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Top 50 Local Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Local Angel Investors in United States

Investor Local United States investments
Dave Morin 4
Jason Calacanis 4
Steven Cox 4
Clark Landry 3
George Crowley 3
Ronald Conway 3
Georges Harik 3
Max Levchin 3
Andrew Mitchell 3
Kevin Hartz 3
Mark Goines 3
Auren Hoffman 3
Joshua Schachter 3
Gil Elbaz 2
Dan Toscano 2
Timothy Ferriss 2
Chris Adamo 2
Stacy Brown-Philpot 2
Naval Ravikant 2
Christopher Shonk 2
John Brown 2
Dan Martell 2
Keith Rabois 2
Brandon Leonardo 2
John Borthwick 2
Max Mullen 2
James Murdoch 2
Ed Roberts 2
Katy Perry 2
Cyan Banister 2
Payam Zamani 2
Josh Berman 2
Darrin Ginsberg 2
Richard McIntyre 2
Jean Hammond 2
Matthew Ocko 2
Magid Abraham 2
Andre Iguodala 2
Tony DiBenedetto 2
David O. Sacks 2
Leonard Lodish 2
Arjun Dev Arora 2
David Tisch 2
Larry Marcus 2
Ryan Allis 2
Alexis Ohanian 2
Orlando Bloom 2
Shradha Agarwal 1
Dave McClure 1
Tom Siegel 1
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Dave Morin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Dave is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Offline Ventures.He was Founder & Partner Emeritus of Slow Ventures. A leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm that champions long term thinking and innovation. Slow serves a community of over 200 of the most innovative entrepreneurs and companies in the world. Including Slack, Pinterest,Evernote, NextDoor, Postmates, Blue Bottle and more.He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Path which was acquired by Kakao in 2015. He co-founded Path with the mission of being a source of happiness, meaning, and connection through simplicity, quality, and privacy in technology and design. Path continues to serves tens of millions of people each month to this day.Dave has had a lifelong passion for technology, entrepreneurship, culture, design, photography, nature, skiing, and improving society. He served both Apple and Facebook for several years during periods of rapid innovation and growth. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors of Eventbrite, Dwell, and Hinge. And, on the Boards of three Non-Profit Organizations, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and Montana ExplorationWorks. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He grew up under the big sky of Montana where he was ranked as one of the top downhill ski racers in America. Today, he lives and works in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Brit, son Ansel, and dog Pixel.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, France, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • Dance — Dance is an electric mobility subscription company that makes it easy to explore your city with an electric bike or moped.
  • Oura — Oura Ring: the most accurate sleep and activity tracker is all about you: it measures the physiological signals of your body, understands your lifestyle, and guides you to make your own optimal daily choices. The ring features scientifically validated sleep tracking and personalized guidance.
  • Dash Radio — 100% Free Music. More Variety. Zero Commercials. The Best DJ's & Stations. No BS
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!
Steven Cox Angel · San Diego, California, United States
Steven Cox is the Founder and CEO at TakeLessons.
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Investment focus
  • Local, Music, Video
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • TakeLessons — TakeLessons is the trusted marketplace for finding online and local instructors and taking online classes across a wide array of subjects ranging foreign languages, math and photography to music, dance and acting. Instructors rely on TakeLessons to simplify marketing and manage their business with integrated scheduling, billing, payment, andcommunication tools that work seamlessly across desktop and mobile devices.
Clark Landry Angel · Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Clark Landry is the Managing Partner of Clover Leaf Ventures.Most recently, Clark was co-founder and COO at CESPPA, a cybersecurity company. Formerly, Clark was co-founder and COO at Maple Media (raised $30 million from private equity investors), co-founder and executive chairman at SHIFT (acquired by Brand Networks), co-founder and CEO at TopLevel Domain Holdings (now Minds + Machines - publicly-traded on the London Stock Exchange's AIM), co-founder and CMO at TagWorld (acquired by Viacom). Clark was a founding investor of Gradient X, a mobile DSP (acquired by SingTel), Traffic Marketplace, an advertising network (acquired by Vivendi), Adconion Media Group, a provider of digital media advertising solutions (acquired by Amobee), Conversion Logic, an advertising attribution company, and CREXi, a commercial real estate marketplace.Clark holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Yale University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Mexico, Bulgaria
Portfolio highlights
  • Esper — Esper is the first cloud-based platform to help governments proactively manage public policy with better data and transparency.
  • Acquicent — Acquicent enables the issuance and trading of blockchain tokens linked to digital and real-world collectibles.
  • AlphaFlow — AlphaFlow is a tech-driven investment company providing professionally managed portfolios of real estate loans to institutional investors. They work with the residential real estate lenders around the country and underwrite their loans across 50+ factors. AlphaFlow invests in the best deals, splitting our clients’ portfolios across 75-100 loansinto15+ states to create AlphaFlow Optimized Portfolios. They took the best practices of investment management, like diversification, rebalancing, and institutional-quality data analytics, and automated them so that investors could receive these benefits without the high fees and high minimums of traditional real estate investing. It is ultimately a simpler, more intelligent way to invest in real estate.AlphaFlow was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
George Crowley Angel
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Investment focus
  • News, Local, Communities
  • Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Outside.in — PGA TOUR 2K boasts a cast of noteworthy pros, a collection of world-renowned courses, endless hours of multiplayer fun, and a highly competitive PGA TOUR MyCAREER mode for new and experienced players.
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.
Georges Harik Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Georges Harik was Director of Googlettes, a start-up incubator that operated inside Google, and a Distinguished Engineer at Google. As Director of Googlettes, his team was responsible for the product management and strategy efforts surrounding many starting Google initiatives including Gmail, Google Talk, Google Video, Picasa, Orkut, Google Groupsand Google Mobile.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Deep Infra — Deep Infra offers cost-effective, scalable, easy-to-deploy, and production-ready machine-learning models and infrastructures for deep-learning models.
  • Lambda — GPU Workstations, GPU Servers, GPU Laptops, and GPU Cloud for Deep Learning & AI. RTX 3090, RTX 3080, RTX A4000, RTX A5000, RTX A6000, and A100 Options. Ubuntu, TensorFlow, and PyTorch Pre-Installed.
Max Levchin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Max Levchin is the Founder and CEO of Affirm. He previously worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as an Advisory Board Member. Max Levchin attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, India, Argentina
Portfolio highlights
  • withco — You deserve to own your business' real estate. We help make that happen through a new concept: lease-to-own your commercial real estate.
  • CoPilot — CoPilot is pioneering Assisted Commerce for big-ticket purchases – starting with cars. You are the one spending the money - shouldn't you have an expert on your side? We founded CoPilot to make that a reality. For the average car buyer, who is not a car expert or enthusiast, car shopping can be a time consuming, frustrating process that leavespeople feeling alone and disadvantaged. CoPilot is changing this dynamic. Like a trusted friend who is knowledgeable about cars, knows where to look and what to buy, CoPilot provides car shoppers with an expert partner who empowers them to discover the perfect car at the best possible price with ease and confidence.
  • Black Ore Technologies — Black Ore's Tax Autopilot is the first AI tax platform for CPAs, offering complete 1040 tax preparation automation to tax professionals, so they can focus on growing their firm.
Andrew Mitchell Angel · New York, New York, United States
Andrew Mitchell is the Founder of Brand Foundry Ventures. He is a former Co-Founder of Aspen Industries. He attended Lafayette College.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Wellness
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Harry's — Harry is a developer of an online platform used to sell shaving equipment and accessories for men. It designs and manufactures its own line of razors and replacement blades, as well as other shaving consumables, and offers its products a-la-carte via its online store or through a subscription model that enables consumers to meet their groomingessentials need online.The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York.
  • LiquidTalent — LiquidTalent is a web and mobile local talent marketplace for hiring vetted developers and designers through social connection. Our on-demand platform facilitates direct connection between talent and hirers via text messages and call requests. Our community events bring people together. We are creating the future of work platform for the nextgeneration economy.
  • RETAILIGENCE — Retailigence is a hyperlocal marketing platform that utilizes brick-and-mortar inventory data obtained directly from retailers to turn online consumers into offline buyers.
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.
Mark Goines Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Based in Menlo Park, Mark is a Partner focused on the areas of financial technology, mobile, consumer and small business Internet services. He has an extensive track record of working with high growth companies as an entrepreneur, executive and angel investor. Exits from his angel investments include Mint, Baby Center, PayCycle and Nolo.com.Prior to joining Morgenthaler, Mark was a successful angel investor. His investments included two Morgenthaler portfolio companies, Pageonce and Practice Fusion. He currently represents Morgenthaler on the Practice Fusion board.Previously, Mark helped build and ran Intuit’s Consumer Tax business (TurboTax). He also served as Senior Vice President of Intuit’s International Division, managing businesses on every continent, creating new products, acquiring companies and building partnerships. He then served as General Manager of Intuit’s Consumer Division and helped generate over $200 million in annual revenues, serving 15 million customers across a broad range of software and e-commerce services by 2000.Prior to Intuit, Mark held executive positions at Wells Fargo and Charles Schwab, where he developed and marketed early-stage banking, software and electronic services that formed the foundation of today’s online trading industry.Mark became an active investor and entrepreneur in 2000. He was an investor and board member at Mint, a consumer online financial management company that was sold to Intuit in 2009. He was also an investor and board member in Nolo.com, a self-help law service that was sold to Internet Brands in 2011. Goines co-founded and became chief marketing officer at PassMark Security, which was sold to RSA in 2006. He also invested in WePay (payments), BillFloat (lending) and Cozi (family organization).Mark holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley. He served as president of the Los Altos Educational Foundation and has been elected as a trustee of the Los Altos School Board.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Software, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Japan, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Autumn — Autumn modernizes the way Americans manage loss with the world’s first deathcare marketplace. With free guides and tools, and over 500,000 providers for hire, Autumn is on a mission to transform the American deathcare landscape for the better.
  • Credit Mountain — Provide your users with a full-suite of tools designed to help improve credit scores. Offer your members a PATH TO YES!
  • Trustworthy. — Trustworthy offers state of the art operating system for families that need help organizing family documents. Find out how we can help make your life easier.
Auren Hoffman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Auren Hoffman is the CEO and Chief Historian of SafeGraph and he was the CEO of Rapleaf. Auren holds a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the UC Berkeley. He writes a blog called Summation.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Analytics, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Ex Parte — Ex Parte uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing to give customers the information they need to make better decisions and achieve a competitive advantage. Consider it Moneyball for a market that is >20 times the size of Major League Baseball.
  • Calypso AI — CalypsoAI combines industry-leading AI testing and human-in-the-loop decision making to give you the confidence you need to push AI projects into production.
  • Sincera — Sincera provides novel signal data to the most innovative companies in advertising technology.
Joshua Schachter Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Joshua Schachter is an organizer at Self Racing Cars. He was the CEO of Tasty Labs and the founder of Joshua has also worked for directory, and was a co-creator of Memepool.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Japan, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Arrows — Arrows is a customer onboarding checklist. Send every customer a personalized onboarding plan, with automated email reminders, due dates, assigned tasks, and a lot more.One of the hardest things about onboarding is getting everybody on the same page. Using Arrows, you can get "mutual buy-in" from your customers to build trust throughoutthe onboarding process. Plus, with due dates and automated email reminders, they'll always know what should be done next. Arrows is the place for you to collaborate, strategize, and coordinate together.Every customer is different... so why are you giving them the same onboarding plan? With Arrows, personalizing onboarding for your customers is a cinch. Start with a template, so your team never misses important steps. Then customize your plan for each customer, so you can get mutual buy-in on a plan perfectly structured for their goals and timeline.
  • Urban Machine — Urban Machine pioneers sustainable wood reclamation. The Machine leverages robotics and AI technology to transform the construction industry by reducing wood waste and promoting circular practices.
  • Hidden Door — Hidden Door is an online game platform for youngsters to delight themselves by discovering, playing, and creating stories.
Gil Elbaz Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Co-Executive Chairman at Foursquare. Founding Partner/Co-founder at TenOneTen Ventures.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Mobile, Advertising
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Quartzy — Quartzy is the world's most popular lab productivity software for life science companies. Manage inventory, track lab supply orders, and buy everything, all in one place.
  • Mapsense — There are almost 10 billion devices collecting location data that didn't exist just a few years ago - we created Mapsense to help people deal with this tsunami of geospatial data. By providing lightning-fast tools to filter, search, and visualize location data at any scale, we'll improve the world by enabling people to answer importantquestions about what happens where. Our team is a group of engineering, product and computer scientist from Google, Palantir and the Ivy League. We're backed by tier one VCs and are working with some of the most innovative companies in the world.
  • OneSignal — OneSignal is a customer messaging and engagement platform that allows businesses to provide a seamless messaging experience to create meaningful customer connections. OneSignal's multi-channel platform enables businesses to deliver over 8 billion messages daily. OneSignal is designed to scale with businesses and deliver messages more quickly.The platform leverages machine learning to send communications at the optimal time by creating personalized messages and send them to the right audiences by comparing performance, enabling clients to deliver engaging mobile and web push messages across all platforms.
Dan Toscano Angel · New York, New York, United States
Dan Toscano is the Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. He attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Investment focus
  • B2B, Local, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Pear (formerly Apparel Media Group) — Design premium custom shirts to sell online or buy direct. Upload your artwork or design right in our free online tool & choose products to print on. Get started today!
  • DinnerCal — DinnerCall is a mobile app that enables users to search, order, and pickup family-style dinner from grocery stores. It was launched by Gerry Hays, Ashton Chaffee, and Akram Mnif in September 2015 and it operates from San Francisco, California.
Timothy Ferriss Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Timothy Ferriss is a start-up angel investor Twitter, Posterous, RescueTime and others, blogger and entrepreneur. Tim's best-known written work is The 4-Hour Workweek, which had been sold into 35 languages and reached #1 on The New York Times, BusinessWeek and The Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. On May 3, 2009, it celebrated its 2ndstraight year on The New York Times business bestseller list since its publication on April 27, 2007. Tim is a Guest Lecturer in High-Tech Entrepreneurship and Electrical Engineering at Princeton University since 2003. Other education-related interests includes social media-based fundraising experiments, such as LitLiberation, which outraised television host Stephen Colbert 3-to-1 with no fixed costs. Most recently, Tim used Twitter as a distributed tool for gathering data on post-campaign donations (see Tweet to Beat). Tim is on the advisory board of DonorsChoose.org, Evernote, StumbleUpon, Trippy, about.me, TaskRabbit and Uber. Tim has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most innovative organizations, including Google, MIT, Harvard Business School, Nike, PayPal, Facebook, The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Microsoft, Ask.com, Nielsen, Princeton University, the Wharton School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Tim has also been invited to speak and keynote at world-renowned technology summits including EG, FOO Camp, E-Tech, Supernova, LeWeb, and the Web 2.0 Exposition, where he shared the stage with figures like Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board of Google, and Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon. Tim received his B.A. degree from Princeton University in 2000, where he studied in the Neuroscience and East Asian Studies departments.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Finance
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cozy — Cozy makes renting easier for landlords and renters everywhere.
  • Shift — Shift is on a mission to help current and former members of the US Military discover and prepare for successful new career paths.
  • The Hustle — Sign up for the free, 5-minute newsletter keeping 2.5M+ innovators in the loop with stories on business, tech, and the internet.
Chris Adamo Angel · Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Chris Adamo is the Chief Business Officer of WhereBy.Us Chris has an MBA and BS from Binghamton University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Video, Apps
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Inside.com — Join over 300,000 executives who start their day with INSIDE.COM. Get concise executive briefings delivered straight to your inbox. Stay informed on the...
  • Acorns — Acorns helps you save & invest. Invest spare change, bank smarter, earn bonus investments, and more! Get started.
  • Epic Games — Welcome to Epic Games Store! Download and play PC Games of every genre. We have mods, DLC and Free Games too! Games for everyone.
Stacy Brown-Philpot Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
One of the most pivotal opportunities in my life came right after I’d moved into operations at Google. I’d just taken on the responsibility of managing a large team when I was asked to commit to running the company’s sales operations in India. I’d always wanted to work abroad, but I didn’t want to put my life on hold to do it. My husband wasn’tin a position to relocate, so the move would mean living apart for an entire year. It would also mean delaying our plans to start a family. Talking with my closest friends was of little use — some encouraged me to go for it, others cautioned that a move to India could derail my plans to start a family and put considerable stress on my marriage.I was torn. I’d lived my whole life on the shoulders of others and didn’t want to let anyone down. Plus, I’ll admit it, I was scared. I’d traveled to India many times, but the thought of living and working there was much more daunting. Not only was there a new language and culture to consider, but India’s classically male-dominated environment wouldn’t be easy for an African American woman to navigate. Still, the more I weighed the pros and cons, the more I realized I wanted the challenge. I sat down with my husband and made a list of all of the things we needed to do to make it work. I took that list back to my manager and he agreed to meet my requests. Within 48 hours, I was on my way to India.I wouldn’t trade that decision for anything. I ended up having an amazing experience and my husband of 13 years is still with me today — along with our daughter. Having a supportive spouse really made the choice a lot easier, and I learned one of the biggest lessons of my career: Never be afraid to ask for what you need to make your whole life — not just your work life — work for you. Realizing this made me confident that I could have the career I wanted without sacrificing my marriage or the opportunity to start a family. I plan to always encourage my daughter to follow her dreams and pursue her passions, even when they seem impossible to achieve.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Marketplace, Apps
  • Seed, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Shef — Enter code FIRST10 at checkout and save $10 on your first order
  • Virtualness — Enabling the World's Expressions
  • Braintrust — Braintrust is the new model for how work gets done. We connect organizations with top technical talent to complete strategic projects and drive innovation.
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.
Christopher Shonk Angel · Austin, Texas, United States
Christopher Shonk is the Managing Director of ATX Venture Partners. Christopher Shonk holds 10 board and advisor roles including Investor & Advisor at RoverPass, Investor & Director at Slingshot Aerospace, and Advisor at SourceDay. He attended ACTON MBA and Campbell University.
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Investment focus
  • Travel, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • b.well Connected Health — b.well Connected Health delivers a scalable, FHIR-based platform that unifies all healthcare data, solutions, and services, enabling personalized care and effective population health management.
  • Localeur — Founded in Austin, Texas, in early 2013, Localeur is a global community of locals spanning 180+ cities and destinations around the world who share recommendations on their favorite places to eat, drink, and play to help travelers experience locally in their cities. Unlike review sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor, Localeur has an exclusive communityof local insiders who share authentic recommendations on places in the cities they live in, not the ones they visit. The company has partnered with brands like JetBlue Airways, Lyft, Nike, and Match.com to create campaigns that use their vision to help their ideas come to life.It was founded in 2013 and headquartered in Austin, Texas.
  • Kiss & Tell — Kiss & Tell is a private social network with integrated group booking that gets everyone there without the headache. Rethink weddings, celebrations and retreats for the better! When you're ready to gather, plan & go again, reschedule with us!
John Brown Angel
John Brown is the Board Director of Amazon.com .He is also an Independent Co - Chairman of the Deloitte’s Center for the Edge. A visiting Scholar and Advisor to the Provost at University of Southern California (USC). Prior to that he was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the Director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)—a positionhe held for nearly two decades. While head of PARC, Brown expanded the role of corporate research to include such topics as the management of radical innovation, organizational learning, complex adaptive systems, and nano technologies. He was a Co - Founder of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL). His personal research interests include digital youth culture, digital media and institutional innovation. John, or as he is often called JSB. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education.Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and of AAAS and a Trustee of the MacArthur Foundation. He serves on numerous public Boards,Amazon, Corning, Varian Medical Systems and private Boards of Directors. He has published over 100 papers in scientific journals. With Paul Duguid he co-authored the acclaimed book The Social Life of Information (HBS Press, 2000) that has been translated into 9 languages with a second addition in April 2002. With John Hagel he Co - Authored the book The Only Sustainable Edge which is about new forms of collaborative innovation and The Power of Pull: how small moves, smartly made can set big things in motion, published April 2010. His current book, The New Culture of Learning Co - Authored with Professor Doug Thomas at USC, was released January 2011.JSB received a BA from Brown University in 1962 in Mathematics & Physics, PhD from University of Michigan in 1970 in Computer & Communication Sciences. He has received six Honorary Degrees including: May 2000, Brown University, Doctor of Science Degree, July 2001, the London Business School, Honorary Doctor of Science in Economics,May 2004, Claremont Graduate University, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters,May 2005, University of Michigan, Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, May 2009, North Carolina State University, Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, May 2011, Illinois Institute of Technology, Honorary Doctor of Design.
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Investment focus
  • News, Local, Computer
  • Seed, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Taloflow — Taloflow analyzes 4,000+ vendor data points to provide you with the best possible recommendation for cloud object storage. Complete a 5-minute use case questionnaire to get started.
  • Outside.in — PGA TOUR 2K boasts a cast of noteworthy pros, a collection of world-renowned courses, endless hours of multiplayer fun, and a highly competitive PGA TOUR MyCAREER mode for new and experienced players.
Dan Martell Angel · Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Dan Martell skydives and snowboards and believes running is among the secrets to a fruitful life. But the 29-year-old Moncton, N.B., native insists business is his sport.With a background in computer programming but no formal business training, Dan's passion for technology and business has meant he has had a hand in launching severalcompanies to date.Dan has been described as not having a "knowing-doing gap." At 25, and just 10 months into his 2004 start-up, Spheric Technologies Inc., the Canadian firm was landing so many deals south of the border that instead of seeking visa sponsorships for his traveling employees, he moved quickly to set up a U.S. office. Growing by an average of 152% per year, Spheric raked in three business awards before the economy forced the company to effectively close in early 2009.An award winning Entrepreneur, Dan recently co-founded Flowtown, a company focused on providing web-based tools that allow small businesses to measure their online marketing efforts. Now living in San Francisco, Martell spends the majority of his time looking at ways to build a bridge between Silicon Valley and New Brunswick. As an informal angel investor, he is active in advising entrepreneurs using metric-based marketing tactics to gain market adoption.An avid reader who dreams of remaining a lifelong student, Dan invests in startups whose opportunities and ideas he can get excited about. His philosophy is to build companies that solve the business problems he faces. He takes risks in work and life and focuses on the journey over the reward. Martell is relentless in his work ethic — if a job has to get done, he'll do it right away.Martell is a board member of Propel ICT and also volunteers his time working with youth battling addictions at Portage NB. He is passionately involved in facilitating micro-lending to entrepreneurs in developing countries through the non-profit, Kiva.org.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, SaaS
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Sprig — Sprig is a user insights platform that enables product teams to build better product experiences by going beyond basic analytics. Discover how you can improve your product with Sprig.
  • LeadSift — We comb through the public web to deliver only qualified leads interacting with your competitors and with demonstrated buying intent.
  • Founderpath — Where Bootstrapped SaaS Founders Get Funding
Keith Rabois Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Keith is a Managing Director at Khosla Ventures and CEO of OpenStore. Keith invests across sectors and stages and brings his unparalleled experience as a world-class founder, operator, and investor to the portfolio. Keith has helped build some of the largest, globally-recognized technology companies in his more than 20-year career. At KhoslaVentures, he led the first institutional investments in DoorDash and Affirm, led investments in Stripe and Faire, and co-founded Opendoor. While a General Partner at Founders Fund, he led investments in Ramp, Trade Republic, and Aven, and before that made early personal investments in YouTube, Airbnb, Palantir, Lyft, Eventbrite, and Lyft. In 2023, Keith ranked #25 on the Forbes U.S. Midas list and #33 globally.He has served on multiple Boards, including guiding Yelp and Xoom from their early stages through IPOs, and serving on Reddit’s board. Keith currently serves on the Boards of Affirm, Ramp, Found, Trade Republic, and more.He started his technology career with leadership roles at PayPal, as their EVP of Business Development, Public Affairs & Policy, before joining LinkedIn as VP of Business & Corporate Development, and finally, Block (formerly known as Square), as Chief Operating Officer.Keith Rabois served as a litigator at Sullivan and Cromwell, a prominent law firm, following his clerkship for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Stanford University and earned a juris doctor degree with honors from Harvard University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Delphi — Delphi is digital cloning that scales time, monetizes knowledge, and interacts audience at scale.
  • Pomelo — Send money cross border with zero transfer fees. Use and build credit with Pomelo.
  • Palm Tree Crew — Palm Tree Crew
Brandon Leonardo Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Brandon Leonardo is a Co-Founder at Instacart.
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Investment focus
  • Marketplace, Local, FinTech
  • Seed, Series D
  • United States, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • PostgresML — PostgresML is an AI application database. It is a Rust-written open-source Postgres extension.PostgresML instantly scales workloads with dedicated replicas or serverless GPU-accelerated cloud.
  • Ascend — Ascend is an online payments platform that automates insurance payments end-to-end: from online customer payments and financing to the distribution of commissions and carrier payables.
  • Sematic — Sematic is an open-source Continuous Machine Learning platform that enables ML teams to build better and safer ML models faster.
John Borthwick Angel · New York, New York, United States
John Borthwick is the CEO and Founder of Betaworks. He leads the company building and investment process since 2008. Previously, John was SVP of Alliances and Technology Strategy for Time Warner Inc.; CEO of Fotolog, one of the first social photo sharing sites; and head of AOL’s product development studio after they acquired his first company, WPStudio, one of Silicon Alley’s first content studios.John Borthwick studied at Wesleyan University and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Social Media, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Dots — Dots is a meditative puzzle game.
  • Outside.in — PGA TOUR 2K boasts a cast of noteworthy pros, a collection of world-renowned courses, endless hours of multiplayer fun, and a highly competitive PGA TOUR MyCAREER mode for new and experienced players.
  • Hugging Face — Hugging Face is an open-source and platform provider of machine learning technologies. Their aim is to democratize good machine learning, one commit at a time. Hugging Face was launched in 2016 and is headquartered in New York City.
Max Mullen Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Max is the Co-Founder of Instacart. He started the company with two co-founders in 2012. Previously, he's worked for several startups including Schematic, an award-winning interactive agency which was acquired by WPP. Max is originally from Los Angeles where he graduated from the University of Southern California, studying entrepreneurship andcinematic arts.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series D
  • United States, Brazil, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Clockwork — Clockwork is building AI-powered robots to deliver express beauty services for people on the go. Beauty services are a $144B global industry and growing, but the market is fragmented with no reliable, express options. We started with nails ($8.5B in the US), and have developed the world’s first fully autonomous manicure robot.
  • JustPaid — Stay in control of your business with payments, AI-powered automation, benchmarking, contract tracking, opportunity alerts, and more, all in one platform.
  • Float Health — Decline the extra hospital shift and pick up short home medication visits with Float.
James Murdoch Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
James Murdoch is a Founder and CEO at Lupa Systems. He attended Harvard University from 1992 to 1995.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Social Media, Video
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • United States, India, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Brut — Politics, Society, Culture, Sexuality, live coverage of what's happening in the United States and around the world. Follow our 100% video coverage on Brut America.
  • THE VOID — The most immersive VR destination ... ever.
  • Breezeworks — Breezeworks Scheduling Software for Service Businesses helps professionals get to appointments efficiently on time. Manages team and syncs across all devices.
Ed Roberts Angel
He is Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, founder and chair of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, and a prolific founder, investor and board member at numerous start-up companies in high technology. Ed’s portfolio of current and recent companies includes Advanced Magnetics, Inverness Medical, Meditech, Pegasystems, Sohu.com, andVisible Measures. He is the author of several books on technology and entrepreneurship, and holds four degrees from MIT, including a PhD in Economics.
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Investment focus
  • Advertising, Search Engine, Local
  • Seed, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Tettra — Tettra is an AI-powered knowledge base and knowledge management software. Curate company information and get instant answers to your team's repetitive questions.
  • panOpen — A better way to deliver advanced learning technologies, including generative AI We can help you: Improve sell-through and increase adoptions Compete effectively with large tech-driven educational publishers Deliver the teaching tools that empower faculty and engage students Convert content into dynamic multimedia learning experiences "panOpen offers something truly unique. We love having another 'arrow in
  • CoverWallet — How much will my business insurance cost? What insurance coverage does my small business need? Visit CoverWallet and get a free quote in just a minute!
Katy Perry Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Katy Perry was born October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California. After having three record deals fall apart, she signed with Capitol in 2007. Later that year, she released her first single, "Ur So Gay." Still, her career did not fully take off until the release of her next single, "I Kissed a Girl". Her album Teenage Dreamswas released in August 2010.
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Investment focus
  • Digital Entertainment, Food and Beverage, Local
  • Series A, Series E, Series D
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Shef — Enter code FIRST10 at checkout and save $10 on your first order
  • Audius — Audius is a music streaming and sharing platform that puts power back into the hands of content creators.
  • Apeel Sciences — Apeel Sciences' plant-derived solution for fresh food providers doubles the lifespan of harvested fruits and vegetables even without refrigeration. It develops low-cost, natural technologies to help to eliminate food spoilage, reduce water and energy use, and preserve natural ecosystems.Apeel's private investors and philanthropicpartners include Andreessen Horowitz, Viking Global Investors, Upfront Ventures, S2G Ventures, Powerplant Ventures, DBL Partners, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation.Apeel Sciences was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.
Cyan Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Cyan Banister is a partner at Founders Fund, where she invests across sectors and stages with a particular interest in augmented reality, fertility, heavily regulated industries and businesses that help people with basic skills find meaningful work. Prior to joining Founders Fund, Cyan was an active angel investor with a portfolio including Uber,Thumbtack, SpaceX, Postmates, EShares, Affirm and Niantic, creator of Pokémon GO. A self-taught engineer and entrepreneur, Cyan has held a number of technical leadership positions throughout her career. As an early employee at IronPort, which was acquired by Cisco, Cyan oversaw support infrastructure and performance for a global customer base. She has a passion for the arts and is a voracious film, documentary and media consumer.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • TipTop — TopTop Pay adds instant trade-in to any online retailer, unlocking billions in untapped purchasing power for every transaction with a couple lines of code.
  • Orson — Meaningful connection is a universal human need. It's our stories that create empathy and bind us together.
  • Mother Science — Discover Mother Science, a revolutionary biotech skincare brand with a clinically proven serum for hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
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
Josh Berman Angel · Santa Monica, California, United States
Currently Josh is the Co-Founder and CEO of BeachMint, a next generation eCommerce company based in Santa Monica, CA. The company is focused on social and curated commerce and is backed by New Enterprise Associates and Anthem Ventures.Most recently Josh was the President of Slingshot Labs, a division of dedicated to building new Internet companies. Slingshot Labs employs a portfolio approach to the development and launch of businesses, and plans to nurture four to five ventures per year.Josh Berman is a co-founder and was the chief operating officer of Berman formerly co-founded and managed successful Internet companies, ResponseBase Marketing, and Xdrive Technologies. Prior to his start up life, Berman was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.Berman received his MBA from the University of Southern California, his BA from UC- Santa Barbara, and is a CPA in the State of California.
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Investment focus
  • Local, Music, Video
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • TakeLessons — TakeLessons is the trusted marketplace for finding online and local instructors and taking online classes across a wide array of subjects ranging foreign languages, math and photography to music, dance and acting. Instructors rely on TakeLessons to simplify marketing and manage their business with integrated scheduling, billing, payment, andcommunication tools that work seamlessly across desktop and mobile devices.
Darrin Ginsberg Angel · Newport Beach, California, United States
Darrin Ginsberg is the CEO at Super G Capital.
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Investment focus
  • Local, Software, Messaging
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Minbox — All of Minbox is real-time, including comments. Engage others in conversation on a file or in a project. Or click on an image to leave an annotation. Simply type the @ symbol and a menu will appear to mention any of your team members. Draw their attention to something specific anywhere in the app.
  • SupportLocal — SupportLocal is changing the way people discover local businesses and places by improving upon the oldest and greatest factor in making life’s daily decisions – word of mouth. SupportLocal enables people to give and get local business recommendations from the people they know and trust. Based in Denver, Colorado within the unique Galvanizecampus, SupportLocal was started by industry veterans, including CEO, Justin Sanger, who is recognized as a leading authority in local search. The teams’ last company, LocalLaunch was an award winning local search platform for small businesses was acquired by Denver based Dex One in 2006. At SupportLocal we are helping people build support for everyday live. In doing so, we will remain dedicated to the principles of trust, privacy, sharing, and community.
Richard McIntyre Angel · Tampa, Florida, United States
Education: Allegheny College, BS Chemistry 1988, Carnegie Mellon University MBA 1992, University of Pittsburgh JD 1992. Work: Kass Shuler 1992 - 1994, Trenam Kemker 1994 - 2006, McIntyre Thanasides 2006 to present. Richard McIntyre enjoys providing business and legal consulting services to technology companies. Mr. McIntyre has invested 10+local technology companies with investments ranging from $10,000 to $300,000. With some local friends and clients he started First Round Tampa Bay, which has pooled investments to fund two local technology startup companies.
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Investment focus
  • VoIP, Local, Events
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Phonism — Phonism offers device management & provisioning solutions that enables VoIP organizations (Service providers, Call centers...) to set up and manage all of their VoIP devices in a single pane of glass. Phonism's Portals & APIs provide our customers with the ability to offer true zero-touch deployments and eliminate support costs ofon-site visits.
  • MyArea Network — MyArea Network is a fast growing Media Tech Company that redefines Local and Social marketing.We provide a Digital First, Mobile First proprietary marketing platform for local businesses to connect directly with their customers and local communities. We own over 150 websites based on area code, 813area.com for Tampa, 407area.com Orlando, etc. topromote all things Local across North America.Our mission is to Help Every Local Business Prosper in a fragmented digital world.Our vision is to become the go to source for all things LOCAL.We have a winning solution to save local businesses the two most valuable assets, time and money in digital marketing. Traditional media is ineffective and diminishing in viewership. Social Media like Facebook, Yelp and Google are disconnected from local communities causing it difficult for local businesses as it is time consuming, confusing and constantly changing. Local Digital agencies are expensive and not scalable.We are one of the few, if not only, media tech company that has a national footprint for all LOCAL markets. We combine new media with the cutting edge technology - real-time analytics, AI & personalized experience for businesses to successfully grow both offline and online.
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
Matthew Ocko Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Matthew Ocko has nearly three decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur, operating executive and venture capitalist, with over 20 patents granted or pending in areas as diverse as hardware systems and social games. He still reads C++ code but admits to occasional struggles with Erlang. Matthew is a co-founder & co-managing partner ofData Collective, a venture fund with a unique team of experienced venture capitalists, technology entrepreneurs and practicing engineers, investing together in seed and early stage Big Data and IT infrastructure companies. During his venture capital tenure, he has invested in and/or helped grow a variety of companies including XenSource (CTRX), Zynga (ZNGA), Impermium, Verisign (VRSN), Facebook (FB), Virtuata (CSCO), Akimbi Systems (VMW), Cotendo (AKAM), Tango.me, MetaWeb (GOOG), FlashSoft (SNDK), DataMirror (IBM), UltraDNS (NSR), Kenshoo, Metamarkets, Fortinet (FTNT), SupportSoft (SPRT), Alantro (TXN), CouchBase, Spool (FB), BranchOut, On-Ramp Wireless, and many others.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Toku — Seamless employment, built for Web3. WorkDAO is the only Web3-native employment service that provides legal employment, token payroll, and employee benefits that make a difference, globally. We're building the infrastructure to scale DAOs and Web3 organizations so you can focus on building.
  • Mesh — Mesh enables safer, easier crypto transfers and payments from 300+ leading exchanges and wallets, all without leaving your platform
  • VMind AI — VMind is a frontier technology company building artificial general intelligence (AGI).
Magid Abraham Angel · Reston, Virginia, United States
Magid Abraham is the Co-Founder of comScore, Inc., and currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Magid served as Chief Executive Officer from the company’s founding in 1999 until March 2014. Prior to co-founding comScore, Magid was Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Paragren Technologies, Inc., which specializedin delivering large scale Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM) systems for strategic and target marketing. Paragren is now part of Siebel Systems. Before founding Paragren, Magid was President and Chief Operating Officer at Information Resources, Inc., a major international research company, which he led through a period of rapid growth in revenues, market share and profit. Throughout his IRI career, Magid has been a prolific innovator who designed a number of pioneering marketing applications that became standards of CPG marketing practice. Magid is a widely recognized expert on market research, consumer modeling and innovative information solutions. Magid has authored many articles in a variety of academic and industry journals. Magid's most recent honor, received in January 2011, was the Buck Weaver Award for Marketing, established by MIT’s Sloan School of Management for individuals who have made important contributions to the advancement of theory and practice in marketing science. In 2009 he received the AMA’s Parlin Award, a preeminent national honor recognizing one individual annually who has demonstrated “outstanding leadership and sustained impact on advancing the evolving profession of marketing research over an extended period of time.” Magid has received the Paul Green award by the American Marketing Association (AMA) for the "best article that shows or demonstrates the most potential to contribute to the practice of marketing research and research in marketing," and the AMA’s William F. O’Dell Award for an article “that has made the most significant long-term contribution to the marketing discipline.” Magid was also named Ernst & Young® Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008. Magid was also inducted in the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, designated along with comScore as a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, and was named a “Great Mind” by the Advertising Research Foundation. Magid has given numerous speeches on Internet industry trends and marketing subjects in various industry conferences and forums. Magid received a Ph.D. in Operations Research and an MBA from MIT. Magid also holds an Engineering degree from the École Polytechnique, France's premier science and engineering school.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Local, Big Data
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Milo — Buy & sell electronics, cars, clothes, collectibles & more on eBay, the world's online marketplace. Top brands, low prices & free shipping on many items.
  • Siftery — Siftery is a database of sorts where companies list their software stacks. Siftery compares companies with similar stacks and looks for differences to make some recommendations.
  • Zoomdata — Zoomdata, developers of big data exploration, visualization, and analytics platform, lets business users see and interact with data in all-new ways. Designed mobile and touch first, its patented micro-query architecture delivers results on billions of records in seconds and gives users a single plane of access for bridging old data and new data.The Zoomdata interface allows users to easily Connect, Visualize, and Interact with data on browsers and mobile devices. Once deployed, users are able to create dashboards, fuse disparate data sources from across the enterprise into single user experience and create a corporate data quilt that lets business users collaborate on the data that drives their business.
Andre Iguodala Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Andre Iguodala is an NBA Champion and Finals MVP currently signed with the Golden State Warriors. He advises Twice, a startup acquired by eBay in 2015.Andre Tyler Iguodala is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The swingman was an NBA All-Starin 2012 and has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Team twice. Iguodala won an NBA championship with the Warriors in 2015, when he was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP). He was also a member of the United States national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2012 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal both times.Iguodala went to Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois before attending the University of Arizona. After completing two years, he declared for the 2004 NBA draft where he was drafted with the ninth overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. Iguodala played in Philadelphia until the summer of 2012, when he was traded to the Denver Nuggets in a four team trade. He was acquired by Golden State in 2013. In 2014–15, he became a reserve for the first time in his career, but captured the Finals MVP after he returned to the starting lineup in the middle of series.
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Investment focus
  • Sports, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Seed, Series B, Series A
  • United States, Canada, Portugal
Portfolio highlights
  • Rye — Rye builds developer tools and APIs to build the next generation of eCommerce experiences.
  • Shef — Enter code FIRST10 at checkout and save $10 on your first order
  • TMRW Sports — TMRW is a sports company that focuses on progressive approaches to sports, media, and technology. Using advances in technology, the company launches golf leagues and holds a series of stadium events to provide people with growing approaches to sports and entertainment.
Tony DiBenedetto Angel · Tampa, Florida, United States
Tony DiBenedetto
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Investment focus
  • IaaS, Local, Events
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • BlockSpaces — Accelerating Blockchain Adoption for Enterprise
  • MyArea Network — MyArea Network is a fast growing Media Tech Company that redefines Local and Social marketing.We provide a Digital First, Mobile First proprietary marketing platform for local businesses to connect directly with their customers and local communities. We own over 150 websites based on area code, 813area.com for Tampa, 407area.com Orlando, etc. topromote all things Local across North America.Our mission is to Help Every Local Business Prosper in a fragmented digital world.Our vision is to become the go to source for all things LOCAL.We have a winning solution to save local businesses the two most valuable assets, time and money in digital marketing. Traditional media is ineffective and diminishing in viewership. Social Media like Facebook, Yelp and Google are disconnected from local communities causing it difficult for local businesses as it is time consuming, confusing and constantly changing. Local Digital agencies are expensive and not scalable.We are one of the few, if not only, media tech company that has a national footprint for all LOCAL markets. We combine new media with the cutting edge technology - real-time analytics, AI & personalized experience for businesses to successfully grow both offline and online.
David O. Sacks Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
David O. Sacks is the Co-Founder and Partner of Craft Ventures. He previously worked at Zenefits as an Investor, COO, and Interim CEO. David Sacks attended the University of Chicago Law School and Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Israel, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Waitroom — Rumi.ai redefines meetings with AI-synced notes and tasks, streamlining your workflow and ensuring productive action tracking
  • Index — Index wants companies to use its no-code dashboard builder to help visualize their KPIs and track performance. The tool boasts integration with a variety of data providers so that users aren’t forced to manually enter data into another tool. The startup hopes that building embeddable dashboards will help their solution catch fire and that startupswill turn to their tool when they want to track progress on goals.
  • Sandbox VR — Step inside a new dimension and experience a new reality with your friends. See, touch, and hear. VR as it was meant to be. Sandbox VR, In Here, It's Possible.
Leonard Lodish Angel · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Leonard Lodish - Operating Partner @ Lumia Capital
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Investment focus
  • B2B, Education, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • VendOp — Capture performance data about your suppliers and vendors to cut procurement costs
  • RELAYTO Content Experience Platform — RELAYTO converts your PDFs & presentations to interactive web experiences with instant branding, analytics & more
  • StudySoup — Unlock comprehensive textbook solutions, insightful lecture notes, study guides, and exam preparation videos with StudySoup
Arjun Dev Arora Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Arjun Dev Arora is the Founder, Managing Partner, and Advisor at Format One.
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Investment focus
  • Social Media, SEO, Professional Services
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Portal — Portal is a financial services company that trades crypto anywhere without putting coins at risk, all from within a controllable wallet. Founded in 2018, Portal is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  • Talk Local — Need a service professional? Search the Nation's #1 Service Directory. It's Free and Fast, get connected over the phone instantly with Local Plumbers, Accountants, Computer Repair Pros, Dentists, Heating & Cooling HVAC, and other service professionals!
  • Upshift — The convenience of owning a car without all the headaches.
David Tisch Angel · New York, New York, United States
David Tisch is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City-based early stage investment fund. BoxGroup is an investor in over 200 seed-stage companies, including Vine, Blue Apron, Sunrise, Warby Parker, Harry’s, Oscar, Behance, Handy and more. David is also the co-founder and Chairman of Spring, a mobile marketplace where customers shopdirectly within the app from a curated community of brands. Spring was named by Apple as one of the Best Apps of 2014.In 2014, David was named Head of Startup Studio at Cornell Tech, the University’s New York City-based graduate campus focused on digital technologies and the information economy. He is also Entrepreneur in Residence for Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Program.David is the co-founder of TechStars NYC and has served on numerous boards, including Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology, the Investor Board of Venture for America, and the Entrepreneurship board at NYU. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law, and currently lives in New York City
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, France, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Vengo — Vengo is a software and media company that engages consumers and collects data by combining interactive digital media with point-of-purchase. Selected from 270 companies as "NYC Next Idea 2012," Vengo's next-generation vending machines enable brands such as Trident, Snapple, Dentyne, and Sour Patch Kids to re-engage consumers whilegenerating attractive unit economics (expect six-month payback on new units). Vengo already has established partnerships with Mondelez (one of the largest snack food companies), Snapple, Verizon, CC Vending (second-largest NYC vending machine provider), and Creative Mobile Technologies (NYC taxis). Vengo was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Long Island City, New York.
  • The Happy Home Company — The Happy Home Company is your Personal Home Manager. Managing your home is expensive, complicated, and time consuming. They solve this problem by connect homeowners with an affordable Personal Home Manager, who is supported by powerful technology, and a trusted service network
  • Even.com — Even offers an affordable on-demand pay product that allows employees to access their paychecks when they need it most—without confusing, hidden, or predatory fees. With a proven track record of reducing employee turnover and increasing retention and productivity, Even is the highest-rated on-demand pay app and has helped employees save more than$82 million to date.
Larry Marcus Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Actively making new investments in consumer and culture with Marcy Venture Partners, a VC firm co-founded with JAY-Z and Jay Brown. Managing Director at Walden Venture CapitalInvestments include: Savage X Fenty, Pela, Hungry, Wheels, Hipcamp, Partake Foods, Pandora (founding investor - IPO, exit to Sirius XM) , SoundHound, Aarki, goTenna, HatchBaby, TouchBistro (exit), Robust Wealth (acquired by Principal Financial Group), Terayon (acquired by Motorola). Angel investments: include Netflix (IPO), BandPage (acquired by Google), Maestro, Jukely, LyricFind. Prior to Walden, Larry was a digital media sell-side Equity Research Analyst at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown. Led IPOs of Terayon, CBS MarketWatch, Netflix (initial S-1 IPO filing), Maxis (acquired by Electronic Arts), Edmark (acquired by IBM) and among other equity and debt financings (Broderbund, Sierra On-line, Excite@Home, Spectrum Holobyte, CBS Sportsline). Prior experience includes Robertson Stephens & Company, Education: Larry received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. See the music he loves at www.pandora.com/people/larry. He was named to the Billboard Power 100 in music and the Twitter 140 to follow.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, E-Commerce, Music
  • Series B, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Pela — World's First 100% Compostable, Eco-Friendly iPhone and Android phone cases working towards plastic free oceans!
  • Maestro Interactive Inc — Maestro provides a white-label platform for enterprise live streamers to own, engage, and monetize their audiences. We focus on engagement tools that drive actions at key moments while capturing user data to be used in analytics and marketing campaigns. Customers include Microsoft, PlayStation, E3, ESL, Capcom, WB Games, ELEAGUE, and more.
  • Fetch Delivery — With Fetch, you can get free gift cards simply for shopping, snapping all your receipts and playing games on your phone! Try our rewards app today.
Ryan Allis Angel · Boulder, Colorado, United States
Ryan Allis is a technology entrepreneur and investor. He is currently a Managing Partner at HeartRithm (www.heartrithm.com), a crypto quant fund,and the Chairman Hive (www.hive.org).Ryan was previously the co-founder and CEO of iContact from 2003 until 2012. iContact grew to 300 employees, 70,000 customers, and $50M in annual sales before its Feb2012 sale to Vocus (NASDAQ:VOCS) for $170M.Ryan is also an angel investor and has invested in 34 firms including SpaceX, Robinhood, LendingClub, Change.org, and Off-Grid Electric.Ryan served as a National Co-Chairperson for Tech for Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election along with Reid Hoffman and Marc Benioff and was a inaugural member of the United Nations Global Entrepreneur Council. Ryan is the author of The Startup Guide: Building a Better World Through Entrepreneurship at www.startupguide.com and the book Zero to One Million (McGraw-Hill, 2008).Ryan attended the University of North Carolina and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Social Media, Collaboration, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Crux — I found a great domain name for sale on Dan.com. Check it out!
  • Bento — We believe that you should not have to choose between eating healthy and conveniently. Bento delivers delicious Asian food in minutes in San Francisco. Using our app, customers start building their Bento by choosing a main dish. We have three options, that rotate daily. Next customers choose four side dishes. We have six to eight side options, thatalso rotate daily.The menu focuses on Asian-inspired food with dishes like Korean short ribs, Japanese eggplant, dragon roll, seaweed salad, okonomiyaki, and gyoza.After placing an order, customers track their server’s location and progress. They’ll meet our server curbside, grab their Bento, and it’s time to eat!Our patent pending packaging enables this system allowing for delivery in an average of 15 minutes.Since launch we have seen double-digit W/W growth.
  • Butter.ai — The rush of bots may be exciting to contemplate — there is a lot of promise in the idea of combining artificial intelligence, natural conversation and super fast computing to make our lives easier.
Alexis Ohanian Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Alexis Ohanian is the President and Founder of 776 Foundation. He previously worked at reddit as an Executive Chair and Board Member. Alexis Ohanian attended the University of Virginia.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Shef — Enter code FIRST10 at checkout and save $10 on your first order
  • TMRW Sports — TMRW is a sports company that focuses on progressive approaches to sports, media, and technology. Using advances in technology, the company launches golf leagues and holds a series of stadium events to provide people with growing approaches to sports and entertainment.
  • Pulp Culture — Pulp Culture is hard pressed juice, enhanced by superfoods and adaptogens, that supports active, healthy lifestyles.
Orlando Bloom Angel
Orlando Bloom is an English actor known for his breakthrough character as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean. He was born on January 13, 1977 in Canterbury, Kent, England.
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Investment focus
  • Local, Banking, Content
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Shef — Enter code FIRST10 at checkout and save $10 on your first order
  • DeSo Foundation — DeSo is a layer -1 blockchain designed to build and scale decentralized social apps to 1 Billion users. Take back ownership of your content and social graph with web3 versions of Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Collectibles.com — Collectibles.com is a Web3 community and marketplace for collectors and the worldwide collectibles sector.
Shradha Agarwal Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Shradha Agarwal is the founder of Jumpstart Ventures. Shradha Agarwal attended Northwestern University in 2004.
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Investment focus
  • Local, E-Commerce, Public Transportation
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • WeDeliver — Our guide to the most effective supplements on the market in 2021. A blueprint for total male vitality.
Dave McClure Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Dave McClure is the founder of Practical Venture Capital and has been an investor and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for over twenty-five years. Previously he was the founding partner of 500 Startups, a global VC firm and startup accelerator with over $500M in assets under management. Dave has invested in hundreds of companies around the world,including more than 15 unicorns and 5 IPOs. He was named by Forbes as one of the top VCs in the world in 2016 and 2017 (Forbes Midas List). Before 500 Startups, Dave worked at Founders Fund and PayPal, and he graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 1988 with a BS in engineering and applied mathematics.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Ezra AI — Ezra provides full-body MRI screening for potential early cancer and abnormalities in up to 13 organs. Book a scan today.
  • Tribal — Tribal Credit is a corporate charge card specially designed for startups in emerging markets. Using a proprietary AI-driven approval process, the San Francisco based startup provides small and medium companies with access to payments and complete control over their spending. Founded by serial entrepreneurs, data scientists and fintech execs whohave built and led startups in both emerging markets and Silicon Valley, the startup aspires to bridge the business financial inclusion gap between the two. Tribal Credit is backed by BECO Capital, Global Ventures, Endure Capital, 500 Startups, Rising Tide Fund, AR Ventures, Off The Grid Ventures, RiseUp, and Tribe Capital.
  • Terraformation — Terraformation creates partnerships to scale reforestation with hardware, software, and knowledge based solutions.
Tom Siegel Angel
Tom has over 25 years of experience as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and management consultant. He focuses on investments in software, mobile/wireless, and the internet/digital media. With Shepherd Ventures, Tom has served on the boards of and/or managed investments in portfolio companies including SpecificMedia, Quickoffice,LTI Lighting, Planet ATE, Voyager Systems, and WiSpry.Earlier in his career, Tom was Senior Vice President of Advantage Capital Partners, a large early stage venture fund. While with Advantage Capital, the US Small Business Administration selected him as a Financial Services Advocate of the Year.Prior to Advantage Capital, Tom founded and/or served as President and Chief Executive Officer of various companies, primarily in the software and publishing industries. Tom was also a Management Consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick, where he served as a member of the firm's M&A Group.Tom received a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Tom is a member of the CFA Institute, a past Chairman and President of the CFA Society of San Diego, an advisor for numerous privately-held companies and serves on the board of the San Diego Software Industries Council (SDSIC).
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, iOS
  • Series C, Series A, Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • WiSpry — WiSpry antenna tuning technology - enabling smaller wireless devices with longer battery life and better connectivity, the most advanced tunable antenna technology.
  • Quickoffice — Use Google Docs to create, and collaborate on online documents. Edit together with secure sharing in real-time and from any device.
  • TakeLessons — TakeLessons is the trusted marketplace for finding online and local instructors and taking online classes across a wide array of subjects ranging foreign languages, math and photography to music, dance and acting. Instructors rely on TakeLessons to simplify marketing and manage their business with integrated scheduling, billing, payment, andcommunication tools that work seamlessly across desktop and mobile devices.
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