current information on books, TV shows with the aims to satisfying all your curiosities
  • PandoDaily — Always on Employee Progression
  • Federated Media — Federated Media is an integrated media company that drives engagement for brands through pure native content and advertising solutions.Federated Media is involved in many content marketing activities: represents online publishers and their properties to advertisers; supports other properties sponsored by advertiser clients; and owns andoperates websites. It also offers media and ad solutions, including standard IAB ads, STAMP and other high-impact ads, engagement ads, conversationalists, social frames, and conversation targeting; content marketing services through custom content series and sponsored blog posts; and advertising opportunities on sponsored properties and communities.
Tim O'Reilly Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Tim O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc. Considered by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world, O'Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, Strata: The Business of Data, the Velocity Conference on Web Performance and Operations, andmany others. Tim's blog, the O'Reilly Radar "watches the alpha geeks" to determine emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community. Tim is also a partner at O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, O'Reilly's early stage venture firm, and is on the board of Safari Books Online, PeerJ, Code for America, and Maker Media, which was recently spun out from O'Reilly Media.Maker Media's Maker Faire has been compared to the West Coast Computer Faire, which launched the personal computer revolution.
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Investment focus
  • Publishing, Digital Media, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Medium — Medium is an open platform where readers find dynamic thinking, and where expert and undiscovered voices can share their writing on any topic.
  • Metabiota — Strengthening global capacity to improve health outcomes and mitigate infectious disease threats. Metabiota strives to protect lives and to prevent, detect, and respond to the impact of outbreaks and epidemics on human and animal health, healthcare infrastructure, and global health security. Metabiota provides experience, training, and insights. Managing, stopping, and preventing epidemics requires global health expertize and capacity.
  • 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.
Wei Guo Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Wei Guo, the founding partner of UpHonest Capital, is an active angel investor in Silicon Valley, focusing on early-stage cross-sector investments. He founded Wei Fund in 2015 and UpHonest Capital Fund I in 2016, invested in well-known companies such as Hims&Hers(NYSE: HIMS), Vicarious Surgical(NYSE: RBOT), Knightscope (NASDAQ: KSCP), Checkr,Lime, Boom, Rescale, Dialpad and more. Since 2015, he has invested in over 400 Silicon Valley startups, over 76 companies with valuations greater than 100 million USD, and 23 portfolio companies that have successfully exited.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, China, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Golden — Golden is a developer of a self-constructing knowledge database used to accelerate discovery and education. The company uses and leverages human effort by using machine intelligence to make the process of gathering and communicating knowledge simpler.It combines a powerful search across several entities with fine-grain alerts to stay on top ofchanges, and semi-automatic research assistance for gaps in knowledge that enable people in organizations to stay current, understand and leverage the latest trends in their industry.
  • Playbook — Playbook gives creators the opportunity to build and grow a subscription business. Fans get an all-access pass to a curated health and wellness content.
  • Crossing — Crossing Media is a live broadcast e-commerce service company that builds awareness, engagement, and sales through live-stream shopping.
Raymond Tonsing Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Raymond Tonsing is a San Francisco based venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He founded Caffeinated Capital, an early stage venture capital firm, and now serves as its managing director. Raymond holds a bachelor's degree in Arts from University of Colorado Boulder.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Polywork — Launch an AI-powered personal website to showcase your work, grow your personal brand, or start your side hustle.
  • Blowfish — Blowfish makes it easy to identify & stop fraud before it happens. Join the leading wallets protecting their users funds with the blowfish security engine
  • Merkle Manufactory — Merkle Manufactory is a software company contributing to the Farcaster protocol and working on clients.
Dave Carlson Angel · Centennial, Colorado, United States
Dave Carlson is the Founder and Managing Director of eonBusiness. Dave established eonBusiness in 1997 to meet the needs of start-ups and early development stage companies for building Internet based businesses. He has founded five businesses with three successful exits to date while supporting dozens of other companies. While eonBusiness startedas primarily a web development services organization, it transitioned to an incubator and then subsequently a boutique venture capital firm investing in software as a service (SaaS) and mobile opportunities.Dave is actively involved as an advisor to numerous eonBusiness portfolio companies. He also currently serves on the board of directors of mobileStorm for eonBusiness.Dave also serves as a Mentor to the TechStars mentorship driven seed stage investment program.In 2001 Dave founded and incubated GO TOAST and subsequently started eonMedia in 2002. Both companies were acquired in 2003 by aQuantive which was acquired by Microsoft in 2007. Other personal startups include eonBusiness, AllAboardToys.com (acquired in 2008) and HomePoint.Prior to founding eonBusiness, Dave was a senior executive at EchoStar (DISH Network) for 12 years, where he was an integral part of the launch of the DISH Network and the initiation of EchoStar's global business expansion. Dave's EchoStar career included a six-year stint in The Netherlands as Managing Director of European, African and Middle Eastern Operations.Dave earned a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Business Administration at Bethany College and a Masters Degree in International Business Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
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Investment focus
  • Finance, Mobile, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • GoChime — GoChime allows brands to leverage their first-party data to run smarter and more unified advertising campaigns across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google. Brands sync their ESP and CRM platforms to GoChime and can bridge the data that lives there to outside social advertising platforms. This approach allows brands to use several channelsto automatically move customers through a specified journey or conversion funnel, reach customers who do not open or otherwise engage in email marketing, and then easily create lookalike audiences of their best customers to find more great customers outside of their own lists.
  • Testlio — Testlio helps businesses deliver amazing customer experiences by providing a community of highly vetted testers and an end-to-end QA management platform. They assemble your dedicated QA dream team from their vetted, experienced, and passionate tester community. Their platform seamlessly integrates into the tools that you already use andconnects you with the team giving you a high degree of visibility. They work around the clock and around the world, on any platform, so you hit every deadline and launch better products, faster.Their customers include Microsoft, Lyft, Salesforce, CBS Interactive, Flipboard, Strava. Learn more at testlio.com
  • ExpenseBot — ExpenseBot is a developer of an expense management platform used to make business expense reporting easier. The company's software automates the process of filling out expense reports by pulling in information from calendar apps, e-mail, credit card purchase reports, and even a phone’s GPS software. It’s powered by artificial intelligencesoftware that can remind users to file expense actions like meals or a commute.ExpenseBot was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mitchell Kapor Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Mitchell David Kapor was the founder of Lotus Development Corporation (/organization/lotus-development-corporation) and the designer of Lotus 1-2-3, the "killer application" often credited with making the personal computer ubiquitous in the business world in the 1980s. He is known as an entrepreneur, investor, social activist,and philanthropist.Kapor has been the Chair of the In 1990 Kapor's new company On Technology introduced their new product On Location, an application designed for the Macintosh that contained an indexing system that permit quick retrieval and display of text on the Mac's hard disk. "We think we're being cagey by bringing it out on the Mac first," Kapor said. "It's a richer medium than MS-DOS, and if we have a hot product in the Mac market, it will be easier to get into the PC market."In 2001, Kapor founded the Open Source Applications Foundation, where he is now working on Chandler, a modern personal information manager built using open source tools and methods.In 2006, Kapor founded his latest startup,
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Education
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Japan, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Toybox Labs — Toybox is the ultimate 3d printing experience for kids. It enables children to print thousands of toys at the push of a button right at home.
  • Spreadsheet.com — The spreadsheet you know with the power of a database and project management system. Gantt, Kanban, Forms, and Automations. Get started free.
  • DuckDuckGo — The Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs.
Will Herman Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Will Herman is an active angel investor, corporate director, author, and startup mentor. He was previously a serial entrepreneur, having started five companies, taking two of them public. Will is an adviser at the hardware incubator, Bolt, and a mentor at TechStars. He lives and works mostly in the Boston area.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Convertible Note
  • United States, South Africa, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • VueBox — VueBox places interactive content in rideshare vehicles
  • Pristēm — The laundry & dry cleaning services industry has seen no hardware innovation in a long time resulting in 24 hr+ turnarounds, insanely expensive prices, and a complete lack of reliability. Pristēm has built a magical new clothing care experience that's 150x faster, 10x cheaper, and hassle free. Our smart hardware and consumable cleansyour outfit exactly when you need it, not 24 hours later.Our nationwide network of smart hardware products can be accessed through your mobile phone and a monthly subscription. Pristēm provides the best customer experience that's a faster, greener, and more enjoyable alternative to the laundry and dry cleaning services available today.
  • Looking Glass Factory — Introducing Looking Glass Portrait, your first personal holographic display. Designed for people, real and imagined. Available for pre-order today.
Brad Zions Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Brad Zions is a Los Angeles-based investor and entrepreneur. He is the founder and GP of Pitbull Ventures, a seed/preseed fund based in Los Angeles.Zions has deep domain expertise in digital media and the restaurant, apparel, and entertainment industries. Zions has been an active early-stage investor for the past 20 years, both as a partnerat Structure Fund and individually. Big winners in his portfolio include Clutter, Parachute Home, Harri, Vidmob, Pocket Watch and Embrace. Recent exits include Jukin Media, Podsights, Donut Media, and Venga. Previous exits include QXL (now Tradus, which Naspers acquired in 2008) and Google via Ron Conway's Angel funds I and II.Zions partnered with chef Alan Jackson in March 2009 to co-found Lemonade Restaurant Group. Serving as CFO until January 2011, Zions raised capital for the rapidly expanding fast-casual concept and helped grow Lemonade to 10+ locations.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • PopID — PopID is a software company that provides solutions for verifying an individual’s identity based on their face for applications such as loyalty, payment, and entry.
  • Podsights — Powerful measurement made easy. Use our advertising analytics and measurement tools, free of charge, to fine-tune your campaigns and help improve performance.
  • Champions Round — Champions Round is a sports entertainment company focused on building engaging fan experiences for the fantasy sports industry. Currently available for download on iOS.
Anthony Saleh Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Anthony Saleh is the Founder and CEO of Emagen Investment Group, Inc. and General Partner of WndrCo.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Fashion
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Egypt, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • HUBUC — A single API-platform that allows any business to embed financial services capabilities into their products. 
e.g Uber can issue branded credit cards for all Uber drivers and Walmart provides customers a simple way to better manage and control their everyday finances, with no regulatory burden or compliance requirements in a few weeks.
  • CREATESAFE — CREATESAFE, automating the management, distribution, and marketing of music.
  • VersusGame — VersusGame offers creators and brands the opportunity to cultivate a community with an interactive content solution that rewards knowledge
John Legend Angel · Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
John Legend is a nine-time Grammy Award winning recording artist, critically-acclaimed concert performer, philanthropist/social activist, and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted (2004) sold more than three million copies worldwide and earned an astounding eight Grammy nominations withthree wins for Best New Artist, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B album. Legend’s follow-up album, Once Again (2006) earned RIAA platinum certification and a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. High off the success of his third consecutive Top 10 album, Evolver (2008), Legend embarked on an extensive world tour with an 11 piece band - his largest traveling show to date. Inspired by the monumental 2008 Presidential election, Legend teamed up with The Roots to release the socially conscious album, Wake Up! (2010.) The album was nominated for five Grammy Awards and won Best R&B Album, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B song (for “Shine”- an original composition also featured in Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s documentary film Waiting for Superman) along with two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Album and Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration. In 2007, Legend launched the Show Me Campaign, a nonprofit organization fighting poverty around the world. John also sits on the Boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, and the Harlem Village Academies. Legend has been honored several times for his activism, including the 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, and the 2009 Africare’s Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award. In early 2012, Legend released one of the hottest songs of his career, the RIAA gold-certified hit “Tonight (Best You’ve Ever Had),” which sat atop the Urban AC radio chart for six consecutive weeks. Legend recently released his fifth studio album Love in the Future, with executive producers Kanye West and Dave Tozer, and will embark on a North American tour this autumn.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Beauty
  • Seed, Series B, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • JusticeText — Thousands of hours of police interactions are captured on video every single day. We promote greater accountability in our legal system by helping attorneys analyze this voluminous data efficiently.
  • Neutral — Neutral is a carbon-neutral food company that builds a sustainable carbon-neutral food ecosystem starting with milk and a half and half. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Portland, OR.
  • FL Newsletter — Fantasy Life keeps you up to date on all of the latest NFL news, fantasy analysis, sports betting tips, and hot topics around the fantasy watercooler.
David Calone Angel · East Setauket, New York, United States
David L. Calone is the President and CEO of Jove Equity Partners, LLC, a private equity and venture capital firm which invests in the internet, software, digital media, real estate and health care industries. He serves as a director of seven privately-held companies located throughout the United States.Prior to Jove Equity Partners, Mr. Caloneserved as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. From 1999 through 2003, Mr. Calone was a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He was one of two federal prosecutors nationwide to receive the 2003 Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Employee, in recognition of his work fighting terrorism-related and corporate international crime including his role in the September 11th-related prosecutions. He served as a guest instructor at the U.S. Army European Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia.
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Investment focus
  • Digital Media, Information Technology, B2B
  • Seed, Grant, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Mocavo — Mocavo.com™ (http://www.mocavo.com), a free search engine geared toward genealogists and people interested in learning more about their family history, launches today. Mocavo.com enables the search of more than 50 billion words – including billions of names, dates and places, all within fractions of a second. Mocavo.com fills an importantindustry need by providing the first large-scale, free search engine for family history research. Coupled with the speed and accuracy by which search results are produced, Mocavo.com represents a major technological breakthrough within the genealogy world.
  • BriteHub — We help you acquire the perfect domain for your site. Affordable payment options. Quick and responsive customer support available.
  • Moveline — Moveline provides multiple moving quotes from quality moving companies, all from one form. Get up to four quotes now.
James Hong Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
James Hong
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Athelas — Our breakthrough technologies provide clarity on a patient's most important health metrics, all while increasing revenue for your practice.
  • Deep Infra — Deep Infra offers cost-effective, scalable, easy-to-deploy, and production-ready machine-learning models and infrastructures for deep-learning models.
  • 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!
Gordon Crovitz Angel · New York, New York, United States
Gordon Crovitz - Member of the Board of Directors @ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Investment focus
  • News, Journalism, Digital Media
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Nuzzel — Nuzzel is a professional news discovery service used by many of the top influencers in media, technology, and finance.Nuzzel was named one of the best apps of the year by Google Play, the New York Times, Fast Company, and Time Magazine.Nuzzel is backed by top Silicon Valley investors including Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, Homebrew, LowercaseCapital, Uncork Capital, Marc Benniof, and Max Levchin.
  • Watchup — Enjoy all of your entertainment, no matter where it lives, plus 50,000+ free titles from us.
  • NewsGuard — Transparent Tools to Counter Misinformation on Behalf of Readers, Brands, and Democracies.
Tom Ryan Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Tom Ryan is CEO and Co-Founder of Pluto TV and President, CEO, and Streaming at Paramount, the leading free streaming television service in America that is also available in 22 countries across Europe and Latin America. Pluto TV carries and programs more than 250 live channels and thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows in partnership withhundreds of major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Each month over 36 million viewers tune in to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, live events, cartoons, and trending digital series on mobile, web, and living room devices. Pluto TV is a top free app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android mobile, and also powers built-in streaming television services on Vizio LG, and Samsung smart TVs. Earlier in his career, Tom served as CEO of Threadless (a popular crowdsourced design and e-commerce company), SVP of Digital Strategy at EMI Music as well as co-founder of Cductive (an early digital music retailer company that he merged with eMusic). He holds an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from INSEAD in France.
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Investment focus
  • Music, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Denmark, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Loupe — LOUPE is the #1 art streaming platform and service on connected TV and web with an integrated marketplace. The immersive visuals are available in and out of home, ad supported on living room TVs or with a commercial license for public display, and allows users to purchase the artwork, select prints & originals. Loupe launched exclusively onApple TV where it is ranked #1 Lifestyle app around the world, now with 25+ channels of art available on Amazon Fire, Android TV, Pluto TV, Samsung, Comcast Xfinity, Xumo and web streaming, with proprietary methods for user customization of the streams (patent pending). Loupe has 2M monthly active users, 80X audience growth in 2020, and more platforms launching in 2021.The company reaches an upscale mass market in OTT and OOH industries, consumer electronics, smart TV, home theater/home entertainment, interior design, art market, music streaming, and hospitality.
  • Vertice — The SaaS purchasing platform that gives finance leaders cost control, efficiency and flexibility.
  • WHOW Games GmbH — WHOW Games GmbH is a social gambling space.
Scott Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Scott is an American entrepreneur and angel investor. He is best known as a co-founder of IronPort and an early advisor and board member at PayPal.Scott Banister started his career as a pioneer in the email business. He was Founder and VP of Technology at ListBot, the largest ASP for business email list hosting. ListBot was acquired byMicrosoft. After ListBot, Scott spent his time working with other start-ups as a board member and investor. These start-ups include eVoice, creator of the first email-enabled home voicemail service, which was acquired by AOL in 2001. He served as VP of Ideas at idealab!, where he contributed numerous innovations, including the unique bid-for-placement search engine model that powers Overture. In December 2000, with Scott Weiss, Banister co-founded IronPort, an email appliance provider that was acquired in 2007 by Cisco for US$830 million.Scott Banister is co-founder and Chairman of Other private equity investments include Zappos.com, LiveOps, Facebook, Hi5.com, Tagged.com, iLike, and Causes.com.Banister attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from which he dropped out in 1996 to move to Silicon Valley. He currently lives in Half Moon Bay, California with his wife Cyan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Stell — Stell is a platform that digitizes the relationship between aerospace companies and their suppliers with a living specification workflow
  • Together AI — Together will enable researchers, developers & companies to leverage and improve artificial intelligence with an intuitive data, models & computation platform.
  • Highlight — highlight.io is the open source monitoring platform that gives you the visibility you need.
Chris Hughes Angel · Shokan, New York, United States
Chris Hughes - Co-Chair @ Economic Security Project
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Investment focus
  • Social Media, Information Technology, Digital Media
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Andela — Unlock the power of global tech talent with Andela. Hire experienced professionals quickly and cost-effectively. Build your team from our robust network of skilled specialists spanning 175 countries. Our AI-powered platform ensures a 96% talent match success rate. Get started now and hire with confidence.
  • Greatist — Greatist | Health and Fitness News, Tips, Recipes, and Exercises
  • Tala — A money app for the majority. Tala bridges digital and cash ecosystems to help customers seamlessly manage their financial lives, all in one app.
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.
Joe Montana Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Joe Montana is the Founder and Managing Partner at Liquid 2 Ventures. He attended the University of Notre Dame.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Veza — Veza is the identity security company that enables organizations to understand, manage and control who can and should take what action on what data.
  • Rupa Health — Rupa Health is a telehealth solution that makes it easier to practice root cause medicine. The company was established in 2018 and was founded by Tara Viswanathan in San Francisco, California.
  • Boba Network — For visionary developers, Boba Network is the only hybrid blockchain that delivers off-chain data and compute, enabling smarter applications for mass adoption.
Clark Landry Angel · Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Clark Landry is the Managing Partner of Clover Leaf Ventures.Most recently, Clark was co-founder and COO at CESPPA, a cybersecurity company. Formerly, Clark was co-founder and COO at Maple Media (raised $30 million from private equity investors), co-founder and executive chairman at SHIFT (acquired by Brand Networks), co-founder and CEO at TopLevel Domain Holdings (now Minds + Machines - publicly-traded on the London Stock Exchange's AIM), co-founder and CMO at TagWorld (acquired by Viacom). Clark was a founding investor of Gradient X, a mobile DSP (acquired by SingTel), Traffic Marketplace, an advertising network (acquired by Vivendi), Adconion Media Group, a provider of digital media advertising solutions (acquired by Amobee), Conversion Logic, an advertising attribution company, and CREXi, a commercial real estate marketplace.Clark holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Yale University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Mexico, Bulgaria
Portfolio highlights
  • Esper — Esper is the first cloud-based platform to help governments proactively manage public policy with better data and transparency.
  • Acquicent — Acquicent enables the issuance and trading of blockchain tokens linked to digital and real-world collectibles.
  • AlphaFlow — AlphaFlow is a tech-driven investment company providing professionally managed portfolios of real estate loans to institutional investors. They work with the residential real estate lenders around the country and underwrite their loans across 50+ factors. AlphaFlow invests in the best deals, splitting our clients’ portfolios across 75-100 loansinto15+ states to create AlphaFlow Optimized Portfolios. They took the best practices of investment management, like diversification, rebalancing, and institutional-quality data analytics, and automated them so that investors could receive these benefits without the high fees and high minimums of traditional real estate investing. It is ultimately a simpler, more intelligent way to invest in real estate.AlphaFlow was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
Nick Hanauer Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Nick Hanauer - Founder & CEO @ Civic Ventures
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Printing, Digital Media
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Inkd.com — Inkd (formerly Pressplane) has two main products: Inkd, a true "buy & sell" community (rather like CafePress, Zazzle, Etsy and even stock image companies) wherein designers upload print creative and businesses can download and use the content as a cost effective alternative to hiring a designer, and Zapd, an app that allows users tocreate instant, themed websites straight from their iPhones.
  • Lively — Lively is a Seattle-based music technology company and direct-to-fan mobile platform that brings artists, fans, and brands together by capturing the live performance and encouraging people to live in the moment. Lively provides high-quality audio and video recordings of live performances through an app-based interface. The Lively app is availablefor download on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, and tablet devices. Artists use Lively to easily record and upload audio of live performances for purchase by fans shortly following a show, while a professional video can be available within 24 hours. By using the Lively platform, artists create, market, and distribute their shows while creating new revenue streams. Fans are able to connect with their favorite performers in a new way, discover new performances and listen to and watch their shows on their mobile devices, computer, TV, or in the car.
  • Inspo Network — Inspo is a Creator-driven media company transforming the $50B lifestyle market for creators, consumers, and brands. Inspo helps leading Creators inspire their audiences through original, short-form premium video experiences. Its video platform creates thousands of original, television-quality shows reaching more than 120 million loyal viewers.Inspo enables Brands to integrate their products into Creator videos with ease, certainty and scale.
Mark Lawrence Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug early, Mark started his first business in the 2nd grade. Through his career, he quickly realized his passion for innovation, both in technology and in everyday living. This drive ultimately led Mark to parking, where he found an entire industry ripe for innovation.Prior to his professional experience, Markgraduated with BS in Finance from Bradley University.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Local, Events
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Bach — Bach solves the myriad pain points behind coordinating group travel, allowing groups to discover, decide, and plan in one place, complete with a marketplace for bookable experiences and critical features including group chat, expense splitting, polling, and itinerary creation.
  • WeDeliver — Our guide to the most effective supplements on the market in 2021. A blueprint for total male vitality.
  • Quake Media — Fresh Commentary, Exclusive Shows. Quake Media is home to podcasts and video content from some of the top political voices.
Ramit Sethi Angel
Ramit Sethi graduated from Stanford, where he studied technology and psychology. Now he's the co-founder & VP of Marketing for PBwiki, a wiki startup in Silicon Valley.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Fitness, Gift Card
  • Seed
  • United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Pavlok — Pavlok is an electronic wristband that helps you create and maintain good habits while punishing the bad ones.Use Pavlok to connect with existing services to deliver the lasting performance customers demand. Any developer can use Pavlok’s open API to increase compliance and improve communication with users. For designers of tracking apps, otherwearable devices, digital course producers, or anyone who could use positive and negative feedback to drive stickiness for their service, Pavlok provides a seamless solution.
  • Crofarm — Crofarm aims to make a supply chain that supports farmers and provides businesses with freshest produce in the most efficient manner. At Crofarm, one gets a hands on learning experience and skill development at a place which boasts itself for a perfect blend of state of art technology and actual field work dedicated to the uplifting of Indianfarmers at an immediate level and society from a broader perspective.
  • Greatist — Greatist | Health and Fitness News, Tips, Recipes, and Exercises
David Heller Angel · New York, New York, United States
David Heller - Trustee @ TAHKOM Systems
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Social Media, Financial Services
  • Funding Round, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • OTHR — Creating the largest library of branded 3D Printing I.P. for the $320B homewares industry.
  • Joy — Joy is the creator of the first Smart Photo Album that allows you to curate and share your favorite photos with friends and family. Designed to live on your coffee table and sit comfortably in your lap, the Joy Album makes your most cherished moments instantly viewable in gorgeous layouts, finally modernizing the lost art of creating a physicalphoto album.The Joy team hails from Apple and Sonos and is building a premium all-in-one hardware and software photo solution for families to share memories with loved ones near and far.The company was founded in February 2016 and is backed by top investors including Obvious Ventures, David B. Heller, Maywic and The Chernin Group.Joy is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit http://www.joy.co.
  • ALOHA — Healthy plant-based foods, snacks & meal replacements. Best organic plant based protein bars, shakes and powders. Nothing artificial. Welcome to ALOHA!
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