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Top 50 EdTech Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 EdTech Angel Investors in United States

Investor EdTech United States investments
Deborah Quazzo 13
Jason Calacanis 12
Walter Winshall 11
John Katzman 10
Mitchell Kapor 9
Jason Palmer 9
Wei Guo 9
Lachy Groom 8
Naval Ravikant 8
Kevin Hartz 8
Sam Altman 8
Dharmesh Shah 8
Josh Richards 7
Joanne Wilson 7
Jeff Weiner 7
Jean Hammond 7
Jon Oringer 6
John Kobs 6
John Danner 6
Tom Williams 6
Jon Oringer 6
Scott Belsky 6
Griffin Johnson 6
Thomas Lehrman 6
Nadav Ben-Chanoch 5
Jon Oringer 5
Jere Doyle 5
Eric Ries 5
Payam Zamani 5
Matthew Pittinsky 5
Wayne Chang 5
Dan Rose 5
Benjamin Ling 5
Frank A. Bonsal 5
Edward Lando 5
Chris M. Willliams 5
Charlie Cheever 5
Larry Braitman 5
Garry Tan 5
David Blake 5
Chris Eyre 5
Semyon Dukach 5
Spencer Rascoff 4
Kevin Moore 4
Geoff Ralston 4
Sean Glass 4
Maneesh Arora 4
Frederick Grauer 4
Lee Linden 4
Harry Hurst 4
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Deborah Quazzo Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Deborah Quazzo is a Managing Partner at GSV Ventures and a Co-founder at ASU+GSV Summit. She was a Founder and Managing Partner at GSV Advisors. He attended Princeton University and Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Education, EdTech, E-Learning
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Unmudl — Unmudl is the Skills-to-Jobs™ Marketplace, connects learners and employers via a coast-to-coast network of leading community colleges. Through Unmudl, learners easily access courses and short-term credential programs that lead to jobs. These jobs pay family-supporting wages and contribute directly to the country's economic growth and recovery.Employers use the Unmudl marketplace to source diverse talent directly from courses and programs.
  • Altro (fka Perch) — Perch Credit (also known as Perch), is a fin-tech mobile app that allows users to take common recurring expenses, such as their subscriptions & rent, and turn these into creditworthy data points. Perch is currrently live on iOS and plans to be on Android in the coming months.Perch recently graduated YC (S20) and closed 2.5M in their mostrecent round.
  • Daybreak Health — Daybreak partners with youth, families, and schools to create personalized, easily accessible, and affordable mental health programs.
Jason Calacanis Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Jason Calacanis is the Founder and CEO of Inside.com and Launch. He previously worked at Weblogs as a Co-Founder and CEO. Jason Calacanis attended Fordham University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • TaxGPT — Looking for instant tax help? Meet TaxGPT, your AI-powered tax assistant. We simplify tax processes and maximize deductions. Try TaxGPT today!
  • CyberFilm AI — Bring your story to life!
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
John Katzman Angel · New York, New York, United States
John Katzman is the founder and CEO of Noodle, which helps almost 30 top US universities use technology raise enrollment and engagement while lowering costs .Prior to that, he founded and ran 2U, which builds online graduate programs with research universities. Prior to that, he founded and ran The Princeton Review, which helped over 50% ofstudents applying to U.S. colleges and universities each year find, get into, and pay for school. Katzman is the co-author of five books, and a frequent lecturer and panelist, and a director of several for- and non-profits, including the National Association of Independent Schools, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, Renaissance Learning, and American Honors.
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Investment focus
  • Education, EdTech, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Vietnam
Portfolio highlights
  • Uwill — Uwill incorporates technologies that facilitate best-in-class video and message-based counseling within a secure environment. Uwill’s mission is to expand mental health access and services to colleges by building on technology-enabled models that have been validated in recent years. Uwill modernized and enhanced the current mental health campusofferings by creating a two-sided technology-based platform connecting students with experienced mental health professionals for when the need arises.
  • Stellic — Stellic provides next generation degree management tools for your entire campus - students, advisors, administrators and leaders - with one goal in mind. A better path to academic success.
  • Fluent City — Fluent City is a language company that offers online classes in 11 different languages. We're on a mission to help you achieve your language-learning goals by teaching you how to talk about the things you care about most. Our team uses AI and natural language processing technology to provide hyper-relevant content and personalized, engaginglesson plans that help you get fluent faster.
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.
Jason Palmer Angel · Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Jason Palmer is a General Partner at New Markets Venture Partners with twenty years of experience as an education technology entrepreneur, executive and investor. At New Markets, Jason focuses on fund strategy, supporting portfolio companies and leveraging deep connections with industry leaders. He is currently a Board Director for Motimatic andDecision Desk, and previously served as a Board Director for Moodlerooms and StraighterLine. Prior to re-joining New Markets in 2016, Jason served as Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he led postsecondary innovation efforts to improve the outcomes of low-income, minority and first-generation college students by investing in colleges, universities and entrepreneurs pursuing digital and adaptive learning, student coaching and advising, financial aid structures, comprehensive credit transfer and employer pathways. Prior to the Foundation, Jason founded and grew three investor-backed technology and services companies before holding a series of executive positions at Microsoft, SchoolNet, Kaplan and StraighterLine. At Kaplan, Jason led three education businesses as general manager or president, in addition to founding and leading the company’s venture capital effort. Jason holds a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and also serves on the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education Foundation Board.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Enterprise Software, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • EdSurge — EdSurge is an independent education technology information resource and community. Find K12 and HigherEd Edtech News, Research, Jobs, Products and Events.
  • Qualified — Qualified is the most effective platform for evaluating and training world-class engineers. Utilizing real-world assessment methodology we enable companies to identify high-performing hires.
  • Vemo Education — Raih keberuntunganmu di MILO88 situs judi slot online tergacor nomor 1 Indonesia yang berpartner resmi dengan Slot88 dan PragmaticID!
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.
Lachy Groom Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States · 16 investments in the past 12 months
Lachy Groom
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Baseten — Baseten is the ML Application Builder for data science teams. Ship full-stack apps in minutes. No frontend, backend, or infrastructure knowledge required.
  • dub — The first Copy-Trading platform for stocks. Copy anyone's investments. For free. Regulated Broker-Dealer member FINRA and SIPC & FDIC insured.
  • Nooks — Working with your team should be enjoyable & energizing. Nooks is the virtual office for your team to skip the fatiguing meetings and bring back impromptu collaboration & casual conversations.
Naval Ravikant Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Naval Ravikant is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions (which went public as part of Shopping.com) and Vast.com. He is an active Angel investor, and have invested in dozens of companies, including Twitter, Uber, Yammer, Stack Overflow and Wanelo.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Blockchain
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Blush — Blush is a dating app that transforms online connections with community events, virtual courting, and bonding over shared local favorites. It is a dating platform for those valuing meaningful connections, local community, and a shared mission to inspire positive change in the world. The innovative matching algorithm of the company connects theonline and offline worlds. Users share favorite local spots, and the algorithm forms meaningful connections, fostering bonds over common interests. This personal approach grounds online dating in real-life experiences.
  • Sapien — Sapien, established in 2023, is a data labeling company dedicated to enhancing AI model training through scalable, high-quality data labeling services. By combining advanced technology, blockchain rewards, human feedback, and domain expertise, Sapien enables AI model development across multiple industries, including healthcare, finance, andeducation technology, among many others. The company's approach to data labeling through gamification and positive reinforcement ensures superior data quality output and high retention rates from labelers, and cost-effectiveness for customers. Sapien's commitment to quality, scalability, and customer focus, along with its mission to foster ethical and impactful AI advancements, sets it apart as a leading trusted partner for businesses developing high-performance AI models.
  • Mystiko.Network — Mystiko.Network enables users to trade on private DEX just like on Uniswap while users' financial privacy is protected. Users could transfer assets to a brand new secret and ultra-safe address with full privacy. Any wallet could provide its user's such features by implementing Mystiko Wallet SDK.
Kevin Hartz Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Kevin is the Co-Founder and GP of A* Capital & The Co-Founder & Chairman of Eventbrite (NYSE: EB)Prior A* Capital, Kevin was at Founders Fund. Previously Co-Founder and CEO of Eventbrite (NYSE: EB). Kevin was previously Co-Founder and CEO of Xoom Corporation, an international money transfer company servicing more than 30 countriesworldwide. Xoom went public in 2012 and was acquired by PayPal in 2015. Kevin has served as an early-stage investor and advisor to successful start-ups including Airbnb, Lookout, PayPal, Pinterest, Skybox Imaging, Trulia, Uber, and Yammer.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Ireland, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Granica — Build better AI with your data. Safely. Efficiently. The Granica Training Data Platform empowers both generative and traditional AI teams to boost their model performance, control costs, and preserve privacy.
  • Kumo.AI — Query the future. Deliver predictive analytics across your enterprise in days, regardless of ML experience. Powered by cutting edge deep learning techniques.
  • Socket — Socket fights vulnerabilities and provides visibility, defense-in-depth, and proactive supply chain protection for JavaScript, Python, and Go dependencies.
Sam Altman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 16 investments in the past 12 months
Sam Altman is a Partner of Apollo Projects. He previously worked at OpenAI as a Co-Founder and CEO. Sam Altman attended Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Ghana
Portfolio highlights
  • Exowatt — Modular Full-Stack Renewable Energy Solutions for Commercial and Industrial Applications
  • APEX — Use Apex AI Security Platform to drive your organisation at the speed of AI, agentlessly. Unleash AI securely, with visibility, detection, and remediation. (156c)
  • Airchat — Airchat is a social networking platform offering chat rooms for diverse discussions and peer-to-peer chats.
Dharmesh Shah Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Dharmesh Shah is the Founder and CTO at HubSpot. Dharmesh Shah attended University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Defog — Natural language data queries, hosted on your own servers.
  • Recraft — The first generative AI design tool that lets users create and edit digital illustrations, vector art, icons, and 3D graphics in a uniform brand style.
  • FORMLESS — Smart contracts by Formless
Josh Richards Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Josh Richards is the Co-Founder and Advisor to VP of Talent at TalentX Entertainment.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Finance, Marketplace
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Whop — One-stop-shop for all the latest and greatest digital products to help you earn online. From trading software to reselling communities, we've got you.
  • SkillBank — The black market for skills. Learn from anonymous industry experts.
  • Karat Financial — Karat is the best card for creators, helping you save money, earn rewards, and grow your channel faster - because content IS a business.
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.
Jeff Weiner Angel · Mountain View, California, United States
Jeff Weiner is the executive chairman of LinkedIn, where he continues to help LinkedIn realize its vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. He'll also continue to mentor and coach the leadership team, advise on key strategic initiatives, and help to represent the company externally. In addition to hisongoing work at LinkedIn, Jeff is focused on investing, coaching and his philanthropic work, including helping to ensure that compassion is taught and practiced in every primary school in the U.S.Prior to becoming executive chairman in June 2020, Jeff was the CEO of LinkedIn. During his 11-year tenure, LinkedIn grew its membership base from 33M to more than 690M, increased its revenue from $78M to over $7.9B and expanded the team from 338 employees to over 16,000.Also, presently resides on the board of directors for Intuit, Donorschoose.org and Everfi, an ed tech company with which he co-founded The Compassion Project, a non-profit whose mission is to ensure compassion is taught in every elementary school in the U.S.Additionally, an active early and growth stage investor through his Next Play Ventures fund and separately, the newly created Concrete Rose Capital fund, focused on investing in diverse founders, start-ups serving underserved communities and/or building diverse teams.Prior to LinkedIn, was an Executive in Residence at Accel Partners and Greylock Partners. Primarily focused on advising the leadership teams of the firm's existing consumer technology portfolio companies while also working closely with the firm’s partners to evaluate new investment opportunities.Previously served in key leadership roles at Yahoo! for over seven years, most recently as the Executive Vice President of Yahoo!'s Network Division managing Yahoo's consumer web product portfolio, including Yahoo's Front Page, Mail, Search, and Media products.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States, Canada, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Drata — Drata is an advanced security and compliance automation platform with the mission to help companies earn and keep the trust of their users, customers, partners, and prospects. Drata helps companies streamline their SOC 2 compliance through continuous, automated control monitoring and evidence collection, resulting in lower costs and time spentpreparing for annual audits.Drata was founded in 2020 by Adam Markowitz, Daniel Marashlian, and Troy Markowitz and is based in San Diego, California, United States.
  • Scoop — Thrive in a hybrid work environment with Scoop's solutions for Workplace Safety, Workplace Utilization, Team Coordination, Desk Management, and Commute.
  • Warp — Warp is a Rust-based terminal reimagined to focus on productivity, efficiency, and speed. It is now available on MacOS. Warp has an IDE-like input area and it groups input and output together into atomic units. It also features Warp AI, which explains errors and suggests commands using AI.
Jean Hammond Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Jean Hammond is an angel investor and the founder of LearnLaunch.Jean Hammond is an active angel investor usually focusing on early stage high tech start-ups. She was a founder of the Boston branch of Golden Seeds (focused on investing in women-managed businesses) and a member of Launchpad and Hub Angels. In addition to TenMarks, Jeanserves on the boards of The Technology Capital Network, Thompson Island Outward Bound and of Boston Rising. She plays or played an active board level role with a number of her Boston area investments including: Crimson Hexagon, Hire Reach, Home Portfolio, iTeam, and ZipCar. Jean is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the high-tech industry. Her entrepreneurial activities include co-founding and managing Quarry Technologies and AXON Networks and following 3Com's acquisition of AXON, focusing 3Com's WAN strategy. She earned a B.S. from Boston University and an M.S. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she is currently a part time Entrepreneur in Residence.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Zulama — Zulama Modern Learning is the first platform to combine game design technologies and project-based strategies. Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center helped us develop a way to bring game design, programming, art, and screenwriting to middle and high schoolers.Zulama provides extensive mentor-based professionaldevelopment so teachers learn to become “Creative Directors” and facilitate our rigorous new curriculum in their own classrooms. We help teachers see how both building and playing games satisfies state and national curriculum standards, develops 21st Century Skills, and promotes higher-order Blooms.We combine STEM with the Arts (STEAM) to give students not only the skills but also the creativity they need to thrive in the global digital workplace. Zulama is leading a movement away from the current industrial-era educational model towards interest-driven deeper learning that prepares students for success in the 21st Century.The payoff we are seeing with current schools includes improvement in statewide school rankings, fewer dropouts and behavioral problems, and improved student math and reading proficiency levels.With Zulama, students are building games. They are building enthusiasm. They are building skills that lead to high-tech careers … and that’s how, together, the Zulama community is building tomorrow’s workforce.
  • Skookii — Ask any parent and they’ll tell you the same thing: paying for the countless number of athletics, after-school care, lunch, classroom supplies, donations, field-trips, and other school-related fees is extremely difficult to keep up with. Add in multiple kids at different schools with different payment procedures and systems and the process getsdownright impossible. Ask any school business manager and they'll tell you how hard it's to collect and track payments. That's where Skookii comes in.Skookii is the first and only completely free online payment/finance system for schools and educational nonprofits. It’s simple: schools get a robust SaaS solution in less than 20 minutes and parents get a simple web/mobile app to instantly pay for their kids’ aftercare, donations, athletics, or anything else.
  • Choosito — Choosito - Search and learn
Jon Oringer Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Jon Oringer is the founder and chairman of Shutterstock.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, France, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Skedway — Every work experience should be great! Skedway is the complete platform to optimize the hybrid work experience.
  • Zamp — We give you freedom from sales tax! Eliminate the need to learn, manage or touch any part of the sales tax compliance process.
  • NewHomesMate — Find, compare and buy a new construction home - all in one place.
John Kobs Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
John Kobs - CEO, Founder & Chairman @ Apartment List
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Software, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SkillBank — Build your capital. With SkillBank, you will learn everything you need to know to land a marketing job in 15 weeks. You only pay us when you get paid.
  • SkillBank — The black market for skills. Learn from anonymous industry experts.
  • Quadrant Eye — QE is building novel at-home eyecare solutions.
John Danner Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
John Danner is an Angel Investor at Danner Capital. Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute from 2021 - to 2022.
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Investment focus
  • Education, EdTech, E-Learning
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Geniebook — Focused and Effective - Learning is more effective as Geniebook is powered by A.I. to focus your time & attention on mastering the areas you find challenging.Champion Progress - Geniebook encourages better academic performance by giving you greater visibility into learning progress & rewarding it.Empowered & Confident - WithGeniebook, everyone can confidently master any area of learning, anytime, anywhere.
  • Stoa — StoaMBA helps young professionals get into business roles at India's high-growth startups. Learn from top founders and 10x your career in just 6-months. Our program...
  • Odyssey — Odyssey connects families with states to get access to funding from states to use with approved vendors to customize education for children who need it most.
Tom Williams Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Tom Williams
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Unito — Discover 2-way integrations to empower your digital organization to sync securely in under 12 minutes with a no-code solution.
  • Delphia — Invest with your data, not your money.
  • NorthOne — NorthOne is an online Business Account with built-in features to make business banking fast and easy. No overdraft fees. No minimum balance. No hidden fees.
Jon Oringer Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Jon Oringer is the founder and chairman of Shutterstock.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Skedway — Every work experience should be great! Skedway is the complete platform to optimize the hybrid work experience.
  • Zamp — We give you freedom from sales tax! Eliminate the need to learn, manage or touch any part of the sales tax compliance process.
  • NewHomesMate — Find, compare and buy a new construction home - all in one place.
Scott Belsky Angel · New York, New York, United States · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Scott Belsky joined Adobe as Chief Product Officer, Executive Vice President - Creative Cloud in 2017.Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and investor. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. Millions of people use Behance to display their portfolios, as well as track and find top talent acrossthe creative industries. After Behance's acquisition, Scott served as Adobe's Vice President of Products, rebooting Adobe's mobile product strategy and leading Behance until 2016 when he became a full-time venture capitalist as a General Partner at Benchmark. Scott returned to his love for the creative world, and building products and teams full-time, as Chief Product Officer and EVP of Creative Cloud, at Adobe in late 2017. He continues to work with Benchmark as a Venture Partner, as well as several other early stage venture firms. Scott also manages a portfolio of over 150 private companies from his early investments and product advisory roles in companies including Pinterest, Uber, Carta, Flexport, Airtable, sweetgreen, and many others in the early stages.Scott is also the author of the bestselling books Making Ideas Happen and The Messy Middle (Portfolio Imprint, Penguin Books, April, 2010 and Oct 2018, respectively).Scott is also the founder of the 99U conference for leaders in the design world, and is an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and help businesses leverage the creative potential of their people. In 2010, Scott was also included in Fast Company's list of "100 Most Creative People in Business."Prior to founding Behance, Scott helped grow the Pine Street Leadership Development Initiative at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Scott was especially focused on organizational improvement and strengthening relationships with clients. Scott serves on the Advisory Board of Cornell University's Entrepreneurship Program and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Scott and his family live in New York City and San Francisco.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • ShopMy — ShopMy is the affiliate marketing and collaboration tool used by the top content creators and brands in the world.
  • Anon — A powerful developer toolkit to seamlessly request, access, and manage user identity.
  • Knock — Knock is flexible, reliable notifications infrastructure that's built to scale with you. Use our APIs to engage your users, power cross-channel workflows, and manage notification preferences.
Griffin Johnson Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Video creator on TikTok who became known for his mix of comedy and vlog content while occasionally implementing the slow-motion effect. He has accrued more than 9 million fans. He frequently collaborates with Jaden Hossler, Anthony Reeves, and Payton Moormeier, amongst others.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Marketplace
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Whop — One-stop-shop for all the latest and greatest digital products to help you earn online. From trading software to reselling communities, we've got you.
  • SkillBank — The black market for skills. Learn from anonymous industry experts.
  • Zion — Join our mission in creating the last platform you will ever build
Thomas Lehrman Angel · New York, New York, United States
Thomas D. Lehrman is the Board Director at Gerson Lehrman Group.He is a Co - Founder and former Co - Chief Executive Officer of Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. Thomas Lehrman most recently served as Director of the Office of WMD Terrorism at the U.S. Department of State and previously as a member of the professional staff on the President's WMDCommission. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Financial Analyst at Tiger Management. He is also a Co - Founder & Board Member of the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School and the Hillhouse Scholars Program. Thomas Lehrman is a Chartered Financial Analyst and graduated from Duke University and Yale Law School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Education, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Abacum — Our FP&A software automates data integration, eases collaboration & drives rapid insights into your financial health. See why Typeform, Ebury & Cabify trust us.
  • G2 — G2 is a platform to share business software reviews in real-time. It leverages more than 1.3 million user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. G2 is used by business professionals, buyers, investors, and analysts to select the best software and services based on peer reviews and synthesized social data.The company was founded in 2012 andis based out of Chicago, Illinois.
  • Journeyfront — Journeyfront helps you get hiring right. Hiring accuracy solves costly problems including low job performance and turnover before you even hire.
Nadav Ben-Chanoch Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Nadav Ben-Chanoch - Partner @ Pareto Holdings
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Swaap — We build the market-neutral AMM protocol.
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • Skedway — Every work experience should be great! Skedway is the complete platform to optimize the hybrid work experience.
Jon Oringer Angel · New York, New York, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Jon Oringer is the founder and chairman of Shutterstock.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, France, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Skedway — Every work experience should be great! Skedway is the complete platform to optimize the hybrid work experience.
  • Zamp — We give you freedom from sales tax! Eliminate the need to learn, manage or touch any part of the sales tax compliance process.
  • NewHomesMate — Find, compare and buy a new construction home - all in one place.
Jere Doyle Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Jere Doyle is an adviser, speaker, and serial entrepreneur. He helps people grow their companies and nurture success—which he defines broadly as “living the life you want to live.” His basic message is that people can do this by learning how to leverage five personal assets, five ingredients of a truly successful life. He calls these the “FivePs”—Passion, Patience, Persistence, Principles, and Pride.As an entrepreneur, Doyle has built two startup companies—Prospectiv and Global Marketing—into recognized industry leaders. Now, as a consultant, he is helping to build winning teams, launch innovative products, and spearhead effective marketing strategies. And, he is inspiring audiences with stories of how those five personal qualities can drive success in any project, career, or venture.
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Investment focus
  • Analytics, Education, Advertising
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Veem — Veem is a payment service provider that helps simplify the way businesses send and receive funds.It offers a platform that enables small businesses to send and receive payments in local currency. Using blockchain as a payment rail, the company eliminates the need for intermediary banks, reducing costs for small- and medium-sized businesses. Itconverts the sender’s funds into bitcoin, selling the digital currency at an exchange for the desired currency of the recipient.Aldo Carrascoso and Marwan Forzley co-founded the company in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  • QL Gaming Group — The QL Gaming Group (QLGG) is a direct to consumer sports data and iGaming affiliate platform. QLGG operates three consumer facing data/analytics brands: BetQL (for betting), RotoQL (for daily fantasy) and SquadQL (for season long fantasy). QLGG has over half a million users across these products and tens of thousands of paying customers.QLGG holds a gaming license in New Jersey to act as an affiliate to sportsbook operators such as DraftKings, FanDuel, BetStars and more.
  • Sea Machines Robotics — Sea machines is revolutionizing marine technology with data-driven intelligence, autonomy, and connectivity. Learn more about autonomous marine technology.
Eric Ries Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Eric is the author of New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, The Startup Way, and The Leaders Guide (funded by one of the top Kickstarter book campaigns of all time). He's also the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, practiced by individuals and companies around the world and the inspiration behind the LTSE. He has founded a numberof startups, including IMVU, where he served as CTO, and has advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms, and large companies across many industries.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Serbia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Autio — HearHere is a travel audio app that shares the depth and diversity of stories - cultural, geographical, historical, and mythological.
  • Aug X Labs — Helping people make more compelling videos, at a fraction of the time and effort
  • Sinatra — Sinatra is a technology company that, with its all-in-one app, aims to revolutionize the hospitality industry. It provides Sinatra Training, which enables continuous digital training for employees by allowing employers to upload content and employees to access it via the app.
Payam Zamani Angel
Payam Past is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO at One Planet Group.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Machine Learning, Education
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Gybe — Water Quality Monitoring. Gybe is a technology start-up that provides autonomous measurements of water quality for lakes, rivers and coastal areas. We help businesses and governments reduce pollution and improve the health of watersheds, communities, and cities.
  • Glass | Government Ecosystems — GLASS is a software ecosystem powering high-performing governments. We build purposeful, transformative technology for XXI century governments, using Artificial Intelligence to digitize, streamline and scale good processes and decision-making.Regardless of size, public systems, or challenges, we make it easy for governments to do what'sright, empowering them to run efficiently and to offer high-quality public services that are universally accessible to all.We believe that a new blueprint for good governance is possible, and are creating the tools to make that happen, today.
  • Predict Health — Predict Health helps healthcare organizations grow their Medicare, consumer, individual, group, and patient populations by using AI and data analytics. Predict Health uses Health AI and Data Analytics to accelerate Medicare growth and improve Medicare STARS scores. www.predicthealth.ai
Matthew Pittinsky Angel
Matthew brings to Parchment a unique background as both an education technology entrepreneur and a sociologist of education. In 1997 he co-founded Blackboard Inc., serving first as Chief Executive Officer and then Executive Chairman. Millions of students across the world use Blackboard technologies. Matthew is on the faculty of Arizona StateUniversity, serves on the Board of Trustees of The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and is leading a national effort to establish a national, standardized Postsecondary Achievement Report (PAR), a digital “extended transcript” that would more fully record student achievement and knowledge during their higher education experience.In 2012 the Teachers College at Columbia University awarded Matthew with The President’s Medal of Excellence to recognize his impact and innovation in the field of education technology and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent speaker, and has recently been invited to present at NewSchools Summit, Association of American Universities meeting, National Association for College Admission Counseling National Conference and SXSWedu.Matthew holds a B.S. in Political Science from American University, Ed.M. in Education Policy from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University
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Investment focus
  • Education, EdTech, SaaS
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Stellic — Stellic provides next generation degree management tools for your entire campus - students, advisors, administrators and leaders - with one goal in mind. A better path to academic success.
  • Picmonic — Picmonic brings the power of social visual platforms to learning. We help people create, share and explore highly effective audiovisual study cards, called Picmonics “pictorial mnemonics”. Picmonics are not only proven to increase memorization capacity and improve long-term recall of information, they incorporate humor and unforgettable graphics tomake learning fun. The Picmonic vision is of a social educational platform where anyone can author, share and discover Picmonics, to improve academic, professional and personal learning outcomes.The Picmonic story began in medical education, where tens of thousands of learners around the world are utilizing Picmonics to learn high stakes pre-medical, medical, and nursing content and increase their test scores -- but that is just the beginning. Millions of postsecondary and professional education students across the globe will learn with Picmonic and have fun while mastering information like never before. Picmonic gives every student the power to create an engaging and personalized learning experience, while building a connected and collaborative learning community.Established in 2011, Picmonic Inc is headquartered in Tempe, AZ. Founded by two medical students and backed by Matt Pittinsky and Bobby Babbrah.
  • CampusLogic — CampusLogic provides critical tools and resources for the 15 million students who travel the higher education journey each year. The company currently serves more than 750 schools increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates with a platform, which includes a net price calculator, complete scholarship management, personalized digitalcommunications, simplified financial aid verification, 24×7 personalized virtual advising, tuition, and scholarship crowdfunding, and integrated data visualizations.
Wayne Chang Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Wayne Chang (born August 3, 1983) is an American entrepreneur, angel investor, film producer, and philanthropist. He is best known for founding Crashlytics, which in little over a year was acquired by Twitter for over $100 million in 2013 (later valued at $259.5 million at Twitter's IPO), creating i2hub, a popular filesharing network, his seedinvestments that include companies like JetSmarter, Draftkings, and Gusto, and his lawsuit against the Winklevoss brothers, who were famously depicted in The Social Network movie.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • T2 — T2 is in early alpha. 280 character text, replies, and likes - that's it for now. Browse content now and sign up for the waitlist.
  • Mural — Mural enables financial teams to manage crypto payouts and invoices for employees, contractors, and vendors worldwide.
  • CryptoTaxCalculator — Online Crypto Tax Calculator with support for over 400 integrations. $49 for all financial years. Money Back Guarantee.
Dan Rose Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Dan Rose is the Chairman of Coatue Management.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Superplum — Superplum addresses Indian agriculture’s supply chain problems by designing, building, and digitizing the farm-to-store network. Consumers get fresh and fully traceable food that is free of pesticides and farmers get a better deal.
  • Config — Config combines engineering, operations, and manufacturing to simplify the large-scale shipment of high-quality hardware.
  • Libermans Co — We are the Liberman Siblings: David & Daniil, Anna, and Masha.
Benjamin Ling Angel · Menlo Park, California, United States
Ben Ling is an Investment Partner at Khosla Ventures, where he is focused on mobile and Internet, marketplace, consumer health and data businesses. He is an accomplished executive and angel investor, with senior operating roles at Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Badoo. His personal investments include Square, Palantir, Quora, and PracticeFusion,Fab, DogVacay, and he holds advisory roles at Pinterest and Pulse.Ben currently serves on the board of Wattpad, Tapingo, Academia.edu, TheHunt, Quantopian, and Pymetrics.At Google, he was Google’s Senior Director of Search Products and Local Business Products, including overseeing Images, Videos, Books, News and Finance. At YouTube, he was Senior Director of Partnerships and Platform, responsible for Music, Movies, Sports, News, as well as Mobile, TV, and API partnerships. In his first role at Google, Ben was the founder and GM of Google’s Commerce group, including Google Wallet and Shopping.At Facebook, Ben was Director of Facebook Platform overseeing the Facebook developer ecosystem, and led product, marketing, developer operations, partner solutions, and helped build Facebook Connect, which has helped Facebook grow across the web.Ben holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering / Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.Ben is a Department of Defense Fellow and recipient of UC Berkeley’s Bechtel Achievement Award (Top graduating senior in College of Engineering).
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Hedge — Hedge develops a protocol that provides access to liquidity for assets on all chains.
  • Hedge Labs — Hedge Labs is a software development company that provides a decentralized liquidity platform. The company is based in Miami, Florida.
  • Merlin Labs — Merlin is the aviation technology company propelling the future of fully autonomous flight.
Frank A. Bonsal Angel · Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Mr. Bonsal has been an active advisor to Outcome Capital since its inception in 1998. Mr. Bonsal is a Co-Founder and General Partner at New Enterprise Associates, one of the country’s largest venture capital firms. NEA invests in early-stage companies and works with management to nurture and build companies of real and lasting value. His investmentactivities focus on a broad range of technical and service-oriented companies. Mr. Bonsal is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Endowment Board. Also, Mr. Bonsal serves on the Boards of Directors of Ceratech, CIBERNET Corporation, and COVEGA Corporation, as well as an investment advisory firm, Brown Investment Advisory and Trust Co. Before co-founding NEA, Mr. Bonsal was a general partner of Alex. Brown & Sons.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Software, Health Care
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • ZeroFox — ZeroFox provides enterprises protection, intelligence and disruption to identify and dismantle external threats in one comprehensive platform.
  • Adlumin — Elevate your security with Adlumin XDR and MDR. Get continuous threat detection, incident response, and proactive threat hunting, all with full transparency.
  • Cohero Health — Cohero Health offers a proprietary connected health platform for those with respiratory illness. Its sensor-based technology and engaging platform improve medication adherence and care coordination between patients and their care providers.The company offers a suite of tools and technology comprises form flexible inhaler sensors, mobilespirometers, to track real-time adherence and lung function, and a mobile application accessible on iPhone, iWatch, and Android. Cohero Health was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York.
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.
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.
Charlie Cheever Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Charlie Cheever is the Co-Founder of Expo. He was also a Co-Founder of Prior to joining Facebook, Charlie served as a Software Development Engineer at Charlie graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Computer Science.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Socket — Socket fights vulnerabilities and provides visibility, defense-in-depth, and proactive supply chain protection for JavaScript, Python, and Go dependencies.
  • Studio — Studio is giving everyone their own private reality shows—through our group camcorder app.
  • ShareWell — Struggling with mental health? ShareWell provides online peer support, a proven mental health alternative for therapy. Get group support when you need it.
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.
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
David Blake Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
David Blake is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Degreed, a firm that helps anyone score and validate their lifelong education from any source. He also serves as a contributor to MOOCS.com. Prior to this, Blake was a NEW.edu Launch Consultant with UniversityNow and a founding member of Zinch, a social networking site connecting students to amyriad of study and professional opportunities.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Education, SaaS
  • Series A, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Stellic — Stellic provides next generation degree management tools for your entire campus - students, advisors, administrators and leaders - with one goal in mind. A better path to academic success.
  • Roleshare — Roleshare matches freelancers, part-time and fractional workers to job share; helping companies retain and attract coveted skills and talent. Join us!
  • Sounding Board, Inc — Your strategic partner for leader transformation. Leadership development through coaching solutions, mentoring management, and flexible program software.
Chris Eyre Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Managing Director, Legacy Venture
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Investment focus
  • Education, E-Learning, EdTech
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Giide — Engage and educate with interactive audio storytelling for your work, in retail, on products, and online.
  • BookClub — We take reading beyond the page, connecting you to authors and reader communities with conversations and cinematic content.
  • Learn In — Learn In helps companies establish talent academies to easily attract, build and retain an always-skilled workforce.
Semyon Dukach Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Semyon Dukach is the Managing Partner at One Way Ventures.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Education, SaaS
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • United States, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Meograph — Meograph develops an augmented reality application that makes 3D people from 2D video. It brings users into AR or VR games with their micro-expressions using devices they already have. With just an average smartphone or webcam it literally converts video into 3D locally on the device. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in SanFrancisco, California.
  • OffGridBox — An all-in-one system using solar energy to purify water and distribute clean energy. off grid container, offgrid water, off-grid electric products, solar water box, building off grid, power in a box, off grid technology, shipping container solar system
  • WorkAround — WorkAround is the accurate, scalable solution for adding human input to your data using an untapped workforce of domain experts.WorkAround's platform enables simple, quick annotation of data. Anything from classifying expenses into tax codes, annotating breast tissue to identify regions of interest, to identifying drug combinations fromclinical trial reports. We have the domain experts and a platform to facilitate a simple, secure processing of customer data and annotations.Companies that using WorkAround services not only save time and get quality service, but are also contributing to a more socially just and productive world where talent knows no boundaries, opportunity doesn’t ask for status, and work is rewarded with fair pay.
Spencer Rascoff Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Spencer Rascoff is the Co-Founder and the Chairman of Board at Pacaso.
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Investment focus
  • Real Estate, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States, Sweden, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • HostGPO — HostGPO is an industry-specific group purchasing organization for short-term rental businesses.
  • Setpoint.io — Originators, Asset Managers and Lenders use Setpoint's technology and capital to power asset-backed transactions.
  • Arrived Homes — Arrived Homes is a platform for investing in shares of rental homes starting from $100. Buy shares of rental homes, earn passive income, and let Arrived take care of the rest.
Kevin Moore Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Kevin Moore has 10 years experience as an angel/opportunity investor and operator. Prior to that, he has over 15 years of progressive technology i-banking, corp dev, and CFO experience at startups and $Bn corporates.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Redbird — Redbird is an operating system that empowers data driven teams to easily create custom applications that automate advanced analytics work in minutes, without writing code.
  • SilkChart — SilkChart helps growth teams improve campaigns based on what users are doing in product - without relying on expensive data scientists. We do this through a no code analytics tool that combines marketing and product usage data to identify which channels, audiences, and content maximize revenue growth.
  • Cashmere — Secure multisig solana wallet, built for teams. Send, receive, and grow your digital assets directly from your Cashmere Vault.
Geoff Ralston Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Geoff Ralston is the President, CEO, and Partner of Y Combinator. He previously worked at Imagine K12 as a Founder. Geoff Ralston attended INSEAD.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Education, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Senegal
Portfolio highlights
  • Elpha — Elpha is where women succeed at work together. Become a member to access daily conversations with experts, insider job opportunities, and a lot of women talking candidly about work and life. Plus membership is free!
  • Aesthetic — Aesthetic is the easiest way to discover and purchase NFTs across chains.
  • Rain Industries — Every wildfire starts small. Rain contains wildfires within 10 minutes of ignition with autonomous drones.
Sean Glass Angel · Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Sean Glass is the Founder and Partner of Y Startup Index. He previously worked at Advantia Health as a Member Board Of Directors. Sean Glass attended Yale University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Jia — Small businesses drive the economy. They deserve to own a piece of it. Jia gives entrepreneurs anywhere in the world power to control their financial destiny. We provide blockchain-based financing to businesses in emerging markets and reward them with ownership, enabling them to create wealth and prosperity for themselves and their communities.
  • Elaborate — Lab results, illuminated.
  • Elevate Brands — We buy consumer-leading Amazon FBA brands and elevate them to their full potential. Tap into our unparalleled team to successfully grow your business.
Maneesh Arora Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Maneesh Arora is CEO & co-founder of MightyText. He is a product builder who previously worked at Google and Zynga.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Internet, Mobile Apps
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Japan, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • HOOKED — HOOKED (formerly Telepathic) is redefining entertainment for the Snapchat generation. We’ve pioneered a new media format called chat fiction, which has become a phenomenon among teens and millennials in the past year. Hooked has reached 50MM readers and has hit the #1 spot in the App Store in 25 countries, including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany,Italy, Japan, and S. Korea. We’re building the media company of the future - the next Netflix, the next Disney. Hooked has raised venture funding from top investors in Silicon Valley and Hollywood, including Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, William Morris Endeavor, SV Angel, Founders Fund, Cowboy Ventures, Greylock and many more.
  • CloudPeeps — CloudPeeps is a community, marketplace and platform that empowers freelancers and businesses to do their best work. Hire a team of quality professional freelancers to get the job done. Work the way you want, wherever you are!
  • Flex Finance — Flex Finance is a simple, accessible mobile platform that allows SMEs manage and track their expenses, with little-to-no financial knowledge required. Using our inbuilt AI, business owners also receive insights that help them stop waste, save money and make smarter spending decisions. Flex is committed to enabling more SMEs make it past their thirdbirthday, so they can continue to provide the income and jobs that sustain the vast majority of Nigerians.
Frederick Grauer Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Frederick Grauer - Trustee and Chair, Corporate Governance @ American Century Investments
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Investment focus
  • EdTech, Internet, Education
  • Seed, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Course Hero — Instant access to millions of Study Resources, Course Notes, Test Prep, 24/7 Homework Help, Tutors, and more. Learn, teach, and study with Course Hero. Get unstuck.
Lee Linden Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Lee is a Managing Partner at Quiet Capital. He is an entrepreneur and early-stage investor.Previously, he lead Facebook's emerging initiatives in commerce, including Gifts and the Facebook Card.Lee founded Karma, a breakthrough mobile commerce platform that allowed smartphone users to instantly send real gifts to others without the burdenof physical mailing addresses. Karma was acquired by Facebook in early 2012. Prior to Karma, Lee founded Tapjoy and piloted the company to its position as a leading mobile advertising platform which today touches more than 1 billion devices. He began Tapjoy by co-creating multiple top mobile games for iOS/Android and subsequently unraveling the potential of mobile advertising and app distribution at scale.Earlier, Lee worked for venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins and helped launch the iFund, a $100M investment vehicle focused on smartphone application platforms. Lee originally began his career working in product development at Microsoft, where he co-created the Windows Home Server division and shipped the first version of that product to market.Lee holds an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and a BA in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, and today lives and works in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.Lee has been a featured speaker at universities, conferences, and panels worldwide and has received numerous awards for his work including 30 under 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Businessweek 2012, 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2012, and The Silicon Valley 100 by Business Insider 2013.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Logistics
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Kinema — A social cinema platform for filmmakers and community builders
  • Airhouse — Airhouse is the first all-in-one logistics platform for modern direct-to-consumer ecommerce companies. Launch a complex fulfillment operation in seconds.
  • Jupiter — Explore our full line of vegan hair products for dandruff & dry scalp. Take our dermatologist-designed quiz to get your personalized regimen today.
Harry Hurst Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Harry Hurst is the Vice Chairman of Pipe. He previously worked at Skurt as a Founder. Harry Hurst attended JFS School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Winden — Winden is a business bank designed to help you make more money. Earn unlimited cash-back, free wire transfers, zero fees, and more.
  • Ellis — Ellis is the first all-in-one solution made for international students.
  • The Expert — Book consultations with the world's top design experts
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