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Top 50 Media (entertainment) Angel Investors

A list of 50 angel investors that invest in Media (entertainment) startups. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Media (entertainment) companies. This investor list updates every month.

Top 50 Media (entertainment) Angel Investors

Investor Media (entertainment) investments
Jason Calacanis 44
Ronald Conway 39
Scott Banister 35
Cyan Banister 30
Reid Hoffman 26
David Tisch 24
Mark Cuban 24
Hesham Zreik 23
Joanne Wilson 23
Gary Vaynerchuk 23
Mark Pincus 23
Kevin Lin 23
Bashar Hamood 22
Alexis Ohanian 20
Joshua Schachter 20
Dave Morin 20
Auren Hoffman 19
Mitchell Kapor 19
Dharmesh Shah 19
Michael Birch 18
Michael Jones 16
Wayne Chang 16
Kevin Hartz 16
Paul Buchheit 16
Fabrice Grinda 16
Bradley C. Harrison 16
Keith Rabois 16
William Lohse 15
Paige Craig 15
Benjamin Ling 15
Larry Braitman 15
Chris Sacca 14
Scott Belsky 14
Tim Draper 14
Jeremy Yap 14
Garry Tan 14
Clark Landry 14
Roger Ehrenberg 14
Edward Lando 14
Howard Lindzon 14
Marc Andreessen 14
Kunal Shah 14
Allen DeBevoise 13
Dave McClure 13
Eric Ries 13
Rajan Anandan 13
Ariel Poler 13
Rajan Anandan 13
Naval Ravikant 13
Ashton Kutcher 12
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Jason Calacanis Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 25 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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
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  • SparkPlug — Award-winning software company specializing in sales enablement and gamification technologies for retail teams.
  • Valley — A Digital Silicon Valley
Ronald Conway Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
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, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • 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.
  • Tomorrow Farms — Tomorrow Farms is a food technology company on a mission to fuel the sustainable food revolution with irresistible food and beverage brands.
  • 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.
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, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • TipTop — TipTop is a crypto startup.
  • Ownwell — Save money on your property taxes. With no upfront commitment, our local experts manage your appeal from start to finish. Pay just 25% of what you save. Start your appeal today.
  • Edge — Unbiased payment solutions, increased conversions, and streamlined operations in one easy-to-use platform.
Cyan Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
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, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • TipTop — TipTop is a crypto startup.
  • Sunroom — Sunroom is an application where women can make money and be free.
  • Sequel — Sequel
Reid Hoffman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Reid Hoffman is a Partner at Greylock and a Co-founder and Board Member at Inflection.AI. He was a Chairman and CEO at Linkedin. Reid attended the University of Oxford and Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • JusticeText — JusticeText is a software platform that makes it easier for public defenders to process and incorporate crucial audio and video evidence in defense of their clients.
  • Entrepreneur First — We are the best place for the world's most ambitious talent to come together and build game-changing technology startups from scratch.
  • Meter — Meter provides internet infrastructure for businesses. Its full-stack approach combines hardware, software, and operations so that any company can seamlessly run on a reliable and modern network. Its goal is to make secure enterprise-grade networks more accessible, and to help innovative organizations get and stay online seamlessly. Fullstacksambition is to turn Meter’s infrastructure into a turnkey utility––when a company moves into any commercial space, the internet and WiFi just works.
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, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, France, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Vengo — Vengo is a high-tech, compact, wall-mountable vending machine... everywhere you need it!
  • Even.com — Get paid early, save automatically, and budget easily with Even. Download the Even app for iOS and Android here.
  • 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
Mark Cuban Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States · 30 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. Prior to that, he was the Co-Founder of Broadcast.com. Mrk attended the Indiana University Bloomington.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Other, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Recess — RECESS is the easiest way to sponsor live events. We help brands and agencies discover, contract, pay and advance with thousands of event organizers.
  • Plufl — Plufl operates as a company that sells dog beds for humans.
  • DigestAI — DigestAI is building AI to help people understand the text.
Hesham Zreik Angel · Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hesham has been ranked #39 out of top 50 investors (Forbes 2018) based on investment and successful exits. Hesham has invested in +100 startups. He has co-founded more than 40 startups. He has a passion for building innovative start-ups around the principle of developing simple solutions to challenging problems. He is multilingual and can speak,read and write Arabic, English, French. He has also some good knowledge in German and Spanish. Hesham is a founder and CEO of FasterCapital. FasterCapital is an online incubator who has border-less reach. Hesham has already co-founded (as a technical cofounder) and invested as an angel investor in more than 40 startups and has helped expand FasterCapital to have more than 1000 regional partners, a network of 1000 mentors, +500 offices worldwide and more than 400 startups. Hesham has invested and helped improve and refine the product in each of the 40 incubated startups. During his work at FasterCapital, Hesham has co-founded: - co-founded Edunoor.com: online learning platform with social components. - invested in Dooet.com: a discovery and search engine for mobile applications and other content. - invested in Letuscloud.com: Bridging the gap between enterprises and virualization - invested in abcmob.com: Mobile business application. 18 sectors already covered. - invested in Mobayle.com: an instant AppStore creator and customizer - invested in Meody.com: Cross platform messenger with focus on enterprises and operators. - invested in TVlize.com: a platform for social and engaging TV - He also cofounded and invested in Nakkeb.com, BeamGift.com, PickTaxi.com, MobAdv.com, Bazarmaker.com, puttag.com, fulhost.com, Entablet.com, PinProfile.com, mp3ready.com, BookThatbook.com Newsanalyse.com, B2Butterfly.com and many more. He is also a mentor for more than 50 companies. Hesham started his first company ZGroup Mobile in 2002 with less than $20/month and grow it to reach a valuation of $2.5-$3.25 million in 2005 by Public company Incagold plc (it would have been the first company in MENA region to be acquired by a public company). ZGroup Mobile is a developer and publisher of mobile content (mobile games, mobile apps, mobile music, mobile videos) and services. He has been ranked 7th in Baccalaureate tests among 200,000th participants. He has completed his engineering degree at HIAST then he has done an MBA at Edinburgh business school and a Master in computer information science at AABFS.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, India, United Arab Emirates
Portfolio highlights
  • AIR AGRO — MarketPlace para o mercado de Pulverização Áerea por drones, aviões ou helicópteros agrícolas. Auditoria em tempo real. Certificação dos fornecedores. Analise agronômica tempo real. Boas práticas e compliance que o mercado exige. Segurança Alimentar. Moeda Agro Cash Back que o produtor rural escolhe uma entidade da sua comunidade para ajudar oualguma cadastrada no nosso banco de dados. Produzir mais, com menos, de maneira sustentável e contribuindo com sua comunidade.
  • TVlize — TVlize is a company specialized in improving and socializing TV experience. At TVlize we change the viewing experience from lean backward to lean forward.
  • Dietfoodi — Dietfoodi is a cloud kitchen idea is essentially a kitchen space meant for production of food for delivery-only purposes. Since this food can be ordered online, hence, the name, Cloud kitchen. In this pandemic time cloud kitchen is a very supportive & positive business idea where we want to mix international cuisine cultural with very vastway.This commissary kitchen are also known as ghost kitchens, shared kitchens, or virtual kitchens with the delivery-only food brands operating within them called virtual restaurants. But moving to a delivery-only model has been made possible recently by advances in technology and changes in consumer habits. It offers certain advantages over offering delivery from a traditional brick-and-mortar restaurant.
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
  • Commerce/Shopping, Software, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Poland, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lately — Lately uses AI to create your social media content and manage your social media marketing and social selling programs.
Gary Vaynerchuk Angel · New York, New York, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • ArcticStartup — ArcticStartup is helping to build communities with uncapped opportunities through media, events, PR and consulting since 2007.Launched in 2007 by Antti Vilpponen and Miikka Kukkosuo as founding writers and getting out two-three articles a week, ArcticStartup quickly started gaining traction. In 2008 Ville Vesterinen and Karri Saarinen joinedthe founding team and ArcticStartup launched its own that were at first held in a small bar of Dubrovnik in Helsinki. Both the media and events started going international in 2009, expanding to the neighbouring Nordics & Baltics. This growth continued until 2012, when the company nearly shut-down as the founders wanted to move-on to other projects. At that point Dmitri Sarle and Greg Anderson took over the company and re-founded ArcticStartup with Jan Ameri joining very shortly.
  • Quantum Art — Quantum Art is the first on chain platform focused solely on photographers and their work, by curating and dropping NFT collections.
  • Qonsent — Qonsent is a consumer-first platform for dynamic consent. For the first time, consumers will have direct access and control of their personal data that brands collect and store about them.
Mark Pincus Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Mark Pincus is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Zynga. He has served as our Chairman from April 2007 to March 2016 and the company's Executive Chairman since March 2016. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2007 to July 2013 and from April 2015 to March 2016, and as Chief Product Officer from April2007 to April 2014. In 2014, he founded superlabs, a San Francisco-based product lab focused on developing products that connect and empower people, which was acquired by Zynga in 2015. Pincus also founded Zynga.org in 2009, a non-profit organization dedicated to using social games for social good.From 2003 to 2007, Pincus served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Tribe.net, a company he launched and one of the first social networks in the industry. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Chairman of Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT), a help desk automation software company he founded, and he served as Chief Executive Officer and President from December 1997 to July 1999. From 1996 to 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of FreeLoader, Inc., a web-based news company he founded.Pincus also made founding investments in Napster, Twitter, and Facebook.Pincus graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups and regularly gives lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Tract — Tract is the first for kids, by kids online community for student-directed learning. We are reimagining education by giving kids full control and making learning fun. We offer members (kids age 8+) unlimited on-demand courses (learning paths) and vibrant weekly live events, taught by our inspiring community of accomplished creators. Together, theyenable kids to develop passions through meaningful, real-world lessons giving them the skills and mindset to address 21st-century challenges and opportunities.Tract is based on TRICK, the philosophy pioneered by our co-founder Esther Wojcicki. Esther has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children from her award-winning student-run journalism program and is a mother of three successful women (CEO of YouTube, CEO, and founder of 23andMe, and top UCSF medical researcher) all by applying TRICK.TRICK stands for Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. These five pillars are at the core of Tract and our mission to empower all kids to become tomorrow's innovators, leaders, and global citizens.Our team is unified by Esther’s lifelong work to evolve education for the 21st century and comes from top Consumer and Education Technology companies (Uber, Microsoft, and Instracture).What We Believe:- The secret to getting kids interested in learning is giving them control - Kids are much smarter and capable than most people think - Successful people believe in themselves and aren’t afraid to take risks - Creative people with great passions don’t follow the rules - Current rates of depression and lack of career-readiness is a global epidemic - Our education system of standardization and obedience limits creativity and a growth mindset - Education is not equitable and the achievement gap is widening - We need a generation of community-minded global citizens to make the world a better place - Education that works for kids, not against them is the silver bullet for the world’s problems
  • Bravado — An exclusive Sales Community for the Best Sales Professionals
  • Fractal — Fractal is an in-game asset and virtual world marketplace where users may find, purchase, and sell gaming NFTs. Fractal is headquartered in Solana, United States and was founded in 2021.
Kevin Lin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Lin is the COO of Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. He was instrumental in the 2011 launch of the platform when he joined Justin.tv in 2008. His role included attracting the site’s largest broadcasters and building out the partnership team among other activities which have helped grow the Twitch brand.Currently more than 100 million gamers gather every month on Twitch to broadcast live video, watch and chat about gaming, making the platform an industry leader.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Gaming, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, India, Taiwan
Portfolio highlights
  • Oh Baby Games — Future of crypto gaming. Building a platform to enable all developers to utilise blockchain.
  • Metagood — Metagood is a for-profit company that empowers communities to be catalysts for positive collective action.Founded by crypto veterans Danny Yang who created the largest crypto currency exchange in Taiwan, Amanda Terry who was an Twitter and NBC executive, and Bill Tai who was the first investor in Zoom, Canva, and 20 other publicly tradedcompanies, Metagood launched OnChainMonkey, the historic PFP collection all on chain in a single transaction on Sept 11, 2021. OnChainMonkey has been consistently ranked as one of the most profitable NFTs collections globally. Metagood was awarded Fast Company's 2022 20 Best World Changing Ideas for Impact Investing.
  • Trend — Trend connects brands with content creators in order to scale user-generated content across a variety of platforms while increasing their marketing ROI.
Bashar Hamood Angel
Bashar Hamood is a result oriented professional with versatile experience across diverse organizational domains. He is well versed in the development of marketing strategies, branding, direct marketing, new products/brands launches, analysis, reporting, and positioning.He is an entrepreneur and self-starter with expansive experience in brandawareness and development, community outreach.Bashar is a versatile business manager with proven competencies in optimizing team dynamics uniting diverse agenda to common goal and harnessing strategic and operational drivers to deliver results.He has a strong analytical mind with rigorous study for each case and the output of each variation for each parameter.Bashar loves to take risk and new challenges.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, India, United Arab Emirates
Portfolio highlights
  • Event Arena — Event Arena organizes events, corporate events, conferences, sales promotions, and presentations.
  • Safedeploy — Fault free software update platform for tracking your software reliability in real time for every device and every software application
  • Palacio Inc. — Palacio Inc. aims to inspire every living space through innovation in art and technology. Our first product Canvia is a revolutionary content platform for art and photography, which utilizes patented technology for a seamless and authentic experience in any environment. We bring content from leading contemporary creators and world class culturalinstitutions into our living spaces like never before.
Alexis Ohanian Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 22 investments in the past 12 months
Alexis Ohanian, born April 24, 1983, is an entrepreneur and investor in Brooklyn, NY, best known as the co-founder and executive chair of reddit, a platform for online communities to share links and have discussions. While he learned his earliest lessons in leadership and web design from his high school Quake 2 clan and Everquest guild, Alexiscontinued his official studies at the University of Virginia, where he met his future co-founder Steve Huffman during freshman year move-in day. This would lead to the founding of reddit, which he recounted along with many lessons for entrepreneurs, in his national bestseller, Without Their Permission.At UVA, Alexis majored in business and history with a minor in German. Though he had originally planned to become an immigration lawyer, he experienced an epiphany in his junior year (while sitting in a Waffle House) that led him to the realization that he didn't want to practice law. Instead he convinced his best friend Steve to start a company with him.The pair traveled to Cambridge, MA during their senior year spring break to hear Paul Graham give a talk titled "How to Start a Startup." After the lecture, Alexis invited Graham out for a drink so he and Steve could pitch Graham on their business idea. Graham agreed, loved the idea, and suggested they apply to a new seed stage venture firm he'd launched called Y Combinator. Alexis and Steve's original plan was to build an infrastructure that would allow people to order food from their cell phones. Though the idea was rejected, Alexis and Steve were invited to join the first class of Y Combinator, on the condition that they'd come up with a new concept. The next idea they pitched to Graham would become reddit.com.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Other, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Altan Insights — Intelligent Alternative Asset Investing
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, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Japan, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Urban Machine — Salvaging the past to build the future- Stealth Startup
  • 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.
  • Hidden Door — A new kind of social roleplaying experience, powered by narrative AI.
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
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • 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 ebike or emoped.
  • Dash Radio — 100% Free Music. More Variety. Zero Commercials. The Best DJ's & Stations. No BS
  • 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.
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, Data and Analytics, Sales/Marketing
  • 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.
  • Aside — Aside is the company that builds cloud-based platforms. Daffy Charitable is its first not-for-profit community platform.
  • Awning — Awning helps you grow your net worth through high-yield rental homes, no matter how busy you are or where you live.
Mitchell Kapor Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Mitchell David Kapor was the founder of Lotus Development Corporation (/organization/lotus-development-corporation) and the designer of Lotus 1-2-3, the "killer application" often credited with making the personal computer ubiquitous in the business world in the 1980s. He is known as an entrepreneur, investor, social activist,and philanthropist.Kapor has been the Chair of the In 1990 Kapor's new company On Technology introduced their new product On Location, an application designed for the Macintosh that contained an indexing system that permit quick retrieval and display of text on the Mac's hard disk. "We think we're being cagey by bringing it out on the Mac first," Kapor said. "It's a richer medium than MS-DOS, and if we have a hot product in the Mac market, it will be easier to get into the PC market."In 2001, Kapor founded the Open Source Applications Foundation, where he is now working on Chandler, a modern personal information manager built using open source tools and methods.In 2006, Kapor founded his latest startup,
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Japan, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Spreadsheet.com — The spreadsheet you know with the power of a database and project management system. Gantt, Kanban, Forms, and Automations. Get started free.
  • Toybox Labs — Toybox is the ultimate 3d printing experience for kids. It enables children to print thousands of toys at the push of a button right at home.
  • DuckDuckGo — The Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs.
Dharmesh Shah Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Dharmesh Shah is the Founder and CTO at HubSpot. Dharmesh Shah attended University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Sales/Marketing
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Peerlist — Peerlist is a platform for professionals to discover, connect & collaborate based on their projects, mutual skills, and interests.
  • T2 — T2 is a social networking platform that allows users to send blogs.
  • Metaplane — Metaplane is a data observability platform that helps data teams know when things break, what went wrong, and how to fix it.
Michael Birch Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Michael Birch is the Co-founder of Bebo and Birthday Alarm. Birch was raised in North London, England, went to Imperial College, London in Central London (where he met Xochi, his wife), then worked in West London. After finally deciding that he had done London, Michael moved to San Francisco in 2002.Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL inMarch 2008 for USD 850 million. Their combined 70% stake yielded a profit of $595 million from the deal. In June 2008, Michael invested in, and joined the board of MyStore.com along with Julian Lennon and Gordon Crawford. He is also an investor in Goodreads, a book oriented social network.Having worked in a number of not-so-exciting computer related jobs, he relished the chance to set up an Internet based family business with his wife, Xochi and brother, Paul. Remembering birthdays was never his strong point, much to his embarrassment, so what could be better than something he could use himself. Michael was responsible for developing the original Birthday Alarm website back in 2001, but is no longer involved in its development.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom, Denmark
Portfolio highlights
  • HolidayFox — Camping & Glamping Holidays throughout the UK
  • Whatifi — Whatifi turns passive viewers into active players who control what happens next.
  • Keyo — Keyo is an end-to-end solution that offers apartment rentals. Now, Keyo has blossomed into a full-scale software-as-a-service for landlords, targeting small-to-medium-sized renters with 20 to 5,000 units. Founded in 2017, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.
Michael Jones Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Mike Jones is an internet executive, investor, and strategic advisor. A long-time entrepreneur, Mike founded his first successful company in college and since then has founded, built, and sold numerous online and mobile businesses.As the co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Science, Inc., Mike brings together the best talent, resources, andfinancing through a centralized platform to build and invest in technology businesses. In 2016 alone, three of Science’s portfolio companies saw big exits -- HelloSociety was acquired by The New York Times, Dollar Shave Club was acquired by Unilever, and FameBit was acquired by Google. His experience and expertise in both large and small companies focuses on strategy, growth, and operational efficiency, resulting in over $2.6B in successful investor outcomes.Prior to Science, Mike Jones served as the CEO of Myspace. In this role, Mike oversaw global business strategy and operations for Myspace, Myspace Music, and Myspace Mobile, which included board and strategic roles with joint venture partners in Myspace China and Myspace Japan / Softbank. During his tenure, he was responsible for the relaunch of Myspace, one of the most high-profile turn-around challenges in the industry
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Software, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Twenty20 — T wenty20 has closed its doors and is no longer accessible. Continue your creative journey with curated photos from Envato Elements.
  • Boom Entertainment — Boom Entertainment creates world-class products for the online gaming era. That includes slot machine games, innovative sportsbook products and free to play sports applications. We work with media companies, pro sports leagues, retail brands, and casinos.
  • Anagram — Anagram's software automates vision insurance billing (eligibility and claims) and facilitates instant rebates to help eye care providers differentiate themselves and accelerate the adoption of private pay transactions.
Wayne Chang Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Wayne Chang (born August 3, 1983) is an American entrepreneur, angel investor, film producer, and philanthropist. He is best known for founding Crashlytics, which in little over a year was acquired by Twitter for over $100 million in 2013 (later valued at $259.5 million at Twitter's IPO), creating i2hub, a popular filesharing network, his seedinvestments that include companies like JetSmarter, Draftkings, and Gusto, and his lawsuit against the Winklevoss brothers, who were famously depicted in The Social Network movie.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • T2 — T2 is a social networking platform that allows users to send blogs.
  • Mural — Leading brands can store, manage, and use DAO treasury funds easily thanks to Mural. With the help of your community, create successful products and experiences.
  • CryptoTaxCalculator — Online Crypto Tax Calculator with support for over 400 integrations. $49 for all financial years. Money Back Guarantee.
Kevin Hartz Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Kevin is the Co-Founder & Chairman of Eventbrite and an EIR & Venture Partner at Founders Fund. Prior to joining the firm, Kevin was Co-Founder and CEO of Eventbrite. Kevin was previously Co-Founder and CEO of Xoom Corporation, an international money transfer company servicing more than 30 countries worldwide. Xoom went public in 2012 andwas 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, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Ireland, Canada
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.
  • Microverse — Want to learn how to code? Pay $0 until you become a software developer and land a job. Learn programming from the best online coding school and connect with a global community.
  • Pomelo — Need to send money to the Philippines? Send a Pomelo Card. Never again think about transfer fees or where your money is. No more sending money again and again.
Paul Buchheit Angel · Mountain View, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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, Internet, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Cityfurnish — Cityfurnish is an internet company that specializes in the fields of e-commerce and online rental. It features an online renting zone where contemporary and modern styles amalgamate to establish a new genre of wooden furniture and furnishings. The company was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana.
  • Let’s Do This — Let’s Do This is an online marketplace that features almost every endurance event on the planet. It helps race organizers to reach an engaged community of participants and endurance sports enthusiasts, offering a dedicated platform to provide detailed event information, news, and special offers. Find and book the best running, triathlon, cyclingand obstacle events in the UK and around the world. Whether it's a 5k fun run or tenth Ironman Triathlon, Let's Do This is the best place to find the perfect race.It was founded in 2016 by Alex Rose and Sam Browne who are both passionate runners and cyclists. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California with an office in London, United Kingdom.
  • dNovo Bio — At dNovo, we regenerate hair stem cells.
Fabrice Grinda Angel · New York, New York, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
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
  • Commerce/Shopping, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, France, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Hero — Hero is a B2B payments and financing platform, offer direct online payment experience and receive your money immediately.
  • Pachama — Harnessing AI to drive carbon capture and protect global forests
Bradley C. Harrison Angel · New York, New York, United States
Brad is an entrepreneur and seasoned business development executive with a passion for technology, media, entertainment and lifestyle. Brad has a great deal of experience launching new ventures. While attending MIT, he worked as a Partner in a seed stage venture fund, ITU Ventures, and helped launch a joint MIT-Harvard incubator. During thisexperience, Brad worked at the earliest stages with many dynamic companies including Endeca Technologies.While serving as Director of Media Strategy and Development at AOL, Brad co-authored 3 patents in search, geo-tagging, and personalization, with Edmund Fish, Senior Vice President and General Manager at AOL. Following AOL, Brad helped raise $40M in venture funding for a contextual online advertising network. Prior to launching his business career, Brad was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the United States Army for five years, earning both Airborne and Ranger qualifications before retiring as Captain. He resides in Tribeca with his wife, Angie, his son, Elvis and his daughter, Scout.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Media and Entertainment, Sales/Marketing
  • Seed, Convertible Note, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Ampsy — The Ampsy (formerly Fliptu) platform offers brands a comprehensive suite of social aggregation tools to aggregate & curate their best brand & fan social content into beautiful, engaging social visualizations. In 60 seconds, a brand can build a campaign and have it live & embedded anywhere with a single line of iframe code. Our socialembeds are proven to increase fan engagement and time-on-site, solving a major leakage problem in the customer acquisition & retention funnel.***2014 SXSW Accelerator Finalisthttp://sxsw.com/interactive/news/2014/2014-sxsw-accelerator-finalists-revealed-startups-rock-austin-march***Named 1 of the 20 Most Interesting Technologies at SXSW by IPG Media Lab of Interpublic Group - IPG (NYSE)http://www.ipglab.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SXSW2014_IPGMediaLab_Recap.pdf
  • LiveNinja — LiveNinja is on a mission to help people around the world get the service and assistance they need; anytime, anywhere. The company offers unique communication tools that enable businesses to better serve and understand their customers. LiveNinja Messenger, their latest app, simplifies customer communication by bringing each conversation into onemessage thread.It was founded in 2011 and headquartered in Miami, Florida.
  • Virtuix — With over 4000 Omnis shipped to date, the patent protected Omni system is the leading and most popular omni-directional treadmill on the market.
Keith Rabois Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Keith Rabois is the General Partner at Founders Fund. He has a unique background as an entrepreneurial executive and investor. Since 2000, he has been instrumental in driving five startups from their early stages to successful IPOs. He has provided seed capital to another ten companies that are currently valued at over $1 B, including Airbnb, Lyft,YouTube, Wish, Yammer.Since March 2013, Keith Rabois has served as a senior partner at Khosla Ventures, a technology venture capital fund founded by Vinod Khosla. He specializes in funding early-stage companies with a primary focus in consumer, financial services and health care innovation. At the same time, Keith co-founded Opendoor, a startup which transforms the painful process of selling a home into delightful and immediate experience. At KV, Rabois has led investments in a broad array of startups including, DoorDash, Stripe, Thoughtspot, Affirm, Even Financial and Piazza.Over the prior decade, he forged several of the most important new social and commerce platforms. Keith began his career in the industry as Executive Vice President of Business Development & Public Policy at PayPal [NASDAQ: PYPL, later acquired by EBAY] and subsequently served in influential roles at LinkedIn [NYSE: LNKD] and as a chief operating officer of Square [NASDAQ: SQ].As a board member, Keith guided Yelp [NYSE: YELP] and Xoom [NASDAQ: XOOM] from inception to successful initial public offerings.Earlier in his career, Keith Rabois served as a litigator at the pre-eminent Wall Street law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, specializing in antitrust, IP, and complex commercial matters. He joined the firm after clerking for the Honorable Edith H. Jones on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. After leaving the practice of law, Keith served as policy director for former Vice President Dan Quayle.Keith Rabois earned a bachelor's degree Phi Beta Kappa in political science with distinction from Stanford University and a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Pomelo — Need to send money to the Philippines? Send a Pomelo Card. Never again think about transfer fees or where your money is. No more sending money again and again.
  • All Day Kitchens — Virtual Kitchen operates as a platform that empowers restaurants to take full advantage of the delivery opportunity. Its delivery-optimized kitchens and technology unlock delivery coverage with minimal upfront investment. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  • Savvy — Savvy offers company healthcare insurance that controls costs with fixed insurance stipends known as an Individual Coverage Health Reimbursment Agreement (ICHRA).
William Lohse Angel · Reno, Nevada, United States
William Lohse is a Founder Joyance Europe of Joyance Partners.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, Japan, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Beatrust — BeaTrust helps each employee to connect easily, accelerating collaboration, and driving innovation. The company was founded in 2020 and based in Tokyo, Japan.
  • SmartNews — Trusted by over 40+ million worldwide readers, SmartNews provides the best news, stories and events across 200+ local news sites.
  • Greenhouse Software — Greenhouse is a talent acquisition software company that offers its suite of tools and services to help businesses with the hiring process.The platform aims to assist companies with sourcing, interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding the right talent. It assists employers to establish who they are looking to hire and plan a consistent interviewprocess, enabling recruiters to collect feedback and track employees after they have been hired.Daniel Chait and Jon Stross co-founded the company in 2012 and headquartered it in New York, New York.
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, Media and Entertainment, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Iceland
Portfolio highlights
  • Spaceship — A platform for Continuous Delivery. Turn your code into containers automatically. Get it running on Kubernetes instantly.
  • 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.
Benjamin Ling Angel · Menlo Park, California, United States · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Ben Ling is a founder and partner at Bling Capital. Previously he was 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 personalinvestments 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, Commerce/Shopping, Internet
  • 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.
  • Merlin Labs — Merlin is the aviation technology company propelling the future of fully autonomous flight.
  • Capchase — Capchase is a fintech company that provides financial solutions to startups by allowing access to funds as they grow.
Larry Braitman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Larry Braitman - Angel Investor; Advisor @ Braitman & Company
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Investment focus
  • Software, Media and Entertainment, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Spacejoy — Design a home you'll love with Spacejoy's online interior design services. Work 1:1 with top interior designers and transform any space in just 7 days! Get started today.
  • LIT Videobooks — LIT is a new platform that allows you to view bestselling business books in a new video book format.
  • RemoteTeam.com — Global Payroll, PEO and EOR Services, tax compliances, IC contracts, and HR apps. All designed for Remote First teams.
Chris Sacca Angel · Truckee, California, United States · 12 investments in the past 12 months
An accomplished venture investor, company advisor, and entrepreneur, Chris manages a portfolio of over seventy consumer web, mobile, and wireless technology start-ups as well as an array of mature enterprises through his holding company, Lowercase Capital. He is partnered in this venture with his wife, Crystal English Sacca. While primarily knownfor its investments in seed and early stage technology companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter, Lowercase has quietly grown to be one of the larger venture funds in the United States.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Norway
Portfolio highlights
  • Detect — Detect is a developer of an AI-platform used to discover biotechnology tools.
  • Tesseract Energy — Tesseract offers commission-free energy; 10x cheaper; 10x better, and 100 percent renewable energy.
  • Cover — Cover is a technology company that designs, manufactures, and installs custom Backyard Studios. Cover’s mission is to make living in a thoughtfully designed and well-built home a reality for everyone. Using proprietary design software and a precision manufactured building system, Cover delivers exceptional design, functionality, and energyperformance, in a fraction of the time of traditional custom construction. Cover has launched in Los Angeles and is taking pre-orders worldwide. For more information, visit www.cover.build
Scott Belsky Angel · New York, New York, United States · 30 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, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Elaborate — Lab results, illuminated.
  • Zurp — Zurp is the card for superfans! A new way to support creators, causes, and charities without taking money from followers
  • SLAY — SLAY is a social gaming company.
Tim Draper Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 17 investments in the past 12 months
Tim Draper is the Founder of Draper Associates. He was a Member of the Advisory Board at Mode Media. He attended Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Financial
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Xanadu — Quantum computational advantage available on Xanadu Cloud, sign up today for access to hardware, software, applications and educational resources!
  • Up — Up was founded by IIT Bombay alumni, Mahek Mody, ex-Chief of Staff at Ather Energy and Mohit Sharma, ex-head of engineering at Chaayos. React is at the forefront of transforming modern Indian households. As India’s first D2C, smart home appliance brand, their maiden product the R1 has been designed to change the way we cook and expand ourrepertoire of food. The smart cooking appliance offers 10 inbuilt functions - chop, stir, sauté, whisk, blend, boil, steam, cook, knead & self-clean, along with an integrated smart weighing scale. The onboard 8” touchscreen offers consumers a guided cooking experience, with access to hundreds of recipes from across the world. React’s CookClub.ai will also allow users tocreate and share their own recipes and give them access to thousands more as they are built. React will begin deliveries of the R1 in June, 2022.
  • GynoCup - Mild Cares — GynoCup which was established in 2019 is blossoming into a company that can provide awesome female hygiene products. These products are proving to be a game-changer in the arena of female hygiene products and women’s health. We understand the challenges faced by a woman and hence work toward creating products that make her life easy.
Jeremy Yap Angel · Singapore, Central Region, Singapore
Jeremy is a full time angel from Singapore who invests in the Europe, North America, and Israel.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Data and Analytics, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Breakroom — Breakroom is a crowdsourced data platform for hourly and shift workers.
  • Checkstep — CheckStep provides a AI-powered Trust & Safety and UGC management software to online platform worldwide. It enables company to manage the full policy management life-cycle.
  • Stellate — Scale, inspect & protect your GraphQL API. Cache your queries at the edge, get insights into its usage and protect it from malicious queries.
Garry Tan Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
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, Internet, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Mentava — Mentava is a software development company that supports top-performing students to achieve their potential.
  • OneShop — Sell on more sites than you could alone. One simple app with every tool you need to level up. Designed for online sellers, just like you.
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, Sales/Marketing, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Mexico, Bulgaria
Portfolio highlights
  • Acquicent — Acquicent enables the issuance and trading of blockchain tokens linked to digital and real-world collectibles.
  • Esper — Esper is the first cloud-based platform to help governments proactively manage public policy with better data and transparency.
  • 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.
Roger Ehrenberg Angel · New York, New York, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Roger Ehrenberg is the founder and Managing Partner of IA Ventures, a firm that invests in companies creating competitive advantage through data.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Sales/Marketing
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Betr — At betr, It provides tools to support responsible play and give you control over your gambling. It encourage you to use these tools to keep the experience fun and within your personal limits.
  • Stadium Live Studios — Stadium Live is a unique digital world for sports & esports fans - create, connect and play with fans around the world to shape your own stadium.
  • Hang — Launch NFT memberships that unlock perks, benefits, and status for your community. Hang gives brands the power of web3 through its NFT-based membership platform.
Edward Lando Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 33 investments in the past 12 months
Edward Lando is the Managing Partner at Pareto Holdings.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, IT
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • BRXS — Real Estate investing
  • Gently — Find secondhand clothing, effortlessly. Wearloom sends you the best new listings from sites like Poshmark, Depop, eBay, ThredUp, and Vestiaire Collective.
  • handly — handly is becoming the leading company in the Service Tech industry. We enable people to create their ideal living environment, while empowering home service companies to build their business and saving time for a quality life.
Howard Lindzon Angel · San Diego, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Howard Lindzon - Founder & General Partner @ Social Leverage
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Investment focus
  • Software, Media and Entertainment, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Vestaboard — Vestaboard has totally re-imagined the design of a split-flap display you might see at a train station in Europe.
  • Stonks — Join the top tier investors and discover the best startups. We're building the platform for modern startup investing.
  • Jar — Jar is a daily gold savings app that lets you save money. It invests spare change from your online transactions into digital gold, automatically. Jar is the 1st Made in India app to come up with an innovative solution to save money daily & invest in digital gold.
Marc Andreessen Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Marc Andreessen was the Co-founder of LoudCloud Systems.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, France, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Canonical Crypto — Canonical Crypto is an early stage venture capital fund that invests in technology companies building blockchain infrastructure
  • Knightley — The place where investors and founders connect with deal-making tools built into the Community.
  • Savvy — Savvy offers company healthcare insurance that controls costs with fixed insurance stipends known as an Individual Coverage Health Reimbursment Agreement (ICHRA).
Kunal Shah Angel · Bengaluru, Karnataka, India · 62 investments in the past 12 months
Kunal Shah is the Founder of CRED. He previously worked at Sequoia Capital as an Advisor. Kunal Shah attended SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • India, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Rigi — Rigi is an all-in-one platform for content creators and influencers. With Rigi, you can easily monetise, manage and grow your community.
  • Dawaa Dost — Dawaa Dost specializes in the pharmacy retail chain of generic medicines in India. The company focuses on the availability of affordable generic medicines. Dawaa Dost was founded by Amit Choudhary and Yash Harlalka and is based in India.
  • Gullak.Money — Gullak helps you create wealth starting with the first step of automating your savings. Gullak automatically saves money from your account via UPI autopay & invest these savings into wealth-creating assets, starting with digital gold investments.
Allen DeBevoise Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Allen DeBeviose started Third Wave in 2014 after more than 30 years experience incubating and investing in digital media companies. He has invested in over 70 digital media companies and has co-founded several of the most important digital media brands including Machinima, StyleHaul, DanceOn, INDMusic, Mitu, and Tubular Labs. Prior to foundingThird Wave, Allen built a strong track record as an Angel Investor in the digital media sector and has had over 15 high-multiple exits/NAVs. Allen is currently the Chairman of Machinima and sits on several digital media company boards including StyleHaul, MiTu, Tubular Labs, DanceOn, INDMusic, and Mondo Entertainment. He was an early investor and outside board member for several companies. LowerMyBills.com and Dealer.com are examples of two companies that had highly successful exits. He was featured on the Hollywood Reporter's Digital Power List 2009 and on Digital Media Wire's 2010 List of "25 Executives to Watch” and dubbed the Godfather of Online Video. Allen is a frequent speaker at major digital media conferences and considered an important leader in the rapidly growing Silicon Beach venture capital community.Allen has been engaged on the leading edge in the digital media / interactive arena for over three decades including working on the first uses of computer animation in entertainment ("Tron"), the first interactive video on the Mac ("Guernica"), the first interactive television trial (Time Warner Orlando) and the first broadband cable Internet prototype ("@Home").Allen has an A.B. in Mathematics and an MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Video, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Immortals Gaming Club — Immortals, a professional esports organization with teams competing in League of Legends, League of Legends Wild Rift, and VALORANT
  • Waggle.tv — Keep your fido safe in your RV/Home with America's most trusted Waggle Pet Monitor. Waggle gives safety to your pets and peace of mind for you. Learn more.
  • Wisecrack — Wisecrack is a collective of academics, comedians and filmmakers who are endlessly curious about the world around us.
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, Internet, Financial
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Terraformation — Terraformation creates partnerships to scale reforestation with hardware, software, and knowledge based solutions.
  • 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.
Eric Ries Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Eric is the author of New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, The Startup Way, and The Leaders Guide (funded by one of the top Kickstarter book campaigns of all time). He's also the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, practiced by individuals and companies around the world and the inspiration behind the LTSE. He has founded a numberof startups, including IMVU, where he served as CTO, and has advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms, and large companies across many industries.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Serbia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Manara — We identify and thoroughly vet undiscovered talent. You hire them directly for onsite or remote jobs, diversifying and accelerating your team. Our mission is to accelerate the growth of the Arab tech sector by untapping its human potential. Did you know that 52% of computer science graduates in Palestine are women? Follow us and visit our websiteto learn more.
  • Seedscout — Seedscout is a professional network that connects founders, investors, and job seekers together across the global startup universe.
  • Atomic Industries — Building the future of manufacturing, end-to-end automation of tool and die making
Rajan Anandan Angel
As part of the leadership team at Sequoia Capital India, Rajan is focusing on developing its early-stage program Surge, into the world's top scale-up program for startups by acting as an investment advisor and mentor to the programme's founders. Surge aims to engineer rapid early progress for startups, by enabling disproportionateaccess to capital, talent, network and decades of company-building knowledge. Rajan's deep understanding of technology, operating expertise and a track record of growing tech businesses across the region will help Surge's founders scale and build the businesses of tomorrow.Prior to Sequoia, as Head of Google India and Southeast Asia, Rajan played a key role in expanding the regions internet ecosystem while accelerating Google's innovation and growth units. He is also a prolific angel investor who has backed a large number of successful startups at very early stages. Rajan also led Microsoft and Dell in India and was earlier a Partner at McKinsey & Company in Chicago.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Commerce/Shopping, Internet
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • India, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Omnify — Automate your business and simplify your life with Omnify's all-in-one online booking system that streamlines your operations through one simple dashboard.
  • NAYAN — NAYAN visual AI monitors and identifies real-time road events. NAYAN AI supports businesses and authorities by offering actionable insights on visual events, to make the world a safer place.
  • PlusPin Healthcare — Let us provide you with high-quality care!
Ariel Poler Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ariel Poler is the Co-Founder of Reveri Health. Ariel is an Internet entrepreneur, mentor, and investor. He was the founder of IPRO, the first web analytics company, and of Topica, one of the first email communities. Ariel was a board member of Kana Software, LinkExchange, Odeo, LOLapps, and StumbleUpon. He currently serves on the boards of FreedomFinancial Network, MixTent, Strava, and Scan Inc. Ariel’s angel investments include AdMob, Flixster, Slideshare, Xobni, RockYou, and Outright, BrightRoll, Instructables, Causes, Kongregate and NexTag. Ariel holds a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from Stanford University. He is originally from Venezuela and lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Mexico, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Reloadly — Reloadly is the #1 mobile top-up platform when it comes to developer-friendly technology. With our API and a few lines of code, you can easily integrate mobile top-up features into your website or mobile app.
  • Openlytics — Openlytics is a visual analytics platform. It allows Data Workers to create pipelines for data transformation and analysis, in a visual way. Our mission is to empower everyone in the organization to solve data problems, without waiting for developers.Openlytics is an early-stage company, looking to build a founding team that can shape thedirection of the product. We’re seed-funded, remote-first, and hiring.If you're interested in learning more, email us at hello@openlytics.io.
  • humm — humm harnesses cutting-edge neuroscience into products that allow people to learn faster and perform better.humm is working to bring the incredible results of neuroscience research out of the lab and into non-invasive wearables that improve the quality of life for everyday people. Our first product is a clinically validated patch that you wearfor 15 minutes to get up to 90 minutes of improved working memory, by gently stimulating the signals in the part of the brain that controls your executive thinking. humm improves your ability to learn and be at your best, allowing people to reconnect with the joy of learning and challenge themselves to continue growing at any stage of life, whether it's for work or personal enjoyment!
Rajan Anandan Angel
As part of the leadership team at Sequoia Capital India, Rajan is focusing on developing its early-stage program Surge, into the world's top scale-up program for startups by acting as an investment advisor and mentor to the programme's founders. Surge aims to engineer rapid early progress for startups, by enabling disproportionateaccess to capital, talent, network and decades of company-building knowledge. Rajan's deep understanding of technology, operating expertise and a track record of growing tech businesses across the region will help Surge's founders scale and build the businesses of tomorrow.Prior to Sequoia, as Head of Google India and Southeast Asia, Rajan played a key role in expanding the regions internet ecosystem while accelerating Google's innovation and growth units. He is also a prolific angel investor who has backed a large number of successful startups at very early stages. Rajan also led Microsoft and Dell in India and was earlier a Partner at McKinsey & Company in Chicago.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Commerce/Shopping, Internet
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • India, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Omnify — Automate your business and simplify your life with Omnify's all-in-one online booking system that streamlines your operations through one simple dashboard.
  • NAYAN — NAYAN visual AI monitors and identifies real-time road events. NAYAN AI supports businesses and authorities by offering actionable insights on visual events, to make the world a safer place.
  • PlusPin Healthcare — Let us provide you with high-quality care!
Naval Ravikant Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 26 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, Financial, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Pylon — Pylon is the mortgage-lending-as-a-service platform. Build a fully digital mortgage experience using our APIs, pre-built UI components, and capital markets stack. Based in New York, NY.
  • Darwinium — Darwinium shifts the balance back in favour of businesses, helping you better protect your customers.
  • NocoDB — Free & Open Source Airtable alternative. Turns any SQL database into a smart spreadsheet. Supports MySQL, Postgres, SQL server, MariaDB & SQLite.
Ashton Kutcher Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States · 12 investments in the past 12 months
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, Internet, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Germany, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • QD-SOL — QD-SOL uses nanoparticles to produce green hydrogen in half the time.
  • The Fabricant — A digital fashion house leading the fashion industry towards a new sector of digital-only clothing.
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