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Top 50 Film Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Film Angel Investors in United States

Investor Film United States investments
Larry Braitman 3
Ronald Conway 2
Jim Moloshok 2
Brad Zions 2
Adam Nash 2
David Arcara 2
Safa Rashtchy 1
Gokul Rajaram 1
Nasir Jones 1
Chris Sacca 1
Matt Keiser 1
Michele Anthony 1
Trevor Traina 1
Allen DeBevoise 1
David Chang 1
Stewart Alsop 1
Rain Rannu 1
Sten Tamkivi 1
Maurice Gallagher 1
Anthony Saleh 1
Sina Afra 1
Vijay Pandurangan 1
Masi Oka 1
Jay Rasulo 1
David Bishop Media 1
Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton 1
Rajeev Motwani 1
Wengie Ayche 1
Peter Hollens 1
Mark Gillespie 1
Katelin Holloway 1
Will Herman 1
Steven Bochco 1
Edith Yeung 1
Nick Rau 1
Marc Benioff 1
Luke McDonough 1
Bruce Tuchman 1
James Riney 1
William Adams 1
Joshua Baer 1
Selina Tobaccowala 1
Maurice Werdegar 1
Bill Budinger 1
Jaan Tallinn 1
Jay Rifkin 1
Jason Calacanis 1
Jake Roper 1
Van Toffler 1
David Carrico 1
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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.
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.
Jim Moloshok Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Jim Moloshok serves on various digital media company boards, gives advice to venture capital firms in the evolution of media consumption and how consumers relate to content across multi-platforms, and has invested in companies that overlap his areas of expertise and passion.Before entering the investment and entrepreneurial world fulltime,Moloshok most recently was president, Digital Initiatives for Home Box Office.Before joining HBO, Moloshok was part of the turn-around team that went to Yahoo! in 2001 to help it recover from the dotcom collapse, building Yahoo! back to be the leading portal with all of its content areas ranking first or second in their categories.Prior to joining Yahoo!, Moloshok was one of the founders of Windsor Digital, a venture capital firm cofounded with Terry Semel, former Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Studios and then Chairman and CEO of Yahoo!Moloshok also spent eleven years at Warner Bros. as co-founder and president of Warner Bros. Online, and president and CEO of Entertaindom.com. Moloshok also served as SVP of Warner Bros. marketing and advertising.Moloshok started his professional career working in local television.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Film, Internet
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SnapUp — SnapUp is a smartphone app and e-commerce platform that enables its users to collect and track products through screenshots. It alerts its members when a product of their preference is sold for a lower price. It enables its users to share these items as dynamic lists on web or mobile.SnapUp uses a patent-pending technology to recognize andprocess only screenshots taken of product pages. It was founded in 2013 by Eric Goldberg, based in San Francisco, California.
  • MovieLaLa — MovieLaLa is a social network for movie fans: discovering upcoming movies through friends and favorite stars. For marketers, MovieLaLa is a marketing platform to help movie marketers increase the buzz, awareness and engagement of upcoming movies to ensure strong first week sales.Marc Benioff's investment brings the startup to $750,000 infunding across its seed funding and angel rounds, and its other invetors include Machininma co-founder and CEO Allen DeBevoise, past HBO president of digital initiatives and Warner Bros Online co-founder Jim Moloshok, founding Flixster investor Larry Braitman and more investors from the entertainment industry. If the company succeeds, it could stengthen ties between Hollywood and Silicon Valley after an era of digital piracy tore them apart.
  • ElderSense.com — ElderSense - Senior Homes, Assisted Living Communities, Eldercare Homes & Local Caregivers in Phoenix and Arizona. Free Eldercare Service. ALTCS and Medicare paid Homes.
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.
Adam Nash Angel · Los Altos, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Adam Nash is the Co-Founder and CEO at Daffy. He attended Stanford University and Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, India, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Cache — Holding on to individual stocks that make up a large percentage of your portfolio? Cache gives you access to the same advanced investing products used by the ultra-wealthy to manage concentrated wealth.
  • Matic — The world's most advanced floor cleaner. Your home's best helper.
  • Plenty — Plenty makes it easy for modern partners to invest and plan for their future together. Effortlessly invest like the 1% and turn your goals and dreams into reality.
David Arcara Angel · New York, New York, United States
David Arcara is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Laconia. An entrepreneur turned investor, David has raised nearly $100 million dollars of angel and venture funding. David’s career spans over two decades in young, high-growth and turnaround media and marketing businesses. Previously, he founded DJA Media (acquired by Clear Channel) andco-founded UGO Networks (acquired by Hearst Corporation). He entered the investing world by founding Rubber Soul Ventures, where he focused on investments in emerging digital technology companies. David is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. No stranger to risk, David has been adventure skiing with his kids for 20 years, getting them started right out of the crib. He is also Laconia’s resident sommelier (after hours only, of course).
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SyncOnSet Technologies — SyncOnSet is an entertainment technology company for digitizing physical production and managing creative content. The company helps optimize workflows and secure communication throughout the project. It streamlines inventory, assets, and photo management, leaving crews with more time to do what they love.Their product is an Emmy-winning softwarefor creative professionals to manage script breakdowns, costumes, props, continuity photos, inventory, and much more.
  • Sightly — Sightly is a marketing and media technology company, focusing on digital video advertising and analytics, that delivers unrivaled performance and client service. We use data science and expert human know-how to maximize outcomes and align each customer's Brand Mentality™ at speed, no matter what lies ahead. Our smart, agile approach to mediaplanning, buying and fine tuning extends across YouTube, TikTok, Connected TV and OTT live streaming video and all premium publishers and networks.
  • The Runthrough — TheRunthrough is an online hub that connects fashion tastemakers with the world’s best luxury and emerging brands. It is a members-only site for fashion editors and stylists to view virtual lookbooks. With one click, industry professionals can request sample products or high-res images for their photo shoots, celebrity events, and print and onlinepublications. TheRunthrough simplifies and streamlines the fashion editing process.
Safa Rashtchy Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Safa Rashtchy is the founding Managing Partner of Think + Ventures and a a Silicon Valley investor, advisor, and trendspotter. Safa and sits on the boards of several start-ups and global organizations. Safa has been an Investor/Advisor in AppliedBoard, Angellist, Bina Technologies (acq. by Roche) , Uber, OpenGov, Payjoy, Nimble VR (acq. byFacebook), Signifyd, CleverSense (acq. by Google) and many other investments. Overall, Safa has invested in 30 start-ups, with six exists all to public companies. Safa has pioneered the concept of "Consumer Value Proposition" and the Four-Stage Investment Research Model.From 1997 to 2007, Safa was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst focused on Internet media and marketing, and the Lead China analyst at Piper Jaffray and Company. He led the firm’s expansion efforts in the Internet industry and its expansion to China, as well as active involvements with leading Web 2.0 companies. Safa’s current investment portfolio consists of companies focused on Digital Health, consumer, media, and technology innovations, with deep attention to the the value proposition for the users.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India, Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • PayJoy — Looking for a phone or a cash loan? PayJoy gives you credit with few requirements and in minutes. No late fees charged.
  • Snapwire — Snapwire is a platform where talented creators shoot custom visual content for brands and businesses around the world. Simply post a creative brief and top performing creators respond by submitting their best shots. Buyers get unique content that matches their vision, and the creators get paid fairly. Our mission is to enable people with apassion for creativity to thrive doing what they love.
  • Tubi — Tubi is the world’s largest ad-supported video on demand service with over 12,000 movies and television shows from nearly every major Hollywood studio. The service gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content which is available completely free. Currently available in the US and Canada, Tubi can be accessed througha large number of devices and apps including Samsung televisions, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Comcast’s X1, iOS, and Android.
Gokul Rajaram Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Gokul Rajaram is the Product and Business Helper at Doordash and currently in Pinterest and Coinbase as board member.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Simbian — Simbian AI is your trusted partner for integrating secure and intelligent AI solutions into your business. Join our waitlist and stay ahead with cutting-edge AI technology.
  • Anon — A powerful developer toolkit to seamlessly request, access, and manage user identity.
  • 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.
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.
Chris Sacca Angel · Truckee, California, United States
An accomplished venture investor, company advisor, and entrepreneur, Chris manages a portfolio of over seventy consumer web, mobile, and wireless technology start-ups as well as an array of mature enterprises through his holding company, Lowercase Capital. He is partnered in this venture with his wife, Crystal English Sacca. While primarily knownfor its investments in seed and early stage technology companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter, Lowercase has quietly grown to be one of the larger venture funds in the United States.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Detect — Working on developing rapid molecular tests for point of need care
  • Fuse Energy — Fuse Energy is building the future of electricity with cheaper tariffs, better service, and greener goals. Switch to Fuse Energy today
  • Fuse Energy — Tesseract offers commission-free energy; 10x cheaper; 10x better, and 100 percent renewable energy.
Matt Keiser Angel · New York, New York, United States
Matt Keiser is the Founder and CEO of LiveIntent. He formed LiveIntent with the vision of solving problems that have been plaguing the email industry for years. Prior to LiveIntent, Matt co-founded and served as the President of Datran Media (now PulsePoint), where he architected the underlying technology for their suite of performance-marketingand audience measurement solutions. Matt is a founding partner and co-chair of the investment committee of Grape Arbor VC, one of NY’s most active teams of angel investors. He is also the co-founder of Perky Jerky and is on the advisory council for the Rosenbach Museum of Philadelphia.
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Investment focus
  • Film, Music, Sports
  • Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SeriesX — We connect and enable the digital asset ecosystem with blockchain technology to modernize shareholder registries. Learn more about Vertalo & our services.
  • FanBridge — With the ConvertKit acquisition of FanBridge, we are providing musicians, artists, and creators of all types with new opportunities to collect and connect
Michele Anthony Angel · New York, New York, United States
Michele Anthony is Executive Vice President of Universal Music Group. Among her responsibilities, Anthony oversees the U.S. Commercial Services Division that includes sales, live events, label merchandising, college marketing and fan and consumer engagement. In that role, she works with the company’s U.S. labels to maximize commercial and strategicopportunities to establish new revenue streams, form alliances with third parties, and create a variety of special projects.Additionally, Anthony is responsible for UMG’s global brand partnerships, the company’s Canadian operations and Universal Music Enterprises, the U.S. catalog division. She also oversees development of UMG’s film, television and theatrical projects alongside Universal Music Publishing Group Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson.Anthony has an unparalleled depth of experience on both the label and artist sides of the industry. She most recently founded 7H Entertainment, a consulting and management firm whose clients included Pearl Jam, Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne, Prince, Björk and Soundgarden.Prior to forming 7H in 2006, Anthony was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Sony Music Label Group U.S. where she oversaw the day-to-day management and operations of the company’s labels. Before Sony Music, Anthony was a partner in the entertainment law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Phillips, where her clients included Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Ozzy Osbourne, Soundgarden, Rick Rubin, Sub Pop Records, The Sugarcubes and The Pixies.Anthony also chairs the Global Poverty Project (GPP) – Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a campaign whereby major artists donate concert tickets that are earned when users take specified actions to end global poverty. She also is an advisor for GPP’s Annual Central Park Global Citizen Festival.
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Investment focus
  • Film, News, Music
  • Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
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Trevor Traina Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Technology entrepreneur and private investor Trevor Traina has founded and co-founded several successful enterprises, including the Internet's first comprehensive product-comparison guide, CompareNet. After Microsoft purchased CompareNet in 1999, he stayed on board for two years as the site evolved into MSN's shopping channel.Most recently, Trevor Traina founded and served as Chairman of DriverSide, a resource assisting consumers with all aspects of owning and maintaining vehicles. A major public corporation acquired the firm in 2011.Recognized for his expertise, Trevor Traina was appointed by the Mayor to the Technology Advisory Council of the City of San Francisco. He has also held responsibilities on business and charitable boards for Verdiem Corporation, Swanson Vineyards, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Gladstone Institutes, and other organizations.Trevor Traina completed his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and graduate degrees at Oxford University and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Film, Mobile Payments
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Bolt — Bolt makes Ecommerce better with One-Click Checkout and CheckoutOS. See how Bolt checkout boosts your sales today.
  • AIR.TV — AIR.TV enables the distribution and monetization of viral videos on websites. Publishers and content owners are now able to generate earnings when publishers embed videos on their website. It's completely automatic and it works with existing articles, embeds, and workflow. Publishers add one line of code to their site to start generatingearnings.AIR.TV is based in Los Angeles. Visit us at www.air.tv to learn more.
  • Collectibles.com — Collectibles.com is a Web3 community and marketplace for collectors and the worldwide collectibles sector.
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.
David Chang Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
David is GM, Expert Network at Hunt Club and a Founding Member at TBD Angels. As an entrepreneur and angel investor, he has held operating roles at 6 startups and invested in 90 companies. He was recently the CEO of Gradifi, which was acquired by E*TRADE. Previously, he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and Director of theBabson Summer Venture Program.David has held product and marketing roles at 6 Boston-based startups that were acquired. He previously led the PayPal Boston office and co-founded the Start Tank innovation space. Earlier in his career, he held roles at TripAdvisor (IAC), m-Qube (Verisign), edocs (Siebel), SnapMyLife (Exclaim Mobility), and Goldman Sachs.As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, he holds several advisor/board memberships and has made 90 angel investments in early-stage startups. Awards include Boston Business Journal's Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians, BostInno’s 50 on Fire: Education Winner / Investment Winner / Tech Finalist, and Finalist for NEVY Angel of the Year.David holds a BS with Distinction in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Canada, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Invalidate — IPR-tested prior art search. The ultimate patent invalidation tool.
  • LLM Shield — The most powerful AI engine for intellectual property.
  • Patented.ai — The most powerful AI engine for intellectual property.
Stewart Alsop Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Stewart Alsop is a co-founder and partner of Alsop Louie Partners. The firm focuses on disruptive and innovative technologies and has made investments in the areas of cybersecurity, predictive analytics, education, and entertainment. Some of the companies the firm has led investments in include Twitch (sold to Amazon), Netwitness, Keyssa,Cleversafe, Wickr, and Lookingglass Cyber Security.Stewart started out as a business journalist and commentator, serving as editor at publications such as Inc. Magazine and InfoWorld. He later started his own newsletter, P.C. Letter, as well as two conferences, Agenda and Demo. In 1996, Stewart changed careers to become a venture capitalist, joining New Enterprise Associates (NEA), a top-tier venture capital firm. He was a general partner with NEA until 2005 and led the firm’s investments in companies such as TiVo, Portola Communications (sold to Netscape), Netcentives, Glu Mobile, and Xfire. Stewart wrote the “Alsop On InfoTech” column for Fortune magazine while at NEA, and later served as a member of the board of directors for Sonos, Inc. from 2005 to 2013.He attended Occidental College.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Ireland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Juked — The Juked App is officially LIVE! Join a community of like-minded esports fans on the Juked app, your new home for discussing esports news, matches, tournaments, and more.
  • Chef Robotics — Chef Robotics is a robotics and artificial intelligence company serving the food industry. The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  • Reelgood — Every streaming service in one place, from over 300 free and paid streaming services. Browse, track and watch all your TV shows and movies from one place.
Rain Rannu Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Rain Rannu has been a long-time serial entrepreneur in the mobile payments space ever since founding his first company back in 2000. In 2007 he founded Fortumo, the fast-growing mobile payments service for digital and virtual content now available in more than 80 countries. They have recently raised funding from Intel Capital and GreycroftPartners, and are employing more than 60 people in Estonia, Beijing and San Francisco. Rain Rannu has also been an active member in the Estonian startup scene as a founder of Garage48, among other things.
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Investment focus
  • Software, CRM, Film Production
  • Seed
  • United States, Estonia
Portfolio highlights
  • Pipedrive — Founded in 2010, Pipedrive is the global sales-first CRM and intelligent revenue platform for small businesses. Today, Pipedrive is helping more than 100,000 sales teams worldwide to get more qualified leads, close deals faster, and grow their revenue.
  • Teleport — Teleport builds software to move individuals to the best place to live and work. It enables users to explore the best cities based on their personal preferences, and lend them a hand with preparing and executing the move. The company aims to make physically rearranging the human population just as easy.
  • Digital Sputnik — Making Hollywood level virtual production simple, fast and budget-friendly. Without big screens and teams. Show anything real on any virtual background and let the AI lights sync with the background. For film makers, influencers, streamers and live event organizers.
Sten Tamkivi Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Sten Tamkivi is the Chief Product Officer at Topia (formerly MOVE Guides). He was previously co-founder and CEO of Teleport (acquired by Topia), the place to scout for startup people. He co-founded the company as an EIR at Andreessen Horowitz.Sten has been a tech entrepreneur since 1996. After founding a few companies in Estonia, he joined Skypeas an early executive, ran the original R&D office, and held several global product leadership roles for 8+ years.He has an MS in Management from Stanford GSB.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Estonia, United States, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Salv — Smart AML solutions. Detect and mitigate money laundering risks through advanced transaction monitoring, sanction screening, and KYC risk scoring.
  • Katana — Katana gives thousands of manufacturers a live look at their business with visual, intuitive, and easy-to-use ERP software.
  • Entrepreneur First — We are the best place for the world's most ambitious talent to come together and build game-changing technology startups from scratch.
Maurice Gallagher Angel · Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. has been actively involved in the management of our company since he became our majority owner and joined our board of directors in 2001. He has served as our chief executive officer since 2003 and was designated Chairman of the Board in 2006. Prior to his involvement with Allegiant, Mr. Gallagher devoted his time to hisinvestment activities, including companies which he founded. One of these companies was Mpower Communications Corp., a telecommunications company, for which he served as acting chief executive officer from 1997 to 1999 and as chairman of the board from its inception in 1996 until 2002. Mr. Gallagher was one of the founders of ValuJet Airlines, Inc. (the predecessor of AirTran Holdings, Inc.) and served as an officer and director of ValuJet from its inception in 1993 until 1997. From 1983 until 1992, Mr. Gallagher was a principal owner and executive of WestAir, a commuter airline.
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Investment focus
  • Film, Music, Video
  • Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Yekra — YEKRA delivers films AND delivers audiences.We provide a dynamic, lightweight, and embeddable video player that empowers filmmakers and studios to sell VOD, EST, downloads, and merchandise direct-to-consumer from anywhere in the world. Our single player can be scaled up into a traveling theater for film collections, and into a customwhite-label solution for entire libraries.We also own the first patent-pending affiliate system for films -- major sites, niche communities, and individuals alike can find, curate, and share our films while earning a percentage of all revenue they generate. Our automated platform creates a positive feedback loop: every film benefits from our network of digital destinations that can embed and showcase their content; the films in turn expand our network with new evangelists, communities, content, and screens.We're the platform to power (and own) the digitalization of movie screens.
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
Sina Afra Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Sina is a Serial Entrepreneur. His latest endeavor is Tiko which he founded and serves as CEO. Before that he was the Founder of Markafoni, the first Online Fashion site of Turkey. Markafoni became also the first Turkish internet company expanding beyond the borders of Turkey: Markafoni launched sites in Australia, Ukraine, Greece and Polandbetween 2009 and 2011. Sina served until 2014 as Chairman and CEO. The Naspers Group acquired in July 2011 a majority stake at Markafoni and signed for one of the biggest deals in the Turkish internet. Sina is also an active Business Angel and invests in early stage start-ups. He is the President of the Entrepreneur Foundation and Endeavor Turkey Board (2013-2017).Sina has been elected as the “Internet Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Business Angel of the Year” in Turkey. Markafoni won several awards: “Best Web Start-up 2011” and “Best Online Fashion Site in 2011, 2012 and 2013”. The Wired UK magazin elected in 2012 and 2013 Markafoni to the hottest 100 companies in Europe. Sina was also selected (2014 & 2015) to the Top 100 most influential tech people Europe. In 2016 he was selected as one of Top 100 most influential tech people in the World (Wired Magazine). Forbes Magazin elected him to the "Brightest Minds" alive in Turkey (2019).Prior to Markafoni, Sina spent more than 5 years with eBay and 12 years with KPMG. Sina received a "Diplom Kaufmann" from Münster University and joined later Harvard Business School. He speaks five languages. His passion goes with his family and esports where he is the President of "1907 Fenerbahçe esports” team - a professional esports team in the TCL. He shares his thoughts on eCommerce in his personal blog www.sinaafra.com and on twitter (sinaafra).
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • Turkey, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Vagon — Vagon is your personal high-performance computer on the cloud. Start Vagon instantly and run all challenging software from any device, anywhere.
  • Mowico — Mowico, an online no-code eCommerce app maker, enables eCommerce businesses to create Android and IOS mobile apps with unlimited customization.
  • Firefly — Firefly is the next-gen car advertising solution, featuring taxi and rideshare top advertising, in-car advertising, holograms, car wraps and more.
Vijay Pandurangan Angel · New York, New York, United States
Vijay learned how to build large software systems at Google from 2002-2008 and at CMU. He worked on cluster management, mobile apps before smartphones and AdWords.He was also the first engineer at Jumo (started by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes), and worked with Acumen Fund (a socially responsible investment firm). He grew up in Montreal andis still a die-hard Canadiens fan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SMS, Crowdfunding
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • effx — Effx is a startup that aims to give developers better insights into their microservice architectures.
  • 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.
  • FabricNano — Powered by DNA nanotechnology, FabricNano has the expertise to fine-tune enzyme performance and produce biochemicals.
Masi Oka Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Masi Oka - President @ Mobius Productions
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Investment focus
  • Film, Smart Home, Architecture
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • HOMMA — Inspired Modern Living. Homes to elevate healthy urban lifestyles. Design. Build. Technology.
  • Limitless — Founded in Spring 2015 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Limitless Ltd is the creator of the patent-pending Limitless Creative VR Environment platform, speeding the way for film and game makers to realize the true promise of real-life interactive characters in VR.
Jay Rasulo Angel
Jay Rasulo has the Happiest Job on Earth. As chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, he presides over a family vacation business that spans three continents and includes five world-class vacation destinations, a top rated cruise line and the most popular resort locations in North America, Europe and Asia. During the past 50 years, more than 2billion guests have passed through the gates of Disney theme parks around the world.Jay is the architect of the long-term global growth strategy for Disney Parks and Resorts' business, including Hong Kong Disneyland, which opened on September 12, 2005 – bringing the enchantment of a Disney theme park to a whole new region of the world.Jay oversees a broad range of businesses that help make Disney the leader in the vacation destination industry. The theme parks and resorts include the Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland. In addition, Jay is responsible for the Disney Cruise Line; Walt Disney Imagineering -- the designers and builders of theme parks, attractions and other facilities and Disney Regional Entertainment, comprising the ESPN Zone sports-themed restaurants.Jay, who has been with The Walt Disney Company for 20 years, was appointed president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in 2002. In the fall of 2005, he became chairman of the segment. He spent two of the five years with the company in France as chairman and CEO of Euro Disney, S.C.A. where he was instrumental in turning Disneyland Resort Paris into Europe's top tourist destination. Cementing his reputation as a dedicated business leader and strategist, the Los Angeles Times in 2002 called Jay "… a provocative and passionate leader who understands the cultural nuances of foreign markets." The article went on to credit Jay for "…helping to transform Disneyland Paris.In addition to his duties at Disney, Jay has emerged as a recognized leader within the travel and tourism industry, working to broaden awareness of the industry's role in creating jobs, economic growth, and cultural exchange. In 2006, Jay serves as Chairman of the Travel Industry Association of America, the industry's preeminent trade association in the United States. Additionally, Jay serves as Chairman of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, which is charged with advising the U.S. Department of Commerce on the creation of a national tourism strategy. He also serves on the board of directors for the French American Chamber of Commerce and Euro Disney S.C.A.Jay first joined The Walt Disney Company in 1986 as director and later rose to senior vice president of Corporate Strategic Planning. In this role, he led strategic development for all real estate-based businesses in The Walt Disney Company portfolio.After two years as a senior vice president of Corporate Alliances and three years with Disney Regional Entertainment, Jay moved to Paris as executive vice president, Euro Disney, S.C.A. He served as president and C.O.O. before taking over as chairman and CEO in 2000.A native New Yorker, Jay has a degree in economics from Columbia, and both an MA in economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Before joining Disney, he held positions with Chase Manhattan Bank and the Marriott Corporation.Jay and his family reside in Los Angeles, California.
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Investment focus
  • Film, Video, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Bubbl — Bubbl Adds Fan Interaction Tech to Online and Live-Streaming Video.Our interaction suite includes single-click clip-and-share, video meme creation, selfie/reaction capture, and real-time filters. We partner with media companies, video players, and publishers to boost fan engagement, extend content reach, and establish new ad-based revenuestreams.
  • MovieLaLa — MovieLaLa is a social network for movie fans: discovering upcoming movies through friends and favorite stars. For marketers, MovieLaLa is a marketing platform to help movie marketers increase the buzz, awareness and engagement of upcoming movies to ensure strong first week sales.Marc Benioff's investment brings the startup to $750,000 infunding across its seed funding and angel rounds, and its other invetors include Machininma co-founder and CEO Allen DeBevoise, past HBO president of digital initiatives and Warner Bros Online co-founder Jim Moloshok, founding Flixster investor Larry Braitman and more investors from the entertainment industry. If the company succeeds, it could stengthen ties between Hollywood and Silicon Valley after an era of digital piracy tore them apart.
  • Stella — Stella is an industry consortium of large frontline and hourly employers who share non-hired and laid-off applicants with one another through the Stella marketplace. Using Stella's iOS, Android mobile apps and our map-based interface, job seekers can easily explore nearby network job openings. Applying is a snap thanks to our common jobapplication and tight employer ATS integrations. Applicants do not have to fill out the same information over and over again. This streamlined process improves the candidate experience by saving time and effort.Stella has raised $25M+ from world class investors. Dozens of America’s largest employers are already using Stella to hire talent and to help their laid-off employees find new work more quickly. More companies and jobs are being added every day. Our growing team is based in New York City and Sydney, Australia.Stella. Finding work has never been easier. Discover more at https://stella.jobs
David Bishop Media Angel · Westlake Village, California, United States
David Bishop is a visionary entertainment and digital media industry leader, adept at building customer-centric organizations to high levels of employee engagement and profits. David has a proud history of success anticipating market demands and launching new products to maximize revenue. He claims a substantial talent for devising solutions tocomplicated challenges. David Bishop is passionate about identifying and creating new distribution technologies and highly successful business models. He is articulate, analytical, and intuitive.
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Investment focus
  • TV, Film, Big Data
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Parrot Analytics — Parrot Analytics is a data science company that measures & predicts audience demand for media content, across all platforms, in all countries around the world. The company works with studios, networks, broadcasters, brands, agencies and OTT platforms; providing data and deep content expertise to drive content investment, distribution,acquisition, licensing, partnership and advertising decisions. Wielding the world's largest audience behavior datasets, Parrot Analytics has introduced a set of AI-powered solutions to future-proof the media industry. The company has already established its global Demand Measurement system as the TV industry's only global standard for assessing demand for content across platforms. In addition, the company has also introduced the media industry's leading Content Genome™ system to drive granular content decisions and the world's first context-aware discovery and recommendations engine – powered by its global demand data – to improve content monetization and enhance OTT consumer experience. Parrot Analytics believes in the magic of content and the impact it has on people's lives. The company's mission is to connect content creators with consumers by enabling data-driven content decisions along the entire value chain.
Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton Angel · New York, New York, United States
Terrence Thornton, better known as Pusha T, is an American hip hop recording artist and one half of hip hop duo Clipse, along with his brother and fellow rapper Gene “No Malice” Thornton. He is also the CEO of Re-Up Records along with his brother. Source: Hollywood Life
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Investment focus
  • Music, Film, News
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Audius — Audius is a music streaming and sharing platform that puts power back into the hands of content creators.
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  • SparkCharge — SparkCharge is a company dedicated to making EV ownership easy by creating Charging as a Service, a convenient way for drivers to have their electric vehicles charged. They have created the world's first and only portable, ultra-fast EV charging system called the Roadie. They have also created BoostEV.
Rajeev Motwani Angel · Stanford, California, United States
Rajeev Motwani currently works as a Data Scientist at MediaMarktSaturn. Rajeev was a professor of computer science at Stanford University, where he also served as the director of graduate studies. His research interests included: databases and data mining, web search and information retrieval, robotics, and theoretical computer science. While atStanford, he was the founder of the Mining Data at Stanford project, also known as MIDAS.Motwani was well-known for his mentoring of Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.He was a co-author of the book, Randomized Algorithms, published by Cambridge University Press. Motwani received the Arthur P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the National Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, the Bergmann Memorial Award from the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation and an IBM Faculty Award.Motwani studied computer science at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and completed his doctorate at UC-Berkeley.Rajeev Motwani
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Investment focus
  • Video, Internet, Software
  • Series A, Angel, Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Ankeena Networks — Ankeena develops media infrastructure solutions deliver online media at a massive scale. The solution is fully interoperable with industry standard players and other infrastructure elements.
  • Telly — Telly (formerly Twitvid) is a premium subscription video-on-demand service that focuses on the best of entertainment and exclusive locally produced content. As well as screening exclusive and original content, Telly's programming includes; Bollywood movies, TV shows, locally produced content, Kuwaiti short films, and many more all of which canbe found on the Telly App and website.Telly mainly generates revenue mainly from subscription-based services as opposed to advertising to avoid losing customers to interruptions caused by the adverts, however, their business model is considered to be facing competition by video piracy.
  • Tapulous — Tapulous is a developer of applications for the iPhone and Android platforms. Some of their apps include Tap Tap Revenge (the sequel to Tap Tap Revolution), Twinkle (a Twitter client) and Collage (a real-time collaborative photo sharing application) and the newly launched Riddim Ribbon.
Wengie Ayche Angel
Wengie is a YouTube personality and recording artist. In 2019, her YT had over 18 million subs. Her recent single “Mr. Nice Guy” has reached No.1 in the Philippines, on multiple charts, which was a K-pop style collaboration on her global music project.
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Investment focus
  • Film, Digital Entertainment
  • Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • CreatorPlus — CreatorPlus builds new film studio and streaming platform for digital-first storytellers and their audience who are hungry to support them.
Peter Hollens Angel · Eugene, Oregon, United States
Peter Hollens is an American pop singer and producer best known for his work on YouTube as an a cappella cover artist. With 2.5 million subscribers, his videos have reached a quarter of a billion views on Facebook and YouTube since 2011. Hollens has collaborated and performed with several outstanding artists including Brian Wilson, Jason Mraz,Hunter Hayes, Gladys Knight, Lindsey Stirling, George Watsky, Jackie Evancho, and ThePianoGuys. He has released over 200+ digital singles to date and continues to release new music every other week. He has been involved with a cappella music since 1999 when he co-founded the University of Oregon’s male a cappella group On The Rocks. In 2010 he and the group were featured on NBC’s The Sing Off Season 2. Hollens also advises and consults many companies in the passion economy.More information can be found: https://peterhollens.com/press/
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Investment focus
  • Film, Digital Entertainment
  • Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • CreatorPlus — CreatorPlus builds new film studio and streaming platform for digital-first storytellers and their audience who are hungry to support them.
Mark Gillespie Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Recently named as one of Billboard’s 2021 Change Agents, as well as one of the World's Greatest Managers by Music Business Worldwide, Mark Gillespie is a world-class British CEO, manager, and producer whose vision and drive have led him to build Three Six Zero into the global entertainment powerhouse that it is today. Widely recognized as oneof the industry's preeminent executives, Gillespie has been instrumental in guiding the careers of Frank Ocean and Calvin Harris, most recently closing a deal in excess of $100MM for his publishing catalogue. With offices in Los Angeles, Miami, and London, Gillespie provides the leadership necessary to ensure that Three Six Zero and its clients remain at the forefront of the music, film, television, and digital content landscapeFueled by a lifelong passion for music, Gillespie launched his career in his hometown of Birmingham, UK, where he proved to be an invaluable asset for superclub Godskitchen. Since then, he has established himself as a visionary in the entertainment industry, having worked in partnerships with Sony Music Entertainment, Jay-Z and Roc Nation, and most recently Westbrook Entertainment, whose talent roster includes Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and the entire Smith Family.A relentless pioneer and entrepreneur, Gillespie has joined forces with Pete Tong MBE to run Three Six Zero Recordings, his own in-house record label, while continuing to expand an already successful presence in film and television. Along with several other projects in the pipeline, the company's first feature film – prestige drama, VOX LUX – starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law, including an original soundtrack by Sia, was released in 2018.With a passion for innovation at the intersection of media, technology, and apparel, Gillespie has invested in companies such as Outdoor Voices, Stance, Ember Technologies, Stem Disintermedia, and Saavn. Committed to giving back and continuously fostering artistic talent, Gillespie has also remained a longtime philanthropist and advocate, sitting on both the Music Committee of Children in Conflict and the core screening panel of the Recording Academy. In his downtime, Gillespie enjoys following Manchester United and is an avid collector of modern art.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Internet, Video
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Bkstg — Bkstg was founded by tech and music entrepreneurs to reinvent the way artists and fans connect by creating a new form of direct relationship that’s never existed before.
  • Hyperice — HyperIce is a recovery and movement enhancement technology company specializing in vibration, percussion, and thermal technology. Its technology is used by the athletes in professional and collegiate training rooms and fitness facilities globally.The company is driven by a mission to provide everyone with the innovative technology in acceleratingrecovery time, preventing injury, and enhancing the body’s ability to move efficiently. HyperIce was founded in 2010 by Anthony Katz.
  • Biosceptre — A Promise Beyond Cancer Envisioning the future of targeted therapeutics Biosceptre is driving innovation to bring new and progressive therapies to a wide range of cancer patients. Our focus is a multiple-targeted universal CAR T system with the potential to improve the lives of millions of patients across the world who are suffering from
Katelin Holloway Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Katelin Holloway is Founding Partner at Alexis Ohanian’s venture capital firm 776. Based in San Francisco, California, Katelin actively invests in early stage technology companies, manages the firm’s operations, oversees the portfolio & founder outcomes teams, and leads investor relations.Having spent her early career at Pixar AnimationStudios, Katelin brings over 15 years of experience in building and scaling teams, products, and cultures to the world of venture. As a former senior executive at influential startups such as Klout and Reddit, Katelin has a unique perspective on the intersection of people and technology. Leveraging her skills and credentials in human resources, business operations, and culture building, she is committed to helping evolve the next generation of entrepreneurs and the broader venture ecosystem. As an investor, Katelin is focused on driving outsized returns with care. She is passionate about funding and coaching the people-first companies that will shape the future of work, life, sustainability, and the delicate balance that enables us to thrive.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Health Care, Food and Beverage
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Lightly — Traveling with baby. But easy.
  • Dispatch Goods — A plug-and-play circular logistics solution that helps you save money, elevate your brand image, and keep packaging out of the landfill
  • Dispatch Goods — A plug-and-play circular logistics solution that helps you save money, elevate your brand image, and keep packaging out of the landfill
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.
Steven Bochco Angel · New York, New York, United States
Steven Bochco is Director, Writer, Producer.Bochco went to work for Universal Pictures as a writer and then story editor on Ironside, Columbo, McMillan & Wife and the short-lived Lorne Greene and Ben Murphy series, Griff, as well as Delvecchio and The Invisible Man. He wrote the story and teleplay for Columbo: Murder by the book (1971) andthe teleplay only for several other episodes. He wrote the screenplay for the 1968 television movie The Counterfeit Killer and worked on Silent Running (1972) and Double Indemnity (1973). He left Universal in 1978 to go to MTM Enterprises where he had greater scope for producing. His first effort there was the short-lived CBS police drama Paris, notable as the first series on which James Earl Jones played a lead role.He achieved major success for NBC with the police drama Hill Street Blues. It ran from 1981 to 1987 and Bochco was credited as co-creator and also wrote and produced. The series also garnered considerable critical acclaim and many awards, and was nominated for a total of 98 Emmy Awards throughout its run. Bochco was fired from MTM in 1985 following the failure of Bay City Blues (1983).Bochco moved to 20th Century Fox where he co-created and produced L.A. Law (1986–1994) which aired on NBC. This series was also widely acclaimed and a regular award winner and achieved far higher ratings success than Hill Street Blues had enjoyed.In 1987, Bochco co-created the half-hour dramedy Hooperman which starred John Ritter but was canceled after two seasons, despite Bochco offering to take over direct day-to-day control of a third season. Hooperman was part of a lucrative deal with ABC in 1987 to create and produce ten new television series, which prompted Bochco to form Steven Bochco Productions.[4] From this deal came Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993) and 1990's Cop Rock, which combined straight police drama with live-action Broadway singing and dancing. It was one of his most high-profile failures. In 1992, Bochco created an animated television series, Capitol Critters, along with Nat Mauldin and Michael Wagner.
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Investment focus
  • Film, Film Distribution, Media and Entertainment
  • Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • B-Side Entertainment — B-Side Entertainment uses technology to discover, market, and distribute independent films.B-Side's primary focus is providing alternative theatrical releases for films for close to zero cost. Rather than choosing cities, booking theaters, and buying mass media to advertise in local markets, B-Side engages organizations and nichecommunities as marketing partners through technology and incentives.In April of 2008, B-Side opened the stoner documentary "Super High Me" digitally in 1,100 locations on a single day - the widest single day opening for a documentary ever - for less than $10,000. The film went on to gross over $2M in home video and VOD, making it one of the most profitable documentaries of 2008.B-Side identifies films to distribute through mining of audience data collected at independent film festivals. The B-Side Festival Genius is a white-label, hosted web service that provides independent film festivals with a turn key online festival schedule. B-Side's schedule includes rich media and social features - including ratings, reviews, and recommendations - to help audiences plan their festival and discover films. B-Side currently manages over 200 film festival web sites, including Slamdance, CineVegas, Fantastic Fest, and the Austin Film Festival.Founded in 2005, B-Side is based in Austin, TX, with its Distribution division in New York, NY.B-Side closed on 1 March 2010. From the last blog post:==============On behalf of the entire B-Side team, I am sad to announce that after 5 years in business B-Side is closing its doors on March 1.The timing is especially disappointing, as the past year has been our best ever. In 2009, we opened our New York office and launched a new distribution business, successfully releasing 8 films. We grew to 220 film festival partners worldwide and started off 2010 with our widely praised Sundance collaboration.Unfortunately, in the face of the lingering economic crisis and ongoing upheaval in the film business, our investors decided to stop funding the company. Under extreme time pressure, we were unable to secure alternate financing, and are left with no choice other than to shut down.Posted on February 22, 2010 at 9:57 am==============
Edith Yeung Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Edith is a venture capitalist, technology executive, and creator of the China Internet Report, and Silicon News.Edith is a General Partner at Race Capital - an early-stage Silicon Valley venture capital fund. A few sectors we are particularly interested in are infrastructure, fintech, and deep tech verticals. She has invested in over 50 startupsincluding Agora.io (Nasdaq: API), Lightyear/Stellar (valued at $1.2B), Silk Labs (acquired by Apple), Chirp (acquired by Apple), Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), Solana, Oasis Labs, Hooked, DayDayCook, AISense, and many more.Prior to Race Capital, Edith was a partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active early-stage fund and incubator invested in Twilio, Credit Karma, Grab, and 2000 more companies. Before 500, Edith was the general manager at Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, AMS, AT&T Wireless, and Autodesk.She frequently speaks on China and Silicon Valley technology and the investment landscape. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford and a commentator on BBC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, SCMP, Techcrunch, etc.Edith attended Harvard Business School, Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Purdue University.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Malaysia, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Serum — Serum is the world's first completely on-chain cryptocurrency ecosystem with trustless trading brought to you by Project Serum, in collaboration with a consortium of crypto trading and DeFi experts. Built on Solana, Serum is fast and efficient. While we built the Serum protocol, it is permission less – we do not hold special power anymore. Itis up to you, the crypto community, to use it as you will.
  • Telepathic — Telepathic is redefining storytelling for the Snapchat generation. They believe there is a billion-dollar opportunity in bringing "lean" principles to the development and distribution of mass-market fiction, and in presenting stories as a mobile-first experience. Their first product is HOOKED, a “twitter for fiction” mobile app thatmakes reading addictive for teens. Their longterm vision is to release stories across multiple channels, including apps, video and virtual reality.The founders are Prerna Gupta and Parag Chordia, veterans from the mobile app world. They previously built music apps, like AutoRap, that have helped over 150MM people experience the joy of music creation. They've also produced several viral videos totaling over 300MM views. You can read more about the journey that led us to founding a storytelling startup in this piece they wrote for Vogue.
  • AppOnboard — AppOnboard is a Los Angeles-based software company empowering creators to build businesses without any programming experience. The company offers two no-code products: Buildbox, the largest no-code mobile game engine, and AppOnboard Studio, a mobile, interactive design studio that enables anyone to create playable ads and app prototypes.
Nick Rau Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Nick is responsible for all product development and engineering at Vizu and has more than a decade of experience in leading software development projects/teams. He has a strong understanding of high traffic/highly scalable web platforms, user interfaces, data systems, and digital media technologies, and he has worked on all of theInternet's highest traffic websites. Previously, Nick spent seven years at Modem Media / Digitas, a leading Internet marketing strategy and services firm, and was responsible for Modem's technology practice on the West Coast.Nick graduated with a BS in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and received a MS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Investment focus
  • Film, Privacy, Software
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Okera — Provide the right data to the right people at the right time with AI-centric, secure, dynamic data access policies. All the time.
  • Limitless — Founded in Spring 2015 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Limitless Ltd is the creator of the patent-pending Limitless Creative VR Environment platform, speeding the way for film and game makers to realize the true promise of real-life interactive characters in VR.
Marc Benioff Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Marc Benioff is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Salesforce. Marc Benioff attended the University of Southern California.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • weev.one — Weev.one is a tech-enabled platform that delivers a simplified and holistic solution to the digitization of the product creation chain. The company connects brands and suppliers on a shared platform to make the creation process faster, more transparent, and more sustainable. It was founded in 2018 and is located in Glattbrugg, Zurich.
  • Harness Wealth — Join thousands of founders, early employees, and investors who use Harness to discover advisors and insights to make better equity decisions.
  • Vital Bio — Reinventing diagnostics for proactive & accessible care. Diagnostics designed for better outcomes. Eliminating gaps between care and treatment.
Luke McDonough Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Luke McDonough is Founder & CEO at AIR.TV.
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Investment focus
  • Advertising, Content Syndication, Film
  • Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • AIR.TV — AIR.TV enables the distribution and monetization of viral videos on websites. Publishers and content owners are now able to generate earnings when publishers embed videos on their website. It's completely automatic and it works with existing articles, embeds, and workflow. Publishers add one line of code to their site to start generatingearnings.AIR.TV is based in Los Angeles. Visit us at www.air.tv to learn more.
  • RealGravity — RealGravity provides everything you need to publish & syndicate your content, for free: You can upload as many videos as you like, use enterprise-class tools to manage your content, create an unlimited number of custom video players at an unlimited number of sites, and support as many admin users as you like, all free of charge.
Bruce Tuchman Angel
Bruce Tuchman
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Investment focus
  • Internet, TV, Film
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Mars Reel — You need a membership to view this content. Choose one now!
  • Parrot Analytics — Parrot Analytics is a data science company that measures & predicts audience demand for media content, across all platforms, in all countries around the world. The company works with studios, networks, broadcasters, brands, agencies and OTT platforms; providing data and deep content expertise to drive content investment, distribution,acquisition, licensing, partnership and advertising decisions. Wielding the world's largest audience behavior datasets, Parrot Analytics has introduced a set of AI-powered solutions to future-proof the media industry. The company has already established its global Demand Measurement system as the TV industry's only global standard for assessing demand for content across platforms. In addition, the company has also introduced the media industry's leading Content Genome™ system to drive granular content decisions and the world's first context-aware discovery and recommendations engine – powered by its global demand data – to improve content monetization and enhance OTT consumer experience. Parrot Analytics believes in the magic of content and the impact it has on people's lives. The company's mission is to connect content creators with consumers by enabling data-driven content decisions along the entire value chain.
James Riney Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
James Riney is the Founding Partner and CEO of Coral Capital and a Partner a t500 Startups. Prior to launching Coral Capital, James was a co-founder and head of 500 Startups Japan. With about $100m under management, he’s been a seed investor in over 40 companies. He is also a Board Director at SmartHR, where he was an early investor and led their~$14m Series B. Prior to 500 Startups, James covered early-stage investments for DeNA’s venture arm, focusing on Silicon Valley and Asia. He has listed on the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list for Finance and Venture Capital in 2016.Before investing, he was the founding CEO of ResuPress (now Coincheck, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan), and the creator of STORYS.JP, the “Medium.com of Japan.” In another life, he worked at J.P. Morgan in New York and Tokyo. He grew up in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese.James attended Penn State University and The American School in Japan.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Human Resources
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Facilo — Facilo is a real estate communication cloud that offers unifies and visualizes the complex communication of real estate brokerage solutions.
  • HQ Inc — Hq is a consutling firm that works in the area of personnel organization strategy, working style office strategy and software development.
  • Penrose Studios — Penrose is focused on augmented and virtual reality storytelling. Through the process of creation with world class storytellers and technologists, Penrose is inventing and defining the language of real-time cinema for AR and VR. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
William Adams Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
William Adams, is a multi-faceted entertainer and creative innovator, and a seven-time Grammy Award winner. Known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, who have sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide, he also works with some of the industry’s biggest names including Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears,David Guetta, and film composer Hans Zimmer.i.am+ is the developer of the dial, the first smart band device with an onboard, untethered mobile phone capability powered by AneedA, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-focused operating system.  Fusing the worlds of technology and fashion, will.i.am and team also developed i.am+ EPs Bluetooth Wireless Headphone.  EPs feature magnetic earpieces, when clipped together, transform the listening device into a stylish necklace made of spun metal and woven fabric that incorporates a microphone connected to AneedA for making calls and finding music, both hands-free.Frontman and founder of The Black Eyed Peas will.i.am has released three songs from his upcoming solo cd, #willpower on Interscope Records, due out in April, 2013. The three singles from the cd released in 2012 were: “This is Love” featuring Eva Simons; and “Scream & Shout” that has gone to number one on iTunes and radio play charts in dozens of countries. In 2013, he released his latest single “#ThatPower” featuring Justin Bieber. will.i.am is the first recording artist to send a song to Mars in conjunction with NASA’s Curiosity Mars Space Lab. Space and music industry firsts were achieved on August 28, 2012 when “Reach For The Stars (Mars Edition)” was played back from Mars during a youth education event hosted by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.His songs and imagery have entertained and inspired millions, and the power of his words resonated deeply in his song “Yes They Can” that mobilized an entire generation to action during the 2008 presidential campaign. Demonstrating that music, brands and causes can be intertwined to entertain and inform, “Yes They Can” garnered an Emmy Award for “Best New Approaches in Daytime Entertainment” as well as a CLIO award in the Interactive category.In addition to his music career, will.i.am is very active in front of, and behind the camera. His educational TV special “i.am.mars: Reach For The Stars”, a behind-the-scene look at the artistic and scientific elements involved in sending a song to Mars aired on Discovery’s SCIENCE Channel in August, 2012. In 2011, will.i.am executive produced and starred in his first prime time TV special “i.am FIRST: Science is Rock and Roll” to get young people excited about math and science education, as well as technology and science-related careers. In front of the camera, will.i.am returned in 2013 for a second season as a Coach on reality TV hit show “The Voice” UK on BBC One.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Music, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series E
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Cent — The easiest way to collect, create, and distribute NFTs.
  • VersusGame — VersusGame offers creators and brands the opportunity to cultivate a community with an interactive content solution that rewards knowledge
  • Impossible Foods — Impossible Burger is made from simple, plant-based ingredients. For the health of people and the planet.
Joshua Baer Angel · Austin, Texas, United States
Joshua Baer helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. He’s the founder of Capital Factory, a coworking community and mentorship-based accelerator designed to help startups find their first investors, customers and employees. Josh founded his first startup in 1996 in his college dormitory at Carnegie Mellon University and now teaches aclass at the University of Texas for student entrepreneurs. He was recently recognized as a Henry Crown Fellow and Braddock Scholar at the Aspen Institute, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations Young Leaders Forum, and an Eisenhower Fellow.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Ender — Ender Clubs enable kids to connect with like minds around their favorite stuff while learning new skills, unlocking cool prizes, and fostering friendships.
  • CollateralEdge — CollateralEdge is an innovative fintech platform that provides community and regional banks with a flexible, automated risk management solution to strengthen the credit profile on individual corporate loans.
  • PenPal Schools — PenPal Schools connects students from 150 countries through project based learning. Students create projects about topics ranging from human rights and environmental sustainability to robotics and literature with global PenPals through PBL.
Selina Tobaccowala Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Selina Tobaccowala
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Investment focus
  • Film, Video, Retail
  • Angel, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Ownza — ShopSquad is now Ownza! Ownza lets you share, discover and discuss cool products. Unlock personalized discounts based on what you own. Ownza also allows users to see what other people, including their friends and trendsetters, own and want. We offer advertisers the unique ability to offer highly targeted promotions to people who own or want theiror their competitors' products.
  • CreatorPlus — CreatorPlus builds new film studio and streaming platform for digital-first storytellers and their audience who are hungry to support them.
Maurice Werdegar Angel · Portola Valley, California, United States
Maurice Werdegar is the CEO and Partner of Western Technology Investment.
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Investment focus
  • Enterprise Software, Software, Mobile
  • Series A, Seed, Debt Financing
  • United States, Israel
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.
  • Pixalate — Pixalate, the market-leading ad fraud protection, privacy, and compliance analytics platform for Connected TV (CTV), Mobile Advertising, and Websites.
  • Chobolabs — Homepage of Chobolabs
Bill Budinger Angel · Aspen, Colorado, United States
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Investment focus
  • Advertising, Software, Apps
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Kixer — Kixer is a mobile advertisement network that enables premium content publishers to better monetize the mobile web through an ad inventory.Kixer helps web publishers enter the growing user acquisition marketplace, while providing application developers with the opportunity to attract a highly-engaged user base through its distribution outlet. Itstechnology improves personalized application recommendations, maximizing ROI for its users.Kixer is operated from Burbank, California.
  • SHIFT — Shift.com of San Francisco CA serving Oakland is one of the best pre-owned dealerships in CA. Call Sales <span class='callNowClass'>855-744-3873</span>
  • Measurabl — World's #1 ESG platform for Real Estate - investment grade sustainability data for corporate disclosure and transparency.
Jaan Tallinn Angel · Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Jaan Tallinn is the Co-Founder of the Centre for Study of Existential Risk and Future of Life Institute.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Estonia, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Aerones — Robotic wind turbine service company offering maintenance, inspection and repairs worldwide. Reduce downtime and improve the efficiency of your wind park
  • Anthropic — An AI safety and research company that's working to build reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems.
  • TENYX — Discover innovative solutions for digital transformation at Tenyx. Explore our cutting-edge technology services designed to drive business growth and elevate your digital presence.
Jay Rifkin Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Jay Rifkin - CEO @ Ocean Media
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Investment focus
  • Film, Virtual Reality, Speech Recognition
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Limitless — Founded in Spring 2015 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Limitless Ltd is the creator of the patent-pending Limitless Creative VR Environment platform, speeding the way for film and game makers to realize the true promise of real-life interactive characters in VR.
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!
Jake Roper Angel
Jake Roper
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Investment focus
  • Film, Digital Entertainment
  • Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • CreatorPlus — CreatorPlus builds new film studio and streaming platform for digital-first storytellers and their audience who are hungry to support them.
Van Toffler Angel
Van Toffler
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Investment focus
  • Film, Video, Digital Entertainment
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SUPERGRAVITY — SUPERGRAVITY is a new kind of studio built to be fully direct-to-consumer creating stories that put the audience first. SUPERGRAVITY is based in Manhattan Beach, California.
David Carrico Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
David Carrico
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Investment focus
  • Software, Media and Entertainment, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Singapore, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Kona — Bring team empathy back into Slack. The team check-in that builds and measures culture. One tool for employee engagement, employee wellbeing, and team building.
  • Campus — Live courses with top professors.
  • Capsule — Capsule is a startup that makes tools for editing short-form videos.
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