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Top 50 Retail Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Retail Angel Investors in United States

Investor Retail United States investments
Bryan Rosenblatt 12
Joanne Wilson 9
Fabrice Grinda 8
Jason Calacanis 8
David Tisch 6
Mark Cuban 5
Wayne Chang 5
Daniel Curran 5
Andy Dunn 5
Mark Cuban 5
Brian Spaly 4
Michael Marks 4
Nasir Jones 4
Jose Marin 4
Gary Vaynerchuk 4
Gurmukh Singh 4
Jose Marin 4
Shervin Pishevar 4
Evan Brown 4
Brett Hurt 3
Andrew Boszhardt Jr. 3
Tom Williams 3
Maria Thomas 3
Jennifer Fleiss 3
Jeff Seibert 3
Neil Parikh 3
Jonathan Neman 3
Andrew Boszhardt Jr. 3
James Reinhart 3
Nion McEvoy 3
Chris Sang 3
Ravin Gandhi 3
Lori Greiner 3
Brian Lee 3
Brendan Wallace 3
Paul Maritz 3
Michael Ryan Dubin 3
Neil Giugno 3
Güimar Vaca Sittic 3
Liz Keen 3
Caterina Fake 3
Marissa Mayer 3
Baron Davis 3
Dave Gilboa 3
Ben Narasin 3
Clark Landry 3
Mike Volpe 3
Brian Sugar 3
David O. Sacks 3
William McClelland 3
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Bryan Rosenblatt Angel · New York, New York, United States
Bryan Rosenblatt (born July 4, 1989 in New York, New York, United States) is an American Venture Capitalist and entrepreneur. He is a Partner at Craft Ventures, a venture firm with over $2 billion AUM started by David Sacks. He is also a founder of Riverside Ventures, which he started in 2017, and a former executive at Reddit and Twitter. Hepreviously worked at Reddit as the Head of Sales. Bryan Rosenblatt attended the University of Connecticut School of Business and Charles University.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Retail
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Dapper Labs — Dapper Labs uses the power of play to deliver blockchain-based experiences that are made for you and ready for the real world.
  • Jomboy Media — We cover the topics we love, including sports, movies, songs, and history. If we can talk about it with enthusiasm, we've got a show for it.
  • Underdog Fantasy — Fantasy sports for real money
Joanne Wilson Angel · New York, New York, United States
Joanne Wilson has had many careers. She started out in retail, eventually moving to the wholesale arena. She then transitioned to the media side of the technology world, before once again reinventing herself as an investor. She is currently an active angel investor with a portfolio of over 90 companies such as Food52, Sweeten, Vengo, Nestio, Phinand Phebes, Makers Row, Clutter, and Union Station. She has been involved in numerous real estate transactions from beginning to end and continues to make investments in that world. She is also an investor in a few restaurants in the New York area. In addition to these endeavors, Joanne has been involved in various education projects and served as chairperson at Hot Bread Kitchen, non-profit committed to increasing access to the culinary industry for woman and minority entrepreneurs. She also sits on the board of The Highline. Joanne has maintained her very popular blog, www.gothamgal.com for over 11 years and has recently take her talents to the airwaves on her podcast, ""Positively Gotham Gal"". She loves to bake, cook, throw a good party, travel, read, collect art, do the crossword and stay on top of what's happening around the globe and in NYC.Her most successful venture is being married to her best friend, Fred and raising their three kids- Jessica, Emily and Josh
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Mobile, Retail
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Poland, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Manufactured — Manufactured is a product sourcing platform that provides access for entrepreneurs to manufacturing companies to find the perfect product and help build and operate digital manufacturing supply chains.
  • Beckley Waves — Beckley Waves funds, supports, and mentors the emerging leaders, entrepreneurs, and partnerships working to create the operational infrastructure of a global psychedelic ecosystem.
  • Porter Road Butcher — Pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken delivered straight to your door. Free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs. All of our beef is dry aged for 14 days! Shop better meat per piece or per month with Butcher's Choice Subscription Boxes at Porter Road.
Fabrice Grinda Angel · New York, New York, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Fabrice Grinda is among the world’s leading Internet entrepreneurs and investors.He has over $300 million in exits and 150 angel investments. Fabrice has served as CEO for three multinational companies and has an impressive track record as an early investor in Alibaba, Lending Club, Delivery Hero and Brightroll.Fabrice is currentlyinvesting in startups and building companies through FJ Labs, which he cofounded with business partner Jose Marin. Fabrice is also co-founder and executive chairman of Beepi, a next generation used car marketplace. Beepi recently raised $60 million in series B funding.Prior to FJ Labs and Beepi, Fabrice was co-founder and co-CEO of OLX, one of the largest websites in the world with over 200 million unique visitors per month. The company operates in 40 countries and has over 1,200 employees. OLX is the largest classifieds site in India, Brazil, Pakistan, Poland, Ukraine, Portugal and many other emerging markets.Before OLX, Fabrice was co-founder and CEO of Zingy, one of the largest wireless media companies in the Americas. Fabrice successfully grew the business to $200 million in sales in four years.Fabrice started his entrepreneurial journey in 1998, at 23, when he co-founded and was CEO of Aucland. Soon after, Aucland grew into one of the largest auction sites in Europe. Before his entrepreneurial endeavors, Fabrice worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.Fabrice holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1996, and was awarded the Halbert White prize, given to the most distinguished economics student, as well as The Wolfe Balleisen memorial prize, awarded for best thesis.In his free time, Fabrice likes to travel the world, kitesurf, play tennis, and blog about his personal and professional life at www.fabricegrinda.com.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Marketplace, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, France, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • OTPless — Experience the future of user authentication with OTPLESS. Our one-tap sign-in solution eliminates the need for passwords and OTPs, offering a secure, convenient, and user-friendly alternative.
  • PIXmania.com — PIXmania is a pan-European electrical e-tailer operating in 26 countries. PIXmania has been growing its market positions across Europe while leveraging the benefits of being part of the Dixons Retail Group. Pixmania now serves more than 7 million customers over Europe with a wide range of product categories.
  • Le Collectionist — Le Collectionist is a luxury travel brand offering the discerning traveller a selection of exquisite holiday rentals around the world with hotel-like services.
Jason Calacanis Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Jason Calacanis is the Founder and CEO of Inside.com and Launch. He previously worked at Weblogs as a Co-Founder and CEO.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • TaxGPT — Looking for instant tax help? Meet TaxGPT, your AI-powered tax assistant. We simplify tax processes and maximize deductions. Try TaxGPT today!
  • CyberFilm — Bring your story to life!
David Tisch Angel · New York, New York, United States
David Tisch is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City-based early stage investment fund. BoxGroup is an investor in over 200 seed-stage companies, including Vine, Blue Apron, Sunrise, Warby Parker, Harry’s, Oscar, Behance, Handy and more. David is also the co-founder and Chairman of Spring, a mobile marketplace where customers shopdirectly within the app from a curated community of brands. Spring was named by Apple as one of the Best Apps of 2014.In 2014, David was named Head of Startup Studio at Cornell Tech, the University’s New York City-based graduate campus focused on digital technologies and the information economy. He is also Entrepreneur in Residence for Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Program.David is the co-founder of TechStars NYC and has served on numerous boards, including Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology, the Investor Board of Venture for America, and the Entrepreneurship board at NYU. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law, and currently lives in New York City
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, France, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Vengo — Vengo is a software and media company that engages consumers and collects data by combining interactive digital media with point-of-purchase. Selected from 270 companies as "NYC Next Idea 2012," Vengo's next-generation vending machines enable brands such as Trident, Snapple, Dentyne, and Sour Patch Kids to re-engage consumers whilegenerating attractive unit economics (expect six-month payback on new units). Vengo already has established partnerships with Mondelez (one of the largest snack food companies), Snapple, Verizon, CC Vending (second-largest NYC vending machine provider), and Creative Mobile Technologies (NYC taxis). Vengo was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Long Island City, New York.
  • The Happy Home Company — The Happy Home Company is your Personal Home Manager. Managing your home is expensive, complicated, and time consuming. They solve this problem by connect homeowners with an affordable Personal Home Manager, who is supported by powerful technology, and a trusted service network
  • Even.com — Even offers an affordable on-demand pay product that allows employees to access their paychecks when they need it most—without confusing, hidden, or predatory fees. With a proven track record of reducing employee turnover and increasing retention and productivity, Even is the highest-rated on-demand pay app and has helped employees save more than$82 million to date.
Mark Cuban Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Mark Cuban is the founder of Fireside, Chairman and Founding partner of AXS TV, and the Owner of Dallas Mavericks. Prior to that, he was the Co-Founder of Broadcast.com. Mrk attended the Indiana University Bloomington.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Bot-It — Online automation for everyone. Let Bot-It automatically complete your online tasks.
  • Allstar — Allstar is a gaming company that believes every gamer can become a content creator, with the right tools. The company is driven by its mission is to make the everyday gamer the star of their greatest esports moments through technology that enables them to effortlessly create, discover, and share their own professional quality esports highlights.
  • Glove Wrap — Glove Wrap is a latex-free, thermoplastic elastomer band with the precise thickness, width, and length required to break in and shape your complete baseball glove while making the ideal pocket. Wrapping your glove with Glove Wrap applies pressure to the glove, reshaping it for easy use.
Wayne Chang Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Wayne Chang (born August 3, 1983) is an American entrepreneur, angel investor, film producer, and philanthropist. He is best known for founding Crashlytics, which in little over a year was acquired by Twitter for over $100 million in 2013 (later valued at $259.5 million at Twitter's IPO), creating i2hub, a popular filesharing network, his seedinvestments that include companies like JetSmarter, Draftkings, and Gusto, and his lawsuit against the Winklevoss brothers, who were famously depicted in The Social Network movie.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • T2 — T2 is in early alpha. 280 character text, replies, and likes - that's it for now. Browse content now and sign up for the waitlist.
  • Mural — Mural enables financial teams to manage crypto payouts and invoices for employees, contractors, and vendors worldwide.
  • CryptoTaxCalculator — Online Crypto Tax Calculator with support for over 400 integrations. $49 for all financial years. Money Back Guarantee.
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, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Brazil, Canada
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
Andy Dunn Angel · New York, New York, United States
Andy Dunn is co-founder and CEO of Bonobos, an apparel brand renowned for exceptional fit, high energy and great customer experience. Launched in 2007, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand in the United States ever launched over the web. Previously, Dunn worked as a private equity analyst at Wind Point Partners and as a consultant at Bain& Company. He is a founding board member of education social enterprise Blue Engine and the founder of Red Swan Ventures, an angel investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Wellness, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Varos — Join hundreds of DTC brands anonymously crowdsourcing CACs and other marketing KPIs to see how you compare in real time. It takes 2 minutes to sign up.
  • Ours — We're on a mission to help people have happier, healthier lives through stronger relationships.
  • Kabata — Full workout comprehension. Data-driven coaching. Gamified progression. Welcome to the next generation in connected fitness.
Mark Cuban Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Mark Cuban is the founder of Fireside, Chairman and Founding partner of AXS TV, and the Owner of Dallas Mavericks. Prior to that, he was the Co-Founder of Broadcast.com. Mrk attended the Indiana University Bloomington.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Software, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Vietnam, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Bot-It — Online automation for everyone. Let Bot-It automatically complete your online tasks.
  • Allstar — Allstar is a gaming company that believes every gamer can become a content creator, with the right tools. The company is driven by its mission is to make the everyday gamer the star of their greatest esports moments through technology that enables them to effortlessly create, discover, and share their own professional quality esports highlights.
  • Glove Wrap — Glove Wrap is a latex-free, thermoplastic elastomer band with the precise thickness, width, and length required to break in and shape your complete baseball glove while making the ideal pocket. Wrapping your glove with Glove Wrap applies pressure to the glove, reshaping it for easy use.
Brian Spaly Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Brian Spaly is the General Partner of Brand Foundry Ventures and Executive Chairman of Tecovas. He is a former CEO at TrunkClub. He attended Princeton University and Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Fashion, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cann — Cannabis Infused THC & CBD Social Tonic For a Light, Uplifting Buzz Without the Hangovers
  • Cake — 18K Followers, 6,705 Following, 859 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Cake (@hellocake)
  • Crown Affair — Redefine your relationship with your hair through our products, guidance, and community.
Michael Marks Angel · Menlo Park, California, United States
Michael E Marks is the Founding Managing Partner at Celesta Capital. Prior to that, he was the CEO and founder of Katerra. He was also the founding partner of Riverwood Capital, a Menlo Park-based private equity firm. Prior to establishing Riverwood, he was a partner and senior advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in 2006 and 2007.Priorto KKR, Michael spent 13 years as CEO and then chairman of Flextronics International Ltd., building it into one of the largest technology companies in the world.He is a director of The Melt, Enjoy, H20.ai, and Berkeley Lights.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, India, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • EnTribe — EnTribe is a leading SaaS platform that helps bridge the gap between the content you want and the content your community shares through high-quality UGC.
  • Rizzle — Create videos from text and podcasts in minutes with premium stock. Transform sports, politics, travel, or any other articles and podcasts into highly engaging videos.
  • Home Delivery Service (HDS Global) — Creating the future of ecommerce
Nasir Jones Angel · New York, New York, United States
Nas, byname of Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, also called Nasty Nas, (born September 14, 1973, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.), American rapper and songwriter who became a dominant voice in 1990s East Coast hip-hop. Nas built a reputation as an expressive chronicler of inner-city street life.Nasir Jones, the son of a jazz musician, grew up in public housingin Queens, New York. He dropped out of school in the eighth grade and searched for a creative outlet, finally settling on hip-hop. His breakthrough came in 1992, when his song “Half Time” (credited to Nasty Nas) appeared on the sound track to the film Zebrahead. Columbia Records soon signed him to a contract. His debut recording as Nas, Illmatic (1994), drew widespread acclaim for its poetic narration of hard-edged inner-city life.The more pop-oriented approach of It Was Written (1996) helped that album reach an even wider audience than its predecessor but ignited a recurring tension in Nas’s career between the appetite of the pop audience and the demands of hip-hop purists. He maintained his commercial appeal with I Am... (1999), although by that time he had also become embroiled in a public feud with fellow rapper Jay-Z over which of the two was the preeminent voice in East Coast hip-hop. The schism inspired Stillmatic (2001), which many fans considered a return to form. The two rappers publicly settled their differences in 2005, and shortly thereafter Nas signed with Def Jam, of which Jay-Z was president at the time.Nas’s penchant for provocation marked Hip Hop Is Dead (2006) and an untitled follow-up (2008), while Life Is Good (2012) struck an introspective tone. He also notably collaborated with reggae musician Damian Marley (the youngest son of Bob Marley) on the album Distant Relatives (2010).Nas also made occasional film appearances, notably in Belly (1998), a crime drama in which he starred opposite rapper DMX, and Black Nativity (2013), an adaptation of Langston Hughes’s gospel play.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Magic Spoon — Magic Spoon cereal is high-protein, low-sugar, keto-friendly, and gluten-free. Available in Cocoa, Frosted, Fruity, Blueberry, Peanut Butter, and Cinnamon.
  • Everyrealm — Leaders in metaverse innovation and development.
  • Altered State Machine — Altered State Machine, aims to be a platform and protocol which any developer can build on it; can create, own, and compete with AI-based agents (bots) and upgrade and train their AI, buy, and sell them as NFTs. This will bring an evolution for NFTS.
Jose Marin Angel · Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Jose Marin started his professional career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.In 1999 he co-founded DeRemate.com (eBay model for Latin America). The company raised 75 M USD, did a partial cash-out sale to Terra and later merged with Mercado Libre that went Public in Nasdaq .Currently Jose is co-Founder and co-CEO of IGExpansion. IG takes successful internet business models into emerging markets (main focus Brazil). IG builds one project per year and will not build more than 6 (investing the first 3 to 5 M USD per project). 5 of the 6 are already operating being Viajanet (Expedia for Latam) its biggest success.Jose is also founder of Serendipity Investments, company that has invested in >70 start-ups. Before this, Jose invested in projects such as Bazee (auctions sold to eBay in 2005) and eDreams (European Travel site sold to TA Associates in 2006) obtaining top tier returns.Jose is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer and holds an MBA and an MA in International development Economics from Stanford.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Brazil, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Borzo — Borzo is a global delivery service that enables intracity same-day delivery. Our algorithms optimize numerous parallel deliveries taking into account the geographical routes, packages’ contents, couriers and many others to ensure the feasibility of the same-day delivery. The services are available in 10 countries including Brazil, India, Indonesia,Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam and are used by 3 million customers ranging from SMEs to enterprises.
  • Printify — Sell custom t-shirts, phone cases, and 800+ products with your designs printed on demand. We will handle printing and shipping to your customers.
  • Menu Next Door — Menu Next Door's chefs are enthusiasts from all walks of life who want to share their talents. So you'll always enjoy freshly-made, delicious meals originating from all over the world.On Menu Next Door, you'll find these quality meals at affordable prices because they're homemade and prepared locally with no delivery charges.It's great food for the many, not the few.What brings people together more than food? Community is the magic ingredient in Menu Next Door.Meeting your chef and getting the chance to talk to them about the dish they've prepared is what makes this something more than just a takeaway.
Gary Vaynerchuk Angel · New York, New York, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Gary Vaynerchuk is the Chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company, and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations. In the late 90s, after identifying “the internet” as a land-grab opportunity, Gary transitioned his father’s localliquor store into one of the first wine e-commerce platforms resulting in growing the family business from $3-60MM in sales during a 5-year period.During his time in the family business, Vaynerchuk also started one of the first long-form episodic video shows on YouTube in 2006 called WineLibraryTV, filming 1,000 episodes over a 5-year window. Gary’s wine knowledge, charisma, and uncanny ability to engage with his community landed him appearances on national television with Ellen Degeneres and Conan O’Brien, as well as establishing him as one of the most followed people on social media during its nascent years.Not only did Gary leverage content creation and the rise of social media for his personal brand, but it was the seed which would become the pillar to his now 9-year old advertising agency VaynerMedia, servicing brands with an ever-expanding variety of offerings.Outside of being the Chairman and CEO of his own companies, Gary is a highly sought after public speaker, a 5-time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.Gary is currently the subject of DailyVee, an online documentary series highlighting what it’s like to be a CEO and public figure in today’s digital world, as well the host of The GaryVee Audio Experience, a top 50 global podcast, and host of #AskGaryVee, a business and advice Q&A show which can be found on both YouTube and Facebook.Gary also appeared as judge in Apple’s first original series “Planet of the Apps” alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Will.i.am onIn addition to VaynerMedia, VaynerX also houses The Gallery, a new publishing company started after acquiring leading women’s lifestyle property PureWow in January 2017. In addition to running VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as a partner in the athlete representation agency VaynerSports and restaurant reservations app Resy.Gary is a board/advisory member of Ad Council and Pencils of Promise, and is a longtime Well Member of Charity:Water.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • OpenFortune — www.openfortunemedia.com
  • Metalink — Metalink is a private chat app that provides NFT collection. They also offer the punk owners to find and chat with other verified holders by simply connecting their wallet.
Gurmukh Singh Angel
Gurmukh Singh
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Pickzon — Looking for Fun, Masti & Shopping at one place? One of the most engaging and the best short video making app packed with never ending entertainment.
  • Getkart — Getkart is an Ecommerce Store for Mobiles, Fashion, Electronics, Home Appliances, Books, Furniture, Outdoor Living Appliances & more. Buy online from Getkart and enjoy the lowest price deals.
Jose Marin Angel · New York, New York, United States
Jose Marin started his professional career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.In 1999 he co-founded DeRemate.com (eBay model for Latin America). The company raised 75 M USD, did a partial cash-out sale to Terra and later merged with Mercado Libre that went Public in Nasdaq .Currently Jose is co-Founder and co-CEO of IGExpansion. IG takes successful internet business models into emerging markets (main focus Brazil). IG builds one project per year and will not build more than 6 (investing the first 3 to 5 M USD per project). 5 of the 6 are already operating being Viajanet (Expedia for Latam) its biggest success.Jose is also founder of Serendipity Investments, company that has invested in >70 start-ups. Before this, Jose invested in projects such as Bazee (auctions sold to eBay in 2005) and eDreams (European Travel site sold to TA Associates in 2006) obtaining top tier returns.Jose is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer and holds an MBA and an MA in International development Economics from Stanford.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Brazil, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Borzo — Borzo is a global delivery service that enables intracity same-day delivery. Our algorithms optimize numerous parallel deliveries taking into account the geographical routes, packages’ contents, couriers and many others to ensure the feasibility of the same-day delivery. The services are available in 10 countries including Brazil, India, Indonesia,Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam and are used by 3 million customers ranging from SMEs to enterprises.
  • Printify — Sell custom t-shirts, phone cases, and 800+ products with your designs printed on demand. We will handle printing and shipping to your customers.
  • Menu Next Door — Menu Next Door's chefs are enthusiasts from all walks of life who want to share their talents. So you'll always enjoy freshly-made, delicious meals originating from all over the world.On Menu Next Door, you'll find these quality meals at affordable prices because they're homemade and prepared locally with no delivery charges.It's great food for the many, not the few.What brings people together more than food? Community is the magic ingredient in Menu Next Door.Meeting your chef and getting the chance to talk to them about the dish they've prepared is what makes this something more than just a takeaway.
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.
Evan Brown Angel · New York, New York, United States
Evan Brown is a Managing Director, Deputy COO at BMO Capital Markets. He attended Dartmouth College from 1991 to 1995.
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Investment focus
  • Chemical, B2B, Agriculture
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • CryptoSlam — An NFT industry data aggregator backed by Mark Cuban. Features project analytics, NFT values, rarity, scarcity, most popular collections, activity history & more.
  • Datasembly — Datasembly provides brands, CPGs & retailers with unmatched market intelligence - real-time data from every product, every store, every day.
  • Gradient Health — One of the biggest barriers to accelerating AI development is access to large datasets of labeled pathologies.
Brett Hurt Angel · Austin, Texas, United States
Brett Hurt current job as Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at data.world. Brett joined Austin Ventures in 2012 and focuses on early-stage software investing. Prior to AV, Brett founded Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV) and served as CEO and President for seven and half years, leading the company from bootstrapped concept to almost 2,000 clientsworldwide and through its successful IPO. He subsequently guided the company through a successful follow-on offering and two acquisitions, PowerReviews and Longboard Media. Brett continues to actively support Bazaarvoice as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to Bazaarvoice, Brett founded Coremetrics and helped grow the company into a global, leading marketing analytics solution for the eCommerce industry before its acquisition by IBM.Brett holds an MBA in High-Tech Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin. He serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School and previously served on the Board of Directors of Shop.org. Brett established the Bazaarvoice Foundation and is very active in the philanthropic arena. He received the Austin Entrepreneurs Foundation's Community Leadership Award in 2012. Brett is entrepreneur empowerment group RISE's Serial Entrepreneur of the year for 2012. He was named by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year for Austin in 2009 and is a member of the Austin chapter of the International Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). Brett was also named CEO of the Year for large companies by the Austin Business Journal in 2012.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Ladder — Get stronger & workout more. Free 7 day trial, no credit card needed!
  • Pani Systems — Pani Source is a water personalization appliance that will upgrade your drinking water with multi-use/naturally-formulated enhancement pods.
  • Tso Chinese Takeout & Delivery — Tso is Austin and Round Rock's favorite Chinese Takeout and Delivery, with free delivery and a no-tipping policy. Order online. Catering services available.
Andrew Boszhardt Jr. Angel · New York, New York, United States
Andrew Boszhardt Jr. is a Founder and Managing Partner at Great Oaks Venture Capital and was a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Financial Services, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Tunnel X, Inc. — Tunnel X is secure, private conversation for everyone.Tunnel X offers web-based and mobile-based messaging which allows users the peace of mind they need to have private conversations without fear that co-workers, roommates, hackers, or government agencies will be snooping on their conversations.Users log in not with a traditional usernameand password (which are easily hacked), but with a photo which they have taken themselves, protected with a PIN. Digital information from this same image is used to encrypt all communications, whether they are text-based messages or shared files (users may share files of any type with each other).Unlike email, social media, and other forms of online communication, Tunnel X is geared specifically towards one-to-one, substantive conversation. Typing a message to the "wrong" person is essentially not possible on Tunnel X. Hitting "reply-all" is also not possible. And Tunnel X messages are not surrounded by the clutter of email spam or social-media clutter. Users use Tunnel X when they want to chat without distraction.Tunnel X SSL is configured for a post-Snowden world: all SSL connections are secured by PFS (Perfect Forward Secrecy), which disallows government agencies from storing encrypted communications for later decryption. And messages in Tunnel X databases are superenciphered: triple-encrypted using three different algorithms (AES-256 and two AES runners-up, TwoFish and Serpent).
  • Karma — Karma makes it easy to determine the reliability of people online by creating a standard metric of trust with its Karma Score.
  • SuperPhone — Increase engagement, drive revenue, and build better relationships with SMS / MMS marketing. Guaranteed ROI with 98% open rates for Shopify and BigCommerce stores.
Tom Williams Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Tom Williams
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Unito — Discover 2-way integrations to empower your digital organization to sync securely in under 12 minutes with a no-code solution.
  • Delphia — Invest with your data, not your money.
  • NorthOne — NorthOne is an online Business Account with built-in features to make business banking fast and easy. No overdraft fees. No minimum balance. No hidden fees.
Maria Thomas Angel · Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Maria Thomas is a consumer Internet pioneer and entrepreneurial business builder. She is also a well-respected member of the Board of Directors of both a publicly traded and a private equity backed company. She's currently (2017) an expert advisor and hands-on contributor to Remote Year.In 2016, Maria was Interim CEO at Glamsquad:http://blog.glamsquad.com/post/145956909567/corepower-yoga-amy-shecter-glamsquad-ceo. Maria is the former CEO of Etsy, a position she took in July of 2008 after Founding CEO Maria Prior to
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series B, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Twice — Buy & sell electronics, cars, clothes, collectibles & more on eBay, the world's online marketplace. Top brands, low prices & free shipping on many items.
  • Catalant — Access on-demand consulting services for strategic business planning, data & business analytics, digital transformation, M&A, market research, and more.
  • SidelineSwap — SidelineSwap connects athletes so they can buy, sell, and learn about new and used sports gear. They were founded in 2012 by former college athletes who realized how difficult it was to find high-quality used sports gear online. Since launching the marketplace, hundreds of thousands of athletes have joined their community and contributed to theirmission of making sports more affordable.On SidelineSwap you’ll not only find the largest collection of high-quality new and used sports gear on the internet, you will also connect with athletes who know about gear and love their sport. If you browse long enough, you might even find a few pros.We’re entrepreneurs at heart, and we’re proud to empower their community of sellers. Sellers on SidelineSwap come in all shapes and sizes, from high school athletes selling last season’s gear, to former college players unloading a career’s worth of equipment, to business owners like Eric (see below) who make a living on SidelineSwap.We’re backed by Global Founders Capital, Riverpark Ventures, Fullstack Sports Ventures, Teamworthy Ventures, FJ Labs, and 500 Startups, and their advisors include former executives from Amazon, Etsy, Seamless, Staples, and ESPN. We’re alumni of 500 Startups, MassChallenge, and the Harvard Innovation Lab.
Jennifer Fleiss Angel
Jennifer Fleiss is the President and co-founder of Rent the Runway, the premier online destination for designer dress and accessory rentals. Jenny and her co-founder, Jennifer Hyman, have built the company to include a revolving roster of over 150 designer brands, 25,000 dresses, 120 employees, and over 2 million members. The company hasraised approximately $31 million in venture capital funding from Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital, and Kleiner Perkins.In 2007, Jenny began at Harvard Business School where she met Jennifer Hyman. As sectionmates, the two women would meet frequently to discuss entrepreneurial ideas, one of which was Rent the Runway. Designed to solve the common “closet full of clothes but nothing to wear” problem, Jenn and Jenny launched Rent the Runway in November 2009. Prior to Harvard Business School, Jenny worked at Morgan Stanley in the Strategic Planning Group crafting long-term company strategy. She then moved on to Lehman Brothers’ Asset Management Group where she was responsible for analyzing business growth opportunities through acquisitions, international expansion, and new product strategies. Jenny received her Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 2005 graduating Cum Laude, and her Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 2009.
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Investment focus
  • Consumer, Retail, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Pogo — Unlock the power of your data to earn and save on shopping, finances and more. Download the Pogo app today to start earning and saving cash. 4.9 stars in the App Store.
  • The Expert — Book consultations with the world's top design experts
  • Realworld — Tackle big moments and little tasks with Realworld as your guide.
Jeff Seibert Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
As Senior Director of Product at Twitter, Jeff has led the company's consumer, developer, and publisher facing products, including Twitter for iOS, Android, and the Web, Fabric, Crashlytics, Answers, Digits, Twitter Kit, TweetDeck, Twitter's Publisher Platform, and Gnip.Previously, Seibert was Twitter’s Director of Developer Platformwhere he led Fabric, the company’s suite of mobile developer tools, as well as its enterprise Data Platform and Content Syndication efforts.Seibert was the co-founder and CEO of Crashlytics, an award-winning crash analysis service for iOS and Android apps. Crashlytics was acquired by Twitter in 2013 and has become an essential piece of the mobile developer toolchain - today powering over a million apps across well over two billion devices worldwide.Seibert co-founded Increo in 2007 and served as its COO and lead architect until its acquisition by Box in 2009. He subsequently oversaw the integration of Increo’s document preview and annotation technologies into Box’s cloud content platform.Seibert gained experience at Apple in both marketing and engineering capacities and led Stanford University's Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders seminar series as Co-Coordinator. He was selected as a Mayfield Fellow in 2007 and received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2008.Seibert is a frequent presenter on both entrepreneurship and technical topics and has lectured at Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and Tufts, as well as keynoted Twitter Flight, AppsWorld, AnDevCon, EclipseCon, and others. Find him on Twitter at @JeffSeibert.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Invalidate — IPR-tested prior art search. The ultimate patent invalidation tool.
  • LLM Shield — The most powerful AI engine for intellectual property.
  • Patented.ai — The most powerful AI engine for intellectual property.
Neil Parikh Angel · New York, New York, United States
Neil Parikh
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Investment focus
  • Fashion, E-Commerce, Retail
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Tribute — Looking for a special, meaningful gift? Share your love and appreciation with a video tribute. Easy to create group videos - start a Tribute in 30 seconds!
  • KYX World — An endless rotation of sneakers through our inclusive membership.
  • Simply Homes — Sell your home fast for cash - As-is. No repairs. No updates. No showings. Pay zero fees.
Jonathan Neman Angel · Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Jonathan Neman is a co-founder and co-CEO of Sweetgreen, a hip, farm-to-table style salad chain. Mr. Neman, along with Nicolas Jammet and Nathaniel Ru, opened the company’s first location in Washington D.C. in 2007, the same year they graduated from Georgetown University. Now, nine years later, the fast-food salad lunch option is nationwide. Thereare now 43 locations—and more opening every week. As of last summer, Sweetgreen raised a total of $95 million in venture funding. At the beginning of the year, the company moved its corporate headquarters from D.C. to Los Angeles, the better to fuel its westward expansion.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Retail, Fashion
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Brazil, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • JOON — JOON is the Lifestyle Spending Account that workforces across the world actually use and appreciate.
  • Loft — Loft is a transactional marketplace for residential real estate that helps manage the home buying and selling process.Founded by repeat entrepreneurs in 2018, Loft is Brazil’s first transactional marketplace for residential real estate, facilitating the purchase and sale of properties on behalf of individuals, brokers, and two publicly listedREITs managed by the company. By leveraging proprietary transaction data and an end-to-end digital workflow, Loft is bringing the Brazilian homebuying experience into the e-commerce age while integrating a multitude of adjacent service offerings.Loft was founded in 2018 and is based in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Meati — Meati Foods is a consumer goods company that offers carbon materials, bioengineering, and filtration. It focuses on using proprietary, clean technologies to provide nutrient-dense, plant-based meat alternatives that everyone can enjoy and feel good about eating every day.
Andrew Boszhardt Jr. Angel · New York, New York, United States
Andrew Boszhardt Jr. is a Founder and Managing Partner at Great Oaks Venture Capital and was a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Tunnel X, Inc. — Tunnel X is secure, private conversation for everyone.Tunnel X offers web-based and mobile-based messaging which allows users the peace of mind they need to have private conversations without fear that co-workers, roommates, hackers, or government agencies will be snooping on their conversations.Users log in not with a traditional usernameand password (which are easily hacked), but with a photo which they have taken themselves, protected with a PIN. Digital information from this same image is used to encrypt all communications, whether they are text-based messages or shared files (users may share files of any type with each other).Unlike email, social media, and other forms of online communication, Tunnel X is geared specifically towards one-to-one, substantive conversation. Typing a message to the "wrong" person is essentially not possible on Tunnel X. Hitting "reply-all" is also not possible. And Tunnel X messages are not surrounded by the clutter of email spam or social-media clutter. Users use Tunnel X when they want to chat without distraction.Tunnel X SSL is configured for a post-Snowden world: all SSL connections are secured by PFS (Perfect Forward Secrecy), which disallows government agencies from storing encrypted communications for later decryption. And messages in Tunnel X databases are superenciphered: triple-encrypted using three different algorithms (AES-256 and two AES runners-up, TwoFish and Serpent).
  • Karma — Get your very own domain easily. Fast and professional customer service.
  • SuperPhone — Increase engagement, drive revenue, and build better relationships with SMS / MMS marketing. Guaranteed ROI with 98% open rates for Shopify and BigCommerce stores.
James Reinhart Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
James is the Co-founder and CEO of thredUP. He attended Boston College, the University of Oxford, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Retail, Rental
  • Seed, Series D, Debt Financing
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Arrive — Arrive offers a premium service powering circular commerce for major brands and retailers. The technology and reverse logistics capabilities of The Arrive Platform enables brands and retailers in any industry to integrate circular commerce - including rental and resale - directly into an existing ecommerce experience. With this unique offering,Arrive makes it possible for any company to seamlessly launch a circular channel - ultimately reaching more consumers, driving more revenue, and promoting a sustainable solution. Arrive, first launched as Arrive Outdoors, is an award-winning company and has been named the 4th Most Innovative Travel Company by Fast Company in 2020 and awarded the 2019 Outdoor Retailer of the Year by the Outdoor Retailer Association.
  • Arrive Recommerce — Arrive offers a premium service powering circular commerce for major brands and retailers. The technology and reverse logistics capabilities of The Arrive Platform enables brands and retailers in any industry to integrate circular commerce - including rental and resale - directly into an existing ecommerce experience. With this unique offering,Arrive makes it possible for any company to seamlessly launch a circular channel - ultimately reaching more consumers, driving more revenue, and promoting a sustainable solution. Arrive, first launched as Arrive Outdoors, is an award-winning company and has been named the 4th Most Innovative Travel Company by Fast Company in 2020 and awarded the 2019 Outdoor Retailer of the Year by the Outdoor Retailer Association.
  • Rubi Laboratories — Rubi Laboratories turns carbon emissions into carbon-negative textiles for the fashion industry, with a proprietary synthetic biology technology.
Nion McEvoy Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Nion McEvoy, Chairman and CEO, joined Chronicle Books in 1986. He became Editor-in-Chief of the Adult Trade division until the acquisition of the company in February of 2000 by The McEvoy Group. He previously worked in the Business Affairs offices of Wescom Productions and the William Morris Agency. He is a graduate of the University of Californiaat Santa Cruz, and the University of California's Hasting's College of the Law.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Fashion, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • 20x200 — 20x200: It's Art For Everyone! Limited-edition, museum-quality prints by emerging, established and legendary artists.
  • Editr (Tablo Inc.) — Matchmaking Visual Style with Shopping
  • Seven Seas Music — Seven Seas Music is a Paas—desktop & mobile—that enables users to discover and share authentic music from around the world. It solves numerous issues associated with global music licensing for media producers.
Chris Sang Angel · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Managing Partner, Chief Technology Officer, Venture Advisor, Global Investor
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, India
Portfolio highlights
  • REZA — Footwear & Apparel Brand
  • Segna — Extract trends across your users. Build products that they love.
  • Anility — Embed financial health insights within your application using our world leading API service
Ravin Gandhi Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Ravin Gandhi is the CEO and Co-Founder of GMM Nonstick Coatings, one of the largest nonstick coatings companies in the world. Ravin also moonlights as a VC investor, and makes frequent media appearances to discuss entrepreneurship and the global economy in outlets such as CNBC, Forbes, BBC, Bloomberg, NY Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Agriculture, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • KeyMe — KeyMe is a mobile app that allows users to store, share, and duplicate their physical keys based on a digital image. The company provides an app for copying keys and robotic kiosks for new key fabrication. It offers customers a one-stop solution for all their locksmith needs ranging from lockouts and re-keys to complex installations and customjobs.KeyMe smart kiosks are deployed in over 2,500 locations across leading retailers across 46 states, including (alphabetically): Acme, Albertsons, AutoZone, Bed Bath & Beyond, Brookfield, Dillons, Foodmaxx, Foodtown, Frys, Giant Eagle, GGP, Harmon Face Values, IKEA, Jewel-Osco, JLL Properties, Kmart, Kroger, Mall of America, Navarro, Ralphs Grocery, Randalls, Rite Aid, Safeway, Save-A-Lot, Save Mart, Sears, Simon Malls, Smith’s Food & Drug, Starwood, Tom Thumb, UNFI, Vons and 7-Eleven, among others.KeyMe kiosks are the first and only kiosks with the ability to duplicate the majority of vehicles and RFID keys on the market. The smart kiosks copy most keys in under 30 seconds, at a rate that is 10 times more accurate than the industry average. KeyMe investors include Battery Ventures, BlackRock, Comcast Ventures, Questmark Partners, Ravin Gandhi, River Park Ventures, and White Star Capital.
  • 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
  • Amber Agriculture — The no-cables way to manage grain like a pro.
Lori Greiner Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Lori Greiner - Owner @ For Your Ease Only
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Retail, Pet
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Plufl — The Plufl is the ultimate napping product designed to reduce stress and anxiety. Fall right asleep with cloud-like comfort and built-in sensory relief.
  • Slick Barrier — Slick Barrier is a REVOLUTIONARY pest barrier technology designed to keep crawling pests out of homes and businesses. No pesticides, Slick Barrier works to protect your home or business with a smooth, clear, physical barrier.
  • Nature's Wild Berry — Nature's Wild Berry
Brian Lee Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Brian Lee is an entrepreneur. He is co-founder and former president of LegalZoom.com, co-founder and former CEO of ShoeDazzle.com, and co-founder and former CEO of The Honest Company. Formerly an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, Brian co-founded LegalZoom in 2001. LegalZoom has since become the nationwide leader inonline legal services.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • HostGPO — HostGPO is an industry-specific group purchasing organization for short-term rental businesses.
  • Rivet Work — Behind every construction project are hundreds of skilled trade workers Behind every construction project are hundreds of skilled trade workers Behind every construction project are hundreds of
  • Maximus — Elevate energy, sex drive, and promote hair growth with our doctor-prescibed programs. Featuring enclomiphene testosterone improvement. Find your protocol.
Brendan Wallace Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Brendan Wallace is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall. Brendan Wallace attended Princeton University.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Spain, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • dot.LA — dot.LA is a digital newsroom covering L.A.'s startup and tech community. dot.LA’s mission is to celebrate and empower the Los Angeles startup and tech community, fueling innovation around the world.
  • Allbirds — Allbirds is an apparel and fashion company that specializes in manufacturing eco-friendly wool shoes. It is dedicated to making the most sustainable footwear using premium natural materials, designed for the to and fro of everyday life.The company is driven by a mission to prove that comfort, good design, and sustainability don’t have to bemutually exclusive. Its commitment to making better shoes in a better way is fueled by a belief that the shoe industry needs to focus less on flash and more on thoughtfulness.Allbirds is based in San Francisco and founded in 2015.
  • Yellow — eNaming.com is excited to exclusively offer YELLOW.APP the domain name to the public for the first time. We believe the .APP top-level domain is a critically im
Paul Maritz Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Paul Maritz is Chief Strategist of EMC Corporation. With revenues of $21.7 billion in 2012 and 60,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMCaccelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.As Chief Strategist, Maritz drives EMC's technology strategy with a particular focus on Big Data and the next generation of cloud-oriented applications. He is also responsible for M&A, strategic investments and emerging technologies.Maritz joined EMC in 2012 from VMware, where he was CEO. During his four year tenure as CEO, VMware transformed from a technology leader in virtualization to a category leader in cloud computing. Maritz remains a member of VMware’s board of directors.Prior to joining VMware, Maritz was President of the Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division at EMC after the company’s February 2008 acquisition of Pi, where he was the Founder and CEO. Before founding Pi, Maritz spent 14 years working at Microsoft, where he served as a member of the five-person Executive Committee that managed the overall company, with his responsibility being the product development and marketing of the Windows Client and Server product lines. Prior to Microsoft, he spent five years working at Intel.Born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and educated in South Africa.He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town. Maritz also serves on the Board of the Grameen Foundation, and has an interest in the use of technology in the developing world.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Big Data, PaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Tignis — Tignis is an information technology company that enables hardware and software vendors to continually monitor performance data while their products are in use. Using real-time edge computing, machine learning, and customer-specific controls, vendors can quickly identify and proactively remedy performance issues and predict problems before theyoccur.The company was founded in 2017 and headquartered in Washington, United States.
  • True — True is a social app designed for private group conversations. It is free, private and easier to share engaging content than messaging.
  • QuEra Computing — QuEra Computing is the leading provider of quantum computers based on neutral-atoms. Our mission is to build the most scalable quantum computers to date to tackle useful but classically intractable problems.
Michael Ryan Dubin Angel · Santa Monica, California, United States
Michael Dubin is a co-founder and chief executive officer of Dollar Shave Club, a monthly membership service that delivers fresh, stainless steel razor blades, and other personal grooming products to customers. Previously, he was the director of marketing and business development at Feed Company as well as a marketing associate at TIME Magazine.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Retail, eSports
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • 4D Sight — Native video monetization and compliance platform.
  • Glosslab — We modernized the mani. Hygienic. Waterless. Efficient. The new salon experience that keeps you polished and ready for anything.
  • Liquid Death — Don't be scared, it's just water. 100% stone-cold mountain water (8.1+ PH). Infinitely recyclable aluminum cans. Death to plastic.
Neil Giugno Angel · New York, New York, United States
Neil Giugno
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Travel, FinTech
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Keyo — Keyo lets you customize palm vein authentication to your business. Discover the most secure, contactless, privacy-first biometric. Request a demo today.
  • GenoPalate — GenoPalate uses your DNA to create a customized genomic nutritional plan for your unique genetic make-up. Discover the healthiest foods for you.
  • OneH — OneH connects innovators with investors in a brand new way, making investing in the private market simpler than ever.
Güimar Vaca Sittic Angel · New York, New York, United States
Güimar is a tech entrepreneur and angel investor as well as Venture Partner at FJ Labs.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Marketplace
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • rintin — rintin is a B2B marketplace that connects small independent retailers with curated emerging brands.
  • Lara AI — Helping leaders maximize the employee experience in a personalized manner
  • Thingtesting — Explore thousands of new online brands and share your honest reviews so everyone on the internet can shop better. Discover the best brands in personal care, home decor, clothing, food, tech and more.
Liz Keen Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Liz Keen is an Operating Partner – Head of Brand and Communications with ACME. She has more than of 10 years of experience in strategic communications and brand positioning and has worked with some of the world’s leading brands across technology, fashion, and hospitality. As Head of Brand and Communications, Liz manages media relations and brandinitiatives for the firm and provides strategic communications counsel and industry connectivity for ACME’s portfolio companies.Previously, Liz was Head of Brand and Communications for Sherpa Capital and was also a partner at Sherpa Foundry (now Silicon Foundry), a corporate innovation platform. There, she created strategic programming that connected Foundry members (including DreamWorks (acq. by Comcast), Target, Salesforce, and eBay), to the best startups, entrepreneurs, and emerging technology through curated experiences.Liz previously spent several years in New York City as Senior Director of Communications + Special Projects at Conde Nast where she managed public relations, executive positioning, and global programming across the company’s media properties.Liz has served as an advisor to multiple startups and as a consultant to William Morris Endeavor/IMG and Equinox, where she oversaw the strategy around the rebranding of Furthermore, their editorial platform and retail business.Liz received her BA in Public Relations from the University of Southern California.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Lifestyle, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Bloomscape — Bloomscape is an online plant shopping platform that offers home ready plants and tools for plant care. The company makes buying plants easy by delivering ready-to-go plants to its customer's door. It is a DTC company with a mission to drastically improve the entire plant buying and care experience in every area of the home and garden.
  • Littlefund — Join today to give meaningful gifts to children in your life!
  • Seed Health — Seed Health is a microbial company that specializes in therapeutics, consumer health innovations, and environmental solutions. The company focuses on breakthrough discoveries in microbial sciences across a pipeline of novel therapeutics. It was founded by Ara Katz and Raja Dhir in 2017 and is headquartered in Venice, California.
Caterina Fake Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 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.
Marissa Mayer Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Marissa Mayer is the Co-Founder at Sunshine. He attended Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Marketplace
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • The Wonder — The Wonder’s design makes clear that the space has been created for families. Members enter to a Dyson-sponsored “stroller valet,” where they can park their strollers in a closet and return to oiled wheels and a full detailing. The parents-only lounge connects to the café—serving wine and “milk flights” of regular, chocolate, and strawberry—througha hidden entrance, so parents don’t have to run past their kids yelling “Mom!” to get a drink. The bathroom boasts a deeper-than-usual sink for cleaning up diaper emergencies and a hand-dryer at kid level. The track list will play clean versions of Beyoncé songs instead of the “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”
  • HiNOTE — HiNOTE: modern messaging for any occasion. Customize & send your best text, card, invite, social post with individuality, high-touch humor & style.
  • January AI — Founded in 2017 by Silicon Valley veteran Noosheen Hashemi, January is a Menlo Park based pre-launch precision health start-up. Born in response to a healthcare system designed to address decline and disease, January is creating a completely new upstream consumer health category focused on an integrated approach to taking charge of one’s ownbiology through the multi-omic science of health. Together with the personal health data and a strong underpinning of machine learning, January provides individuals multidimensional information about their health in a simple and actionable way through their suite of software and consumer products.
Baron Davis Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Baron Davis is the Founder at Baron Davis Enterprise.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Mobile, Mobile Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Sweden, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Polywork — Launch an AI-powered personal website to showcase your work, grow your personal brand, or start your side hustle.
  • KiddieKredit — Kiddie Kredit is a mobile app designed to educate children on the credit system by completing chores.
  • COMMUNITYx — COMMUNITYx connects likeminded changemakers with another, as well as around calls-to-action. You can create events and petitions all from within the App! Whether you care about Environmental Justice, Black Lives Matter, Universal Healthcare, Poverty, and more, COMMUNITYx is the place for you!
Dave Gilboa Angel · New York, New York, United States
Dave Gilboa is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Warby Parker. He attended the Wharton School.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Arch — Arch manages private investment operations for leading investors and investment advisors, reinventing private portfolio management through a digital solution that replaces traditionally paper based processes.
  • Archive — We help brands launch their own secondhand resale marketplace.
  • Ten Thousand — Training essentials optimized for you and your workout. No BS. No gimmicks. No endless scrolling through indistinguishable products. Just premium men's training gear built for all the ways you train.
Ben Narasin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ben Narasin is the Founder and General Partner at Tenacity Venture Capital. He attended International Christian University, Babson College, and Harvard University.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Software, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • SoleSavy — Get tools and resources to grow your sneaker collection without paying resell, and join a tight-knit sneaker community you can trust.
  • Vendelux — AI-Powered Event Intelligence Platform with speaker, sponsor and attendee data covering over 160,000 trade shows and conferences
  • ProductWind — ProductWind is the only retail influencer marketing platform that helps enterprise brands drive social content, SEO and reviews to ramp online retail sales faster.
Clark Landry Angel · Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Clark Landry is the Managing Partner of Clover Leaf Ventures.Most recently, Clark was co-founder and COO at CESPPA, a cybersecurity company. Formerly, Clark was co-founder and COO at Maple Media (raised $30 million from private equity investors), co-founder and executive chairman at SHIFT (acquired by Brand Networks), co-founder and CEO at TopLevel Domain Holdings (now Minds + Machines - publicly-traded on the London Stock Exchange's AIM), co-founder and CMO at TagWorld (acquired by Viacom). Clark was a founding investor of Gradient X, a mobile DSP (acquired by SingTel), Traffic Marketplace, an advertising network (acquired by Vivendi), Adconion Media Group, a provider of digital media advertising solutions (acquired by Amobee), Conversion Logic, an advertising attribution company, and CREXi, a commercial real estate marketplace.Clark holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Yale University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Mexico, Bulgaria
Portfolio highlights
  • Esper — Esper is the first cloud-based platform to help governments proactively manage public policy with better data and transparency.
  • Acquicent — Acquicent enables the issuance and trading of blockchain tokens linked to digital and real-world collectibles.
  • AlphaFlow — AlphaFlow is a tech-driven investment company providing professionally managed portfolios of real estate loans to institutional investors. They work with the residential real estate lenders around the country and underwrite their loans across 50+ factors. AlphaFlow invests in the best deals, splitting our clients’ portfolios across 75-100 loansinto15+ states to create AlphaFlow Optimized Portfolios. They took the best practices of investment management, like diversification, rebalancing, and institutional-quality data analytics, and automated them so that investors could receive these benefits without the high fees and high minimums of traditional real estate investing. It is ultimately a simpler, more intelligent way to invest in real estate.AlphaFlow was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
Mike Volpe Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Mike Volpe - CEO @ Lola.com
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Rentdrop — Rentdrop's payment tools provide free online rent collection + payment to landlords and renters with additional features that make renting more rewarding
  • GiveCampus — Boost educational fundraising with GiveCampus. Increase participation and engagement with the leading technology for online giving.
  • TellTail — Trusted Community, Built With Breeders, For Breeders
Brian Sugar Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Brian Sugar is the Managing Partner of Sugar Capital. He is a Founder at POPSUGAR.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Retail, Fashion
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Australia, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • AirRobe — Empowering the collaborative consumption of luxury consumer goods.
  • Murmur — Murmur is a collaborative platform where teams decide how they want to work together.
  • Disco — Co-op commerce is a network of the world's best brands partnering together to grow.
David O. Sacks Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
David O. Sacks is the Co-Founder and Partner of Craft Ventures. He previously worked at Zenefits as an Investor, COO, and Interim CEO. David Sacks attended the University of Chicago Law School and Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Israel, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Waitroom — Rumi.ai redefines meetings with AI-synced notes and tasks, streamlining your workflow and ensuring productive action tracking
  • Index — Index wants companies to use its no-code dashboard builder to help visualize their KPIs and track performance. The tool boasts integration with a variety of data providers so that users aren’t forced to manually enter data into another tool. The startup hopes that building embeddable dashboards will help their solution catch fire and that startupswill turn to their tool when they want to track progress on goals.
  • Sandbox VR — Step inside a new dimension and experience a new reality with your friends. See, touch, and hear. VR as it was meant to be. Sandbox VR, In Here, It's Possible.
William McClelland Angel · New York, New York, United States
Will McClelland is the Co-Founder & General Partner of Elizabeth Street Ventures. He is also Co-Founder of Bambike. He was a Partner at Grace Beauty Capital and Managing Director of Ironwood Capital Management. He attended Yale University.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Fashion, Retail
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Philippines
Portfolio highlights
  • Ringly — Ringly designs and develops wearable technology solutions that are compact in size, but powerful in functionality. It is our belief that technology can blend more seamlessly into our lives and provide frictionless interactions with our environment, our devices and our selves. We get excited about pushing boundaries and solving big problems thatwill make our world a more enjoyable place to live.In 2015, we began shipping our first product and became an industry leader in fashionable wearable technology. We’ve built a specialized and integrated team that controls every aspect of the business including design, brand, software, hardware and manufacturing.
  • Supergoop — Supergoop is a skincare brand completely dedicated to sun protection.
  • MM.LaFleur — M.M.LaFleur is a New York-based womenswear brand known for introducing the world to Power Casual: the clothing equivalent of work-life balance. They were founded on the belief that when women succeed, the world becomes a better place.
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