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Top 50 Photography Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Photography Angel Investors in United States

Investor Photography United States investments
Jason Calacanis 4
Reid Hoffman 4
Bradley C. Harrison 3
Michael Jones 3
Daniel Curran 3
Ned Lamont 3
Ronald Conway 3
Scott Banister 3
Marc Randolph 2
Adam D’Angelo 2
Shervin Pishevar 2
Thomas Lehrman 2
William O. Perkins, III 2
Derek Andersen 2
Joi Ito 2
Jenny Lefcourt 2
Joshua Schachter 2
Sofia Vergara 2
Matty Soudagar 2
Greg Slyngstad 2
Guy Kawasaki 2
Roham Gharegozlou 2
Will Herman 2
James Vincent 2
Adrian Hanauer 2
Cyan Banister 2
Jed Carlson 2
Caterina Fake 2
David Heller 2
Leo Chan 2
Safa Rashtchy 2
Alexis Ohanian 2
James Hong 2
Keith Rabois 2
Garry Tan 2
Joi Ito 2
Mason Ng 1
Sujal Patel 1
John Evans 1
Erik Blachford 1
Massimiliano Pellegrini 1
Lars Dittrich 1
Paige Craig 1
James Joaquin 1
Mitchell Kapor 1
Cal Simmons 1
Thomas Glocer 1
Morris Wheeler 1
John Keister 1
Mauricio Alvarez 1
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Jason Calacanis Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Jason Calacanis is the Founder and CEO of Inside.com and Launch. He previously worked at Weblogs as a Co-Founder and CEO. Jason Calacanis attended Fordham University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • TaxGPT — Looking for instant tax help? Meet TaxGPT, your AI-powered tax assistant. We simplify tax processes and maximize deductions. Try TaxGPT today!
  • CyberFilm AI — Bring your story to life!
Reid Hoffman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Reid Hoffman is a Partner at Greylock and a Co-founder and Board Member at Inflection.AI. He was a Chairman and CEO at Linkedin. Reid attended the University of Oxford and Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Social Media, Internet
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Rapport — The smart solution for building superhuman teams. Rapport distills decades of research on high performing teams down to a few smart, simple steps that integrate seamlessly into your workflow.
  • Inflection AI — We are an AI studio creating a personal AI for everyone.
  • Applied Intuition — Applied Intuition enables engineering and product development teams to safely develop, test, and deploy autonomous vehicles at scale.
Bradley C. Harrison Angel · New York, New York, United States
Brad is an entrepreneur and seasoned business development executive with a passion for technology, media, entertainment and lifestyle. Brad has a great deal of experience launching new ventures. While attending MIT, he worked as a Partner in a seed stage venture fund, ITU Ventures, and helped launch a joint MIT-Harvard incubator. During thisexperience, Brad worked at the earliest stages with many dynamic companies including Endeca Technologies.While serving as Director of Media Strategy and Development at AOL, Brad co-authored 3 patents in search, geo-tagging, and personalization, with Edmund Fish, Senior Vice President and General Manager at AOL. Following AOL, Brad helped raise $40M in venture funding for a contextual online advertising network. Prior to launching his business career, Brad was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the United States Army for five years, earning both Airborne and Ranger qualifications before retiring as Captain. He resides in Tribeca with his wife, Angie, his son, Elvis and his daughter, Scout.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, SaaS
  • Seed, Convertible Note, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Virtuix — With over 4000 Omnis shipped to date, the patent protected Omni system is the leading and most popular omni-directional treadmill on the market.
  • Ampsy — The Ampsy (formerly Fliptu) platform offers brands a comprehensive suite of social aggregation tools to aggregate & curate their best brand & fan social content into beautiful, engaging social visualizations. In 60 seconds, a brand can build a campaign and have it live & embedded anywhere with a single line of iframe code. Our socialembeds are proven to increase fan engagement and time-on-site, solving a major leakage problem in the customer acquisition & retention funnel.***2014 SXSW Accelerator Finalisthttp://sxsw.com/interactive/news/2014/2014-sxsw-accelerator-finalists-revealed-startups-rock-austin-march***Named 1 of the 20 Most Interesting Technologies at SXSW by IPG Media Lab of Interpublic Group - IPG (NYSE)http://www.ipglab.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SXSW2014_IPGMediaLab_Recap.pdf
  • LiveNinja — Business communication solutions from net2phone streamline workflows, effortlessly collaborate, and build customer relationships that last.
Michael Jones Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Mike Jones is an internet executive, investor, and strategic advisor. A long-time entrepreneur, Mike founded his first successful company in college and since then has founded, built, and sold numerous online and mobile businesses.As the co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Science, Inc., Mike brings together the best talent, resources, andfinancing through a centralized platform to build and invest in technology businesses. In 2016 alone, three of Science’s portfolio companies saw big exits -- HelloSociety was acquired by The New York Times, Dollar Shave Club was acquired by Unilever, and FameBit was acquired by Google. His experience and expertise in both large and small companies focuses on strategy, growth, and operational efficiency, resulting in over $2.6B in successful investor outcomes.Prior to Science, Mike Jones served as the CEO of Myspace. In this role, Mike oversaw global business strategy and operations for Myspace, Myspace Music, and Myspace Mobile, which included board and strategic roles with joint venture partners in Myspace China and Myspace Japan / Softbank. During his tenure, he was responsible for the relaunch of Myspace, one of the most high-profile turn-around challenges in the industry
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Twenty20 — T wenty20 has closed its doors and is no longer accessible. Continue your creative journey with curated photos from Envato Elements.
  • Anagram — Anagram's software platform helps eye care practices automate vision insurance eligibility, claims, billing, and their supply chain from lab ordering, to instant rebates to help eye care providers differentiate themselves and advance their practices.
  • Boom Entertainment — Boom Entertainment creates world-class products for the online gaming era. That includes slot machine games, innovative sportsbook products and free to play sports applications. We work with media companies, pro sports leagues, retail brands, and casinos.
Daniel Curran Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Daniel Curran is the Founder and CEO at CustEx.com.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • CARD.com — Fully featured bank account with optional overdraft protection and round up savings account. Get your paycheck up to 2 days earlier.
  • RentoMojo — RentoMojo is an online furniture rental platform that was incorporated in November 2014.It currently operates in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida.RentoMojo was founded by Geetansh Bamania, an ex-IITM, in November 2014 in India. Like many other young working professionals, he was living in rented apartments,working long hours and found it inconvenient to equip the house with furniture when he moved. RentoMojo was developed to provide an alternative to buying and selling furniture in rental properties.
  • GC Plus — Find Your Next Home Service Expert With Ease
Ned Lamont Angel
Edward Miner "Ned" Lamont, Jr. is founder of Campus Televideo.Ned is a twenty-year veteran of the cable television industry and founder of the Company and assists in the management of over one hundred and thirty cable systems nationwide.A graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Management, Ned managed the start up ofCablevision of Connecticut's 50,000 subscriber addressable system in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Lamont joined the board of Directors at Conservation Services Group in 2007 with a hiatus in 2010 while he ran for CT governor.Lamont has also been active in public service as former Chairman of the State Advisory Board overseeing the $20 billion pension fund, a teacher in entrepreneurship to high school in Bridgeport, CT, and a policy member at The Brookings Institution.Lamont is also a politician who in 2006 defeated the prominent incumbent Senator, Joe Lieberman, for Connecticut's Senatorial Democratic nomination.
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Investment focus
  • News, Video, Journalism
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Stringr — Stringr combines a powerful cloud-based video software suite with a videographer network for on-demand video sourcing. On the same platform you can leverage Stringr's editing and enhancement tools, asset managent and sharing and streaming features to create video content faster and easier than ever before.
  • Watchup — Enjoy all of your entertainment, no matter where it lives, plus 50,000+ free titles from us.
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 — Kumo is a platform that uses artificial intelligence to help businesses make predictions from their data, like customer churn or product purchases.
  • 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.
Scott Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Scott is an American entrepreneur and angel investor. He is best known as a co-founder of IronPort and an early advisor and board member at PayPal.Scott Banister started his career as a pioneer in the email business. He was Founder and VP of Technology at ListBot, the largest ASP for business email list hosting. ListBot was acquired byMicrosoft. After ListBot, Scott spent his time working with other start-ups as a board member and investor. These start-ups include eVoice, creator of the first email-enabled home voicemail service, which was acquired by AOL in 2001. He served as VP of Ideas at idealab!, where he contributed numerous innovations, including the unique bid-for-placement search engine model that powers Overture. In December 2000, with Scott Weiss, Banister co-founded IronPort, an email appliance provider that was acquired in 2007 by Cisco for US$830 million.Scott Banister is co-founder and Chairman of Other private equity investments include Zappos.com, LiveOps, Facebook, Hi5.com, Tagged.com, iLike, and Causes.com.Banister attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from which he dropped out in 1996 to move to Silicon Valley. He currently lives in Half Moon Bay, California with his wife Cyan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Stell — Stell is a platform that digitizes the relationship between aerospace companies and their suppliers with a living specification workflow
  • Together AI — Together will enable researchers, developers & companies to leverage and improve artificial intelligence with an intuitive data, models & computation platform.
  • Highlight — highlight.io is the open source monitoring platform that gives you the visibility you need.
Marc Randolph Angel · Santa Cruz, California, United States
Marc Randolph is a Board Member of several companies. He has founded Netflix in 1997, serving as the online movie service's founding CEO, as the executive producer of it's web site, and as a member of it's board of directors until 2004. Since leaving Netflix he has been an active investor, executive mentor and consultant fornumerous early-stage tech companies.Prior to founding Netflix, Marc was a co-founder of numerous other tech start-ups, including IntegrityQA, Visioneer, Microwarehouse, and MacUser Magazine.He currently sits on the boards of Rafter, ReadyForce, Getable, Looker and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS); as well as on numerous advisory boards.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series D
  • United States, Argentina
Portfolio highlights
  • Revolution RE — JoyHub is a tech integration layer for multifamily operators for workflow automation and data aggregation.
  • Wibond — Under the “buy now pay later” business model, Wibond is a 100% flexible digital payment method to pay in installments and without a card. It provides financial access to a large community offering payment options according to the possibilities and the profile of each user. - Companies increase their sales by approaching a new user community andoffering an innovative payment alternative. - Users access a universe of stores and businesses to be able to pay in installments without a card. The platform sets out an ambitious vision and seeks to promote trade in Latin America, a very complex region. Their next steps include landing in Chile and Mexico. Wibond was founded in Argentina in 2020 by Ezequiel Bucai and Alejandro Silvestre. In 2013 they created a platform where users accessed a network of more than 2,500 gyms and sports centers located in 30 cities in Argentina, Mexico and Chile. Then Classpass, the US Unicorn, acquired Clickypass.
  • Cheeze, Inc — A Photography focused NFT Media and Entertainment company
Adam D’Angelo Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Adam D’Angelo is a Founder and CEO of Quora.He previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Facebook, where he oversaw new product development and managed the engineering team. In addition, he guided the site’s architecture and infrastructure to ensure scalability as the site expanded.Prior to serving as CTO, Adam led the FacebookPlatform team and, as an engineer, built the initial infrastructure for news feed, ad targeting and delivery, and worked on scalability and optimization. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Pika — The idea-to-video platform that sets your creativity in motion.
  • DatologyAI — DatologyAI optimize training efficiency, maximize performance and reduce compute costs with expert curation.
  • Codegen — Transform the way you solve problems, improve efficiency, and advance your coding capabilities. Give GPT-4 complete codebase context with Codegen.
Shervin Pishevar Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Shervin Pishevar is the Co-Founder at Virgin Hyperloop.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Pipe — Get up to the full annual value of your booked monthly and quarterly contracts. Scale your business without dilution or debt.
  • Limit Break — Limit Break is a blockchain game company.
  • NUE Life Health — NUE Life aims to improve mental wellness by enhancing brain function, performance, and longevity through evidence based and scientifically proven mental health treatments and products.
Thomas Lehrman Angel · New York, New York, United States
Thomas D. Lehrman is the Board Director at Gerson Lehrman Group.He is a Co - Founder and former Co - Chief Executive Officer of Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. Thomas Lehrman most recently served as Director of the Office of WMD Terrorism at the U.S. Department of State and previously as a member of the professional staff on the President's WMDCommission. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Financial Analyst at Tiger Management. He is also a Co - Founder & Board Member of the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School and the Hillhouse Scholars Program. Thomas Lehrman is a Chartered Financial Analyst and graduated from Duke University and Yale Law School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Education, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Abacum — Our FP&A software automates data integration, eases collaboration & drives rapid insights into your financial health. See why Typeform, Ebury & Cabify trust us.
  • G2 — G2 is a platform to share business software reviews in real-time. It leverages more than 1.3 million user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. G2 is used by business professionals, buyers, investors, and analysts to select the best software and services based on peer reviews and synthesized social data.The company was founded in 2012 andis based out of Chicago, Illinois.
  • Journeyfront — Journeyfront helps you get hiring right. Hiring accuracy solves costly problems including low job performance and turnover before you even hire.
William O. Perkins, III Angel
Bill Perkins is the Founder, Managing Partner & CIO of Skylar Capital Management. He previously worked at Brisa Max Holdings VI as a President. Bill Perkins attended the University of Iowa.
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Investment focus
  • Video, Apps, Audio
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Albedo — Aerial quality imagery - from space.
  • SynMax — We are a geospatial data analytics company specializing in commercial satellite imagery to find and monitor oil and gas assets and provide maritime intelligence.
  • SkyFi — SkyFi makes on-demand, high-resolution satellite images and videos available to anyone who has access to a smartphone, tablet or computer.
Derek Andersen Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 50+ cities community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. In 2013 Startup Grind will host 20,000 entrepreneurs at 300 events in 20 countries. After founding Vaporware Labs in 2009, he incubated many products (most of which failed spectacularly) including Startup Grind andprofessional social network Commonred. In 2012 Commonred was sold to Income.com.He is also Ex-Electronic Arts where he worked on games like Burnout, Mirror's Edge, The Sims, and Need For Speed. Having spent 8-years living outside the United States, he currently lives in Palo Alto California with his wife and two children.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Photo Sharing, Business Intelligence
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Pesto Tech — Hire remote software engineer in India, Pesto curates & train developers to qualify for silicon valley standards which help you get the right candidate.
  • Zight (formerly CloudApp) — Record and share your screen effortlessly with Zight screen recorder. Record your screen with or without a camera overlay and so much more.
  • Cheeze, Inc — A Photography focused NFT Media and Entertainment company
Joi Ito Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Joichi Ito is a Parttime Lecturer at Chiba Institute of Technology. he attended Keio University in 2018.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Toku — Seamless employment, built for Web3. WorkDAO is the only Web3-native employment service that provides legal employment, token payroll, and employee benefits that make a difference, globally. We're building the infrastructure to scale DAOs and Web3 organizations so you can focus on building.
  • Shibuya — Welcome to Shibuya, a platform for high potential short films. We provide creators with a full-stack solution to fund films and shorts, build community, and foster an engaged fanbase. Fans can fund their favorite films, participate in the creative process, and join communities for the films they love most.
Jenny Lefcourt Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Jenny Lefcourt is a General Partner at Freestyle. Jenny earned her B.S. in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 1998 she left Stanford to found Wedding Channel.com (sold: XOXO). In 2003 she co-founded Bella Pictures (sold: CPI). In 2014 Jenny joined Freestyle,and was promoted to GP in 2015. Some of Jenny’s notable investments include BetterUp, Crexi, Daily.co, Embark, Ridwell, Narvar and WELL Health. She is also a founding member and board member of All Raise. Jenny is an angel investor in Discord, MainStreetHub and Minted.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Italy
Portfolio highlights
  • Idiomatic — Idiomatic's powerful AI-driven customer intelligence platform turns all of your customer feedback into a complete, data-driven voice of customer picture.
  • Inspectiv — Identify complex security vulnerabilities and sensitive data exposures to reduce risk of security incidents and provide assurance to your customers.
  • Change — CHANGE is a platform that powers the giving economy. Brands add a button to checkout, and we do the rest. With CHANGE, brands eliminate the time and resources spent on connecting, vetting, and integrating with nonprofits. The platform streamlines corporate giving, provides real-time analytics, and actively engages the most coveted demographic withshareable content.
Joshua Schachter Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Joshua Schachter is an organizer at Self Racing Cars. He was the CEO of Tasty Labs and the founder of Joshua has also worked for directory, and was a co-creator of Memepool.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Japan, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Arrows — Arrows is a customer onboarding checklist. Send every customer a personalized onboarding plan, with automated email reminders, due dates, assigned tasks, and a lot more.One of the hardest things about onboarding is getting everybody on the same page. Using Arrows, you can get "mutual buy-in" from your customers to build trust throughoutthe onboarding process. Plus, with due dates and automated email reminders, they'll always know what should be done next. Arrows is the place for you to collaborate, strategize, and coordinate together.Every customer is different... so why are you giving them the same onboarding plan? With Arrows, personalizing onboarding for your customers is a cinch. Start with a template, so your team never misses important steps. Then customize your plan for each customer, so you can get mutual buy-in on a plan perfectly structured for their goals and timeline.
  • Urban Machine — Urban Machine pioneers sustainable wood reclamation. The Machine leverages robotics and AI technology to transform the construction industry by reducing wood waste and promoting circular practices.
  • Hidden Door — Hidden Door is an online game platform for youngsters to delight themselves by discovering, playing, and creating stories.
Sofia Vergara Angel · Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian-American actress and model.Vergara rose to prominence while co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Her first notable acting job in English was in the film Chasing Papi (2003). Subsequently, she appeared in other films, including FourBrothers (2005) and two Tyler Perry films: Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009), receiving an ALMA Award nomination for the latter. Vergara's success on television has earned her roles in films The Smurfs (2011), New Year's Eve (2011), Happy Feet Two (2011), The Three Stooges (2012), Escape from Planet Earth (2013), Machete Kills (2013), Chef (2014), and Hot Pursuit (2015). In 2012, 2013, and 2016, she was the top-earning actress on US television.Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2014, she was ranked as the 32nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Internet, Advertising
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Dispo — Dispo is a photo-sharing app designed to simulate the experience of using a disposable camera from the comfort of mobile phones. The app replicates the experience of taking photos on a disposable camera without a front-facing screen and develop those photos over a period of one day, thereby enabling users to create raw and authentic photos.
  • Influur — Access the global creator community instantly and collaborate at scale with our end-to-end solutions.
  • Suja Life — Suja Juice offers a variety of cold-pressed organic juices packed with fruits and vegetables. Check out our flavorful juices and functional beverages here!
Matty Soudagar Angel
Matty Soudagar
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Blockchain, Photography
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cheeze, Inc — A Photography focused NFT Media and Entertainment company
Greg Slyngstad Angel
Greg is an internet entrepreneur who spent 15 years at Microsoft and was GM/ founder of Expedia.com before leaving to co-found VacationSpot.com. VacationSpot.com was sold to Expedia and Greg rejoined Expedia as Exec VP. Since leaving Expedia in 2002, Greg has invested in and advised multiple startups including Roost.com and Kayak.com where heserves on the boards.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Travel, Leisure
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • NeoReach — Seamlessly search, manage, and track user-generated content campaigns.
  • Industrial Generosity — Industrial Generosity provides its clients with a photo framing service. Its primary product, Sworl, is a free iPhone application that enables its users to print, frame, and deliver custom photo gifts from their iPhones. The company was founded in 2013 by Steve Dodd and Tom Riley. It is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
  • TurnKey Vacation Rentals — Vacasa professionally manages vacation rentals from coast to coast. Every home meets the highest standards of comfort & cleanliness. Book confidently. Stay comfortably.
Guy Kawasaki Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Guy Kawasaki is the Chief Evangelist of Canva. He previously worked as a co-founder of Alltop.com.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Buffer — Use Buffer to manage your social media so that you have more time for your business. Join 160,000+ small businesses today.
  • Got It AI — Democratizing Conversational AI: Leveraging TrueNLP™ based Self Discovering, Self Training and Self Maintaining Conversational AI. Got It AI eliminates tedious manual work with automatically created flows, intent paraphrases, response paraphrases and No code fulfillment, making it easy to deploy and manage conversational solutions.
  • Cheeze, Inc — A Photography focused NFT Media and Entertainment company
Roham Gharegozlou Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Roham is founder and CEO of Axiom Zen, an award-winning venture studio that specializes in emerging technology. Axiom Zen’s first public blockchain project, CryptoKitties, is the world’s most successful blockchain game and the first decentralized application to effectively engage a consumer audience. CryptoKitties has been covered by Fortune,Bloomberg, and the BBC, accounting for roughly a quarter of the Ethereum network’s traffic within a week of launch and introducing hundreds of thousands of new users to blockchain technology. Axiom Zen was named first among Canada’s Most Innovative Companies by Canadian Business. Their products have touched 200+ million consumers and are used by the world’s leading companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, and NASA, as well as by eminent academic institutions and government organizations. They pride themselves in diversity of talent: a team of ~80+ creatives includes published authors, over a dozen former founders, diversity from 20+ national origins, and decades of collective experience at startups and Fortune 500s alike. Axiom Zen has been working with Bitcoin and various forms of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies since 2014. Axiom Zen is also the team behind ZenHub, the world’s leading collaboration solution for technical teams using GitHub; and the developer of Timeline, named Apple’s Best App of January, Editor’s Choice in 10 countries, and Best New App in 88 countries. Axiom Zen is the creator of Toby, recognized as Top Chrome Extension of the year by both Google and Product Hunt, and the parent company of Hammer & Tusk, a leader in the world of immersive experiences (AR/VR). Axiom Zen's work has been featured in TIME Magazine, The New York Times, Vice, and Fast Company. History Prior to founding Axiom Zen, Roham served with the Rising Tide Fund bas
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Software, Cryptocurrency
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, Poland
Portfolio highlights
  • Code — Code is a Canadian payment platform provider that makes it simple for web developers to collect modest payments from consumers worldwide.
  • Bastion — Bastion blends the best of web2 and web3 technologies to broaden opportunities for organizations and their customers.
  • Story Protocol — Story Protocol is building open IP infrastructure to grow the creativity of the internet era.
Will Herman Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Will Herman is an active angel investor, corporate director, author, and startup mentor. He was previously a serial entrepreneur, having started five companies, taking two of them public. Will is an adviser at the hardware incubator, Bolt, and a mentor at TechStars. He lives and works mostly in the Boston area.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Convertible Note
  • United States, South Africa, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • VueBox — VueBox places interactive content in rideshare vehicles
  • Pristēm — The laundry & dry cleaning services industry has seen no hardware innovation in a long time resulting in 24 hr+ turnarounds, insanely expensive prices, and a complete lack of reliability. Pristēm has built a magical new clothing care experience that's 150x faster, 10x cheaper, and hassle free. Our smart hardware and consumable cleansyour outfit exactly when you need it, not 24 hours later.Our nationwide network of smart hardware products can be accessed through your mobile phone and a monthly subscription. Pristēm provides the best customer experience that's a faster, greener, and more enjoyable alternative to the laundry and dry cleaning services available today.
  • Looking Glass Factory — Introducing Looking Glass Portrait, your first personal holographic display. Designed for people, real and imagined. Available for pre-order today.
James Vincent Angel · Venice, California, United States
James Vincent currently works as the founder & CEO at FNDR. He previously worked at Media Arts Lab as founder. James Vincent attended The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1985.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Blockchain, Photography
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cheeze, Inc — A Photography focused NFT Media and Entertainment company
Adrian Hanauer Angel
Adrian is the majority owner of The Seattle Sounders professional soccer club of the United Soccer League, and a part of the ownership group recently granted a Major League Soccer expansion franchise in Seattle (beginning play the 2009 season). He is among the largest shareholders in the Cambridge United Football Club and has promotednumerous international soccer matches. Outside of soccer, Adrian has more than 15 years of business success in a variety of industries, and has invested in numerous early stage technology companies in advertising, infrastructure, and wireless communications. He recently co-founded technology incubator Curious Office Partners, which has invested in or developed multiple technology companies. He owns one of the largest picture framing chains in the United States, a chain of pizza restaurants and, with his family, owns the nation's largest manufacturer of pillows and bedding products. Adrian was an early investor in Amazon.com and a seed stage investor in aQuantive Inc, the largest interactive advertising company recently acquired by Microsoft for US$6 billion. He was also an early investor in Amazon.com. Adrian is involved in many organizations in Seattle and sits on the advisory board of The University of Washington Intercollegiate Sports Master's Degree Program. He also is on the Board of Trustees for the Museum of History and Industry.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Tourism, Internet
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Inkd.com — Inkd (formerly Pressplane) has two main products: Inkd, a true "buy & sell" community (rather like CafePress, Zazzle, Etsy and even stock image companies) wherein designers upload print creative and businesses can download and use the content as a cost effective alternative to hiring a designer, and Zapd, an app that allows users tocreate instant, themed websites straight from their iPhones.
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  • Industrial Generosity — Industrial Generosity provides its clients with a photo framing service. Its primary product, Sworl, is a free iPhone application that enables its users to print, frame, and deliver custom photo gifts from their iPhones. The company was founded in 2013 by Steve Dodd and Tom Riley. It is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Cyan Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Cyan Banister is a partner at Founders Fund, where she invests across sectors and stages with a particular interest in augmented reality, fertility, heavily regulated industries and businesses that help people with basic skills find meaningful work. Prior to joining Founders Fund, Cyan was an active angel investor with a portfolio including Uber,Thumbtack, SpaceX, Postmates, EShares, Affirm and Niantic, creator of Pokémon GO. A self-taught engineer and entrepreneur, Cyan has held a number of technical leadership positions throughout her career. As an early employee at IronPort, which was acquired by Cisco, Cyan oversaw support infrastructure and performance for a global customer base. She has a passion for the arts and is a voracious film, documentary and media consumer.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Orson — The brainchild of documentarians and unscripted TV pioneers, Orson has developed the first automated video storytelling platform that helps people open up and share their stories, experiences, and aspirations.
  • Mother Science — Discover Mother Science, a revolutionary biotech skincare brand with a clinically proven serum for hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
  • Superpower — The world's most comprehensive and convenient platform to manage your health, for life.
Jed Carlson Angel · Durham, North Carolina, United States
Jed is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on technology and marketing. He is the CEO of Adwerx, a company committed to providing digital marketing tools that are affordable, effective and accessible to everyone. Previous ventures include SmartPrint, a division of AmeriDisc Inc, and ReverbNation, the music-marketing platform with 3.5 million users.Jed is obsessed with taking on the digital challenges that face small businesses, and building scalable, simple and affordable products to solve them. He is also a trusted advisor and investor in the startup community. He has an MBA from Duke University and lives in Durham with his wife and three children.Before earning his MBA from Duke University, Jed was a successful entrepreneur in Minneapolis with a focus on technology and marketing. His past ventures include The Carlson Print Group, a commercial printing and packaging company, and SmartPrint, a division of AmericDisc Inc. Jed continues to be obsessed with taking on the digital challenges that face small businesses, and building scalable, simple and affordable products to solve them. He is also an active angel investor, mentor and advisor to over ten tech startups.Jed Carlson is also a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences on technology and digital marketing. Jed’s commitment to leveling the playing field for small businesses is equal only to his devotion to guiding other entrepreneurs to success.
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Investment focus
  • iOS, Apps, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • WedPics — After nearly 8 years of being the leading wedding photo and video sharing app, WedPics will be shutting down on February 15, 2019. We greatly appreciate you choosing WedPics to be a part of your special day, and want to thank you for being a part of our journey. You can download all your full resol
Caterina Fake Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Caterina Fake is an investor at Yes VC, a pre-seed and seed stage venture capital fund, and is the host of the #1 Tech Podcast Should This Exist? addressing the question of our times: how is technology impacting our humanity? Previously, she worked at Founder Collective as a Founder Partner, served as Chairman of Etsy and was the co-founder ofFlickr. Yes VC invests in scalable social systems, brands that embody cultural movements, and founders who recognize the opportunity in the rising power and affluence of women. Caterina sits on the boards of Public Goods, the Sundance Institute and McSweeneys. Caterina is an early creator of online communities and a long time advocate of the responsibility of entrepreneurs for the outcomes of their technologies. In her work she addresses the cultural impact of new technologies, human interactions online, design, good governance, innovation and creativity–and how we can all make the internet a kinder, more human place. Ms. Fake has received Honorary Doctorates from the Rhode Island School of Design and The New School. Time Magazine named her one of the Most Influential People in the world, and she was given the Silicon Valley Visionaries award in 2018.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Frolo — Make your single parent experience a positive, empowered and supported one.
  • Dr. Treat — Experience pet care at its best with exceptional personalized veterinary care at unsurpassed levels. After all, our companions are entitled to happier, healthier, and longer lives.
  • Adept AI — Adept is an ML research and product lab building general intelligence by enabling humans and computers to work together creatively.
David Heller Angel · New York, New York, United States
David Heller - Trustee @ TAHKOM Systems
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Social Media, Financial Services
  • Funding Round, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • OTHR — Creating the largest library of branded 3D Printing I.P. for the $320B homewares industry.
  • Joy — Joy is the creator of the first Smart Photo Album that allows you to curate and share your favorite photos with friends and family. Designed to live on your coffee table and sit comfortably in your lap, the Joy Album makes your most cherished moments instantly viewable in gorgeous layouts, finally modernizing the lost art of creating a physicalphoto album.The Joy team hails from Apple and Sonos and is building a premium all-in-one hardware and software photo solution for families to share memories with loved ones near and far.The company was founded in February 2016 and is backed by top investors including Obvious Ventures, David B. Heller, Maywic and The Chernin Group.Joy is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit http://www.joy.co.
  • ALOHA — Healthy plant-based foods, snacks & meal replacements. Best organic plant based protein bars, shakes and powders. Nothing artificial. Welcome to ALOHA!
Leo Chan Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Leo Chan is currently a member at Sand Hill Angels. He has over 25 years of experience in delivering enterprise software to market and building scalable internet applications, most recently with Xignite, the leading financial market data cloud service. Leo had previously launched ConnectedWorld LLC, an enterprise instant messaging software company,and assisted a Silicon Valley venture capital group in the establishment of Savvio.com, an internet travel company. Leo managed the database engineering team at Zip2, an online media firm, until it was acquired by AltaVista, prior to developing start-up companies from the ground up. Leo began his career at Oracle, where he held positions as an engineer and a senior manager, and was a member of the team that helped expand UNIX sales from less than $50 million to over a billion dollars in 1996. He was also a key figure in the development of the first web-based database management system, as well as the award-winning "self-tuning database" idea. Leo graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Master's degree in Operations Research from M.I.T.
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Investment focus
  • Audio, Mobile, Hardware
  • Seed, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Podo Labs — We created:Podo - The World's First Stick & Shoot Camera Jack - Make Any Headphones Wireless Belle - A Portable Speaker Without CompromiseOur vision is to become the most prolific and authentic source of innovative products for everyday happiness.Our mission is to push the limits of technology and design with passion, detailed care,and respect for every person.
  • Siren Care — Siren Care is engaging with providers and payers to transform healthcare for chronic disease and aging. Siren significantly improves patient outcomes and experience by augmenting traditional healthcare with tech-enabled clinical models to provide whole person care. Our flagship program, the Siren Diabetic Foot Program, is a comprehensive servicepowered by our proprietary Siren Socks which monitor foot temperature continuously to deliver superior early detection of diabetic foot ulcers.
Safa Rashtchy Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Safa Rashtchy is the founding Managing Partner of Think + Ventures and a a Silicon Valley investor, advisor, and trendspotter. Safa and sits on the boards of several start-ups and global organizations. Safa has been an Investor/Advisor in AppliedBoard, Angellist, Bina Technologies (acq. by Roche) , Uber, OpenGov, Payjoy, Nimble VR (acq. byFacebook), Signifyd, CleverSense (acq. by Google) and many other investments. Overall, Safa has invested in 30 start-ups, with six exists all to public companies. Safa has pioneered the concept of "Consumer Value Proposition" and the Four-Stage Investment Research Model.From 1997 to 2007, Safa was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst focused on Internet media and marketing, and the Lead China analyst at Piper Jaffray and Company. He led the firm’s expansion efforts in the Internet industry and its expansion to China, as well as active involvements with leading Web 2.0 companies. Safa’s current investment portfolio consists of companies focused on Digital Health, consumer, media, and technology innovations, with deep attention to the the value proposition for the users.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India, Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • PayJoy — Looking for a phone or a cash loan? PayJoy gives you credit with few requirements and in minutes. No late fees charged.
  • Snapwire — Snapwire is a platform where talented creators shoot custom visual content for brands and businesses around the world. Simply post a creative brief and top performing creators respond by submitting their best shots. Buyers get unique content that matches their vision, and the creators get paid fairly. Our mission is to enable people with apassion for creativity to thrive doing what they love.
  • Tubi — Tubi is the world’s largest ad-supported video on demand service with over 12,000 movies and television shows from nearly every major Hollywood studio. The service gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content which is available completely free. Currently available in the US and Canada, Tubi can be accessed througha large number of devices and apps including Samsung televisions, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Comcast’s X1, iOS, and Android.
Alexis Ohanian Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Alexis Ohanian is the President and Founder of 776 Foundation. He previously worked at reddit as an Executive Chair and Board Member. Alexis Ohanian attended the University of Virginia.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Shef — Enter code FIRST10 at checkout and save $10 on your first order
  • TMRW Sports — TMRW is a sports company that focuses on progressive approaches to sports, media, and technology. Using advances in technology, the company launches golf leagues and holds a series of stadium events to provide people with growing approaches to sports and entertainment.
  • Pulp Culture — Pulp Culture is hard pressed juice, enhanced by superfoods and adaptogens, that supports active, healthy lifestyles.
James Hong Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
James Hong
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Athelas — Our breakthrough technologies provide clarity on a patient's most important health metrics, all while increasing revenue for your practice.
  • Deep Infra — Deep Infra offers cost-effective, scalable, easy-to-deploy, and production-ready machine-learning models and infrastructures for deep-learning models.
  • Alchemy — Whether you're a beginner, working on a side project, or one of the largest teams in the blockchain space, Alchemy makes Ethereum development easy with enhanced APIs, node infrastructure, and developer tooling. Get started for free!
Keith Rabois Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Keith is a Managing Director at Khosla Ventures and CEO of OpenStore. Keith invests across sectors and stages and brings his unparalleled experience as a world-class founder, operator, and investor to the portfolio. Keith has helped build some of the largest, globally-recognized technology companies in his more than 20-year career. At KhoslaVentures, he led the first institutional investments in DoorDash and Affirm, led investments in Stripe and Faire, and co-founded Opendoor. While a General Partner at Founders Fund, he led investments in Ramp, Trade Republic, and Aven, and before that made early personal investments in YouTube, Airbnb, Palantir, Lyft, Eventbrite, and Lyft. In 2023, Keith ranked #25 on the Forbes U.S. Midas list and #33 globally.He has served on multiple Boards, including guiding Yelp and Xoom from their early stages through IPOs, and serving on Reddit’s board. Keith currently serves on the Boards of Affirm, Ramp, Found, Trade Republic, and more.He started his technology career with leadership roles at PayPal, as their EVP of Business Development, Public Affairs & Policy, before joining LinkedIn as VP of Business & Corporate Development, and finally, Block (formerly known as Square), as Chief Operating Officer.Keith Rabois served as a litigator at Sullivan and Cromwell, a prominent law firm, following his clerkship for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Stanford University and earned a juris doctor degree with honors from Harvard University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Delphi — Delphi is digital cloning that scales time, monetizes knowledge, and interacts audience at scale.
  • Pomelo — Send money cross border with zero transfer fees. Use and build credit with Pomelo.
  • Palm Tree Crew — Palm Tree Crew
Garry Tan Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 21 investments in the past 12 months
Garry Tan is the incoming President and CEO of Y Combinator. He previously worked at Posterous.com as a Co-Founder. Garry Tan attended Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Perplexity AI — Perplexity is a search engine platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide large language models and search engines. The company's platform enables the development of beneficial artificial general intelligence, as well as an open-source environment that is accessible to the public, allowing clients to develop skills and knowledge inartificial intelligence.
  • Rainmaker Technology — Rainmaker provides water for farms, watersheds, and ecosystems, fortifying growth and stewarding the natural world.
  • Foundation Health — Foundation Health is a telehealth and nationwide pharmacies and diagnostic distribution centre
Joi Ito Angel · Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Joichi Ito is a Parttime Lecturer at Chiba Institute of Technology. he attended Keio University in 2018.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Toku — Seamless employment, built for Web3. WorkDAO is the only Web3-native employment service that provides legal employment, token payroll, and employee benefits that make a difference, globally. We're building the infrastructure to scale DAOs and Web3 organizations so you can focus on building.
  • Shibuya — Welcome to Shibuya, a platform for high potential short films. We provide creators with a full-stack solution to fund films and shorts, build community, and foster an engaged fanbase. Fans can fund their favorite films, participate in the creative process, and join communities for the films they love most.
Mason Ng Angel · San Mateo, California, United States
Mason Ng - Technology and Product Leader @ Verizon Media
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Investment focus
  • Venture Capital, Mobile, Financial Services
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series B
  • United States, Taiwan
Portfolio highlights
  • NGINX — NGINX accelerates content and application delivery, improves security, and facilitates availability and scalability for the busiest websites on the Internet.
  • Carta — Carta (formerly eShares) is an ownership and equity management platform trusted by thousands of founders, investors, and employees.
  • Eridan — Eridan builds software defined radios for 5G and beyond, based on a revolutionary gallium nitride architecture.
Sujal Patel Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Sujal Patel, who founded Isilon in 2001 and served as its chief technology officer, returned to the company as CEO in October 2007. This followed the resignation of Chief Executive Steve Goldman and Chief Financial Officer Stu Fuhlendorf.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Cloud Infrastructure
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Alluxio — Alluxio is an open source data orchestration layer that brings data close to compute for big data and AI/ML workloads in the cloud.
  • Amperity — Turn complex customer data into business value, powered-up teams, and happy customers.
  • Envelop VR — Great prices on a large selection of domains. Find the pefect domain for your new startup.
John Evans Angel · New York, New York, United States
John Evans is the CEO of Beam Therapeutics. He attended The Wharton School.
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Investment focus
  • Real Time, Photography, File Sharing
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Kicksend — Kicksend is a web, mobile and desktop app that provides an easy solution for printing and sending photographs. Kicksend platform is complete with social tools, multiple payment options, one click purchasing and a robust virtual currency system. The company has partnerships with Walmart, Walgreens, Target, CVS and Duane Reade that provide localretail locations for users to pick up their printed photos.
Erik Blachford Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Currently a Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, Erik has previously served as CEO of Expedia, Inc. and IAC/InterActiveCorp's travel division, IAC Travel (including online travel businesses Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Classic Custom Vacations and Interval International), CEO at Butterfield & Robinson and CEO atTerrapass, Inc.His prior positions at Expedia Inc. included SVP of Marketing & Planning and various roles in product management. Erik is an active private company investor, serving on boards including Glassdoor, Zillow, Siteminder, Liftopia and Terrapass, and participates in non-profit boards including EcoAmerica, The Cutting Ball Theatre and the US National Council of the World Wildlife Fund.Erik holds a bachelor's degree in English and certificate in theatre from Princeton University and a master's in business administration from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.
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Investment focus
  • Travel, E-Commerce, Marketplace
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Sleepbox — With questions and inquiries please reach out to mk@sleepbox.com We will get back to you as soon as we can.
  • CANOPY — CANOPY is an exceptional network of shared workspaces for both accomplished professionals and aspirational entrepreneurs alike - a sophisticated and diverse community of thinkers, creators, builders and innovators. They cater for those who appreciate a more inspiring, contemporary design environment, insist on generosity of space, and need adistraction-free, calm place of work for contemplation and concentration. Their members are more demanding, and won't settle for the contrived, compromised or dumbed down alternatives out there. They value being around others they feel a genuine affinity with, and being part of a valuable ecosystem that meaningfully creates more opportunities, and greater success. They believe the workspace you are a member of is part of your personal brand. It says something about who you are. It partly defines you. If you’re serious about your work, come to CANOPY.
  • Madrona Venture Labs — Founders like you. Madrona Venture Labs is a startup studio based in Seattle. We partner with founders from day one to build meaningful companies from scratch.
Massimiliano Pellegrini Angel · New City, New York, United States
Massimiliano Pellegrini is Chief Executive Officer at Namirial Group.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Travel, Android
  • Seed, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Teliportme — 20,000+ businesses rely on our Virtual tour Software. Create 3D/360 virtual tours with our Easy to use software For Real Estate, Photography, Car Dealerships, Museums, Schools and much more
  • inSparq — inSparq helps retailers instantly market and merchandise their trending products. Trends drive higher conversion and average order value by showcasing what’s hot at the moment. inSparq is the only solution that offers powerful tools for retailers to merchandise trending products in display ads, email marketing and on-site recommendations. inSparqalso offers on-site social tools, allowing retailers to incentivize their shoppers to share more. Clients include innovative retailers like Kenneth Cole, American Apparel and DrJays. The solution has proven to generate a 5%+ lift in revenue for clients, with some clients seeing over a 10% lift in sales.
Lars Dittrich Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Lars Dittrich is responsible for the "Investments & Investments Management" unit and head of the Berlin office.He has extensive business experience as a founder and investor of successful start-up businesses.In 1997 Lars Dittrich founded dug telecom AG (today part of freenet AG) and served as its Chairman & CEO. In 2007the company was sold to Permira, which merged it with debitel AG. Lars Dittrich was chairman of the Sales division of debitel AG until 2010.In 2008 Lars Dittrich became Chairman and Business Angel of tape.tv, besides pursuing other investments in various industries.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Social Media, Apps
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Zoobe — www.Zoobe.com is acquired by FieldCamp now. FieldCamp has acquired Zoobe to provide optimum solutions to field service technicians and field service businesses.
  • FOUNDD — FOUNDD is an app to find movies and shows with friends.
  • Tapstack — Easy, affordable options for you to obtain the domain you want. Safe and secure shopping.
Paige Craig Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Paige Craig Is The Partner at Outlander.He attend to the United States Military Academy at West PointUnited States Military Academy at West Point 1992.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Iceland
Portfolio highlights
  • StackStr — Real time monitoring of machine learning systems.
  • Qualified — Qualified is the most effective platform for evaluating and training world-class engineers. Utilizing real-world assessment methodology we enable companies to identify high-performing hires.
  • Spaceship — A platform for Continuous Delivery. Turn your code into containers automatically. Get it running on Kubernetes instantly.
James Joaquin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
James has over twenty-five years of experience building and leading technology companies from early stage company ideation to global market leadership. He helped create entirely new categories such as online photography, web-based calendaring and the Personal Digital Assistant. James is the former CEO of Ofoto, Xoom, and Xmarks.James is theco-founder of Obvious Ventures, investing in #worldpositive startups that combine profit and purpose.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Gem — Gem empowers individuals to take full control of their wealth, to benefit from the value of their own data, and to experience the collective power of the decentralization movement spreading globally today. Gem has been powering this movement through its cryptocurrency wallets and blockchain platform since 2013. Our seasoned team of cryptocurrencysoftware architects and blockchain engineers are building apps for the next generation of consumers, offering easier and more secure ways to participate in the rapidly evolving digital marketplace.
  • Career Karma — Learn about bootcamps, ask questions and read reviews to find the best job training program for you. Connect with peers, coaches and mentors to accelerate your technology career.
  • Fetcher — Your AI recruiter - source passive candidates with automated talent sourcing. Recruiting software to help you hire underrepresented talent. Get started for free.
Mitchell Kapor Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Mitchell David Kapor was the founder of Lotus Development Corporation (/organization/lotus-development-corporation) and the designer of Lotus 1-2-3, the "killer application" often credited with making the personal computer ubiquitous in the business world in the 1980s. He is known as an entrepreneur, investor, social activist,and philanthropist.Kapor has been the Chair of the In 1990 Kapor's new company On Technology introduced their new product On Location, an application designed for the Macintosh that contained an indexing system that permit quick retrieval and display of text on the Mac's hard disk. "We think we're being cagey by bringing it out on the Mac first," Kapor said. "It's a richer medium than MS-DOS, and if we have a hot product in the Mac market, it will be easier to get into the PC market."In 2001, Kapor founded the Open Source Applications Foundation, where he is now working on Chandler, a modern personal information manager built using open source tools and methods.In 2006, Kapor founded his latest startup,
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, 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.
Cal Simmons Angel · Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Cal Simmons is the Founder of The Five Star Alliance. He attended The University of Kansas.
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Investment focus
  • Hotel, Music, Video
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ReelGenie — ReelGenie is bringing the power of video storytelling to businesses. Their innovative technology enables customers to transform their photos and stories into videos that can be shared with the world. By empowering people to tell their stories through video, ReelGenie's easy-to-integrate solutions pave the way to better brand engagement andbrand new revenues.
  • PointsHound — The best place on the internet to earn TONS of points in your favorite loyalty rewards programs.
Thomas Glocer Angel · New York, New York, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Tom Glocer joined BlueVoyant as Executive Chairman and Founder in 2017.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Superlegal — Superlegal, the world's #1 contract automation platform, is the fastest, easiest and most cost effective way to negotiate and close deals.
  • Cradle — Design better proteins
  • Black Ore Technologies — Black Ore's Tax Autopilot is the first AI tax platform for CPAs, offering complete 1040 tax preparation automation to tax professionals, so they can focus on growing their firm.
Morris Wheeler Angel · Beachwood, Ohio, United States
Morris Wheeler began his career on Wall Street after studying Economics and Computer Science at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and earning his JD at Yale Law School.Early on in his venture capital career, he specialized in computer software and media deals. From there as CEO he led the team that created and managed an online mediadistribution company with the founders of MTV, Island Records and Gateway Computers. Over the past decade, Mr. Wheeler has managed a diverse venture capital and private equity portfolio, and served as Chairman and CEO of Cohesant, a definitely non-digital company that extends the life of aging water infrastructure. During his tenure, Cohesant's public investors enjoyed a 28% annualized return .
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Investment focus
  • Software, Big Data, B2B
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Keen — Keen is a fully managed event streaming platform built on Apache Kafka. Start streaming in minutes with 30 days free.
  • Notion — Notion is a DIY smart monitoring system empowering home and property owners to be proactive in monitoring their spaces and most valued possessions. Powered by a multifunctional sensor and app, Notion monitors for opening doors and windows, sounding smoke/CO alarms, water leaks, and temperature changes.
  • ExpenseBot — ExpenseBot is a developer of an expense management platform used to make business expense reporting easier. The company's software automates the process of filling out expense reports by pulling in information from calendar apps, e-mail, credit card purchase reports, and even a phone’s GPS software. It’s powered by artificial intelligencesoftware that can remind users to file expense actions like meals or a commute.ExpenseBot was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
John Keister Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
John Keister is the CEO at MixMode. John Keister attended Occidental College.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Advertising, Payments
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • WeDo — With the collaborative platform WEDO, prepare your meetings in teams, write the minutes in real-time, and follow the tasks assigned to your colleagues.
  • Prism — Used by 30M+ consumers, Financial Institutions, Fintechs and Billers, BillGO provides bill pay solutions changing the way people make and receive bill payments.
  • SquareTwo — SquareTwo is a mobile games publisher that creates simple yet compelling games where points have real value, leveraging their own Media and Rewards platform. Their initial title verydice has a simple game loop that compels users to share, engage and redeem points for actual goods.Founded in 2016, the team experimented with retention andmonetization around simple game play dynamics. By mid 2017, they had launched their first title on iOS, verydice, and were able to generate monthly profit. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Mauricio Alvarez Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Co-Founder & CTO. Mauricio has a track record of identifying business opportunities and building technology solutions to exploit them. Mauricio most recently co-founded a photo sharing and social media company where he was CTO.Previously Mr. Alvarez was Deputy CTO at BEA Systems (now part of Oracle) during which time the company integratedits line of products into a comprehensive platform solution and streamlined its sales process, resulting in revenues over $1B. He also served as Senior Director of Strategic Alliances where he instrumented critical acquisitions in the infrastructure and security areas. As Senior Director of Engineering, Mr. Alvarez was responsible for the consolidation of the engineering team and products of the eCA division.Mr. Alvarez joined BEA in connection with its merger with The Theory Center, a provider of component-based software that he co-founded and where he served as Vice President of Engineering.Mr. Alvarez received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and a M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University.Mauricio is currently reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and loves reading The Fox with Sox to his three incredible kids.
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Investment focus
  • Photography, Photo Sharing
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ZangZing — ZangZing is building a new group photo sharing service.
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