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Top 50 Music Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Music Angel Investors in United States

Investor Music United States investments
Scooter Braun 5
Ronald Conway 5
Mark Gillespie 4
Geoff Ralston 4
Larry Marcus 4
Steven Cox 4
David Kalt 4
Kevin Mayer 3
Roger Ehrenberg 3
Hany Nada 3
Jason Calacanis 3
Craig Kallman 3
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye 3
Guy Oseary 3
Tom Ryan 3
Scott Banister 3
Bill Tai 3
Nasir Jones 3
Matthew Papakipos 3
Christer Andersson 3
Gary Vaynerchuk 3
Jason Flom 3
Troy Carter 3
David Tisch 2
Maurice Werdegar 2
Allen DeBevoise 2
Mitchell Kapor 2
Sergii Mashevskyi 2
Dennis Phelps 2
Alexis Ohanian 2
Brad Zions 2
Snow K. 2
Rodney Jerkins 2
Troy Henikoff 2
Keith Rabois 2
John Maloney 2
Mark Cuban 2
Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton 2
Shawn Simpson 2
Riccardo Zacconi 2
Matt Mullenweg 2
Rayn Ong 2
Mike Shinoda 2
Michael Lazerow 2
Dave Morin 2
Joe Galante 2
Hadi Partovi 2
Ariel Poler 2
David Spector 2
Dave Morgan 2
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Scooter Braun Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Scooter Braun is one of the entertainment industry’s biggest entrepreneurs and innovators and the founder of SB Projects, a diversified entertainment and media company with ventures at the intersection of music, film, television, technology, brands, culture, and social good. Braun has a roster of the top pop culture icons under his management,record label, and publishing companies that include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Zac Brown Band, and Karlie Kloss.Braun has broken more new artists than any other music executive in the last decade and has expanded his reach by establishing a fund, which invests in some of the largest management, media, and rights companies in the industry. SB Projects houses a film and television production division and also continues to impact new verticals under its tech incubator, Silent Labs, which holds investments in Uber, Spotify, Songza, Casper, Waze, and Pinterest.Braun also leads Ithaca Holdings LLC., a fully integrated holding company with interests across multiple verticals. The company has built an elite portfolio of acquisitions and partnerships including the acquisition of Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Label Group, Mythos Studios with Marvel Founding Chairman David Maisel, the acquisition of Atlas Publishing, and partnerships with management companies.Braun remains committed to SB Projects’ founding philosophy of giving back by serving on the boards of Pencils of Promise and Fuck Cancer, and he, his clients, and his companies have – together – granted more wishes for Make-A-Wish than any other organization in the history of the foundation.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Wellness, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Egypt, Norway
Portfolio highlights
  • Kindo — Enhance AI productivity with Kindo. The first platform to support any AI model plus 200+ SaaS integrations, all while being centralized, compliant, and secure. Try today!
  • Spatial Labs — Spatial Labs is a technology infrastructure company that is powering the next generation of Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Omni-channel, and Immersive Experiences - collectively known as the Metaverse.
  • Mitchell & Ness — Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia manufactures and retails apparel and accessories for men and women. It focuses on offering consumers a range of licensed apparel from the NFL, NBA, NHL, and AFL; and non-licensed active wear. The company offers adjustables, banners and pennants, bottoms, buckets, fitted products, fleece products, jerseys, outerwear,shirts, slouch products, snapback products, and strapback products; and headwear, duffle bags, gloves, scarves, and socks.
Ronald Conway Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ronald Conway has been an active angel investor for over 15 years. He was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005) whose investments included: Google, Ask Jeeves, Paypal, Good Technology, Opsware, and Brightmail.Ronald was previously with National Semiconductor Corporation in marketing positions from1973-1979, and Altos Computer Systems as a co-founder, President and CEO from 1979-1990. He eventually took Altos public in 1982 and served as CEO of Personal Training Systems (PTS) from 1991-1995. PTS went on to be acquired by SmartForce/SkillSoft.Ronald has served/serves on Boards/Advisory Boards including: Twitter, Digg, Brightmail, Ask Jeeves, Rupture (acquired by EA), Associated Content (acquired by Yahoo!), Facebook, RockYou, ScanScout, Zappos, Trulia, StumbleUpon, Plaxo (acquired by Comcast), Photobucket (acquired by Fox), and Anchor Intelligence (co-founder).Ronald was recently named #6 in Forbes Magazine Midas list of top deal-makers in 2008 and is actively involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. Ronald is Vice Chairman of the UCSF Medical Foundation in SF, Board Member of The Tiger Woods Foundation, and SF Homeless Connect, and on the Benefit Committee of Ronald McDonald House, College Track, and the Blacked Eyed Peas-PeaPod Academy Foundation.Ronald is also featured in Gary Rivlin's book _The Godfather of Silicon Valley: Ronald Conway and the Fall of the Dot-coms, described as 'the man who has placed more bets on Internet start-ups than anyone else in Silicon Valley.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Social Media, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Denmark
Portfolio highlights
  • Kumo.AI — Query the future. Deliver predictive analytics across your enterprise in days, regardless of ML experience. Powered by cutting edge deep learning techniques.
  • Synapticure — The era of personalized care is finally coming to ALS. Synapticure will give all ALS patients access to the best care while fueling the advancement of personalized treatments for every type of ALS.
  • Tomorrow Farms — Tomorrow Farms is a food technology company on a mission to fuel the sustainable food revolution with irresistible food and beverage brands.
Mark Gillespie Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Recently named as one of Billboard’s 2021 Change Agents, as well as one of the World's Greatest Managers by Music Business Worldwide, Mark Gillespie is a world-class British CEO, manager, and producer whose vision and drive have led him to build Three Six Zero into the global entertainment powerhouse that it is today. Widely recognized as oneof the industry's preeminent executives, Gillespie has been instrumental in guiding the careers of Frank Ocean and Calvin Harris, most recently closing a deal in excess of $100MM for his publishing catalogue. With offices in Los Angeles, Miami, and London, Gillespie provides the leadership necessary to ensure that Three Six Zero and its clients remain at the forefront of the music, film, television, and digital content landscapeFueled by a lifelong passion for music, Gillespie launched his career in his hometown of Birmingham, UK, where he proved to be an invaluable asset for superclub Godskitchen. Since then, he has established himself as a visionary in the entertainment industry, having worked in partnerships with Sony Music Entertainment, Jay-Z and Roc Nation, and most recently Westbrook Entertainment, whose talent roster includes Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and the entire Smith Family.A relentless pioneer and entrepreneur, Gillespie has joined forces with Pete Tong MBE to run Three Six Zero Recordings, his own in-house record label, while continuing to expand an already successful presence in film and television. Along with several other projects in the pipeline, the company's first feature film – prestige drama, VOX LUX – starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law, including an original soundtrack by Sia, was released in 2018.With a passion for innovation at the intersection of media, technology, and apparel, Gillespie has invested in companies such as Outdoor Voices, Stance, Ember Technologies, Stem Disintermedia, and Saavn. Committed to giving back and continuously fostering artistic talent, Gillespie has also remained a longtime philanthropist and advocate, sitting on both the Music Committee of Children in Conflict and the core screening panel of the Recording Academy. In his downtime, Gillespie enjoys following Manchester United and is an avid collector of modern art.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Internet, Video
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Bkstg — Bkstg was founded by tech and music entrepreneurs to reinvent the way artists and fans connect by creating a new form of direct relationship that’s never existed before.
  • Hyperice — HyperIce is a recovery and movement enhancement technology company specializing in vibration, percussion, and thermal technology. Its technology is used by the athletes in professional and collegiate training rooms and fitness facilities globally.The company is driven by a mission to provide everyone with the innovative technology in acceleratingrecovery time, preventing injury, and enhancing the body’s ability to move efficiently. HyperIce was founded in 2010 by Anthony Katz.
  • Biosceptre — A Promise Beyond Cancer Envisioning the future of targeted therapeutics Biosceptre is driving innovation to bring new and progressive therapies to a wide range of cancer patients. Our focus is a multiple-targeted universal CAR T system with the potential to improve the lives of millions of patients across the world who are suffering from
Geoff Ralston Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Geoff Ralston is the President, CEO, and Partner of Y Combinator. He previously worked at Imagine K12 as a Founder. Geoff Ralston attended INSEAD.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Education, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Senegal
Portfolio highlights
  • Elpha — Elpha is where women succeed at work together. Become a member to access daily conversations with experts, insider job opportunities, and a lot of women talking candidly about work and life. Plus membership is free!
  • Aesthetic — Aesthetic is the easiest way to discover and purchase NFTs across chains.
  • Rain Industries — Every wildfire starts small. Rain contains wildfires within 10 minutes of ignition with autonomous drones.
Larry Marcus Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Actively making new investments in consumer and culture with Marcy Venture Partners, a VC firm co-founded with JAY-Z and Jay Brown. Managing Director at Walden Venture CapitalInvestments include: Savage X Fenty, Pela, Hungry, Wheels, Hipcamp, Partake Foods, Pandora (founding investor - IPO, exit to Sirius XM) , SoundHound, Aarki, goTenna, HatchBaby, TouchBistro (exit), Robust Wealth (acquired by Principal Financial Group), Terayon (acquired by Motorola). Angel investments: include Netflix (IPO), BandPage (acquired by Google), Maestro, Jukely, LyricFind. Prior to Walden, Larry was a digital media sell-side Equity Research Analyst at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown. Led IPOs of Terayon, CBS MarketWatch, Netflix (initial S-1 IPO filing), Maxis (acquired by Electronic Arts), Edmark (acquired by IBM) and among other equity and debt financings (Broderbund, Sierra On-line, Excite@Home, Spectrum Holobyte, CBS Sportsline). Prior experience includes Robertson Stephens & Company, Education: Larry received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. See the music he loves at www.pandora.com/people/larry. He was named to the Billboard Power 100 in music and the Twitter 140 to follow.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, E-Commerce, Music
  • Series B, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Pela — World's First 100% Compostable, Eco-Friendly iPhone and Android phone cases working towards plastic free oceans!
  • Maestro Interactive Inc — Maestro provides a white-label platform for enterprise live streamers to own, engage, and monetize their audiences. We focus on engagement tools that drive actions at key moments while capturing user data to be used in analytics and marketing campaigns. Customers include Microsoft, PlayStation, E3, ESL, Capcom, WB Games, ELEAGUE, and more.
  • Fetch Delivery — Shop and dine, snap your receipts, and easily get free gift cards, merch, and rewards to your favorite brands with Fetch, the #1 rewards app!
Steven Cox Angel · San Diego, California, United States
Steven Cox is the Founder and CEO at TakeLessons.
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Investment focus
  • Local, Music, Video
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • TakeLessons — TakeLessons is the trusted marketplace for finding online and local instructors and taking online classes across a wide array of subjects ranging foreign languages, math and photography to music, dance and acting. Instructors rely on TakeLessons to simplify marketing and manage their business with integrated scheduling, billing, payment, andcommunication tools that work seamlessly across desktop and mobile devices.
David Kalt Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
David's background is a blend between entrepreneurship, building technology firms, and a passion for music and gear. David Kalt is the founder and CEO of Reverb.com, an online marketplace for used, vintage and handmade guitars and gear. Kalt is also the owner of the Chicago Music Exchange, one of the world's largest vintage guitardealers.Prior to launching Reverb.com, Kalt was the cofounder and CEO of online broker optionsXpress (#10 on the 2005 Inc 500 list), which went public in 2005 and was sold to Schwab in 2008 for $1 billion.Kalt was also the founder of ClientBASE, the first CRM solution for travel agents and tour group operators, which is now offered by the Sabre Travel Network.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Marketplace, Music
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • New Era ADR — Disputes and litigation are a massive distraction and waste of money and time for you and your business. At least $200B is spent on litigation-related costs each year. New Era solves this. With our fully-digital platform and process, organizations and individuals get access to the most experienced arbitrators and mediators in the U.S. The result isfair, high-quality, and fast resolutions of your disputes, saving you up to 90% in legal fees and time, so you can focus on the things that matter in your life and your business.
  • Songfinch — Give a unique gift with an original song from Songfinch. The perfect gift for anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, wedding or just to say "I love yo...
  • Fleet Device Management — Open-source device management and security for teams with thousands of laptops and servers. (macOS, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS)
Kevin Mayer Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Kevin Mayer is the Co-CEO & Founder of Candle Media. He attended Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Digital Media, Music, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Laylo — Laylo helps creators directly message fans about their drops. Join Calvin Harris, Friday Beers and other top creators. Sign up for free today!
  • Breakr — Unleash the power of music with Breakr. Explore a dynamic platform connecting artists, brands, and creators. Join us in reshaping the landscape of music discovery.
  • Popshop Live — Popshoplive - Discover, interact, and shop with live videos. Popshoplive is a mobile live streaming marketplace where users create their own pop-up channel and create listings on the fly, interact with other merchants in real time, and discover unique products and services available for sale with
Roger Ehrenberg Angel · New York, New York, United States · 6 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
  • Advertising, FinTech, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • FL Newsletter — Fantasy Life keeps you up to date on all of the latest NFL news, fantasy analysis, sports betting tips, and hot topics around the fantasy watercooler.
  • Gemini Sports Analytics — Gemini Sports Analytics teams improve operations from top-to-bottom by making each step of the data lifecycle simpler and powerful analytics more accessible. Leveraged expertise supports organizations in the business of improving athlete welfare and enhancing performance.
Hany Nada Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Hany Nada is the Co-Founder and Partner of ACME Capital. He attended the University of Minnesota.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Mobile, Software
  • Series D, Series B, Series C
  • United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Plexchat — Plexchat is venture-backed company dedicated to being the heart of mobile conversation about interests. Chaos is a pretty common theme in almost all online social networks. Despite their proliferation, very few were designed to facilitate coordination and communication. Plexchat intends on changing this by bringing to market the premier toolfor social coordination in mobile games in an anonymous environment.
  • Vestaboard — Vestaboard has totally re-imagined the design of a split-flap display you might see at a train station in Europe.
  • Fetch Delivery — Shop and dine, snap your receipts, and easily get free gift cards, merch, and rewards to your favorite brands with Fetch, the #1 rewards app!
Jason Calacanis Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 6 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, E-Commerce
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • TaxGPT — Looking for instant tax help? Meet TaxGPT, your AI-powered tax assistant. We simplify tax processes and maximize deductions. Try TaxGPT today!
  • CyberFilm — Bring your story to life!
Craig Kallman Angel
Craig Kallman - Board of Directors @ RIAA, Recording Industry Association of America
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Music, Internet
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Songfinch — Give a unique gift with an original song from Songfinch. The perfect gift for anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, wedding or just to say "I love yo...
  • Stationhead — Stationhead is the place for music fans around the world to connect, listen live, and stream together.
  • Arcturus — Make video come alive.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye Angel · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Weeknd, also known as Abel Makkonen Tesfaye is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and producer. The singer started in 2010 and released 4 albums and 43 singles.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, FinTech, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Koia — Plant protein, but not that chalky stuff. Our shakes are sweet without all the sugar, creamy without the dairy, and serves up a variety of nutrients without sacrificing deliciousness.
  • Songfinch — Give a unique gift with an original song from Songfinch. The perfect gift for anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, wedding or just to say "I love yo...
  • Pomelo — Send money to the Philippines with zero transfer fees. Use and build credit with Pomelo.
Guy Oseary Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Guy Oseary has spent his career at the intersection of entertainment and technology.He began in his teens at what was to become Maverick Records, and eventually became chairman and partner. He guided the label to sales of over 100 million units globally.Since 2004, Oseary has been a principal at the top entertainment management company,Untitled Entertainment, which clients include Emma Watson, Penelope Cruz, and Lucy Liu and many others.In 2014 Oseary led a partnership that created the largest music management company in the world - MAVERICK. While Oseary personally manages Madonna and U2, the company’s combined 50+ clients include Paul McCartney, Shania Twain, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd, and reach over 1 billion people each month.Alongside his Sound Ventures partner Ashton Kutcher, Oseary has made over 200 investments in companies like Airbnb, Spotify, Uber, Houzz, Robinhood & Neighborly.
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Investment focus
  • Social Media, Music, Cryptocurrency
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Israel, India
Portfolio highlights
  • WasteFuel — WasteFuel produces renewable fuels using proven technologies to address the climate emergency and revolutionize mobility.
  • Metalink — Metalink is a private chat app that provides NFT collection. They also offer the punk owners to find and chat with other verified holders by simply connecting their wallet.
  • Skinny Dipped Almonds — We don't Sugar Coat. We SkinnyDip.
Tom Ryan Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Tom Ryan is CEO and Co-Founder of Pluto TV and President, CEO, and Streaming at Paramount, the leading free streaming television service in America that is also available in 22 countries across Europe and Latin America. Pluto TV carries and programs more than 250 live channels and thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows in partnership withhundreds of major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Each month over 36 million viewers tune in to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, live events, cartoons, and trending digital series on mobile, web, and living room devices. Pluto TV is a top free app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android mobile, and also powers built-in streaming television services on Vizio LG, and Samsung smart TVs. Earlier in his career, Tom served as CEO of Threadless (a popular crowdsourced design and e-commerce company), SVP of Digital Strategy at EMI Music as well as co-founder of Cductive (an early digital music retailer company that he merged with eMusic). He holds an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from INSEAD in France.
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Investment focus
  • Music, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Denmark, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Loupe — LOUPE is the #1 art streaming platform and service on connected TV and web with an integrated marketplace. The immersive visuals are available in and out of home, ad supported on living room TVs or with a commercial license for public display, and allows users to purchase the artwork, select prints & originals. Loupe launched exclusively onApple TV where it is ranked #1 Lifestyle app around the world, now with 25+ channels of art available on Amazon Fire, Android TV, Pluto TV, Samsung, Comcast Xfinity, Xumo and web streaming, with proprietary methods for user customization of the streams (patent pending). Loupe has 2M monthly active users, 80X audience growth in 2020, and more platforms launching in 2021.The company reaches an upscale mass market in OTT and OOH industries, consumer electronics, smart TV, home theater/home entertainment, interior design, art market, music streaming, and hospitality.
  • Vertice — The SaaS purchasing platform that gives finance leaders cost control, efficiency and flexibility.
  • WHOW Games GmbH — WHOW Games GmbH is a social gambling space.
Scott Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Scott is an American entrepreneur and angel investor. He is best known as a co-founder of IronPort and an early advisor and board member at PayPal.Scott Banister started his career as a pioneer in the email business. He was Founder and VP of Technology at ListBot, the largest ASP for business email list hosting. ListBot was acquired byMicrosoft. After ListBot, Scott spent his time working with other start-ups as a board member and investor. These start-ups include eVoice, creator of the first email-enabled home voicemail service, which was acquired by AOL in 2001. He served as VP of Ideas at idealab!, where he contributed numerous innovations, including the unique bid-for-placement search engine model that powers Overture. In December 2000, with Scott Weiss, Banister co-founded IronPort, an email appliance provider that was acquired in 2007 by Cisco for US$830 million.Scott Banister is co-founder and Chairman of Other private equity investments include Zappos.com, LiveOps, Facebook, Hi5.com, Tagged.com, iLike, and Causes.com.Banister attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from which he dropped out in 1996 to move to Silicon Valley. He currently lives in Half Moon Bay, California with his wife Cyan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • TipTop — Buying stuff is easy. Selling it is not. But what if there is a way to make selling things just as fun and simple as buying them?
  • Together AI — Together will enable researchers, developers & companies to leverage and improve artificial intelligence with an intuitive data, models & computation platform.
  • Highlight — highlight.io is the open source monitoring platform that gives you the visibility you need.
Bill Tai Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Bill Tai is the Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder, and Founding Investor of Treasure Data. He previously worked at Maxthon International Limited as a Chairman of the Board. Bill Tai attended Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Australia, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • MicroTau — Solving human problems with nature’s surfaces.
  • Fairmatic — Powered by data and AI, focused on rewarding fleet safety with savings. Finally, a smarter insurance option designed to put fleets in control.
  • Fathom — Records, transcribes & highlights the top moments from your calls. Sends automatically generated call notes to your CRM.
Nasir Jones Angel · New York, New York, United States
Nas, byname of Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, also called Nasty Nas, (born September 14, 1973, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.), American rapper and songwriter who became a dominant voice in 1990s East Coast hip-hop. Nas built a reputation as an expressive chronicler of inner-city street life.Nasir Jones, the son of a jazz musician, grew up in public housingin Queens, New York. He dropped out of school in the eighth grade and searched for a creative outlet, finally settling on hip-hop. His breakthrough came in 1992, when his song “Half Time” (credited to Nasty Nas) appeared on the sound track to the film Zebrahead. Columbia Records soon signed him to a contract. His debut recording as Nas, Illmatic (1994), drew widespread acclaim for its poetic narration of hard-edged inner-city life.The more pop-oriented approach of It Was Written (1996) helped that album reach an even wider audience than its predecessor but ignited a recurring tension in Nas’s career between the appetite of the pop audience and the demands of hip-hop purists. He maintained his commercial appeal with I Am... (1999), although by that time he had also become embroiled in a public feud with fellow rapper Jay-Z over which of the two was the preeminent voice in East Coast hip-hop. The schism inspired Stillmatic (2001), which many fans considered a return to form. The two rappers publicly settled their differences in 2005, and shortly thereafter Nas signed with Def Jam, of which Jay-Z was president at the time.Nas’s penchant for provocation marked Hip Hop Is Dead (2006) and an untitled follow-up (2008), while Life Is Good (2012) struck an introspective tone. He also notably collaborated with reggae musician Damian Marley (the youngest son of Bob Marley) on the album Distant Relatives (2010).Nas also made occasional film appearances, notably in Belly (1998), a crime drama in which he starred opposite rapper DMX, and Black Nativity (2013), an adaptation of Langston Hughes’s gospel play.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Magic Spoon — Magic Spoon cereal is high-protein, low-sugar, keto-friendly, and gluten-free. Available in Cocoa, Frosted, Fruity, Blueberry, Peanut Butter, and Cinnamon.
  • Everyrealm — Leaders in metaverse innovation and development.
  • Altered State Machine — Altered State Machine, aims to be a platform and protocol which any developer can build on it; can create, own, and compete with AI-based agents (bots) and upgrade and train their AI, buy, and sell them as NFTs. This will bring an evolution for NFTS.
Matthew Papakipos Angel · Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Matthew Papakipos
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Investment focus
  • Music, Apps, Video
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • United States, South Korea, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • OP.GG — The Best LoL Champion Builds and Player Stats by OP.GG - Learn champion builds, runes, and counters. Search Riot ID and Tagline for stats of all game modes.
  • Ozarka — Ozarka B.V., based in Amsterdam, is a full service company offering solutions to any type of food vendor who wishes to transition from linear, single use packaging to circular, reusable packaging. We offer three integrated channels, ARK Reusables proprietary packaging, Packaging as a Service that collects, washing, and redistributes packaging, anda customer facing online ordering platform for delivery or takeaway packaging in reusable containers.
  • Eyegroove — Eyegroove is the social network for the music video and a technological platform that, for the first time, effortlessly brings together all the elements of great video: music, editing, and effects. It offers a mobile iOS application that allows users to choose a piece of streaming music, record video, and add interactive effects.
Christer Andersson Angel · Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
Christer K. Andersson is an investor in early stage angel and venture rounds. Christer's main focus is in software tech start-ups that have a certain level of disruption in their idea. The current portfolio includes start-ups based in USA, Sweden, India , Israel, and Germany and cover technologies in Crypto / BlockChain, ArtificialIntelligence, BioTech, Enterprise SaaS, MusicTech, Mobility, and Futureofwork.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Sweden, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Minicircle — Minicircle develops a human genetic enhancement platform to facilitate life extension capabilities. Its platform uses expressive DNA mini circles to add genes to the human body without altering its pre-existing genome that lets healthcare practitioners to relieve suffering and enrich the condition through means of developing and delivering safe,accessible gene therapy.The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • Karbon — Karbon Card is a financial platform for Indian entrepreneurs.
  • Renaissance Fusion — Renaissance Fusion is a high-temperature superconductor and stellarator company.
Gary Vaynerchuk Angel · New York, New York, United States · 6 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, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • OpenFortune — www.openfortunemedia.com
  • Metalink — Metalink is a private chat app that provides NFT collection. They also offer the punk owners to find and chat with other verified holders by simply connecting their wallet.
Jason Flom Angel
Jason Flom
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Investment focus
  • Music, SaaS, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Songclip (Audiobyte) — Songclip™ is a new licensed music format built specifically for texting, social posts, and quick communication. Songclip’s multi-patented networked product solution, the Songclip API, integrates seamlessly into social platforms, mobile apps, and virtual marketplaces to drive expression, monetization, and music streaming. Songclip operates theworld’s foremost searchable library of 5-30 second meta-tagged music clips, in partnership with the music industry. For more information, visit songclip.com
  • Stationhead — Stationhead is the place for music fans around the world to connect, listen live, and stream together.
  • Dash Radio — 100% Free Music. More Variety. Zero Commercials. The Best DJ's & Stations. No BS
Troy Carter Angel · Culver City, California, United States
Troy Carter is the Founder and CEO of Venice Music. He previously worked at Atom Factory as a Founder and CEO. Troy Carter attended Fairfield University.
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Investment focus
  • Social Media, Software, Music
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Lobus — Building creator equity and making culture investable
  • Audioshake — AudioShake makes audio interactive, customizable, and accessible by using AI to separate sound recordings into their component parts and stems.
  • MobileCoin — MobileCoin is a cryptocurrency platform that develops P2P payment tokens and digital payment systems for mobile. It combines privacy, security, and distributed trust with a great user experience. MobileCoin is designed so that a mobile messaging application like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or Signal could integrate with a MobileCoin wallet.
David Tisch Angel · New York, New York, United States
David Tisch is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City-based early stage investment fund. BoxGroup is an investor in over 200 seed-stage companies, including Vine, Blue Apron, Sunrise, Warby Parker, Harry’s, Oscar, Behance, Handy and more. David is also the co-founder and Chairman of Spring, a mobile marketplace where customers shopdirectly within the app from a curated community of brands. Spring was named by Apple as one of the Best Apps of 2014.In 2014, David was named Head of Startup Studio at Cornell Tech, the University’s New York City-based graduate campus focused on digital technologies and the information economy. He is also Entrepreneur in Residence for Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Program.David is the co-founder of TechStars NYC and has served on numerous boards, including Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology, the Investor Board of Venture for America, and the Entrepreneurship board at NYU. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law, and currently lives in New York City
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, France, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Vengo — Vengo is a software and media company that engages consumers and collects data by combining interactive digital media with point-of-purchase. Selected from 270 companies as "NYC Next Idea 2012," Vengo's next-generation vending machines enable brands such as Trident, Snapple, Dentyne, and Sour Patch Kids to re-engage consumers whilegenerating attractive unit economics (expect six-month payback on new units). Vengo already has established partnerships with Mondelez (one of the largest snack food companies), Snapple, Verizon, CC Vending (second-largest NYC vending machine provider), and Creative Mobile Technologies (NYC taxis). Vengo was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Long Island City, New York.
  • The Happy Home Company — The Happy Home Company is your Personal Home Manager. Managing your home is expensive, complicated, and time consuming. They solve this problem by connect homeowners with an affordable Personal Home Manager, who is supported by powerful technology, and a trusted service network
  • Even.com — Get paid early, save automatically, and budget easily with Even. Download the Even app for iOS and Android here.
Maurice Werdegar Angel · Portola Valley, California, United States
Maurice Werdegar is the CEO and Partner of Western Technology Investment.
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Investment focus
  • Enterprise Software, Software, Mobile
  • Series A, Seed, Debt Financing
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Meograph — Meograph develops an augmented reality application that makes 3D people from 2D video. It brings users into AR or VR games with their micro-expressions using devices they already have. With just an average smartphone or webcam it literally converts video into 3D locally on the device. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in SanFrancisco, California.
  • Pixalate — Pixalate, the market-leading ad fraud protection, privacy, and compliance analytics platform for Connected TV (CTV), Mobile Advertising, and Websites.
  • Chobolabs — Homepage of Chobolabs
Allen DeBevoise Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Allen DeBeviose started Third Wave in 2014 after more than 30 years of experience incubating and investing in digital media companies. He has invested in over 70 digital media companies and has co-founded several of the most important digital media brands including Machinima, StyleHaul, DanceOn, INDMusic, Mitu, and Tubular Labs. Prior to foundingThird Wave, Allen built a strong track record as an Angel Investor in the digital media sector and has had over 15 high-multiple exits and NAVs. Allen is currently the Chairman of Machinima and sits on several digital media company boards including StyleHaul, MiTu, Tubular Labs, DanceOn, INDMusic, and Mondo Entertainment. He was an early investor and outside board member for several companies. LowerMyBills.com and Dealer.com are examples of two companies that had highly successful exits. He was featured on the Hollywood Reporter's Digital Power List 2009 and on Digital Media Wire's 2010 List of "25 Executives to Watch” and dubbed the Godfather of Online Video. Allen is a frequent speaker at major digital media conferences and considered an important leader in the rapidly growing Silicon Beach venture capital community.Allen has been engaged on the leading edge in the digital media and interactive arena for over three decades including working on the first uses of computer animation in entertainment ("Tron"), the first interactive video on the Mac ("Guernica"), the first interactive television trial (Time Warner Orlando) and the first broadband cable Internet prototype ("@Home").Allen has an A.B. in Mathematics and an MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Video, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Immortals Gaming Club — Immortals was founded in 2015 as a US-based esports and gaming organization that competes in League of Legends (LCS). At Immortals we aim to entertain, inspire, and be the voice of esports fans in the Great Lakes Region through our exciting players, talented creators and innovative regional experiences.
  • Waggle.tv — Keep your fido safe in your RV/Home with America's most trusted Waggle Pet Monitor. Waggle gives safety to your pets and peace of mind for you. Learn more.
  • Wisecrack — Wisecrack is a collective of academics, comedians and filmmakers who are endlessly curious about the world around us.
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
  • Mobile, Software, Education
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Japan, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Spreadsheet.com — The spreadsheet you know with the power of a database and project management system. Gantt, Kanban, Forms, and Automations. Get started free.
  • DuckDuckGo — The Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs.
Sergii Mashevskyi Angel · Irvine, California, United States
Sergii Mashevskyi - Founder, CEO @ Cameo FX
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Investment focus
  • Animation, Digital Media, Creative Agency
  • Seed, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cameo FX — CameoFX - visual effects and animation studio based in Los Angeles (US) and Dnipro (Ukraine)
  • GloriaFX — Cameo FX >>> https://www.cameofx.com/
Dennis Phelps Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Dennis Phelps is the General Partner of IVP.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Apps, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series B, Series C
  • United States, Canada, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • PlayVS — PlayVS is the home of amateur esports, with official scholastic high school esports leagues dedicated to inclusivity, teamwork and sportsmanship.
  • Leo — Leo, formerly known as Surreal, is an augmented reality app that allows people to experience advanced augmented reality through realistic animated and 3D objects. The phone camera becomes a portal and tool that allows anyone to augment their world through Surreal. People can customize any surrounding environment into their wildest dreams:expressing themselves in a new mixed reality space, as well as sharing with family, friends and other social outlets.Surreal has hundreds of realistic animated 3D objects. In addition to that, Surreal has special effects like money falling, balloons flying or a rain of roses. People can customize the real world how they want, and whenever they want.
  • Cambrian Asset Management — A Quantitative Investment Firm for Digital Assets
Alexis Ohanian Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 11 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, Mobile, Blockchain
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Shef — Enter code FIRST10 at checkout and save $10 on your first order
  • TMRW Sports — TMRW is a sports company that focuses on progressive approaches to sports, media, and technology. Using advances in technology, the company launches golf leagues and holds a series of stadium events to provide people with growing approaches to sports and entertainment.
  • Pulp Culture — Pulp Culture is hard pressed juice, enhanced by superfoods and adaptogens, that supports active, healthy lifestyles.
Brad Zions Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Brad Zions is a Los Angeles-based investor and entrepreneur. He is the founder and GP of Pitbull Ventures, a seed/preseed fund based in Los Angeles.Zions has deep domain expertise in digital media and the restaurant, apparel, and entertainment industries. Zions has been an active early-stage investor for the past 20 years, both as a partnerat Structure Fund and individually. Big winners in his portfolio include Clutter, Parachute Home, Harri, Vidmob, Pocket Watch and Embrace. Recent exits include Jukin Media, Podsights, Donut Media, and Venga. Previous exits include QXL (now Tradus, which Naspers acquired in 2008) and Google via Ron Conway's Angel funds I and II.Zions partnered with chef Alan Jackson in March 2009 to co-found Lemonade Restaurant Group. Serving as CFO until January 2011, Zions raised capital for the rapidly expanding fast-casual concept and helped grow Lemonade to 10+ locations.
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Investment focus
  • Digital Entertainment, SaaS, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Embrace — Embrace collects comprehensive session-level data, providing observability and actionability to mobile teams. Proactively identify, prioritize, and solve the issues that matter.
  • Léon & George — Léon & George sells plants online for homes and offices, helping users to find the right plants for their space, and delivering them right to their door.
  • Champions Round — Champions Round is a sports entertainment company focused on building engaging fan experiences for the fantasy sports industry. Currently available for download on iOS.
Snow K. Angel · New York, New York, United States
Snow K. is an advisor and board member of multiple DAO, Crypto and Internet projects. He invests in founders and vision first. Snow is the grandson of a fallen self made billionaire accused of being a dissident in his country. Born as a political refugee in Europe, Snow started life with nothing but the ambition to rebuild his own legacy.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Vietnam
Portfolio highlights
  • Everyrealm — Everyrealm is an immersive media company, specializing in technology and infrastructure that drives social, community-driven gaming experiences and platforms.
  • Royal — Own music and earn royalties alongside artists, on Royal
  • Mythical Games — We are Mythical Games, a Venture-backed next-generation game technology company at the intersection of video games and economics led by industry veterans.
Rodney Jerkins Angel
Rodney Jerkins also known by his stage name Darkchild, is an American record producer, songwriter and musician. He has collaborated with a broad range of popular artists, includingMichael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Luther Vandross, Jennifer Lopez, Toni Braxton,Destiny's Child, Lady Gaga, Spice Girls,Britney Spears, and The Pussycat Dolls.Songs and albums which Jerkins has produced have sold over 160 million records worldwide. Jerkins has also won four Grammy Awards. Among his most successful productions are "The Boy Is Mine" forBrandy and Monica, "You Rock My World" for Michael Jackson, "Holler" for the Spice Girls, "It's Not Right but It's Okay" for Whitney Houston, "Say My Name" for Destiny's Child, "If You Had My Love" forJennifer Lopez, "Déjà Vu" for Beyoncé, "He Wasn't Man Enough" for Toni Braxton and "Telephone" forLady Gaga.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Video, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Therabody — Therabody is a developer of medical devices for targeted vibration therapy and pain relief.
  • Audioshake — AudioShake makes audio interactive, customizable, and accessible by using AI to separate sound recordings into their component parts and stems.
  • MobileCoin — MobileCoin is a cryptocurrency platform that develops P2P payment tokens and digital payment systems for mobile. It combines privacy, security, and distributed trust with a great user experience. MobileCoin is designed so that a mobile messaging application like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or Signal could integrate with a MobileCoin wallet.
Troy Henikoff Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Troy Henikoff is the Managing Director at MATH Venture Partners.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, SaaS, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • SpotHero — Find, book, and save on parking with convenient garages, lots, and valets near you. Find parking near work, home, airports, and events with the help of SpotHero.
  • TradingView — Where the world charts, chats and trades markets. We're a supercharged super-charting platform and social network for traders and investors. Free to sign up.
  • Next Big Sound — Launched in 2009, Next Big Sound is the leading provider of online music analytics and insights, tracking hundreds of thousands of artists across all major web properties (YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Last.fm etc.). For the first time, people can track and artist's .com traffic, unit sales and radio data along sidesocial media networks to measure results and gain actionable insight from activity, both online and off. The Next Big Sound Premier platform allows the measurement and granular visualization of fan density, sales and site traffic in powerful graphs, by geographic region, as well as weekly email reports to help inform decisions. Next Big Sound works with a variety of businesses ranging from individual artists and managers to the biggest record labels in the world.
Keith Rabois Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Keith is a Managing Director at Khosla Ventures and CEO of OpenStore. Keith invests across sectors and stages and brings his unparalleled experience as a world-class founder, operator, and investor to the portfolio. Keith has helped build some of the largest, globally-recognized technology companies in his more than 20-year career. At KhoslaVentures, he led the first institutional investments in DoorDash and Affirm, led investments in Stripe and Faire, and co-founded Opendoor. While a General Partner at Founders Fund, he led investments in Ramp, Trade Republic, and Aven, and before that made early personal investments in YouTube, Airbnb, Palantir, Lyft, Eventbrite, and Lyft. In 2023, Keith ranked #25 on the Forbes U.S. Midas list and #33 globally.He has served on multiple Boards, including guiding Yelp and Xoom from their early stages through IPOs, and serving on Reddit’s board. Keith currently serves on the Boards of Affirm, Ramp, Found, Trade Republic, and more.He started his technology career with leadership roles at PayPal, as their EVP of Business Development, Public Affairs & Policy, before joining LinkedIn as VP of Business & Corporate Development, and finally, Block (formerly known as Square), as Chief Operating Officer.Keith Rabois served as a litigator at Sullivan and Cromwell, a prominent law firm, following his clerkship for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Stanford University and earned a juris doctor degree with honors from Harvard University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Delphi — Delphi is digital cloning that scales time, monetizes knowledge, and interacts audience at scale.
  • Pomelo — Send money to the Philippines with zero transfer fees. Use and build credit with Pomelo.
  • Palm Tree Crew — Palm Tree Crew
John Maloney Angel · New York, New York, United States
Managing Partner @TerrapinBale, Former President @Tumblr, @Circa, Co-founder UrbanBaby, angel investor
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Investment focus
  • Education, Software, Video
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Svrf — Svrf was founded with the vision to empower people to see the world differently. Today, the Svrf platform does this by making 3D searchable, shareable, and accessible on all platforms.Svrf's iOS app enables anyone to create and share 3D filters on their phone. No prior 3D or game engine knowledge required!Svrf's API supercharges yourcamera or messaging application with the largest cross-platform database of 3D face filters, objects, and more: developers.svrf.com.
  • SIMULATE — Upgrading the world to a positive food system.
  • Pandascore — Stop worrying about collecting data and computing odds. Start building your esports project. PandaScore API provides everything you need from live scores to live odds through a wide selection of matches, leagues and tournaments for League of Legends, CS:GO, Dota 2, Overwatch.
Mark Cuban Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States · 13 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, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Bot-It — Online automation for everyone. Let Bot-It automatically complete your online tasks.
  • Glove Wrap — Glove Wrap is a latex-free, thermoplastic elastomer band with the precise thickness, width, and length required to break in and shape your complete baseball glove while making the ideal pocket. Wrapping your glove with Glove Wrap applies pressure to the glove, reshaping it for easy use.
  • Regent — We build all-electric, passenger-carrying, wing-in-ground-effect vehicles to service coastal routes with technology available today.
Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton Angel · New York, New York, United States
Terrence Thornton, better known as Pusha T, is an American hip hop recording artist and one half of hip hop duo Clipse, along with his brother and fellow rapper Gene “No Malice” Thornton. He is also the CEO of Re-Up Records along with his brother. Source: Hollywood Life
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Investment focus
  • Music, Film, News
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Audius — Audius is a music streaming and sharing platform that puts power back into the hands of content creators.
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  • SparkCharge — SparkCharge is a company dedicated to making EV ownership easy by creating Charging as a Service, a convenient way for drivers to have their electric vehicles charged. They have created the world's first and only portable, ultra-fast EV charging system called the Roadie. They have also created BoostEV.
Shawn Simpson Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Shawn Simpson - CEO @ Boutique Air
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, B2B, SMS
  • Seed, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Rockbot — Rockbot is a streaming music solution that lets users engage with the music in bars, cafes, gyms and other businesses and provides a complete music management toolset for venue owners.
  • TextualAds — This domain used to be connected to a Wix website. Learn how to reconnect it, or create your own website.
Riccardo Zacconi Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Previously, Riccardo served as vice president of European Sales and Marketing at uDate.com Ltd., an online dating service, and was involved in driving market penetration and partnerships until the company was acquired by InterActive Corporation in 2002. Before that, he was managing director for Spray Network GmbH an online portal based inHamburg with a presence in Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. In this role, Riccardo demonstrated his understanding for developing solid company strategy, intelligent plans for sustainable growth and strategic partnerships, which supported the successful sale of Spray Network to Lycos for $764 million. In addition, Riccardo has been an entrepreneur-in-residence at Benchmark Capital Partners, a Qualified Case Leader at The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. and a consultant at LEK Consulting LLP. He holds a B.A. in Economics from LUISS University, Italy. Riccardo’s favourite King game used to be Jungle Bubble. He’s currently deciding on his new favourite King game.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Mobile, Online Games
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Estonia, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Pahdo Labs — Pahdo Labs is building an Anime-style action MMORPG and game creation platform. The company's mission is to cultivate a virtual world built by players, an online place where people can have a meaningful role in something bigger than themselves, own and share the products of their ingenuity, and foster a sense of belonging for others.PahdoLabs was founded in 2020 and is based in New York, NY.
  • Ready Player Me — The Ready Player Me platform leverages AI, ML , and a suite of developer-first tools to empower developers to integrate avatars into their games and apps to launch faster, improve user adoption, and grow revenue through asset monetization.
  • Mainframe Industries — We are developing a cloud-native sandbox MMO with a team consisting of former CCP, Remedy, Blizzard and Next Games veterans. Want to join?
Matt Mullenweg Angel · Houston, Texas, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Matt Mullenweg is the CEO at Automattic Inc. Matt Mullenweg attended the University of Houston.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Liquid AI — Building AGI, AI as Service, Generative AI
  • NocoDB — Free & Open Source Airtable alternative. Turns any SQL database into a smart spreadsheet. Supports MySQL, Postgres, SQL server, MariaDB & SQLite.
  • Mindset Health — Mindset Health is a digital therapeutics company that helps people manage chronic health issues like irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety with app-based hypnotherapy.
Rayn Ong Angel · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Rayn Ong - Partner @ Archangel Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Marketplace
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Angel
  • Australia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Minke — Send, save and invest crypto with zero fees and an experience as intutive as your bank.
  • Pushas — Buy & Sell Authentic, Brand-New Sneakers From Australia's Favourite Sneaker Store. Widest selection of hype, exclusive sneakers: Air Jordans, Yeezys, Nike, Adidas, Off-Whites & more. AfterPay, Klarna, ZipPay & Laybuy available. 'Authenticity' guarantee on every sneaker purchase or your money back.
  • Vouch — Vouch allows you to collect, edit & share authentic videos with a single link. Capture customer video testimonials, employee feedback, win-loss reports & more.
Mike Shinoda Angel
I played piano and loved rock music and electronic as well, but hip hop was my foundation. So I stared making songs, never intending them to come out, just making them because I enjoyed what I was doing.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Content, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Audius — Audius is a music streaming and sharing platform that puts power back into the hands of content creators.
  • Hologram Labs — Hologram is an all-in-one platform for digital identities and virtual beings. Leveraging the latest developments in 3D, machine learning, and web3, Hologram empowers any online community to create, own, and engage with immersive virtual characters, goods, and experiences at scale.
  • Medallion — Medallion is homebase for artists.
Michael Lazerow Angel · New York, New York, United States
Michael Lazerow is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Velvet Sea Ventures.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Advertising, Mobile
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Torre — Torre Technologies is a recruitment platform, matching talent from unconventional careers with fulfilling professional opportunities.
  • Howard — World's first flex-use real estate platform. Paving the way for a more flexible future in real estate.
  • Mint Songs — Music artists create NFTs with Mint Songs. Our toolkit and marketplace helps you mint 1/1 music NFTs that you can sell to fans and collectors. Own your creative, own your community in web3.
Dave Morin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Dave is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Offline Ventures.He was Founder & Partner Emeritus of Slow Ventures. A leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm that champions long term thinking and innovation. Slow serves a community of over 200 of the most innovative entrepreneurs and companies in the world. Including Slack, Pinterest,Evernote, NextDoor, Postmates, Blue Bottle and more.He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Path which was acquired by Kakao in 2015. He co-founded Path with the mission of being a source of happiness, meaning, and connection through simplicity, quality, and privacy in technology and design. Path continues to serves tens of millions of people each month to this day.Dave has had a lifelong passion for technology, entrepreneurship, culture, design, photography, nature, skiing, and improving society. He served both Apple and Facebook for several years during periods of rapid innovation and growth. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors of Eventbrite, Dwell, and Hinge. And, on the Boards of three Non-Profit Organizations, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and Montana ExplorationWorks. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He grew up under the big sky of Montana where he was ranked as one of the top downhill ski racers in America. Today, he lives and works in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Brit, son Ansel, and dog Pixel.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, France, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • Dance — Dance is an electric mobility subscription company that makes it easy to explore your city with an electric bike or moped.
  • Oura — Oura Ring: the most accurate sleep and activity tracker is all about you: it measures the physiological signals of your body, understands your lifestyle, and guides you to make your own optimal daily choices. The ring features scientifically validated sleep tracking and personalized guidance.
  • Dash Radio — 100% Free Music. More Variety. Zero Commercials. The Best DJ's & Stations. No BS
Joe Galante Angel · Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Joe Galante
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Investment focus
  • Music, Mobile, FinTech
  • Funding Round, Seed, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Jammber — The music industry has failed to digitize their payment and paperwork process, leading to millions of lost payments and credits. Jammber provides a solution in technology-enabled SaaS offerings which greatly streamline the music business. Jammber simplifies project management, payment tools, and facilitates workflow with unprecedentedexpediency. Data from these services powers a talent search portal, providing independent talent providers with opportunities for new, revenue-generating projects. At Jammber the focus is on “vision” and “art”. The strength of Jammber is having all the metadata in one convenient place, without encroaching on the creative process.
  • Mozaic — Mozaic is a global payment platform built for co-creators on any project, anywhere. Based in Chicago and Nashville, Mozaic provides smart contracts that automate split income among creative teams. The Mozaic team’s vision is to put more time and money into the lives of creators and become the premier payment platform for the world’s co-creationeconomy.
  • Artist Growth — The Music Industry's Collaboration Platform: Workflow & data management for roster-wide promo, marketing, touring, travel, artist relations, finance and more.
Hadi Partovi Angel · Bellevue, Washington, United States
Hadi Partovi is an entrepreneur and investor, and CEO of the education non-profit Code.org. In 2013 Hadi and his twin brother Ali launched the education nonprofit Code.org which Hadi continues to lead full-time as CEO. Code.org has established computer science classes in 15% of US classrooms, created the most popular curriculum platform for K-12computer science, and launched the global Hour of Code movement that has reached over 100 million students.A computer science graduate of Harvard University, Hadi began his career during the browser wars in the 1990s, when he was Microsoft’s Group Program Manager for Internet Explorer. In a second stint at Microsoft, he was General Manager of the MSN portal, delivering its first year of profit. As an entrepreneur, Hadi was on the founding teams of Tellme Networks and iLike, which were acquired by Microsoft and MySpace, respectively. Hadi has served as an early advisor to numerous startups including Facebook and Dropbox, and as a tech investor his portfolio also includes airbnb, Uber, Zappos, IndieGogo, Change.org, and others. Aside from his investments, Hadi also serves as a Director on the boards of TASER International and Convoy.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Israel, Colombia
Portfolio highlights
  • Statsig — Statsig is a modern feature management and experimentation platform that empowers teams to 10x their experimentation velocity, shipping every feature in a data-driven way.
  • Clearbrief — Do Justice to the Facts. Select any sentence in your Word doc, and our AI instantly finds the best evidence you have to support your argument. 1-Click TOA.
  • Saturn Technologies — The best way to share time with friends
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, Social Media, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Mexico, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Reloadly — Reloadly makes it easy for developers to connect with Mobile operator services. We are disrupting a Trillion dollar industry! Mobile Operators are stuck in old school business models, where most of the world is moving to open source platforms for developers to build amazing products. Reloadly is bridging the gap between mobile operators anddevelopers, and at the same time creating new sales channels for the 816 mobile operators around the world.
  • 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!
David Spector Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
David Spector is an entrepreneur. He founded and runs ThirdLove with his wife, Heidi Zak.They received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2019 for Northern California. ThirdLove has grown to become the third largest online intimate apparel brand in the US behind VS and Aerie (as ranked by NPD). Before starting the company, David was a partner atSequoia Capital focusing on e-commerce, analytics, and consumer internet investments. A graduate of Tulane University where he earned his BA and his MBA from MIT Sloan.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Mobile, Lifestyle
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Capchase — Capchase is a fintech company that provides financial solutions to startups by allowing access to funds as they grow.
  • Attentive — Attentive is the most comprehensive personalized text messaging solution. 99% open rates, 30%+ click-through rates, and 25x+ ROI.
  • Relativity Space — Building Humanity's Multi-Planetary Future
Dave Morgan Angel · New York, New York, United States
Morgan is the CEO and founder of Simulmedia, a New York based marketing technology company that uses data, science and software to drive business outcomes for advertisers through traditional TV marketing. He previously founded and ran both TACODA, Inc., an online advertising company that pioneered behavioral online marketing and was acquired by AOLin 2007 for $275 million, and Real Media, Inc., one of the world’s first ad serving and online ad network companies and a predecessor to 24/7 Real Media (TFSM), which was later sold to WPP for $649 million. After the sale of TACODA, Dave served as Executive Vice President, Global Advertising Strategy, at AOL, a Time Warner Company (TWX).
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Investment focus
  • Marketing, Advertising, Mobile
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Ombu — Ombu uses invisible digital watermarks to connect mobile devices and facilitate the sharing of digital information when you are face-to-face. With Ombu, it is very easy to exchange contacts, social networks, websites, images, files, and practically anything else digital all at once and in the moment.
  • Namely — Namely is an all-in-one platform that manages all HR data in one place, with personalized service to help companies get better and faster. The company's early service offering included HR information system, social newsfeed, payroll, and performance management tools.Namely give companies the software and support they need to evolve theircompany cultures It has evolved along with company needs. They handle administration and compliance across HR, payroll, time, and benefits, so HR teams can focus on developing their people and providing a great employee experience.Name was founded in 2012 and is based in New York, NY, USA.
  • GateGuru — Gateguruapp.com Merupakan situs online tentang teknologi internet, laptop, android, microsoft office, media sosial dan update tutorial.
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