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Top 50 Recruiting Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Recruiting Angel Investors in United States

Investor Recruiting United States investments
Elad Gil 5
Sam Altman 4
Kyle Vogt 4
Jack Altman 4
Jason Calacanis 3
Rudy Gadre 3
Michael Seibel 3
Eric Wu 3
Jessica Livingston 3
Daniel Gross 3
Michael Lynton 3
Hans Robertson 3
James Beshara 3
Lauren DeLuca 3
Avichal Garg 3
Drew Houston 3
Emmett Shear 3
Aaron Levie 3
David Windley 3
Tikhon Bernstam 3
Jacob Gibson 3
Ilya Sukhar 3
Paul Graham 3
Nobutaka Mutaguchi 2
Ron Gula 2
Paige Craig 2
Howard Tullman 2
Bradley Horowitz 2
Russell Fradin 2
David Wieland 2
Laszlo Bock 2
Dave McClure 2
Dan Rosensweig 2
George Hu 2
Bill Clerico 2
Paul Buchheit 2
Edward Lando 2
Ellen Levy 2
Matt Mickiewicz 2
Joshua Steiner 2
Ben Walton 2
Julia Hartz 2
Greg Brockman 2
Anna Marie Wagner 2
Ryan Holmes 2
Robby Walker 2
Joel Peterson 2
Shannon Sweeney Offen 2
Vishal Makhijani 2
Kevin Hale 2
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Elad Gil Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 27 investments in the past 12 months
Elad Gil is the Co-Founder of Color Genomics. He previously worked at Twitter as a Vice President. Elad Gil attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Anrok — Anrok automates sales tax compliance across your financial stack, so you can grow your SaaS business in any market.
  • Fieldguide — Fieldguide is a workflow automation and collaboration software platform for audit, attestation, assurance, and advisory practices and firms.
  • 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.
Sam Altman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 16 investments in the past 12 months
Sam Altman is a Partner of Apollo Projects. He previously worked at OpenAI as a Co-Founder and CEO. Sam Altman attended Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Ghana
Portfolio highlights
  • Exowatt — Modular Full-Stack Renewable Energy Solutions for Commercial and Industrial Applications
  • APEX — Use Apex AI Security Platform to drive your organisation at the speed of AI, agentlessly. Unleash AI securely, with visibility, detection, and remediation. (156c)
  • Airchat — Airchat is a social networking platform offering chat rooms for diverse discussions and peer-to-peer chats.
Kyle Vogt Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Kyle Vogt is the CEO of Cruise and former cofounder of Twitch
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • BetterBrand — Designing a Better future of food. The Better Bagel features Fewer Carbs and More Protein.
  • Superorder — The top off-premise operating system for restaurants. Focus on making the food that you love and we'll take care of the rest.
  • Imbue — We want machines that learn the way humans do.Our mission is to build human-like general intelligence and make it safely accessible in order to foster a more abundant, equitable, and unconstrained society.We take a first-principles approach, starting from simple self-supervised architectures and evolving them to tackle human developmentalmilestones of increasing complexity.
Jack Altman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Jack Altman is the founder and CEO of Lattice.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Slope — We handle the lending, underwriting, debt collection and fully pay out to you immediately once the product or service ships.
  • Default — The command center for modern sales teams.
  • iVerify — IVerify is a mobile threat hunting company that provides mobile security solutions for individuals who want to know they can trust their devices with their most sensitive information without sacrificing privacy.
Jason Calacanis Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Jason Calacanis is the Founder and CEO of Inside.com and Launch. He previously worked at Weblogs as a Co-Founder and CEO. Jason Calacanis attended Fordham University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • TaxGPT — Looking for instant tax help? Meet TaxGPT, your AI-powered tax assistant. We simplify tax processes and maximize deductions. Try TaxGPT today!
  • CyberFilm AI — Bring your story to life!
Rudy Gadre Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Rudy Gadre is Partner at Founder's Co-op. Rudy Gadre is an active angel Investor and is also an Advisor to startups. Rudy Gadre served as Vice President and General Counsel of Facebook, where Rudy Gadre was responsible for all legal matters since January 2006. In 1999, he joined Amazon and served as its Vice President and Associate GeneralCounsel for Business Development, intellectual property, and new technologies. He was the Principal Legal Negotiator for Amazon's most significant strategic alliances and joint ventures, where Rudy Gadre oversaw the development and licensing of patents and other intellectual property, and was responsible for all legal aspects of Amazon's new technology initiatives. From September 1994 to February 1999, Rudy Gadre worked at Perkins Coie LLP, as an Associate in the technology business group. At Perkins, he represented clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies in a diverse array of matters, including joint ventures, development, protection and licensing of intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions. Rudy Gadre served as Vice President of Business Operations at Evri, Inc, from September 2008 to July 2010. He serves as a Member of Strategic Advisory Board at Syntonic Limited. He served as a Director of Jobaline.com Inc. He served as an Independent Director of The W Fund. He is a passionate supporter of the Seattle technology ecosystem. He was recognized by Washington Law and Politics magazine as a "Super Lawyer" in 2003 and 2004. Rudy Gadre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College and graduated from the University of Washington School of Law.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • neu — Get on-demand enhanced cleaning for your Airbnb. Use neu to auto-schedule cleans after every checkout, get access to vetted service professionals, and peace-of-mind
  • Wrench — Wrench offers a convenient way to get great auto repair near me, diagnostic service and oil changes. Our mobile mechanics will come to you!
  • Heyou Media Holdings — This domain used to be connected to a Wix website. Learn how to reconnect it, or create your own website.
Michael Seibel Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 14 investments in the past 12 months
Michael Seibel is the Managing Director and Group Partner of Y Combinator. He previously worked at Socialcam as a CEO. Michael Seibel attended Yale University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Nigeria, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Dripos — Dripos was crafted by restaurant operators like yourself to do it all. We aren't joking, everything from payroll & accounting to mobile ordering & marketing.
  • Retell AI — RetellAI is an API for creating human-like conversational voice AI. Developers can build a voice AI similar to JARVIS in just a day — with an ~800ms response time and the ability to handle interruptions.
  • Superorder — The top off-premise operating system for restaurants. Focus on making the food that you love and we'll take care of the rest.
Eric Wu Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Eric Wu is the President of Opendoor. He previously worked at Trulia.com as a Head of Geo/Social Products. Eric Wu attended the University of Arizona.
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Investment focus
  • Real Estate, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Roam — Roam is the platform for affordable home ownership. Roam helps homebuyers purchase their next home with a low-interest rate mortgage included.
  • Honey Homes — Hassle-free Home Upkeep
  • Broadcast — Broadcast uses AI, automation, and a little bit of tech magic to make sending weekly updates fast, simple, and dare we say... fun
Jessica Livingston Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Jessica Livingston is a co-founding partner at Y Combinator. She is also the organizer of Startup School, the big annual startup conference, and the author of Founders at Work, a collection of interviews with successful startup founders. Y Combinator was the first of the new startup “incubators” that fund a bunch of startups at once.
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Investment focus
  • Medical Device, Education, Health Care
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Balto — Balto, the sports gaming platform made for the casual, everyday fan. We’re thrilled to have you. As a quick intro, we’re Nick Montana, Spencer Cassidy and Joel Karacozoff, three individuals with a passion for gaming and an affinity for bringing people together. As driven co-founders to deliver the best experience, They have set out to create asimple, social and fun gaming interface for all.
  • 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!
  • Hype and Vice — Hype and Vice combines on-trend fashion with University brands to create officially licensed college apparel women! Cool college apparel to wear for tailgates and gamedays or to lounge around your dorm.
Daniel Gross Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Daniel Gross is the Co-Founder of Pioneer. He previously worked at Y Combinator as a Head of AI.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Hume AI — The AI toolkit to measure, understand, and improve how technology affects human emotion
  • Ivo — Ivo reduces the time, effort, and cost of negotiating agreements.
  • 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.
Michael Lynton Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Michael Lynton is CEO of Sony Entertainment, where he oversees Sony's global entertainment businesses, including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Lynton is also Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), managing the studio's overall global operations, which includemotion picture, television and digital content production and distribution, home entertainment acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities, and the development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.At Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lynton has focused on digital transformation, worldwide growth, content diversity and financial discipline, leading the studio through an era of innovation and success, putting Sony Pictures on the cutting edge of an industry experiencing rapid technological and global change.Sony Pictures' Motion Picture Group has enjoyed a remarkable run in the past several years, releasing such hits as Best Picture Oscar® nominees American Hustle, Captain Phillips, and The Social Network, as well as blockbuster franchises like The Amazing Spider-Man, Grown-Ups, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and The Smurfs.Between movies and TV, SPE received 26 nominations for the 2014 Golden Globes® and won seven awards, more than any other studio.Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its U.S. production business, SPT has 19 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 13 countries.SPT's worldwide media networks include 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. Popular channel brands include AXN, Animax, and SET (Sony Entertainment Television), as well as the studio's ad-supported VOD service, Crackle.Sony Pictures Home Entertainment distributes Sony Pictures produced and third-party acquired theatrical and non-theatrical product on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and other digital media globally. Among the more than 3,500 titles in SPHE's catalog are the Spider-Man and Men In Black franchises, the Seinfeld TV series, and film classics on such as Lawrence of Arabia, Taxi Driver and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.Sony Pictures is also home to Imageworks, the only major studio Academy Award®-winning in-house visual effects unit.Under Lynton, Sony Pictures has been an industry leader in the migration to digital entertainment, from production and distribution to the introduction of new formats. The studio championed the industry's UltraViolet digital entertainment format, helped re-introduce 3D to the entertainment industry and is deeply engaged in the rapidly expanding 4K marketplace.Prior to joining Sony Pictures, Lynton worked for Time Warner and served as CEO of AOL Europe, President of AOL International and President of Time Warner International.From 1996 to 2000, Lynton served as Chairman and CEO of Pearson plc's Penguin Group, where he oversaw the acquisition of Putnam, Inc. and extended the Penguin brand to music and the Internet.Lynton joined The Walt Disney Company in 1987 and started Disney Publishing, serving as its President. From 1992 to1996, he served as President of Disney's Hollywood Pictures.Lynton holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature from Harvard College and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.Lynton is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of the American Film Institute, the Smithsonian Board of Regents, the Harvard Board of Overseers, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, J. Paul Getty Trust, USC School of Cinematic Arts and the RAND Corporation.In addition, he sits on the board of directors of Snapchat and Ares Management, L.P.Lynton resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Elizabeth Jamie Alter Lynton, and their three daughters, Eloise Lynton, Maisie Lynton and Lucinda Lynton.
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Investment focus
  • Content, Media and Entertainment, Apps
  • Series B, Series A, Seed
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Inkitt — Publish stories online, join our author subscription program, and read books online for free. Join the Inkitt community for writers and readers today.
  • OLIPOP — 2-5g sugar. 9g fiber. 8 classic flavors. Discover the delicious new soda made with plant fiber and prebiotics for a happy, healthy you. Try it in Vintage Cola, Classic Root Beer, Strawberry Vanilla, Ginger Lemon and more. Non-GMO, gluten free, paleo, vegan, and just plain delicious.
  • Impact — Impact: the entertainment industry network. The most network-driven industry in the world finally has its own network.
Hans Robertson Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Hans Robertson serves startups as an investor and advisor. He is the former chief operating officer and the vice president of products at Meraki. Previously, he served EMC as the group product manager.Prior to EMC, Robertson was an accounts manager at VMware. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a Master of Engineering degree fromMassachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Human Resources, Security
  • Series A, Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Dedrone — Dedrone is the global leader in anti-drone / counter-drone solutions with the most customers in more countries
  • Verkada — Imagine all your building and security products on a single cloud-managed platform, accessible from anywhere in the world. Free 30-day trial. Simple, secure and scalable.
  • Pilot — Meet your dedicated finance team. Pilot handles your bookkeeping, taxes, forecasting and more. See why thousands of businesses trust Pilot.
James Beshara Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
James Beshara is the founder of Magic Mind.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Rye — Rye builds developer tools and APIs to build the next generation of eCommerce experiences.
  • BOND — Get closer to the people and products behind your screen than ever before. Step inside creator wardrobes. Shop their edits. Swipe their curations. Be inspired. We're bringing you a new way to discover.
  • Superorder — The top off-premise operating system for restaurants. Focus on making the food that you love and we'll take care of the rest.
Lauren DeLuca Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Lauren DeLuca is a Founder and Managing Partner of Motivate Venture Capital, a Chicago-based Pre-Seed and Seed investor.He co-founded a family of niche FinTech firms and was an active Angel investor. In 2012, he co-founded Sailfish Systems, a managed services and market data provider for trading firms, banks, and hedge funds. Sailfish merged withVictory Networks in 2013 to serve clients across the US and Europe. The combined business was ultimately sold to QuantHouse, a Paris-based trading technology provider, in 2017.He co-founded Oxford Intelligence Partners at the beginning of 2015, a boutique stock market-analytics firm. Clients included many Fortune 500 companies before a successful exit to Q4 Inc., a Toronto-based strategic acquirer serving 1000+ clients. His personal Angel portfolio spans a multitude of B2B/B2C verticals and contains over thirty early- and growth-stage businesses, including Chime, HomeChef, TradingView, Appcast, Popular Pays, DeskPass and PostProcess Technologies. He received my MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame where he graduated Cum Laude in 2001.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Carpe — Carpe antiperspirant is the #1 solution to sweaty underarms, hands, feet, & more. An effective antiperspirant developed by our sweat experts, chemists & dermatologists.
  • Hallow — Hallow is a prayer app that offers guided meditation sessions to help us grow in our faith & spiritual lives and find peace in God.
  • Gatsby — Gatsby makes options trading social, commission free, and contract-fee free.
Avichal Garg Angel · Stanford, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Avichal is Managing Partner at Electric Capital. He is a serial entrepreneur and technology executive. Avichal sold two companies and was most recently Director of Product at Facebook, which acquired his company Spool in 2012. He previously worked at Google on search ranking and ads ranking, is part-time at YCombinator, and an active angelinvestor.Avichal's firm, Electric Capital, focuses on cryptocurrencies that are rooted in technological utility. Electric performs deep technological diligence, such as compiling code, profiling nodes, and analyzing blockchains with in-house software. The founders of Electric have started and sold five companies, have been investing in cryptocurrencies since 2013, and are investors in Anchor, Bitwise, Chia, Coda, dYdX, Dfinity, Oasis, Thunder and many other crypto projects.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Blockchain, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Key — Key provides a unique method to making significant professional relationships while also promoting career advancement, financial well-being, and work-life balance
  • Matic — The world's most advanced floor cleaner. Your home's best helper.
  • Magrathea — Magrathea Metals is a mining company that unlocks centuries of growth in human civilization by reducing the socioenvironmental impacts.
Drew Houston Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Drew Houston is co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Drew has led the company’s growth from a simple idea to a service used by over 600 million people around the world. Drew received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2006. After graduating, he turnedhis frustration with carrying USB drives and emailing files to himself into a demo for what became Dropbox. Today, Dropbox is one of the world's leading business collaboration platforms, with 15 million paying subscribers and nearly 3000 employees across 12 global offices.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Slope — We handle the lending, underwriting, debt collection and fully pay out to you immediately once the product or service ships.
  • Mother Science — Discover Mother Science, a revolutionary biotech skincare brand with a clinically proven serum for hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
  • Imbue — We want machines that learn the way humans do.Our mission is to build human-like general intelligence and make it safely accessible in order to foster a more abundant, equitable, and unconstrained society.We take a first-principles approach, starting from simple self-supervised architectures and evolving them to tackle human developmentalmilestones of increasing complexity.
Emmett Shear Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Emmett Shear was the Founder and CEO of Twitch (www.twitch.tv), the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. Mr. Shear was also a Co-Founder of Justin.tv and a part-time Partner at venture capital firm Y Combinator, where he advises fledgling startups on product and strategy. Mr. Shear graduated from Yale University in 2005 and in2012 was included in Forbes Magazine on their 30 under 30 list. Twitch launched in 2011, and in 2014 The Wall Street Journal cited the brand as having the 4th largest peak internet traffic in the U.S.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Pilot AI — Pilot AI operates as a tool that automatically turns call recording into structured information.
  • Artifact — Artifact helps capture important memories with ease by creating personal podcasts with the people of customers choice.
  • Monumental Labs — Monumental Labs is building a robot stone-sculpting factory to unleash a renaissance. Our robot artisans complete commissions in days that previously took months, with all the precision of traditional sculpting, at a fraction of the cost.
Aaron Levie Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Aaron Levie is Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder and Chairman at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and cofounder Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind the Box product and platform strategy, incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. Aaron leads the companyin its mission to transform the way people and businesses work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. He has served on the Board of Directors since April 2005.Aaron attended the University of Southern California from 2003 to 2005 before leaving to found Box.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Czech Republic
Portfolio highlights
  • Retell AI — RetellAI is an API for creating human-like conversational voice AI. Developers can build a voice AI similar to JARVIS in just a day — with an ~800ms response time and the ability to handle interruptions.
  • Socket — Socket fights vulnerabilities and provides visibility, defense-in-depth, and proactive supply chain protection for JavaScript, Python, and Go dependencies.
  • Better Stack — Delightful observability tools that turn your logs & monitoring into a secret weapon for shipping better software faster.
David Windley Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
David Windley is the President at Caldwell. He attended San Francisco State University, Lam Family College of Business.
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Investment focus
  • Human Resources, Recruiting, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Topia — The Topia Global Talent Mobility platform enables businesses to deliver mobility as part of a broader talent and business strategy with enhanced employee experiences. This drives competitive advantage by ensuring the right people in the right place at the right time. The Topia platform automates the entire global talent mobility process, fromscenario-based planning, compliance risk management, expat payroll, reporting and more. Topia powers global talent mobility programs for many of the world's most trusted brands, including Schneider Electric, Dell, Veolia, Equinor, AXA.
  • Comeet — Comeet is an applicant tracking system that makes it easier to source, recruit and hire talent in today's job market.
  • Atipica — Building the world's first Inclusive AI for the talent life cycle.
Tikhon Bernstam Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Tikhon Bernstam is an American entrepreneur who cofounded the companies Scribd and Parse.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Enterprise Software, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Caliza — Give your users access to the digital dollar economy. Get early access!
  • Aviator — Avoid broken builds, long code-reviews, cumbersome merge processes and flaky tests. Put your mundane, frustrating workflows on autopilot.
  • LemonEdge — LemonEdge is the first and only low-code development platform for the complex accounting demands of the private equity industry. LemonEdge enables businesses to develop or customise solutions 10x faster than traditional approaches.
Jacob Gibson Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Jacob Gibson is the Co-Founder and Partner of Better Tomorrow Ventures. He is a former co-founder and COO at NerdWallet. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Kenya, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Adadot — Adadot empowers developers to improve their performance and wellbeing by analysing productivity and collaboration data.
  • fortú — fortú is the personal finance platform for Latinos and Hispanics
  • MoneyHash — MoneyHash provides access to payment and fintech services across the Middle East & Africa with one simple integration.
Ilya Sukhar Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ilya Sukhar currently works as the General Partner for Matrix Partners. He previously worked at Y Combinator as a part-time partner.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Developer Tools
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Glean — Fast data exploration for data teams and everyone else. Empower your whole team to answer questions without SQL and start making better decisions faster.
  • Reflect — Reflect is a networked note-taking tool. Keep track of your notes, books, and meetings.
  • Hashboard — Explore fast, intuitive Business Intelligence with Hashboard. Define metrics on your data warehouse and collaborate for deeper insights. Ideal for data teams seeking seamless, code-based workflows.
Paul Graham Angel · Mountain View, California, United States
Paul Graham
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Investment focus
  • Software, Enterprise Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Portfolio highlights
  • Novig — Novig is a peer-to-peer sports betting exchange and the first platform to offer commission-free bets.
  • Roforco — Roforco runs a Roblox game accelerator that makes games successful by providing funding, resources and hands-on support. It's YCombinator for Roblox games, built by two YCombinator Alumni. Co-founders Artem and Brain have been building games together since they were 14 were developers on 12 top grossing titles, accounting for over 2.74billion plays/downloads.Prior to building the accelerator, Roforco was a game studio with a portfolio of games that reached benchmarks including 10 million monthly active users and 16,000 concurrent users. Roforco also worked with notable brands such as Unilever, for whom they made an branded game with over 50 million plays.In 2022, Roforco joined YCombinator's coveted startup accelerator and went on to secure a $1.5 million seed funding round from investors including Paul Graham, Dentsu Group, the prev. COO of Activision and the CEOs of Guilded and Jellysmack. Learn more about us at https://roforco.com/For press: tom@roforco.com Based and founded in San Francisco, CA
  • ParadeDB — ParadeDB is a modern Elasticsearch alternative built on Postgres.
Nobutaka Mutaguchi Angel
Nobutaka Mutaguchi - Managing Partner @ TPP Capital Advisors
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Sales, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Consensus — Consensus is Software as a Service (SaaS) that automates custom product demos to accelerate sales. Their interactive demo platform personalizes video and documents so each prospect automatically learns about your solution in the most relevant way. This cuts sales cycles and increases close rates. Their Demolytics™ dashboard helps you discover andengage the entire buying committee by gathering analytics and tracking who’s involved, what’s important to them, what they watched, and who they shared it with. This drives consensus and gets to a purchase decision much faster than traditional sales methods. Clients have cut their sales cycles by 68% and jumped close rates by 27%.
  • EnticeLabs — Founded by Josh Hall in 2007 in Provo, Utah, EnticeLabs utilizes and builds technology to empower HR departments to recruit top talent. TalentSeekr, the flagship product, is shifting the recruiting industry away from job boards that attract only active job seekers (20-30% of the market) towards strategic and targeted online advertising campaignsthat are able to dive deeply into the entire population of the web to find the most ideal candidates. TalentSeekr is an automated one-stop platform that uses targeted ads to engage active and passive job seekers in the websites and communities where they spend time. The ability to self-optimize using sophisticated analytics and principles of genetics provides dramatically better results and far lower costs than traditional recruiting methods.
Ron Gula Angel · Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Frequently sought out by media such as the New York Times, Bloomberg and Forbes, Ron Gula is one of the leading cybersecurity thinkers in the industry. Ron started his career in information security at the National Security Agency conducting penetration tests of government networks and performing advanced vulnerability research. He was also theoriginal author of the Dragon Intrusion Detection System and CTO of Network Security Wizards, acquired by Enterasys Networks. At Enterasys, Ron helped many financial, government, service providers and commercial companies to enhance their network security monitoring. He also served as Director of Risk Mitigation for USinternetworking. While working for BBN and GTE Internetworking, Ron helped to develop one of the first commercial network honeypots and developed security policies for large carrier-class networks.Since co-founding Tenable Network Security in 2002, Ron has served as CEO. Under his leadership the company has become the leader in continuous network monitoring and is relied upon by more than 20,000 organizations world-wide to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk, and ensure compliance.As a community leader and a passionate advocate for education and scientific research, Ron serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Maryland Cybersecurity Center. He was also appointed to the National Cybersecurity Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Advisory Board as part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Ron has received special awards for leadership from both The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun, and was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 for defense and security. He has authored three patents, speaks regularly at industry conferences, and is often quoted on topics related to security. Ron holds a BS from Clarkson University and an MSEE from the University of Southern Illinois.
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Investment focus
  • Cyber Security, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • FiscalNote — The #1 most trusted partner for managing the global issues and policy affairs that present the biggest risks and opportunities to your organization.
  • Protego Labs — Recognizing the inadequacy of traditional application security paradigms, Protego Labs designed the first comprehensive solution built with the unique constraints and opportunities of serverless in mind. Through continuous serverless security posture, dynamic serverless intelligence, and elastic defense, Protego helps organizations achieve controlover the security of their applications.
  • SecurityTrails — SecurityTrails is a total inventory that curates comprehensive domain and IP address data for users and applications that demand clarity. By combining current and historic data of all Internet assets, SecurityTrails is the proven solution for 3rd-party risk assessment, attack surface reduction and threat hunting. Their powerful API uses real-timedata foundations, and lightning-fast data stores to deliver internet assets faster and with greater accuracy. Over 100,000 users globally count on SecurityTrails’ fast-detecting products to prevent the next big threat and eliminate any potential blindspots. This includes Fortune 500 companies, top security vendors, and governments. From knowing an organization’s attack surface, shadow infrastructure, and spotting new domains, SecurityTrails makes sure there’s nothing left to be discovered.
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.
Howard Tullman Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Howard Tullman has over 45 years of start-up, management, IPO and turn-around experience and an extensive operations background in web development, online services, large-scale information assembly and delivery systems, database design and implementation and the development, creation and production of all types and formats of multimedia, computergames and audio/video digital content. He has designed and developed GUI and natural user interfaces, interactive and immersive games and instruction systems and other electronic entertainments, training products and services, as well as other information-based products and services in a variety of fields including automotive, insurance, CRM, employment, real estate, consumer goods and social media.
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Investment focus
  • Education, SaaS, EdTech
  • Seed, Angel, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • UPshow — UPshow's digital signage software helps businesses achieve key goals through captivating in-venue promotions displayed on our screens.
  • Rise Gardens — With 4 different indoor garden options, you can grow your own produce year round with Rise Gardens. Shop now!
  • Packback — Packback is an inquiry-driven online discussion pedagogy and platform which improves student motivation and critical thinking through discussion.
Bradley Horowitz Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Bradley Horowitz is an Advisor and Vice President of Product Management at Google. Most recently he helped create Area 120, Google's incubator for internally-sourced innovation. He's led a large number of products, programs and initiatives at Google - including Google for Startups, Google Photos, Gmail, Google Voice, blogger, and GoogleNews.Before joining Google in February 2008, Horowitz was Yahoo's vice president of Advanced Development where he drove the acquisitions of Flickr and MyBlogLog, launched the Brickhouse incubator and developed new products like Yahoo! Pipes. Additionally, he was responsible for the company's initiative to open up its platform which included overseeing the Yahoo Developer Network (YDN).Previously, he was co-founder and CTO of Virage, where he oversaw the technical direction of the company from its founding through its IPO and eventual acquisition by Autonomy.Horowitz was a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab. While at the Media Lab, he worked on a number of topics related to computer vision, graphics and image processing, which resulted in a patented new technique for the recovery of structure, motion and camera parameters from video sequences.Horowitz holds an MS in Media Science from MIT and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • CUR8 — CUR8 is committed to establishing a global market for carbon reduction. Carbon removal methods include increased rock weathering, direct air capture, forests, construction, soil, biomass, oceans, and new technologies.
  • Mill — Meet the cleanest, easiest way to prevent food waste at home. Mill recycles your peels, bones, stalks, and forgotten leftovers.
  • Parcha AI — Parcha is an AI-powered enterprise software that enables businesses to automate their scale compliance and operations.
Russell Fradin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Russell Fradin is the Vice Chairman of Carbon Health. From October 2005 to April 2010, Russell co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Adify Corporation, an on-line advertising company sold to Cox Enterprises. Prior to that time, Russell was comScore’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Senior Vice President ofBusiness Development at Wine.com and Vice President of Business Development at Flycast Communications. Russell currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at comScore, TubeMogul and CoachArt and has previously served on the boards of Udemy, Outside.in and several others. Russell holds a B.S. degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Scoop — Thrive in a hybrid work environment with Scoop's solutions for Workplace Safety, Workplace Utilization, Team Coordination, Desk Management, and Commute.
  • BeyondHQ — BeyondHQ is a real-time, user-driven platform that helps companies run unlimited talent and real estate analyses while saving time and money.
  • LIT Videobooks — LIT is a new platform that allows you to view bestselling business books in a new video book format.
David Wieland Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
David Wieland is the co-founder and managing partner of Motivate Ventures, a venture capital firm in Chicago. David is a serial technology entrepreneur with three exits (RIVS, Powersurge Technologies and InnFlux). He is the co-founder, former chairman, and investment committee member of VitalizeVC (fka IrishAngels.). BA Philosophy, Government NotreDame. MBA Northwestern / Kellogg.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Software, Education
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Hallow — Hallow is a prayer app that offers guided meditation sessions to help us grow in our faith & spiritual lives and find peace in God.
  • Schoola — Schoola is an American online retail company that sells second hand women's and children's clothing. Schoola solicit the clothing via donation and in return donate a portion of each sales proceeds to the school of the donor's choice. Schoola is a self-service fundraising platform that schools, principals, PTAs and PTOs can use toraise significant funds for schools and other non-profits. To date Schoola has partnered and raised funds for over 10,000 schools throughout the US. Headquartered in San Francisco, Schoola was founded by former school administrator Stacey Boyd and is backed by several prominent angel and institutional investors.
  • Unsplash — Beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project. Better than any royalty free or stock photos.
Laszlo Bock Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Laszlo Bock is the CEO and Co-Founder of Humu, a company that nudges people towards better work habits—unlocking the potential of individuals, teams, and organizations. His New York Times bestselling book, WORK RULES! Insights from Inside Google to Transform How You Live and Lead, has been published in more than 25 languages and garnered numerous“book of the year” honors. From 2006 to 2016, Laszlo was Senior Vice President of People Operations and a member of Google’s management team, growing the company from 6,000 to 72,000 employees. During his tenure, Google was recognized over 150 times as an exceptional employer, including being named the #1 Best Company to Work for in the United States seven times.Laszlo is credited with creating the field of “People Analytics”, the application of academic-quality rigor and Google-paced innovation to people management. He also led the development of what is now known as Google for Jobs.In 2010 he was named “Human Resources Executive of the Year” and in 2015 the “HR Professional of the Decade.” He (briefly) was ranked #1 in the world in the video game Assassin’s Creed.Laszlo earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Pomona College, graduating in three years, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Vincent — Vincent is the most powerful search engine for investment opportunities. Explore over 1,000 live investments in real estate, VC, debt, art, collectibl...
  • BrightHire — An Interview Intelligence platform that builds hiring plans, generates interview notes and highlights, delivers talent insights & more.
  • NinjaTech AI — Real Time Problem Solving & Learning. Our agents take a step-by-step hierarchical approach to learning, decomposing complex problems into digestible tasks, and ...
Dave McClure Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Dave McClure is the founder of Practical Venture Capital and has been an investor and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for over twenty-five years. Previously he was the founding partner of 500 Startups, a global VC firm and startup accelerator with over $500M in assets under management. Dave has invested in hundreds of companies around the world,including more than 15 unicorns and 5 IPOs. He was named by Forbes as one of the top VCs in the world in 2016 and 2017 (Forbes Midas List). Before 500 Startups, Dave worked at Founders Fund and PayPal, and he graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 1988 with a BS in engineering and applied mathematics.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Ezra AI — Ezra provides full-body MRI screening for potential early cancer and abnormalities in up to 13 organs. Book a scan today.
  • Tribal — Tribal Credit is a corporate charge card specially designed for startups in emerging markets. Using a proprietary AI-driven approval process, the San Francisco based startup provides small and medium companies with access to payments and complete control over their spending. Founded by serial entrepreneurs, data scientists and fintech execs whohave built and led startups in both emerging markets and Silicon Valley, the startup aspires to bridge the business financial inclusion gap between the two. Tribal Credit is backed by BECO Capital, Global Ventures, Endure Capital, 500 Startups, Rising Tide Fund, AR Ventures, Off The Grid Ventures, RiseUp, and Tribe Capital.
  • Terraformation — Terraformation creates partnerships to scale reforestation with hardware, software, and knowledge based solutions.
Dan Rosensweig Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Dan Rosensweig has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2010 and as the Chairman of our board of directors since March 2010. From March 2009 to February 2010, Rosensweig served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RedOctane, a business unit of Activision Publishing and developer, publisher and distributor ofGuitar Hero. From August 2007 to March 2009, Rosensweig was an Operating Principal at the Quadrangle Group, a private investment firm. From April 2002 to April 2007, Rosensweig served as Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo!, an Internet content and service provider. Prior to serving at Yahoo!, Rosensweig served as the President of CNET Networks and prior to that as Chief Executive Officer and President of ZDNet, until it was acquired by CNET Networks. Rosensweig also currently serves on the board of directors of Adobe Systems as well as Birchbox.Rosensweig holds a B.A. in political science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
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Investment focus
  • Recruiting, Internet, EdTech
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Tract — Tract is the first for kids, by kids online community for student-directed learning. We are reimagining education by giving kids full control and making learning fun. We offer members (kids age 8+) unlimited on-demand courses (learning paths) and vibrant weekly live events, taught by our inspiring community of accomplished creators. Together, theyenable kids to develop passions through meaningful, real-world lessons giving them the skills and mindset to address 21st-century challenges and opportunities.Tract is based on TRICK, the philosophy pioneered by our co-founder Esther Wojcicki. Esther has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children from her award-winning student-run journalism program and is a mother of three successful women (CEO of YouTube, CEO, and founder of 23andMe, and top UCSF medical researcher) all by applying TRICK.TRICK stands for Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. These five pillars are at the core of Tract and our mission to empower all kids to become tomorrow's innovators, leaders, and global citizens.Our team is unified by Esther’s lifelong work to evolve education for the 21st century and comes from top Consumer and Education Technology companies (Uber, Microsoft, and Instracture).What We Believe:- The secret to getting kids interested in learning is giving them control - Kids are much smarter and capable than most people think - Successful people believe in themselves and aren’t afraid to take risks - Creative people with great passions don’t follow the rules - Current rates of depression and lack of career-readiness is a global epidemic - Our education system of standardization and obedience limits creativity and a growth mindset - Education is not equitable and the achievement gap is widening - We need a generation of community-minded global citizens to make the world a better place - Education that works for kids, not against them is the silver bullet for the world’s problems
  • Galena — Established in 2020, Galena trains and develops young talented individuals for the jobs of the future.
  • Mustard — Elevate your game with real time analytics and instruction from the world's best coaches and athletes.
George Hu Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
George Hu
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Recruiting
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • AppOmni — AppOmni is a leading provider of SaaS Security Management software. The company was founded by a team of security veterans from top SaaS providers and cybersecurity vendors, and its customer base includes global leaders across technology, healthcare, banking, and finance as well as many of the most well-known cybersecurity providers.Its patentedtechnology scans APIs, security controls, and configuration settings to compare the current state of enterprise SaaS deployments against best practices and business intent. The solution offers fast deployment, instant visibility, and makes it easy for security and IT teams to secure their entire SaaS environment from each vendor to every end-user. As SaaS applications evolve, AppOmni stays current with all updates and releases to keep customer environments secure over time.Co-founders Brendan O'Connor and Brian Soby headquartered AppOmni in San Francisco, California in 2018.
  • Kustomer — With Kustomer, deliver faster, richer experiences to your customers with omnichannel messaging, a unified customer view, and AI-powered automations.
  • Clockwise — Clockwise uses artificial intelligence to create productive time for teams during the work day. Its intelligent calendar assistant understands work and life commitments and automatically organizes a calendar to help workers focus on priorities. The company is also announcing the launch of Clockwise for Teams, a time management toolkit for remoteworkers.
Bill Clerico Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Bill Clerico is the Founder and Managing Partner at Convective Capital.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Payments, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Mexico, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Release — Release Environments streamline the development process, with Environments as a Service: fast, shareable, scalable, managed, and easy to reproduce at every step, driven by Kubernetes.
  • Coris — Coris helps Financial Services companies better manage small business risk by providing alternate credit quality data on merchants and constantly monitor businesses for changes in business quality
  • Overstory — Overstory applies artificial intelligence to high-resolution satellite imagery to provide real-time analytics of natural resources. We help to prevent forest fires, deforestation, power outages and are on a mission to create a more sustainable environment. Our insights on the quantity and quality of natural resources help to improve decision-makingby electric utility companies, forestry companies and NGOs.
Paul Buchheit Angel · Mountain View, California, United States
Paul Buchheit co-founded social network aggregator FriendFeed, along with three other former Google employees. He is also an investor in FriendFeed and participated in a $5 million Series A round in February 2008.He was the 23rd employee at Google, where he created Gmail and implemented many of its innovative features. He developed the originalprototype of Google AdSense, and was responsible for Google's famous "Don't be evil" motto in a meeting.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • SiPhox Health — SiPhox offers a handheld testing device with RNA/DNA and protein testing for point-of-care and At-Home solutions. The company's kit is made by multiplexing RNA, antibody, and antigen tests on a single silicon photonic chip which is amplified by plasmon resonance and silicon photonic resonator readout, enabling users to undertake tests fordisease safely and in a disposable point-of-care and at-home manner.SiPhox was founded in 2020 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Character.ai — Meet AIs that feel alive. Chat with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Experience the power of super-intelligent chat bots that hear you, understand you, and remember you.
  • Perplexity AI — Perplexity is a search engine platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide large language models and search engines. The company's platform enables the development of beneficial artificial general intelligence, as well as an open-source environment that is accessible to the public, allowing clients to develop skills and knowledge inartificial intelligence.
Edward Lando Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 17 investments in the past 12 months
Edward Lando is the Managing Partner at Pareto Holdings.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, France, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • Skedway — Every work experience should be great! Skedway is the complete platform to optimize the hybrid work experience.
  • NewHomesMate (formerly Propertymate) — Find, compare and buy a new construction home - all in one place.
Ellen Levy Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ellen Levy is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Upwage — Our mission is to create $1 trillion in new wealth for the 44% of Americans who make less than $16/hr, using the power of big data & AI.
  • Stake — Renters earn Cash back for rent. Building operators outperform the market. That's the Stake win-win. Find out how we're building the financial tools for the next generation of rentals.
  • Rattle — Sales automation for scaling teams. Learn how revenue leaders use Rattle to effortlessly update Salesforce, improve pipeline accuracy and skyrocket their success.
Matt Mickiewicz Angel
Matt Mickiewicz is an internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of SitePoint. Mickiewicz also co-founded the web companies Flippa, 99designs, and Hired.Born in Kraków, Poland, living in Hameln -Germany, and currently residing in Vancouver, Canada, Mickiewicz created his first website at the age of 14 called Webmaster-Resources.com, whichlater became SitePoint. At 16, Mickiewicz traveled to Melbourne with his mother and met his soon-to-be business partner and co-founder, Mark Harbottle. At 16, Mickiewicz found himself closing $10,000 advertising deals between classes at high school. Mickiewicz barely finished high school and did not attend college.In 2008, Mickiewicz spun off 99designs from SitePoint, which went on to raise $35 million in capital from Accel Ventures, Michael Dearing / Harrison Metal, Dave Goldberg (SurveyMonkey), Anthony Casalena, and Stewart Butterfield (Flickr). In June 2009 Mickiewicz and Harbottle launched Flippa.com, the largest marketplace for buying and selling websites in the world. In the fall of 2012, Mickiewicz co-founded DeveloperAuction.com which raised $2.7 million was later renamed Hired. The company later raised a $15 million Series-A round in March 2014. By December 2014, Hired was reportedly valued at $200m and had raised an additional $15m in the capital in its Series B round.Mickiewicz was named a 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur by Forbes and INC in 2011, a Smart Company 30 under 30 in 2012, and frequently speaks at conferences and seminars worldwide.
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Investment focus
  • Human Resources, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Flippa — Buy & Sell Online Businesses on the Flippa marketplace.
  • Wyvern — Wyvern was created to unlock the secrets of the elec-tromagnetic spectrum by providing groundbreak-ing access to high-resolution and quality imagery.This will enable a sustainable future for humanity.
  • Continuum Technology — Connecting world-class executive talent to the best venture-backed companies for consulting, advising and full-time roles.
Joshua Steiner Angel
Joshua L. Steiner is a Managing Principal of Quadrangle Group LLC focused on the firm's media and communications private equity business. Prior to the formation of Quadrangle Group in 2000, Mr. Steiner was a Managing Director at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, where he was a member of the firm's Media and Communications Group. Prior tojoining Lazard, he was the Chief of Staff for the United States Department of the Treasury, where he was responsible for managing the Secretary of Treasury's staff and served as his adviser on domestic and international policy as well as management and communications issues. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the New York Public Library, Phillips Academy, Andover and the Enterprise Foundation of New York, an organization that helps develop and maintain affordable housing. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations where he is on the Board of Advisors of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Steiner received a M.St. in modern history from Oxford University and a B.A. in history from Yale University.
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Investment focus
  • Recruiting, Information Technology, Professional Networking
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Untapped — Untapped's diversity recruiting platform helps recruiters source diverse candidates, review hiring analytics and build communities. Start your free trial today!
Ben Walton Angel · Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ben Walton - Co-founder @ Styck
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Investment focus
  • Employment, Recruiting, Crowdsourcing
  • Angel, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Visage — Visage automates candidate discovery and engagement while enabling teams to increase productivity by building predictable candidate pipelines, increasing hiring efficiency, and simplifying team-based work management. With AI and human-powered sourcing capabilities, Visage is able to identify the most relevant skills and experience and deliver largebatches of high quality candidates who can be moved through the pipeline with automated engagement tools that fully integrate with top ATS systems.
Julia Hartz Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Julia Hartz hopes to inspire people to live more by building the world's largest marketplace of live experiences. Since founding Eventbrite in 2006 with Kevin Hartz and Renaud Visage, the company has generated over $3 billion in gross ticket sales, with more than $200 million tickets processed to events and experiences around the globe.A key to this growth and success is the people of Eventbrite (fondly referred to as The Britelings), which has grown to nearly 400 employees in six offices around the world.Julia cultivates and advocates for Eventbrite's award-winning culture (voted Best Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area five years running). She has been honored as one of Inc.'s 35 under 35 in 2014 and Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2013.Julia is also a frequent speaker on live experiences, consumer trends and entrepreneurship, and has been recently featured in Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg and Inc. Magazine. Previous to Eventbrite, Julia was a TV development executive at MTV and FX Networks.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States, Ireland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Microverse — Want to learn how to code? Pay $0 until you become a software developer and land a job. Learn programming from the best online coding school and connect with a global community.
  • Socket — Socket fights vulnerabilities and provides visibility, defense-in-depth, and proactive supply chain protection for JavaScript, Python, and Go dependencies.
  • Glimpse — Create a distributed showroom experience without the hassle of a real showroom. Drive product discovery and track the customer journey with Glimpse's platform.
Greg Brockman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Greg Brockman is the Co-founder and Chairman of OpenAI. He was formerly the CTO of Stripe, a leading Silicon Valley startup.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Uplimit (formerly CoRise) — Uplimit accelerates your professional growth through live, small group courses created and taught by top experts.
  • Sandbar — Simplify and accelerate your AML compliance with Sandbar. We adapt with you to minimize risk and reduce your workload. Learn more and start a conversation today.
  • Lambda — GPU Workstations, GPU Servers, GPU Laptops, and GPU Cloud for Deep Learning & AI. RTX 3090, RTX 3080, RTX A4000, RTX A5000, RTX A6000, and A100 Options. Ubuntu, TensorFlow, and PyTorch Pre-Installed.
Anna Marie Wagner Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Anna Marie Wagner is a SVP, Corporate Development at Ginkgo Bioworks. He Attended Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Recruiting, Mobile Apps, Human Resources
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • JobGet — JobGet is the social platform for jobs. It is the fastest job platform for anyone looking for a job in the retail and hospitality industry, reducing the timeline from weeks to minutes. Consistently a Top 10 rated app in the iOs and Android play store helping thousands of job seekers engage with leading employers.Getting a job shouldn’t take hoursfilling online applications and waiting for weeks to hear back. We help accelerate the process with smart matching and a talk, text and video enabled platform.We are currently working with thousands of employers around the US on finding the right staff quickly, as well as helping thousands of jobseekers find their dream jobs within minutes.JobGet is a 2019 MassChallenge winner, as well as a 2019 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge Winner. We are looking to reshape the employment landscape for hourly employers and professionals to be instant, accessible, and efficient.
Ryan Holmes Angel · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ryan Holmes is the CEO and Founder of HootSuite. Thought leader, dog lover and serial entrepreneur, he has redefined the face of social media - bringing Twitter, Facebook and other social networks out of the dorm room and into the boardroom.Holmes has grown HootSuite from a lean startup to a global leader in social media with 8 million users,including 79 of the Fortune 100 companies. A college drop-out, he started a paintball company and pizza restaurant before founding Invoke Media, the company that developed HootSuite in 2009.Today, Holmes is an authority on the social business revolution, quoted in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and called upon to speak at TEDx and SXSW Interactive Conferences. An angel investor and advisor, he mentors startups in Canada and around the world. Through HootSuite University, Holmes partners with major universities to deliver social media coursework to the next generation of business leaders.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Canada, United States, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Truss — Send and receive business payments online with no limits, no percentage fees and no bullsh*t. Bring your business payments into the 21st century.
  • Surf — Surf for Brands allows you to generate the highest quality first party data, with consumer opt-in options. Generate ethical, high quality data now - Learn more
  • Kiwi Grocery — Kiwi Grocery cuts out the grocery store and delivers direct to your door. That means you pay less for your groceries and save on costly service fees. Kiwi users save 35% on their grocery checkout totals compared to other delivery apps.
Robby Walker Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Robby Walker is Senior Director, Siri ExperienceSenior at Apple. He attended Arizona State University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Travel, Internet
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Adioso — Adioso is a better search and booking app for leisure travel.It allows users to:* search without constraints on destinations & dates* follow destinations or search terms to receive deals, trip recommendations, and other content to help them plan and book their trip.Its key benefits are:* Travelers find it much easier to choosethe very best travel options available* Airlines & suppliers can focus messages and offers at highly qualified customers.Founded in Australia in 2008 by Fenn Bailey and Tom Howard, Adioso was in the Winter ‘09 class of Y Combinator, and has received seed funding from Silicon Valley and travel industry investors.As of March 2012, Adioso has a team of eight engineers and designers in Australia and the US, and is moving rapidly towards the launch of some major new product features and global airline coverage.
  • AppJet — Y Combinator funded AppJet is an online programming tool for building simple web apps. Founded by former MIT students, AppJet intends to simplify the process of writing web applications. The applications are programmed on a web based text editor in the simple but powerful JavaScript programming language. JavaScript is used on both the server andclient side. They've included several bundles of code libraries for databases and more importantly interfacing with the Facebook API. In order to efficiently host users' applications, AppJet has developed their own application virtualization system. The system allocates processor time to active applications and cuts off greedy ones after running an alloted number of compiled lines of code to prevent abuse.AppJet as a dev platform seems no longer to be active. There are some legacy downloads available, however.
  • Triplebyte — Start a job search that puts you in control.
Joel Peterson Angel · Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Joel Peterson is the Founding Partner of Whitman Peterson.
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Investment focus
  • Recruiting, Software, Residential
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Landis — Landis helps people on their way to homeownership. We allow our clients to rent their dream home, then to purchase it once they are ready to get a mortgage.
  • Run The World — Run The World helps you host virtual conferences, talks and happy hours. Create engaging online events to teach, network and build community. Get started for free!
  • Workstream — Workstream is an automated hiring platform that helps companies employing hourly workers. The platform helped Jamba, Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, Dunkin', Applebee's, Auntie Anne's, Cinnabon to increase their bottom line and cost savings.Workstream was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, UnitedStates.
Shannon Sweeney Offen Angel · Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Shannon Sweeney Offen - Investment Banker @ SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
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Investment focus
  • Recruiting, Staffing Agency
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Inkwell — Inkwell is leading the flexible work revolution. As the premier job matching service for highly accomplished candidates and companies of all sizes, we drive more flexibility diversity, and meaning in the workplace. We focus on making business-critical roles flexible and filling them with top-notch talent.
Vishal Makhijani Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Vish Makhijani is President & COO of Zumper. Prior to joining Zumper, Vish was CEO of Udacity where he oversaw all company operations to democratize education around the world. He had been instrumental in the development of Udacity's Nanodegree program. Vish has held leadership positions at high-growth companies, including Zynga andYandex, where he scaled the business to millions of users. He was also senior vice president of Yahoo's Search and Marketplace businesses, and general manager at Inktomi until it was acquired by Yahoo. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the New York and Silicon Valley offices, serving Fortune 500 and startup clients.Vish is currently on the boards of both Prosperworks and Pepperdata.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Enterprise Software, Recruiting
  • Seed, Funding Round, Debt Financing
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Shabodi — Enterprise Software, SaaS, PaaS, 5G
  • Trimian — Startup based in Menlo Park, focusing on mobile apps. The name comes from 'tri-simian', referring to the three wise monkeys.
  • Instawork — Instawork connects local businesses with proven hourly workers for temp, temp-to-hire shift work.
Kevin Hale Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Kevin Hale was a partner at Y Combinator. He worked with their portfolio companies on user experience design, product development and customer support. In 2006, he co-founded Wufoo, which was one of the earliest Y Combinator funded startups. The online form builder was later acquired by SurveyMonkey. He attended
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Stilt — Financial Services for International Students and Immigrants
  • Postscript — Engage with customers wherever they are. Postscript helps you build strong customer relationships across the entire buying experience. Start your free trial today.
  • Taali Foods — Taali is a 'better for you' food company. We have a simple vision, we want our products to be a delicious and guilt-free snack that is loaded with the good stuff.Our anchor brand Taali Taali is a guilt-free snack made from popped water lily seeds. Our products are made of Non-GMO, whole, and natural ingredients that you can pronounceand spell to create a difference you can taste. We have on average 20% fewer calories and 67% less fat per serving (28g) than the leading popcorn brand. Roasted never tasted this good.
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