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Top 40 Media (entertainment) Angel Investors in Ireland

A list of 40 angel investors that invest in Media (entertainment) startups based in Ireland. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Media (entertainment) companies from Ireland. We update this investor list every month.

Top 40 Media (entertainment) Angel Investors in Ireland

Investor Media (entertainment) Ireland investments
Shane Naughton 3
Ray Nolan 3
Tom Kennedy 2
Peter O'Grady Walshe 2
Hal Philipp 2
Eamon Leonard 2
Joshua Schachter 1
Matt Biddulph 1
Angus McMillian 1
Johnny Walke 1
Tony Smurfit 1
Jesper Brok 1
Lachy Groom 1
Sam Perry 1
Sean Blanchfield 1
John Corcoran 1
Julien Nguyen 1
Blaine Cook 1
Tim Cederman-Haysom 1
Matthew Le Merle 1
Harper Reed 1
Cem Sertoglu 1
Esther Dyson 1
Chris Adelsbach 1
Joi Ito 1
Armando Biondi 1
Per Brilioth 1
Jon Staenberg 1
Colin Wiel 1
Paddy Bolger 1
Dave Burke 1
Barry Pitcher 1
Scott Chacon 1
Karl McEneff 1
Kumar Malavalli 1
Tom Preston-Werner 1
Jim Mullins 1
Prabhu Goel 1
Matt Haughey 1
Barry Lunn 1
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Shane Naughton Angel · New York, New York, United States
Shane Naughton - Founding Partner and Board of Directors @ On The Stage
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Investment focus
  • Software, Media and Entertainment, Apps
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
  • Spring Moves — Spring Moves’ mission is to make working out as interesting, enjoyable, and addictive as humanly possible. They harness the power of music and rhythm to turn casual runners into athletes and newbies into pros. It was founded in 2012 and is based in New York.
  • Trustev — Trustev offers a totally modern approach ecommerce fraud prevention through real-time online identity verification. It focuses on validating the individual making the transaction, not just the payment method they're using. The platform delivers individual, real time decisions for every one of your customers using multiple dynamic data sources(behavioral, transactional and social) instead of restrictive rules based decisioning and profiling. 
Trustev’s easy to integrate platform works by verifying consumer’s identities in real-time, using thousands of dynamic data points from sources such as deep location, email verification, device ID, social fingerprinting, proxy/VPN piercing, site velocity & behavior, browser ID and mobile location. It uses proprietary algorithms to combine all this data and compile it into a single, simple score of 1-100. This score is then used to provide a recommendation or allow, deny of flag the transaction.The Trustev platform enables rapid identity decisions in real time with an easy to integrate (very light touch), completely data driven and cost effective solution that works in the background, to ensure no disruption to the customer’s online experience. This results in a significant reduction in false positives leading to substantially increased revenues and increased sales opportunities while maintaining a customer centric experience at all times. Trustev's solution is focused on dramatically reducing the cost burden of fraud on your business, the cost of policing fraud and also maximizing revenues opportunities.
Ray Nolan Angel
Ray Nolan - Non-Exec Chair @ XSellco
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Community/Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Kinzen — Kinzen's blend of human skill and scalable technology enables trust and safety professionals and policy makers to get ahead of emerging threats, detect policy violations faster and take the proportionate and appropriate action.
  • Cohort — Cohort helps its users find the people they need through the people they already know through social media. Cohort is an Ireland-based company that was founded in 2015 by Eamon Leonard.
  • REFLEX Gaming
Tom Kennedy Angel
Tom has a proven track record as an entrepreneur and in building a global e-commerce business from Dublin as a co-founder of www.hostelworld.com (Web Reservations International). Tom achieved a successful exit from Hostelworld.com in 1999, generating $500m in shareholder value. He previously owned Avalon House hostel in Dublin. When he’s notworking, Tom enjoys the gastronomic delights of life and the views of the Wicklow mountains from the saddle of his bicycle.
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Investment focus
  • Video, Internet, Travel/Tourism
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
  • Coindrum — Coindrum provides coin machines to spend your coin jars. No more manual counting, sorting or bagging!
  • Meetingsbooker.com — Remote working, without the isolation. Empower your teams to book workspaces, meetings and group stays without sacrificing safety or control. 150,000 spaces in 149 countries.
Peter O'Grady Walshe Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Peter O'Grady Walshe - Chairman @ VideoElephant
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Investment focus
  • Video, Internet, Content/Publishing
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
Hal Philipp Angel · Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Hal Philipp - Principal Partner @ Meridian Growth Capital
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Angel
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
Eamon Leonard Angel
Eamon is a veteran of 20 years developing and building products, leading teams, and creating communities.Over the years he has: built and sold a company, built and failed to sell a company, made angel investments, hosted numerous conferences, organised hundreds of meetups, and brought thousands of people together to collaborate and do goodthings.As of June 2019, he's working on Boundless: making it easy for businesses to employ people in other countries and be compliant with tax and employment law.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Software, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • XMTP — XMTP is an open, crypto-native communication protocol that connects communities, applications, and users. It was founded in 2021 and is based in Austin, Texas.
  • Cohort — Cohort helps its users find the people they need through the people they already know through social media. Cohort is an Ireland-based company that was founded in 2015 by Eamon Leonard.
  • PicStash — I found a great domain name for sale on Dan.com. Check it out!
Joshua Schachter
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
Matt Biddulph
Software Engineer @ Apple
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Investment focus
  • Video, Events, Music and Audio
  • Seed
Angus McMillian Angel
Angus McMillian
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Data and Analytics
  • Funding Round
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
Johnny Walke Angel
Johnny Walke
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Investment focus
  • Content/Publishing, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • PicStash — I found a great domain name for sale on Dan.com. Check it out!
Tony Smurfit Angel
Tony Smurfit is the Founder & CEO of Smurfit Kappa.
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Investment focus
  • Video, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Dataships — Dataships uses top level data privacy software to help your brand, no matter your location.
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
Jesper Brok Angel · Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Jesper Brok is the Founder of Tjommi and Legalfinder.com.
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Investment focus
  • Events, Software, Education
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Denmark, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Healper — An online matching platform where you get matched with the mental health tools and psychologist who fits your personality, demography, and personal factors, giving you the best chance for effective therapy. The platform includes an online survey, psychologist profiles, booking and payment systems, reminders, sessions, and feedback systems. Webelieve better mental health starts with having a therapist in whom you trust, have chemistry with, and have relevant expertise. Healper will make a better match between you and the therapist based on professional and personal factors through a safe and smooth user journey. We believe a better match means better therapy, empowering you to get more out of your life.
  • Yard — The community for organisers rebuilding their local tech community
Lachy Groom Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States · 38 investments in the past 12 months
i did some stuff at stripe. chairman of Compound.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, IT
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Sandbar — Simplify and accelerate your AML compliance with Sandbar. We adapt with you to minimize risk and reduce your workload. Learn more and start a conversation today.
  • Copilot — Start, run, and grow your business with a client portal that streamlines messaging, payments, file-sharing, help centers, custom app access, and more.
  • Copilot — Start, run, and grow your business with a client portal that streamlines messaging, payments, file-sharing, help centers, custom app access, and more.
Sam Perry Angel · Menlo Park, California, United States
Sam Perry - President @ Ascendance Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Data and Analytics
  • Funding Round, Convertible Note
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Hyperkey — Hyperkey is building the world's first proprietary library of collections based on human visual expressions. Our social network gives users, and branded content creators, the ability to make Gifs and Stickers shared in their chat conversations discoverable to the whole world. With our keyboard - or our iMessage extension - users expresstheir feelings with their friends in chat. These expressions are added to their public collections, and can be discovered by other users and followers instantly on Hyperkey, and then recycled in their own chats.Hyperkey works with all popular communication platforms, including iMessage, What's App, Facebook, Twitter and more.
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
Sean Blanchfield Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Sean Blanchfield studied at Trinity College, Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Advertising, Data and Analytics
  • Convertible Note
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • PageFair — Blockthrough is the market leader in adblock revenue recovery. With adblock rates of 10-40%, we recover revenue from blocked inventory.
John Corcoran Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Dublin-based John Corcoran (89) co-founded the hugely successful Paddy Power chain of bookmakers in 1988 along with David Power and Stewart Kenny. At a time when big brands were taking over the market, the three men joined their three independent chains to become a force to be reckoned with. Corcoran remains a shareholder in Paddy Power Betfair,although he has sold off tranches for 'estate planning' purposes in recent years. John died in June 2019.
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Investment focus
  • Video, Internet, Content/Publishing
  • Series A
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
Julien Nguyen Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Julien Nguyen has 30 years of operational, entrepreneurial and early stage investment experience.Prior to NanoDimension, Julien was a Managing Director at Applied Materials Ventures and Concept Ventures. Julien led investments in companies such as Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN), M-Stream (acq’d by Broadcom), Devicescape, Grandis (acq’d by Samsung),Takumi (acq’d by Sagantec), Envis (acq’d by Magma), with co-investors including August Capital, Benchmark, Kleiner Perkins, Matrix Partners, Sevin Rosen, Sigma Partners. Prior to his venture capital activities, Julien founded or was part of the founding team for four startups: Ezlogin (acquired by 724 Solutions), Novita Communications (acquired by Planetweb), E-Motions (acquired by Sigma Designs), Radius (IPO). He holds 21 patents issued in the US.Julien received his postgraduate degree from Telecom Paris (France) and his Master of Science from Ecole Polytechnique (France).
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Investment focus
  • Hardware, Software, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • India, Latvia, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • POWWOW — Studio POWWOW is a transmedia and Animation Production company based in Dublin, Ireland. We specialize in the creation, development and production of entertainment content solutions across multiple platforms, including mobile, web and TV. Studio POWWOW is currently in development of its first major cross platform entertainment IP ‘The World ofShipAntics.’ The World of ShipAntics is an animated comedy adventure game being developed for iOS & Android devices. We will be developing The World of ShipAntics into Appisodes, a TV series, and more.
  • OQmented — Outstanding MEMS-based laser scanning for top-notch 3D environment perception and AR projections. Unmatched in terms of size, performance and reliability.
  • Drivezy — Own the Experience, not the Car
Blaine Cook Angel · Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
Blaine Cook is the former Architect at Twitter. Before his departure he focused on building and maintaining Twitter’s Jabber-based real-time backend infrastructure that tracks and distributes millions of updates every day to users on the Web, instant messaging, and SMS.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Video, Design
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Typedream — The simplest way to build a website with no-code, as easy as writing on Notion. Try Typedream for free or upgrade for more features!
  • Planetary — Planetary is a humane decentralized social network. We've built an open protocol and platform for social media and software. A place where you control your data and relationships. This new platform does for social media what open source did for software, creating a common platform for all to build upon secure scuttlebutt.Social media is thepublic sphere and it needs to be owned and controlled by the people who create it.
  • Little Bird — Little Bird powers fast and focused engagement for modern marketers in tech, entertainment, and financial services. Its solution helps marketers overcome the noise and chaos of the social web, to map and engage with the most influential subject matter experts online. Little Bird helps marketing organizations build social capital, expand theirrelevant reach, and grow their businesses.
Tim Cederman-Haysom Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Tim Cederman-Haysom is Product leader at Pyn.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Other, Video
  • Seed
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Lanyrd — Lanyrd is a developer of a social conference directory platform. It provides a portal to find and search professional conferences for users, build up a speaker portfolio of talks they have given, and catch up on what happened at conferences they missed, providing users with event data.
  • OwnLocal — We help local media companies to power their digital services by automatically converting traditional print ads into powerful online marketing campaigns.
  • Adioso — Adioso is a better search and booking app for leisure travel.It allows users to:* search without constraints on destinations & dates* follow destinations or search terms to receive deals, trip recommendations, and other content to help them plan and book their trip.Its key benefits are:* Travelers find it much easier to choosethe very best travel options available* Airlines & suppliers can focus messages and offers at highly qualified customers.Founded in Australia in 2008 by Fenn Bailey and Tom Howard, Adioso was in the Winter ‘09 class of Y Combinator, and has received seed funding from Silicon Valley and travel industry investors.As of March 2012, Adioso has a team of eight engineers and designers in Australia and the US, and is moving rapidly towards the launch of some major new product features and global airline coverage.
Matthew Le Merle Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Matthew Le Merle is a Managing Partner of Keiretsu Capital and Fifth Era (www.fifthera.com). Matthew was formerly the Co-President of Keiretsu Forum in San Francisco and is an expert on digitization having advised leading technology companies including eBay, Google, HP, Microsoft and PayPal on how to drive and benefit from emerging digital valuepropositions.
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Investment focus
  • Other, Software, Apps
  • Seed, Series A
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Soundwave — Soundwave was founded by Brendan O’Driscoll, Aidan Sliney and Craig Watson in 2012, and was acquired by Spotify in January 2016. Backed by Mark Cuban and ACT Venture Capital, Soundwave is a mobile music-discovery co. Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time.Before being acquired bySpotify, Soundwave scaled its Android and iPhone app to over 1.5 million users across 190 countries in 14 languages, tracking over 150 million song plays. Since launch, the Soundwave product has been voted by Apple as "Best Innovation in Music” and has been permanently positioned globally by Google in the Android "Editors Choice" sections alongside only 50 other apps out of over 1.5 million.
  • Concept Art House — Concept Art House powers Web3 projects for the biggest brands and IP in the World.
Harper Reed Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Harper Reed is the CEO of General Galactic Corporation. He previously worked at Braintree as the Head of Commerce. He attended Cornell College.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Community/Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment
  • Angel
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Cohort — Cohort helps its users find the people they need through the people they already know through social media. Cohort is an Ireland-based company that was founded in 2015 by Eamon Leonard.
Cem Sertoglu Angel
Cem Sertoglu is an internet and technology venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He is currently a partner at Earlybird Venture Capital, a European venture investment firm focusing on technology and health technology companies.He is also a managing partner at Young Turk Ventures, an internet-focused investment firm. From 2008 to 2009, Sertogluwas a partner at iLab Ventures, the venture capital arm of AccessTurkey Capital Group that is focused on early-stage through late-stage growth equity investments, primarily in on-line consumer services companies and technology-driven business services companies in Turkey.Prior to these, Sertoglu founded SelectMinds, a provider of cloud-based, social talent sourcing apps that allow companies to use social networks such as Facebook to recruit employees. He served as its CEO from 1999 to 2005. The company was bought by Oracle in 2012.Sertoglu's investment highlights include: GittiGidiyor, the first major Turkish internet exit to eBay in 2011; YemekSepeti, the leading online meal delivery marketplace in Turkey; Grupanya, Turkey’s leading daily deal business; and Wikimart.ru, a leading Russian e-commerce platform. Other investments include: HipWay, CivicSolar, Lofty, Lime&Tonic, Gezlong and Vivense Home & Living.Sertoglu attended the University of Texas at Austin and received his bachelor's degree in Economics in 1993. He also attended Robert College from 1982 to 1989. He publishes a blog on Venture Capital and technology, titled SortiPreneur.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Commerce/Shopping, Financial
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Turkey, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • idemama — Idemama is an online platform that provides its users with web and graphic design services. It is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Lime&Tonic — Consumer demand for unique ways to spend scarce leisure time is increasing. Hospitality merchants (particularly restaurants) struggle to attract and retain consumers. Delivery of services is not personalized due to exceedingly high labor costs. Via mobile, L&T curates online marketplace focusing on discovery (vs. search) of the bestculinary experiences and unique activities. $2.0 trillion leisure sector with a nice focus on the $160bn fine dining and $227bn activities segments.Proven success with leading merchants including Mandarin Oriental, Intercontinental, Four Seasons, Park Hyatt. Over 1,600 experiences created since company launch.www.limeandtonic.com
  • HipWay — Hipway is an online travel company maintaining two websites - hiplcub.ru and hipway.ru. Hipclub.ru - is a private online travel club running 10-15 flash sale deals per week. The deals include hotel stays and hotel+flight packages. Hipway.ru - is a travel package specialist offering wide range of hotel+flight packages of Russian touroperators. Hipway recieved angel funding from superangels such as Michael van Swaaij and Chamath Palihapitya in 2010.
Esther Dyson Angel · New York, New York, United States
Esther Dyson - Founder @ Way to Wellville
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Russian Federation
Portfolio highlights
  • Boxhub — Buy new & used shipping containers with Boxhub. We make buying a shipping container easy & deliver it right to your door. Buy a storage container today!
  • Humanity — Slow down, or even, reverse your aging.
  • NeuroGeneces — NeuroGeneces is a seed-stage startup focused on improving memory and slowing cognitive decline while we age. We apply cutting-edge research in sleep and neuroscience to enhance the natural memory consolidation processes that occur during sleep. Our EEG-based headband and algorithms synchronize acoustic stimulus to the user’s Slow Oscillations(SOs) during slow wave sleep, which increases the memory recall.
Chris Adelsbach Angel · London, England, United Kingdom · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Chris Adelsbach - Founding Partner @ Outrun Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Software, IT
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom, United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Asset Reality — Asset Reality manages and realises seized and confiscated assets for public and private sector clients globally.
  • StructureFlow — Corporate Structuring has now been visualized. StructureFlow helps leading organizations benefit by mitigating risk and optimize efficiency.
  • doola — Doola is a trusted partner for helping global entrepreneurs confidently form their companies in the US. We help our customers incorporate, access US payment systems, and stay legal year after year through continued support, business basics, and a global-first mindset.
Joi Ito Angel · Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Joichi Ito is a Parttime Lecturer at Chiba Institute of Technology. he attended Keio University in 2018.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Media and Entertainment, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Shibuya — Shibuya is a platform for creators and studios of web-3 content.
  • Analog — Analog's mission is to create the world's first blockchain-powered time graph. Builders around the world are creating crypto apps that are thriving on top of the timechain.
  • KLKTN — KLKTN is a curated music, manga and art NFT platform connecting creators with fans through special experiences. The platform allows fans to access special edition digital art and behind-the-scenes moments of artists' creative process. In collaboration with top creators and artists and powered by blockchain technology, KLKTN is takingartist-fan engagement and the best of creative experiential culture into the digital world. Artworks are available as a limited supply of authenticated digital products or NFTs, for purchase via credit card, with a fixed cost per item. KLKTN's co-founders are Jeff Miyahara, Chief Creative Officer and a renowned record producer and songwriter who has produced over 260 international artists; Fabiano Soriani, Chief Technology Officer and former lead blockchain engineer for Dapper Labs; and Daisuke Iwase, Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Business School graduate, former World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a digital pioneer known for co-founding Lifenet, a disruptive fintech venture, which he took to IPO. Built on the Flow blockchain to achieve affordable and environmentally-sustainable minting, KLKTN leaves more for artists, fans, and the planet.
Armando Biondi Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Armando Biondi currently works as the Co-Founder and CEO for Breadcrumbs.io. He previously worked at Hootsuite as the global head of growth operations.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Data and Analytics, Sales/Marketing
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Spain, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Cloud Campaign — The only white-label SMM platform built to support rapidly growing agencies. Sign up for a free trial to see how Cloud Campaign can transform your business!
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
  • Mattermark — Mattermark lets you search for companies & investors to effortlessly create actionable lists for leads. Enrich your company data with customer intelligence from the industry leader of identity resolution.
Per Brilioth Angel · Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Per Brilioth - CEO @ VNV Global
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Investment focus
  • Software, Transportation, Commerce/Shopping
  • Series B, Funding Round, Seed
  • Sweden, United Kingdom, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Surfboard — Homepage of Surfboard; A simpler, smarter and fairer customer experience team scheduling software platform.
  • memmo.me — memmo.me provides a webpage for offering and distributing personalized video messages from actors, athletes, musicians, and other talent.
  • Glue Home — Imagine coming back from work to a clean home, the parcel from your favourite online store is in the hallway, your groceries have been delivered to the fridge and your dry cleaning is in the closet. All done while you were out. Imagine that at the same time you were helping reduce traffic, pollution and create jobs in your community.Glueenables the secure delivery of products and services into the home while you are away. Glue aims to improve ecommerce, foster trust and collaboration in communities and optimise time and resources.Glue connects consumers homes with businesses. We enable access to the home via a proprietary award-winning digital smart lock and other digital locks using Glue’s API which lets users give out digital keys in the Glue app. We are integrated with leading logistics, retail and services companies to offer delivery into the home. With Glue’s In-Home delivery app couriers can securely unlock a customer’s home to deliver an order while the customer is out.
Jon Staenberg Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Jon Staenberg has been working with venture backed companies for more than a decade, and has participated in over 100 deals. In this capacity he has started his own company, worked full-time in other companies, and consulted to over 50 startups. He is one of the most experienced venture capitalists in the Pacific Northwest, having raised two fundstotaling over $100 million. After working in the marketing area at Microsoft for six years, he joined Virtual i-O as VP of Sales & Marketing. During the last eight years, he has been engaged in business planning, business development, financial planning and fundraising, recruiting and mergers and acquisitions work for a variety of Silicon Valley and Seattle-based startups.Jon serves on the boards of Class.com and Micropath, and is on the advisory boards of New Vine Logistics, Vista Broadband, Prime Advantage, Time Domain, Atlantes.com, OneName, Syncronex, and uReach.com.Jon graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, where he received his B.S., M.A., and M.B.A. While at Stanford, he started and ran two successful companies.Jon grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and is a hardcore Nebraska Cornhusker fan. In his spare time he collects sports ticket stubs.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • ZenLedger — ZenLedger is an analytics startup that simplifies cryptocurrency taxes to help investors and tax professionals in portfolio management. Built by expert industry veterans in technology, finance, and accounting, it allows users to easily import crypto transactions, calculate gains and income, and prepare tax returns.Its automated platform helpsinvestors and tax professionals reduce the uncertainty, frustration, and manual grunt work of creating personal crypto brokerage accounts.
  • Proxifile — Our mission is to use technology and design to level the playing field for small businesses and the common person in a world where typically on the wealthiest people and large corporations can afford expensive counsel.
  • Legalpad — Need a U.S. Work Visa? Contact Legalpad, one of the best visa service companies providing premium U.S. visa services. Book Now!
Colin Wiel Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
An engineer, AI patent-holder, and serial entrepreneur, Wiel began his career at Boeing, where he designed algorithms to improve automatic control systems on airplanes. After running a java programming consultancy that built early e-commerce systems like Charles Schwab’s online trading website, Wiel partnered with Brien to launch Waypoint Homes in2009. Wiel led the tech, M&A, and fundraising teams at Waypoint all the way to the NYSE, where Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (SWAY) debuted its IPO in 2014.In 2016 Brien and Wiel partnered again to create Mynd, a property management and real estate investing firm with 8,000+ SFR units under management across 25 US markets. Last valued at $807M by Silicon Valley venture capitalists in 2021, they’re going long again on Mynd and leaving it all out on the field.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Mobile, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Quilt — Quilt is a feminine-forward audio social network
  • PlushCare — PlushCare provides online medical care for primary, urgent care, mental health and therapy. Affordable, convenient medical care and same day appointments available now.
  • Soundwave — Soundwave was founded by Brendan O’Driscoll, Aidan Sliney and Craig Watson in 2012, and was acquired by Spotify in January 2016. Backed by Mark Cuban and ACT Venture Capital, Soundwave is a mobile music-discovery co. Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time.Before being acquired bySpotify, Soundwave scaled its Android and iPhone app to over 1.5 million users across 190 countries in 14 languages, tracking over 150 million song plays. Since launch, the Soundwave product has been voted by Apple as "Best Innovation in Music” and has been permanently positioned globally by Google in the Android "Editors Choice" sections alongside only 50 other apps out of over 1.5 million.
Paddy Bolger Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Paddy Bolger - Chief Financial Officer @ CWSI
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Investment focus
  • Video, Internet, Content/Publishing
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
Dave Burke Angel
Dave Burke
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Investment focus
  • Events, Travel/Tourism, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Coras — Coras is changing the way tickets are sold online. Our platform lets customers buy tickets for any event or activity, through websites they already use.
Barry Pitcher Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Barry Pitcher
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Investment focus
  • Video, Internet, Content/Publishing
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
Scott Chacon Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Scott Chacon is a Git evangelist and Ruby developer currently as the Cofounder & CEO of Chatterbug. He is the author of the Pro Git book by Apress, the Git Internals Peepcode PDF as well as the maintainer of the Git homepage and the Git Community Book. Source
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • Germany, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Bloom Health Partners — We reimagine workforce safety and healthcare preparedness with proven strategies and high throughput that keeps you up and running.
  • Bloom — Bloom empowers everyone to be their own therapist through interactive video-guided therapy sessions.
  • Livebuy — Directly in your online shop. Customer engagement and sales like you wouldn't believe. Unleash the power of engaging, authentic, shoppable live video streams.
Karl McEneff Angel
Karl McEneff is a independent Non Executive Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust.
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Investment focus
  • Music and Audio, Media and Entertainment
  • Funding Round
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Dublin Vinyl — Dublin Vinyl is a brand new, state-of-the-art record pressing plant based in Glasnevin, Dublin and servicing the world.
Kumar Malavalli Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Kumar Malavalli is the co-author and driving force behind Fibre Channel, an evolutionary technology that enabled the development of production-class storage area networks (SAN's). Co-founder and former CTO of Brocade Communications; Currently Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of InMage Systems.In February 2003, Kumar was inducted into theSilicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame for his contributions to technology. He also received the Gene Milligan Award for Effective Committee Management from the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) for chairing an INCITS committee that developed 17 standards in the area of Storage Area Networks. In 2012 the Computer History Museum published his work on Fibre Channel standards in the T11 Accredited Standards Committee.Kumar's philanthropy in the field of education extends from digital learning centers in rural India to American institutions of higher education. He has established the Kumar Malavalli Endowed Chair in Storage Systems Research at University of California Santa Cruz, co-founded the Indus Scholastic Management Services and serves as a trustee of the Indus International Schools.He currently invests in and mentors numerous startups in US, Canada and India, served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Indus Entrepreneurs Silicon Valley Chapter (TiE), and is a trustee of the American India Foundation (AIF). In 2012, Kumar became a trustee of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • PowWow Mobile — Redefine how work is done in the digital era. Our SmartUX, the rapid mobile app platform for the enterprise, simplifies and extends business apps to mobile.
  • POWWOW — Studio POWWOW is a transmedia and Animation Production company based in Dublin, Ireland. We specialize in the creation, development and production of entertainment content solutions across multiple platforms, including mobile, web and TV. Studio POWWOW is currently in development of its first major cross platform entertainment IP ‘The World ofShipAntics.’ The World of ShipAntics is an animated comedy adventure game being developed for iOS & Android devices. We will be developing The World of ShipAntics into Appisodes, a TV series, and more.
  • Wedding Party — Inspiration & ideas for your big day
Tom Preston-Werner Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Tom Preston-Werner - Cofounder @ Preston-Werner Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Tldraw — A tiny little drawing app.
  • Dimension — The developer experience platform.
  • Nx — Nx is a smart, fast and extensible build system which comes with first class monorepo support and powerful integrations.
Jim Mullins Angel
Jim Mullins
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Data and Analytics
  • Funding Round
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
Prabhu Goel Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Prabhu began his career by joining IBM’s EDA organization at East Fishkill where he was involved with many developments in the area of chip test automation. At IBM he developed the Podem algorithm and other technologies that earned him 4 patents and several awards. He left in 1981 to join Wang Labs where he was exposed to the commercial EDAindustry. He left Wang in 1982 to start Gateway Design Automation – the company that delivered the now industry standard Verilog-XL to the market. In 1989 he sold Gateway to Cadence and continued at Cadence for 2 more years. He left Cadence to become a private venture capitalist. Since 1992, he has been an investor and a Director in a number of private companies. In 1996 he sold one of his companies, Frontline Design Automation, to Avant Corporation for a second venture success. Several of his present investments are in the EDA industry. Prabhu completed his graduate studies from Carnegie Mellon.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, IT
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • PowWow Mobile — Redefine how work is done in the digital era. Our SmartUX, the rapid mobile app platform for the enterprise, simplifies and extends business apps to mobile.
  • Aera Technology — Aera Technology is the Decision Intelligence company that makes business agility happen. In the era of digital acceleration, Aera helps enterprises around the world transform how they respond to the ever-changing environment
  • Verecho — Verecho is a mobile first enterprise software platform to enable companies to automate their people knowledge management. Connect to both structured and unstructured data sets and enable employees to find others based on free text search.
Matt Haughey Angel
Matt Haughey - Founder @ MetaFilter
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Investment focus
  • Other, Video, Events
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Lanyrd — Lanyrd is a developer of a social conference directory platform. It provides a portal to find and search professional conferences for users, build up a speaker portfolio of talks they have given, and catch up on what happened at conferences they missed, providing users with event data.
  • Kickstarter — Kickstarter exists to help bring creative projects to life. A home for film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more.
Barry Lunn Angel
Barry Lunn, the founder and CEO of Provizio (previously founder and CEO of Arralis) takes a design led approach to tech entrepreneurship. Barry’s approach to solving difficult technology problems is as much artistic as it is actual physics.
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Investment focus
  • Science/Engineering, Hardware, Software
  • Seed, Angel
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Provizio — Imagine an affordable system that gives every driver 360-degree insights in all weather conditions and paves a true path to autonomy.
  • Cohort — Cohort helps its users find the people they need through the people they already know through social media. Cohort is an Ireland-based company that was founded in 2015 by Eamon Leonard.
  • Arralis — Leaders in millimetre-wave technology with market unique products. We serve the communications, satellite, aerospace and defence markets.
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