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Top 50 Marketplace Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Marketplace Angel Investors in United States

Investor Marketplace United States investments
Jason Calacanis 45
Joanne Wilson 30
Scott Belsky 30
Fabrice Grinda 29
Mark Cuban 28
Mark Cuban 28
Wei Guo 27
Shervin Pishevar 25
Bryan Rosenblatt 25
Benjamin Ling 23
Clark Landry 23
Naval Ravikant 22
Edward Lando 22
Brian Spaly 22
David Tisch 21
Brendan Wallace 20
Kevin Hartz 20
Kevin Moore 19
Scott Banister 19
Gary Vaynerchuk 19
Cyan Banister 18
Daniel Curran 18
Baron Davis 18
Dave Morin 17
Ashton Kutcher 17
Jose Marin 17
Jose Marin 17
Rick Marini 16
Andy Dunn 16
Rick Marini 16
Ronald Conway 16
Brian Lee 16
Max Levchin 15
Güimar Vaca Sittic 15
Paul Buchheit 14
Daren Cotter 14
Nasir Jones 14
Arjun Sethi 14
Sam Altman 14
Auren Hoffman 13
Keith Rabois 13
Neil Parikh 13
Alexis Ohanian 13
Tim Draper 13
Shane Neman 12
Peter Thiel 12
Paige Craig 12
Justin Mateen 12
Garry Tan 12
Rudy Gadre 11
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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!
Joanne Wilson Angel · New York, New York, United States
Joanne Wilson has had many careers. She started out in retail, eventually moving to the wholesale arena. She then transitioned to the media side of the technology world, before once again reinventing herself as an investor. She is currently an active angel investor with a portfolio of over 90 companies such as Food52, Sweeten, Vengo, Nestio, Phinand Phebes, Makers Row, Clutter, and Union Station. She has been involved in numerous real estate transactions from beginning to end and continues to make investments in that world. She is also an investor in a few restaurants in the New York area. In addition to these endeavors, Joanne has been involved in various education projects and served as chairperson at Hot Bread Kitchen, non-profit committed to increasing access to the culinary industry for woman and minority entrepreneurs. She also sits on the board of The Highline. Joanne has maintained her very popular blog, www.gothamgal.com for over 11 years and has recently take her talents to the airwaves on her podcast, ""Positively Gotham Gal"". She loves to bake, cook, throw a good party, travel, read, collect art, do the crossword and stay on top of what's happening around the globe and in NYC.Her most successful venture is being married to her best friend, Fred and raising their three kids- Jessica, Emily and Josh
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Mobile, Retail
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Poland, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Manufactured — Manufactured is a product sourcing platform that provides access for entrepreneurs to manufacturing companies to find the perfect product and help build and operate digital manufacturing supply chains.
  • Beckley Waves — Beckley Waves funds, supports, and mentors the emerging leaders, entrepreneurs, and partnerships working to create the operational infrastructure of a global psychedelic ecosystem.
  • Porter Road Butcher — Pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken delivered straight to your door. Free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs. All of our beef is dry aged for 14 days! Shop better meat per piece or per month with Butcher's Choice Subscription Boxes at Porter Road.
Scott Belsky Angel · New York, New York, United States · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Scott Belsky joined Adobe as Chief Product Officer, Executive Vice President - Creative Cloud in 2017.Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and investor. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. Millions of people use Behance to display their portfolios, as well as track and find top talent acrossthe creative industries. After Behance's acquisition, Scott served as Adobe's Vice President of Products, rebooting Adobe's mobile product strategy and leading Behance until 2016 when he became a full-time venture capitalist as a General Partner at Benchmark. Scott returned to his love for the creative world, and building products and teams full-time, as Chief Product Officer and EVP of Creative Cloud, at Adobe in late 2017. He continues to work with Benchmark as a Venture Partner, as well as several other early stage venture firms. Scott also manages a portfolio of over 150 private companies from his early investments and product advisory roles in companies including Pinterest, Uber, Carta, Flexport, Airtable, sweetgreen, and many others in the early stages.Scott is also the author of the bestselling books Making Ideas Happen and The Messy Middle (Portfolio Imprint, Penguin Books, April, 2010 and Oct 2018, respectively).Scott is also the founder of the 99U conference for leaders in the design world, and is an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and help businesses leverage the creative potential of their people. In 2010, Scott was also included in Fast Company's list of "100 Most Creative People in Business."Prior to founding Behance, Scott helped grow the Pine Street Leadership Development Initiative at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Scott was especially focused on organizational improvement and strengthening relationships with clients. Scott serves on the Advisory Board of Cornell University's Entrepreneurship Program and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Scott and his family live in New York City and San Francisco.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • ShopMy — ShopMy is the affiliate marketing and collaboration tool used by the top content creators and brands in the world.
  • Anon — A powerful developer toolkit to seamlessly request, access, and manage user identity.
  • Knock — Knock is flexible, reliable notifications infrastructure that's built to scale with you. Use our APIs to engage your users, power cross-channel workflows, and manage notification preferences.
Fabrice Grinda Angel · New York, New York, United States
Fabrice Grinda is among the world’s leading Internet entrepreneurs and investors.He has over $300 million in exits and 150 angel investments. Fabrice has served as CEO for three multinational companies and has an impressive track record as an early investor in Alibaba, Lending Club, Delivery Hero and Brightroll.Fabrice is currentlyinvesting in startups and building companies through FJ Labs, which he cofounded with business partner Jose Marin. Fabrice is also co-founder and executive chairman of Beepi, a next generation used car marketplace. Beepi recently raised $60 million in series B funding.Prior to FJ Labs and Beepi, Fabrice was co-founder and co-CEO of OLX, one of the largest websites in the world with over 200 million unique visitors per month. The company operates in 40 countries and has over 1,200 employees. OLX is the largest classifieds site in India, Brazil, Pakistan, Poland, Ukraine, Portugal and many other emerging markets.Before OLX, Fabrice was co-founder and CEO of Zingy, one of the largest wireless media companies in the Americas. Fabrice successfully grew the business to $200 million in sales in four years.Fabrice started his entrepreneurial journey in 1998, at 23, when he co-founded and was CEO of Aucland. Soon after, Aucland grew into one of the largest auction sites in Europe. Before his entrepreneurial endeavors, Fabrice worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.Fabrice holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1996, and was awarded the Halbert White prize, given to the most distinguished economics student, as well as The Wolfe Balleisen memorial prize, awarded for best thesis.In his free time, Fabrice likes to travel the world, kitesurf, play tennis, and blog about his personal and professional life at www.fabricegrinda.com.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Marketplace
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, France, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • OTPless — Experience the future of user authentication with OTPLESS. Our one-tap sign-in solution eliminates the need for passwords and OTPs, offering a secure, convenient, and user-friendly alternative.
  • PIXmania.com — PIXmania is a pan-European electrical e-tailer operating in 26 countries. PIXmania has been growing its market positions across Europe while leveraging the benefits of being part of the Dixons Retail Group. Pixmania now serves more than 7 million customers over Europe with a wide range of product categories.
  • Le Collectionist — Le Collectionist is a luxury travel brand offering the discerning traveller a selection of exquisite holiday rentals around the world with hotel-like services.
Mark Cuban Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Mark Cuban is the founder of Fireside, Chairman and Founding Partner of AXS TV, and the Owner of Dallas Mavericks. He previously worked at Broadcast.com as a Co-Founder. Mark Cuban attended the Indiana University Bloomington.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Bot-It — Online automation for everyone. Let Bot-It automatically complete your online tasks.
  • Allstar — Allstar is a gaming company that believes every gamer can become a content creator, with the right tools. The company is driven by its mission is to make the everyday gamer the star of their greatest esports moments through technology that enables them to effortlessly create, discover, and share their own professional quality esports highlights.
  • Glove Wrap — Glove Wrap is a latex-free, thermoplastic elastomer band with the precise thickness, width, and length required to break in and shape your complete baseball glove while making the ideal pocket. Wrapping your glove with Glove Wrap applies pressure to the glove, reshaping it for easy use.
Mark Cuban Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Mark Cuban is the founder of Fireside, Chairman and Founding Partner of AXS TV, and the Owner of Dallas Mavericks. He previously worked at Broadcast.com as a Co-Founder. Mark Cuban attended the Indiana University Bloomington.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Software, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Vietnam, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Bot-It — Online automation for everyone. Let Bot-It automatically complete your online tasks.
  • Allstar — Allstar is a gaming company that believes every gamer can become a content creator, with the right tools. The company is driven by its mission is to make the everyday gamer the star of their greatest esports moments through technology that enables them to effortlessly create, discover, and share their own professional quality esports highlights.
  • Glove Wrap — Glove Wrap is a latex-free, thermoplastic elastomer band with the precise thickness, width, and length required to break in and shape your complete baseball glove while making the ideal pocket. Wrapping your glove with Glove Wrap applies pressure to the glove, reshaping it for easy use.
Wei Guo Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Wei Guo, the founding partner of UpHonest Capital, is an active angel investor in Silicon Valley, focusing on early-stage cross-sector investments. He founded Wei Fund in 2015 and UpHonest Capital Fund I in 2016, invested in well-known companies such as Hims&Hers(NYSE: HIMS), Vicarious Surgical(NYSE: RBOT), Knightscope (NASDAQ: KSCP), Checkr,Lime, Boom, Rescale, Dialpad and more. Since 2015, he has invested in over 400 Silicon Valley startups, over 76 companies with valuations greater than 100 million USD, and 23 portfolio companies that have successfully exited.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, China, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Golden — Golden is a developer of a self-constructing knowledge database used to accelerate discovery and education. The company uses and leverages human effort by using machine intelligence to make the process of gathering and communicating knowledge simpler.It combines a powerful search across several entities with fine-grain alerts to stay on top ofchanges, and semi-automatic research assistance for gaps in knowledge that enable people in organizations to stay current, understand and leverage the latest trends in their industry.
  • Playbook — Playbook gives creators the opportunity to build and grow a subscription business. Fans get an all-access pass to a curated health and wellness content.
  • Crossing — Crossing Media is a live broadcast e-commerce service company that builds awareness, engagement, and sales through live-stream shopping.
Shervin Pishevar Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Shervin Pishevar is the Co-Founder at Virgin Hyperloop.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Pipe — Get up to the full annual value of your booked monthly and quarterly contracts. Scale your business without dilution or debt.
  • Limit Break — Limit Break is a blockchain game company.
  • NUE Life Health — NUE Life aims to improve mental wellness by enhancing brain function, performance, and longevity through evidence based and scientifically proven mental health treatments and products.
Bryan Rosenblatt Angel · New York, New York, United States
Bryan Rosenblatt (born July 4, 1989 in New York, New York, United States) is an American Venture Capitalist and entrepreneur. He is a Partner at Craft Ventures, a venture firm with over $2 billion AUM started by David Sacks. He is also a founder of Riverside Ventures, which he started in 2017, and a former executive at Reddit and Twitter. Hepreviously worked at Reddit as the Head of Sales. Bryan Rosenblatt attended the University of Connecticut School of Business and Charles University.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Retail, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Dapper Labs — Dapper Labs uses the power of play to deliver blockchain-based experiences that are made for you and ready for the real world.
  • Jomboy Media — We cover the topics we love, including sports, movies, songs, and history. If we can talk about it with enthusiasm, we've got a show for it.
  • Underdog Fantasy — Fantasy sports for real money
Benjamin Ling Angel · Menlo Park, California, United States
Ben Ling is an Investment Partner at Khosla Ventures, where he is focused on mobile and Internet, marketplace, consumer health and data businesses. He is an accomplished executive and angel investor, with senior operating roles at Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Badoo. His personal investments include Square, Palantir, Quora, and PracticeFusion,Fab, DogVacay, and he holds advisory roles at Pinterest and Pulse.Ben currently serves on the board of Wattpad, Tapingo, Academia.edu, TheHunt, Quantopian, and Pymetrics.At Google, he was Google’s Senior Director of Search Products and Local Business Products, including overseeing Images, Videos, Books, News and Finance. At YouTube, he was Senior Director of Partnerships and Platform, responsible for Music, Movies, Sports, News, as well as Mobile, TV, and API partnerships. In his first role at Google, Ben was the founder and GM of Google’s Commerce group, including Google Wallet and Shopping.At Facebook, Ben was Director of Facebook Platform overseeing the Facebook developer ecosystem, and led product, marketing, developer operations, partner solutions, and helped build Facebook Connect, which has helped Facebook grow across the web.Ben holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering / Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.Ben is a Department of Defense Fellow and recipient of UC Berkeley’s Bechtel Achievement Award (Top graduating senior in College of Engineering).
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Hedge — Hedge develops a protocol that provides access to liquidity for assets on all chains.
  • Hedge Labs — Hedge Labs is a software development company that provides a decentralized liquidity platform. The company is based in Miami, Florida.
  • Merlin Labs — Merlin is the aviation technology company propelling the future of fully autonomous flight.
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.
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.
Edward Lando Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Edward Lando is the Founder of Pareto Holdings. He previously worked at Horizons School of Technology as a Co-Founder. Edward Lando attended the Wharton School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • Fun — Fun offers to build a product ecosystem that leverages cross-chain decentralized wallets on the Odsy blockchain.
  • Unicorn Auctions — Unicorn Auctions offers rare spirits auctions to buyers, sellers, and collectors. They provide ios and android apps in addition to their web bidding platform for digital auctions. To ensure examination of every asset listed, they must take physical possession of their items.
Brian Spaly Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Brian Spaly is the General Partner of Brand Foundry Ventures and Executive Chairman of Tecovas. He is a former CEO at TrunkClub. He attended Princeton University and Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Fashion, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cann — Cann is a THC-infused beverage that comes in three award-winning flavors - Blood Orange Cardamom, Lemon Lavender, and Grapefruit Rosemary. Shop today and get 15% OFF your first order!
  • Cake — 18K Followers, 6,705 Following, 859 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Cake (@hellocake)
  • Crown Affair — Redefine your relationship with your hair through our products, guidance, and community.
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.
Brendan Wallace Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Brendan Wallace is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall. Brendan Wallace attended Princeton University.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Spain, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • dot.LA — dot.LA is a digital newsroom covering L.A.'s startup and tech community. dot.LA’s mission is to celebrate and empower the Los Angeles startup and tech community, fueling innovation around the world.
  • Allbirds — Allbirds is an apparel and fashion company that specializes in manufacturing eco-friendly wool shoes. It is dedicated to making the most sustainable footwear using premium natural materials, designed for the to and fro of everyday life.The company is driven by a mission to prove that comfort, good design, and sustainability don’t have to bemutually exclusive. Its commitment to making better shoes in a better way is fueled by a belief that the shoe industry needs to focus less on flash and more on thoughtfulness.Allbirds is based in San Francisco and founded in 2015.
  • Yellow — eNaming.com is excited to exclusively offer YELLOW.APP the domain name to the public for the first time. We believe the .APP top-level domain is a critically im
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.
Kevin Moore Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States
Kevin Moore has 10 years experience as an angel/opportunity investor and operator. Prior to that, he has over 15 years of progressive technology i-banking, corp dev, and CFO experience at startups and $Bn corporates.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Redbird — Redbird is an operating system that empowers data driven teams to easily create custom applications that automate advanced analytics work in minutes, without writing code.
  • SilkChart — SilkChart helps growth teams improve campaigns based on what users are doing in product - without relying on expensive data scientists. We do this through a no code analytics tool that combines marketing and product usage data to identify which channels, audiences, and content maximize revenue growth.
  • Augmend — Record your screen. Capture knowledge. Scale your expertise and yourself. Record once, share forever.
Scott Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Scott is an American entrepreneur and angel investor. He is best known as a co-founder of IronPort and an early advisor and board member at PayPal.Scott Banister started his career as a pioneer in the email business. He was Founder and VP of Technology at ListBot, the largest ASP for business email list hosting. ListBot was acquired byMicrosoft. After ListBot, Scott spent his time working with other start-ups as a board member and investor. These start-ups include eVoice, creator of the first email-enabled home voicemail service, which was acquired by AOL in 2001. He served as VP of Ideas at idealab!, where he contributed numerous innovations, including the unique bid-for-placement search engine model that powers Overture. In December 2000, with Scott Weiss, Banister co-founded IronPort, an email appliance provider that was acquired in 2007 by Cisco for US$830 million.Scott Banister is co-founder and Chairman of Other private equity investments include Zappos.com, LiveOps, Facebook, Hi5.com, Tagged.com, iLike, and Causes.com.Banister attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from which he dropped out in 1996 to move to Silicon Valley. He currently lives in Half Moon Bay, California with his wife Cyan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Stell — Stell is a platform that digitizes the relationship between aerospace companies and their suppliers with a living specification workflow
  • Together AI — Together will enable researchers, developers & companies to leverage and improve artificial intelligence with an intuitive data, models & computation platform.
  • Highlight — highlight.io is the open source monitoring platform that gives you the visibility you need.
Gary Vaynerchuk Angel · New York, New York, United States
Gary Vaynerchuk is the Chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company, and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations. In the late 90s, after identifying “the internet” as a land-grab opportunity, Gary transitioned his father’s localliquor store into one of the first wine e-commerce platforms resulting in growing the family business from $3-60MM in sales during a 5-year period.During his time in the family business, Vaynerchuk also started one of the first long-form episodic video shows on YouTube in 2006 called WineLibraryTV, filming 1,000 episodes over a 5-year window. Gary’s wine knowledge, charisma, and uncanny ability to engage with his community landed him appearances on national television with Ellen Degeneres and Conan O’Brien, as well as establishing him as one of the most followed people on social media during its nascent years.Not only did Gary leverage content creation and the rise of social media for his personal brand, but it was the seed which would become the pillar to his now 9-year old advertising agency VaynerMedia, servicing brands with an ever-expanding variety of offerings.Outside of being the Chairman and CEO of his own companies, Gary is a highly sought after public speaker, a 5-time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.Gary is currently the subject of DailyVee, an online documentary series highlighting what it’s like to be a CEO and public figure in today’s digital world, as well the host of The GaryVee Audio Experience, a top 50 global podcast, and host of #AskGaryVee, a business and advice Q&A show which can be found on both YouTube and Facebook.Gary also appeared as judge in Apple’s first original series “Planet of the Apps” alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Will.i.am onIn addition to VaynerMedia, VaynerX also houses The Gallery, a new publishing company started after acquiring leading women’s lifestyle property PureWow in January 2017. In addition to running VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as a partner in the athlete representation agency VaynerSports and restaurant reservations app Resy.Gary is a board/advisory member of Ad Council and Pencils of Promise, and is a longtime Well Member of Charity:Water.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • OpenFortune — www.openfortunemedia.com
  • Metalink — Metalink is a private chat app that provides NFT collection. They also offer the punk owners to find and chat with other verified holders by simply connecting their wallet.
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.
Daniel Curran Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Daniel Curran is the Founder and CEO at CustEx.com.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Brazil, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • CARD.com — Fully featured bank account with optional overdraft protection and round up savings account. Get your paycheck up to 2 days earlier.
  • RentoMojo — RentoMojo is an online furniture rental platform that was incorporated in November 2014.It currently operates in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida.RentoMojo was founded by Geetansh Bamania, an ex-IITM, in November 2014 in India. Like many other young working professionals, he was living in rented apartments,working long hours and found it inconvenient to equip the house with furniture when he moved. RentoMojo was developed to provide an alternative to buying and selling furniture in rental properties.
  • GC Plus — Find Your Next Home Service Expert With Ease
Baron Davis Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Baron Davis is the Founder at Baron Davis Enterprise.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Mobile, Mobile Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Sweden, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Polywork — Launch an AI-powered personal website to showcase your work, grow your personal brand, or start your side hustle.
  • KiddieKredit — Kiddie Kredit is a mobile app designed to educate children on the credit system by completing chores.
  • COMMUNITYx — COMMUNITYx connects likeminded changemakers with another, as well as around calls-to-action. You can create events and petitions all from within the App! Whether you care about Environmental Justice, Black Lives Matter, Universal Healthcare, Poverty, and more, COMMUNITYx is the place for you!
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
Ashton Kutcher Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Ashton Kutcher is an actor, investor, entrepreneur, producer and philanthropist.Kutcher has been named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” as well as being honored by Vanity Fair ‘s “New Establishment List,” which identifies the top 50 of an innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigiesand entrepreneurs. Twice, Kutcher was named one of Forbes magazine’s “World’s Most Powerful Celebrities,” as well as one of Fast Company magazine’s “Most Creative People.”Kutcher has been investing in technology for over a decade, both as an angel investor and a founding partner of A-Grade Investments and Sound Ventures. His fund portfolio includes Airbnb, Uber, Flexport, Brex, Robinhood, Bird, Airtable and Affirm among others.Kutcher is also the co-founder of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children (www.thorn.org). Thorn drives technology innovation to fight the sexual exploitation of children.Kutcher currently stars in the Netflix original series, The Ranch. He also serves as Executive Producer. Until 2015, Kutcher starred in the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men. The show ranked as the second most-watched comedy on all of network television. Kutcher first gained recognition as Michael Kelso on the Fox series That 70’s Show, and went on to star in a variety of box office hits on the big screen – including What Happens In Vegas with Cameron Diaz, The Guardian with Kevin Costner, No Strings Attached with Natalie Portman and the cult hit Dude, Where’s My Car.Kutcher served as co-creator and producer of MTV's hit series, “Punk'd,” and The CW's reality series “Beauty and the Geek” and “True Beauty.” He has also produced films such as No Strings Attached, Killers and The Butterfly Effect. Additionally, Kutcher co-founded APlus, a digital media company devoted to spreading the message of positive journalism, a kind of storytelling that focuses on our shared humanity. In 2016, APlus was purchased by Chicken Soup for the Soul.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Germany, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • QD-SOL — QD-SOL uses nanoparticles to produce green hydrogen in half the time.
  • HempNFibers — Growing hemp. Making a bio fuel to start. Than also an insulation out of it as well. Will look at doing more as company grows. I also know a way to power a whole warehouse by just the plants it’s self but I need funding to get this started. I’m building the transportation side just so I can gain an income to try and get this started.
  • The Fabricant — A digital fashion house leading the fashion industry towards a new sector of digital-only clothing.
Jose Marin Angel · Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Jose Marin started his professional career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.In 1999 he co-founded DeRemate.com (eBay model for Latin America). The company raised 75 M USD, did a partial cash-out sale to Terra and later merged with Mercado Libre that went Public in Nasdaq .Currently Jose is co-Founder and co-CEO of IGExpansion. IG takes successful internet business models into emerging markets (main focus Brazil). IG builds one project per year and will not build more than 6 (investing the first 3 to 5 M USD per project). 5 of the 6 are already operating being Viajanet (Expedia for Latam) its biggest success.Jose is also founder of Serendipity Investments, company that has invested in >70 start-ups. Before this, Jose invested in projects such as Bazee (auctions sold to eBay in 2005) and eDreams (European Travel site sold to TA Associates in 2006) obtaining top tier returns.Jose is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer and holds an MBA and an MA in International development Economics from Stanford.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Marketplace
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Brazil, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Borzo — Borzo is a global delivery service that enables intracity same-day delivery. Our algorithms optimize numerous parallel deliveries taking into account the geographical routes, packages’ contents, couriers and many others to ensure the feasibility of the same-day delivery. The services are available in 10 countries including Brazil, India, Indonesia,Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam and are used by 3 million customers ranging from SMEs to enterprises.
  • Printify — Sell custom t-shirts, phone cases, and 800+ products with your designs printed on demand. We will handle printing and shipping to your customers.
  • Menu Next Door — Menu Next Door's chefs are enthusiasts from all walks of life who want to share their talents. So you'll always enjoy freshly-made, delicious meals originating from all over the world.On Menu Next Door, you'll find these quality meals at affordable prices because they're homemade and prepared locally with no delivery charges.It's great food for the many, not the few.What brings people together more than food? Community is the magic ingredient in Menu Next Door.Meeting your chef and getting the chance to talk to them about the dish they've prepared is what makes this something more than just a takeaway.
Jose Marin Angel · New York, New York, United States
Jose Marin started his professional career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.In 1999 he co-founded DeRemate.com (eBay model for Latin America). The company raised 75 M USD, did a partial cash-out sale to Terra and later merged with Mercado Libre that went Public in Nasdaq .Currently Jose is co-Founder and co-CEO of IGExpansion. IG takes successful internet business models into emerging markets (main focus Brazil). IG builds one project per year and will not build more than 6 (investing the first 3 to 5 M USD per project). 5 of the 6 are already operating being Viajanet (Expedia for Latam) its biggest success.Jose is also founder of Serendipity Investments, company that has invested in >70 start-ups. Before this, Jose invested in projects such as Bazee (auctions sold to eBay in 2005) and eDreams (European Travel site sold to TA Associates in 2006) obtaining top tier returns.Jose is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer and holds an MBA and an MA in International development Economics from Stanford.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Brazil, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Borzo — Borzo is a global delivery service that enables intracity same-day delivery. Our algorithms optimize numerous parallel deliveries taking into account the geographical routes, packages’ contents, couriers and many others to ensure the feasibility of the same-day delivery. The services are available in 10 countries including Brazil, India, Indonesia,Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam and are used by 3 million customers ranging from SMEs to enterprises.
  • Printify — Sell custom t-shirts, phone cases, and 800+ products with your designs printed on demand. We will handle printing and shipping to your customers.
  • Menu Next Door — Menu Next Door's chefs are enthusiasts from all walks of life who want to share their talents. So you'll always enjoy freshly-made, delicious meals originating from all over the world.On Menu Next Door, you'll find these quality meals at affordable prices because they're homemade and prepared locally with no delivery charges.It's great food for the many, not the few.What brings people together more than food? Community is the magic ingredient in Menu Next Door.Meeting your chef and getting the chance to talk to them about the dish they've prepared is what makes this something more than just a takeaway.
Rick Marini Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Rick Marini is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Catapult Capital.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Pray.com — Pray.com is the #1 app in the world for daily prayer and Biblical audio content. Share inspiration, sleep better and be inspired. Make prayer a priority with Pray.
  • Stronghold — Stronghold creates virtual payment networks that enable instant settlement and interoperability between legacy and new payment networks.
  • Grove Collaborative — Launched in 2016 as a Certified B Corp, Grove Collaborative is transforming consumer products into a positive force for human and environmental good. Grove creates and curates high-performing, planet-first products across household cleaning, personal care, laundry, clean beauty, and pet, serving millions of households across the U.S. The Grove Co.brand helped create the zero-waste home care category and continues to be the market leader. Every item Grove offers, from both brands they craft — like their flagship brand Grove Co., plastic-free personal care line Peach, and clean skincare brand Superbloom — and from exceptional third-party brands, has been thoroughly vetted against strict standards for clean ingredients, efficacy, sustainability, cruelty-free formulas, and ethical supply chain practices. Grove, a public benefit corporation, is on a mission to move Beyond Plastic. Grove is the first plastic neutral retailer in the world and is committed to being 100% plastic-free by 2025. For more information, visit grove.co/beyondplastic.
Andy Dunn Angel · New York, New York, United States
Andy Dunn is co-founder and CEO of Bonobos, an apparel brand renowned for exceptional fit, high energy and great customer experience. Launched in 2007, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand in the United States ever launched over the web. Previously, Dunn worked as a private equity analyst at Wind Point Partners and as a consultant at Bain& Company. He is a founding board member of education social enterprise Blue Engine and the founder of Red Swan Ventures, an angel investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Wellness
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Sanarai — Sanarai is a mental health online platform for the Latinx community. Online platform that connects the Latinx community to mental health professionals in Latin America to provide culturally sensitive Spanish-language emotional support at accessible prices
  • Ours — Modern-day virtual couples therapy and premarital counseling trusted by thousands. Get started with world-class couples therapists today!
  • Kabata — Full workout comprehension. Data-driven coaching. Gamified progression. Welcome to the next generation in connected fitness.
Rick Marini Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Rick Marini is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Catapult Capital.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Pray.com — Pray.com is the #1 app in the world for daily prayer and Biblical audio content. Share inspiration, sleep better and be inspired. Make prayer a priority with Pray.
  • Stronghold — Stronghold creates virtual payment networks that enable instant settlement and interoperability between legacy and new payment networks.
  • Grove Collaborative — Launched in 2016 as a Certified B Corp, Grove Collaborative is transforming consumer products into a positive force for human and environmental good. Grove creates and curates high-performing, planet-first products across household cleaning, personal care, laundry, clean beauty, and pet, serving millions of households across the U.S. The Grove Co.brand helped create the zero-waste home care category and continues to be the market leader. Every item Grove offers, from both brands they craft — like their flagship brand Grove Co., plastic-free personal care line Peach, and clean skincare brand Superbloom — and from exceptional third-party brands, has been thoroughly vetted against strict standards for clean ingredients, efficacy, sustainability, cruelty-free formulas, and ethical supply chain practices. Grove, a public benefit corporation, is on a mission to move Beyond Plastic. Grove is the first plastic neutral retailer in the world and is committed to being 100% plastic-free by 2025. For more information, visit grove.co/beyondplastic.
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.
Brian Lee Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Brian Lee is an entrepreneur. He is co-founder and former president of LegalZoom.com, co-founder and former CEO of ShoeDazzle.com, and co-founder and former CEO of The Honest Company. Formerly an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, Brian co-founded LegalZoom in 2001. LegalZoom has since become the nationwide leader inonline legal services.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • HostGPO — HostGPO is an industry-specific group purchasing organization for short-term rental businesses.
  • Rivet Work — Behind every construction project are hundreds of skilled trade workers Behind every construction project are hundreds of skilled trade workers Behind every construction project are hundreds of
  • Maximus — Elevate energy, sex drive, and promote hair growth with our doctor-prescibed programs. Featuring enclomiphene testosterone improvement. Find your protocol.
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.
Güimar Vaca Sittic Angel · New York, New York, United States
Güimar is a tech entrepreneur and angel investor as well as Venture Partner at FJ Labs.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Marketplace
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • rintin — rintin is a B2B marketplace that connects small independent retailers with curated emerging brands.
  • Lara AI — Helping leaders maximize the employee experience in a personalized manner
  • Thingtesting — Explore thousands of new online brands and share your honest reviews so everyone on the internet can shop better. Discover the best brands in personal care, home decor, clothing, food, tech and more.
Paul Buchheit Angel · Mountain View, California, United States
Paul Buchheit co-founded social network aggregator FriendFeed, along with three other former Google employees. He is also an investor in FriendFeed and participated in a $5 million Series A round in February 2008.He was the 23rd employee at Google, where he created Gmail and implemented many of its innovative features. He developed the originalprototype of Google AdSense, and was responsible for Google's famous "Don't be evil" motto in a meeting.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • SiPhox Health — SiPhox offers a handheld testing device with RNA/DNA and protein testing for point-of-care and At-Home solutions. The company's kit is made by multiplexing RNA, antibody, and antigen tests on a single silicon photonic chip which is amplified by plasmon resonance and silicon photonic resonator readout, enabling users to undertake tests fordisease safely and in a disposable point-of-care and at-home manner.SiPhox was founded in 2020 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Character.ai — Meet AIs that feel alive. Chat with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Experience the power of super-intelligent chat bots that hear you, understand you, and remember you.
  • Perplexity AI — Perplexity is a search engine platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide large language models and search engines. The company's platform enables the development of beneficial artificial general intelligence, as well as an open-source environment that is accessible to the public, allowing clients to develop skills and knowledge inartificial intelligence.
Daren Cotter Angel · Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Daren was the Founder and CEO of InboxDollars, an online marketing company that connects consumers and advertisers in a way that benefits both. He founded the company as a Freshman in college in 2000 and bootstrapped the company to more than $25 million in annual revenues. InboxDollars was acquired by Prodege in 2019. Daren is active in the MNstart-up community as an investor, advisor and mentor.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • TicketRev — TicketRev helps fans find cheaper tickets to their favorite games and concerts. Fans name their price for their preferred seating location, enabling resellers and teams to sell their inventory faster.
  • Fulcrum — Designed with technology in mind, be free of paper with Fulcrum, the manufacturing ERP of the future. Ai scheduling, visual BOM, live tracking
  • Refr Sports — Refr Sports is developing a platform solution to fix inefficiencies and shortages in the United States referee marketplace by bringing new generation technologies and employees to the industry. Sports referees currently rely on antiquated third-party referee schedulers to provide them with games to work. Similarly, sports organizations rely on thesame referee schedulers to provide referees that are qualified to officiate their games. This approach has not been updated in decades as the referee industry continues to use outdated technologies and employment methods. The result has been a severe drop in the supply of referees while at the same time demand has increased.Our application, Refr Sports, will modernize the current system, providing referees and sports coordinators an efficient and effective tool for completing their respective duties. Refr Sports makes this a reality by offering a mobile application that supports both referees and sports organizers as end users. Our app delivers complete freedom to the users by allowing the sports organizations to post their game schedules along with officiating needs and offered compensation for each game. Referees can then see the ‘work order’, accept it, and be paid immediately after the game. The Refr platform makes money by taking a small service and processing fee on the payments we facilitate through the app. This business model is very similar to what has been successful in the food (DoorDash), transportation (Uber) and personal care (care.com) industries.Our Refr Team, made up of business, technical and sporting experience, has set out on a mission to create the platform that will turn the referee industry into a gig economy marketplace. The world has seen this successfully materialize in many industries already and the referee industry can be next, by making it easy to post opportunities, claim opportunities, and get paid.
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.
Arjun Sethi Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Arjun Sethi is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and executive, as well as a Co-Founder of Tribe Capital.Tribe Capital is a top-quartile venture capital firm focused on capturing a perpetual edge in venture and crypto using artificial intelligence and data science. Some of its noteworthy investments include Apollo.io, Carta, Docker, Kraken,Relativity Space, and Shiprocket.Arjun was previously a Partner at Social Capital where he led the Venture Team consisting of six full time GPs with a broad focus on early stage investing in the consumer and enterprise sector. Arjun has a long history of sourcing, winning and leading early stage deals. Arjun’s investments at Social Capital include notable companies such as Front, Carta, Swarm (Sold to SpaceX), Slack, Cloud Kitchens and Relativity Space. Arjun's track record includes being recognized as one of the top 100 angels in Silicon Valley through advisory, direct, and secondary investments across various stages. He has invested in high-profile names such as Frax, Snapchat, Lyft, OpenDoor, and Gusto. Prior to his work in venture, Arjun co-founded and sold two successful companies. After his second company, MessageMe, was acquired by Yahoo, he joined the executive team, where he was instrumental in driving mobile product usage from 100M to 1B monthly uniques and was a Board Observer on Alibaba. Before that, Arjun was the Founder and CEO of LOLapps, a mobile gaming company that grew to 100M monthly users and sold for $240M.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Nibiru Chain — Nibiru Chain is a community-owned, decentralized blockchain built for a next generation Web3 experience. Nibiru powers a smart contract hub with RWAs, DeFi, gas royalties, gaming and other dApps.
  • DAOLens — Tasks, Proposals, Bounties, and Payouts in one place
  • Kapital — Kapital empowers SMBs with a tech-banking platform giving visibility and control of their treasury, and their employees
Sam Altman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 16 investments in the past 12 months
Sam Altman is a Partner of Apollo Projects. He previously worked at OpenAI as a Co-Founder and CEO. Sam Altman attended Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Ghana
Portfolio highlights
  • Exowatt — Modular Full-Stack Renewable Energy Solutions for Commercial and Industrial Applications
  • APEX — Use Apex AI Security Platform to drive your organisation at the speed of AI, agentlessly. Unleash AI securely, with visibility, detection, and remediation. (156c)
  • Airchat — Airchat is a social networking platform offering chat rooms for diverse discussions and peer-to-peer chats.
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.
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
Neil Parikh Angel · New York, New York, United States
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Investment focus
  • Fashion, E-Commerce, Consumer Goods
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Tribute — Looking for a special, meaningful gift? Share your love and appreciation with a video tribute. Easy to create group videos - start a Tribute in 30 seconds!
  • Arya — Arya is building the Couples Wellness category, poised to become the next billion-dollar cornerstone in the global wellness market.Couples are falling into routine and many are experiencing increased loneliness. While billions are spent on fitness, mindfulness, and sleep, emotional and physical intimacy is often neglected. We invest in swipingfor the right partner and then trying to fix it (or spend a fortune divorcing them)... but not much in between.Arya's AI concierge makes it radically easy for couples to invest in their relationship and love life, both inside and outside the bedroom - a crucial ingredient to a successful relationship.
  • Simply Homes — Sell your home fast for cash - As-is. No repairs. No updates. No showings. Pay zero fees.
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.
Tim Draper Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 20 investments in the past 12 months
Tim Draper is the Founding Partner of Draper Associates. He attended Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Buupass — BuuPass is Kenya's market leader for online bus booking. We enable travelers to reserve seats and make payments in a convenient and timely way. Try BuuPass today!
  • SUN ZU Lab — SUN ZU Lab is a leading independent provider of Quantitative Analytics for Crypto Professionals.
  • SignalRank Corporation — SignalRank Corporation is a FinTech company in the Venture space. It focuses on the seed stage asset class and uses data analytics to allocate capital to the best seed fund managers for their top performing companies. GPRank and CompanyRank are two proprietary algorithms it leverages to automate capital allocation. The company invests from balancesheet. Its customers are seed stage investors with outstanding companies in their portfolio.
Shane Neman Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Founder of EZ Texting and JoonBug. Serial entrepreneur and investor in Tech, Real Estate & Hospitality.cA forward-thinking problem solver, consummate optimist and serial entrepreneur, Shane Neman is the prototypical businessman of our modern era. His experience and expertise in business span numerous industries, from technology andtelecommunications to real estate and hospitality. After leaving NYU Medical School early, he started three industry-shifting tech startups (two of them – EZ Texting and JoonBug – acquired) with hundreds of employees and tens of thousands of customers. As an insightful startup backer, Shane’s portfolio includes companies such as Convoy, Prose, Impossible Foods, Universal Standard, Apostrophe, MeetMindful, MapAnything, VinePair and Smylen. Shane is also a prolific real estate developer and investor. From commercial shopping and industrial centers to residential buildings, he owns more than two dozen large-scale properties across the U.S. He holds a degree in Computer Science from New York University, where he received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater scholarship and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Wellness
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Kenya, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Figure — Figure is the first-of-its-kind AI robotics company bringing a general purpose humanoid to life.
  • CG Oncology — CG Oncology is an oncolytic immunotherapy company that is intensely focused on developing bladder saving therapeutics for patients with bladder cancer.
  • Taxa Technologies — Designer probiotics for personal care
Peter Thiel Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Peter Thiel Is the Managing Partner of The Founders Fund. He previously worked at Stanford Law School as a Visitor. Peter Thiel attended Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Germany, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Lindus Health — Lindus Health. From recruitment to delivery, we accelerate clinical trials. Our mission is to make health research accessible for everyone, everywhere.
  • Enhanced Games — Enhanced Games Home
  • Alias Technologies — Here at Alias Technologies our goal is to help organizations tackle complex IT goals and initiatives in an ever-changing landscape. Leveraging our Partner relationships and extensive experience we are able to help position our customers for the future.
Paige Craig Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Paige Craig Is The Partner at Outlander.He attend to the United States Military Academy at West PointUnited States Military Academy at West Point 1992.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Iceland
Portfolio highlights
  • StackStr — Real time monitoring of machine learning systems.
  • Qualified — Qualified is the most effective platform for evaluating and training world-class engineers. Utilizing real-world assessment methodology we enable companies to identify high-performing hires.
  • Spaceship — A platform for Continuous Delivery. Turn your code into containers automatically. Get it running on Kubernetes instantly.
Justin Mateen Angel · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Justin Mateen is the Founder of Tinder, the world's largest dating platform. In 2021, and 2022 Business Insider ranked Mateen as the best early stage investor in the US, placing him at the number 1 spot on the top 100 list of US Seed Investors both years. In 2020, Forbes included Mateen on their list of the decade's top 10 techentrepreneurs. Fast Company has listed him as one of the most creative people in business.Founded in 2012, Tinder is the highest grossing app on Apple's app store since 2017 and was valued at over $40 Billion dollars in 2021.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Mexico, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Whop — One-stop-shop for all the latest and greatest digital products to help you earn online. From trading software to reselling communities, we've got you.
  • Urbanic — Urbanic is a fashion brand that sells products online.
  • Somethings — We connect your teen with a professional, trained 20-28 year old mentor who supports your teen via text and video call whenever they need. Start today.
Garry Tan Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 22 investments in the past 12 months
Garry Tan is the incoming President and CEO of Y Combinator. He previously worked at Posterous.com as a Co-Founder. Garry Tan attended Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Extropic AI — The next era of computing isn't dead. It's alive. More coming soon.
  • Perplexity AI — Perplexity is a search engine platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide large language models and search engines. The company's platform enables the development of beneficial artificial general intelligence, as well as an open-source environment that is accessible to the public, allowing clients to develop skills and knowledge inartificial intelligence.
  • Foundation Health — Foundation Health is a telehealth and nationwide pharmacies and diagnostic distribution centre
Rudy Gadre Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Rudy Gadre is Partner at Founder's Co-op. Rudy Gadre is an active angel Investor and is also an Advisor to startups. Rudy Gadre served as Vice President and General Counsel of Facebook, where Rudy Gadre was responsible for all legal matters since January 2006. In 1999, he joined Amazon and served as its Vice President and Associate GeneralCounsel for Business Development, intellectual property, and new technologies. He was the Principal Legal Negotiator for Amazon's most significant strategic alliances and joint ventures, where Rudy Gadre oversaw the development and licensing of patents and other intellectual property, and was responsible for all legal aspects of Amazon's new technology initiatives. From September 1994 to February 1999, Rudy Gadre worked at Perkins Coie LLP, as an Associate in the technology business group. At Perkins, he represented clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies in a diverse array of matters, including joint ventures, development, protection and licensing of intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions. Rudy Gadre served as Vice President of Business Operations at Evri, Inc, from September 2008 to July 2010. He serves as a Member of Strategic Advisory Board at Syntonic Limited. He served as a Director of Jobaline.com Inc. He served as an Independent Director of The W Fund. He is a passionate supporter of the Seattle technology ecosystem. He was recognized by Washington Law and Politics magazine as a "Super Lawyer" in 2003 and 2004. Rudy Gadre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College and graduated from the University of Washington School of Law.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • neu — Get on-demand enhanced cleaning for your Airbnb. Use neu to auto-schedule cleans after every checkout, get access to vetted service professionals, and peace-of-mind
  • Wrench — Wrench offers a convenient way to get great auto repair near me, diagnostic service and oil changes. Our mobile mechanics will come to you!
  • Heyou Media Holdings — This domain used to be connected to a Wix website. Learn how to reconnect it, or create your own website.
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