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Top 50 Social Media Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Social Media Angel Investors in United States

Investor Social Media United States investments
Ronald Conway 18
Cyan Banister 14
Dharmesh Shah 11
Jason Calacanis 11
Scott Banister 11
Gary Vaynerchuk 10
Bradley C. Harrison 9
Reid Hoffman 9
Ariel Poler 9
Mark Pincus 8
Kevin Hartz 8
Naval Ravikant 8
Dave Morin 8
Marc Andreessen 7
Wayne Chang 7
David Tisch 7
Michael Jones 7
Keith Rabois 7
Shervin Pishevar 6
Auren Hoffman 6
Ashton Kutcher 6
William Lohse 6
Michael Birch 6
Howard Lindzon 6
Mitchell Kapor 5
Allen DeBevoise 5
Roger Ehrenberg 5
Wei Guo 5
Esther Dyson 5
Joshua Schachter 5
Kristian Andersen 5
Geoff Ralston 5
Shane Neman 5
Georges Harik 5
Vivi Nevo 5
Kelly Perdew 5
Caterina Fake 5
David O. Sacks 5
Paige Craig 5
Benjamin Ling 4
Dick Costolo 4
Chamath Palihapitiya 4
Karl Jacob 4
Tim Draper 4
Ted Leonsis 4
Calvin Broadus 4
Guy Oseary 4
Eric Ries 4
Jonathan Kraft 4
Jeff Seibert 4
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Ronald Conway Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ronald Conway has been an active angel investor for over 15 years. He was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005) whose investments included: Google, Ask Jeeves, Paypal, Good Technology, Opsware, and Brightmail.Ronald was previously with National Semiconductor Corporation in marketing positions from1973-1979, and Altos Computer Systems as a co-founder, President and CEO from 1979-1990. He eventually took Altos public in 1982 and served as CEO of Personal Training Systems (PTS) from 1991-1995. PTS went on to be acquired by SmartForce/SkillSoft.Ronald has served/serves on Boards/Advisory Boards including: Twitter, Digg, Brightmail, Ask Jeeves, Rupture (acquired by EA), Associated Content (acquired by Yahoo!), Facebook, RockYou, ScanScout, Zappos, Trulia, StumbleUpon, Plaxo (acquired by Comcast), Photobucket (acquired by Fox), and Anchor Intelligence (co-founder).Ronald was recently named #6 in Forbes Magazine Midas list of top deal-makers in 2008 and is actively involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. Ronald is Vice Chairman of the UCSF Medical Foundation in SF, Board Member of The Tiger Woods Foundation, and SF Homeless Connect, and on the Benefit Committee of Ronald McDonald House, College Track, and the Blacked Eyed Peas-PeaPod Academy Foundation.Ronald is also featured in Gary Rivlin's book _The Godfather of Silicon Valley: Ronald Conway and the Fall of the Dot-coms, described as 'the man who has placed more bets on Internet start-ups than anyone else in Silicon Valley.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Social Media, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Denmark
Portfolio highlights
  • Kumo.AI — Kumo is a platform that uses artificial intelligence to help businesses make predictions from their data, like customer churn or product purchases.
  • Synapticure — The era of personalized care is finally coming to ALS. Synapticure will give all ALS patients access to the best care while fueling the advancement of personalized treatments for every type of ALS.
  • Tomorrow Farms — Tomorrow Farms is a food technology company on a mission to fuel the sustainable food revolution with irresistible food and beverage brands.
Cyan Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Cyan Banister is a partner at Founders Fund, where she invests across sectors and stages with a particular interest in augmented reality, fertility, heavily regulated industries and businesses that help people with basic skills find meaningful work. Prior to joining Founders Fund, Cyan was an active angel investor with a portfolio including Uber,Thumbtack, SpaceX, Postmates, EShares, Affirm and Niantic, creator of Pokémon GO. A self-taught engineer and entrepreneur, Cyan has held a number of technical leadership positions throughout her career. As an early employee at IronPort, which was acquired by Cisco, Cyan oversaw support infrastructure and performance for a global customer base. She has a passion for the arts and is a voracious film, documentary and media consumer.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Orson — The brainchild of documentarians and unscripted TV pioneers, Orson has developed the first automated video storytelling platform that helps people open up and share their stories, experiences, and aspirations.
  • Mother Science — Discover Mother Science, a revolutionary biotech skincare brand with a clinically proven serum for hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
  • Superpower — The world's most comprehensive and convenient platform to manage your health, for life.
Dharmesh Shah Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Dharmesh Shah is the Founder and CTO at HubSpot. Dharmesh Shah attended University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Defog — Natural language data queries, hosted on your own servers.
  • Recraft — The first generative AI design tool that lets users create and edit digital illustrations, vector art, icons, and 3D graphics in a uniform brand style.
  • FORMLESS — SHARE Technology by FORMLESS
Jason Calacanis Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Jason Calacanis is the Founder and CEO of Inside.com and Launch. He previously worked at Weblogs as a Co-Founder and CEO. Jason Calacanis attended Fordham University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • TaxGPT — Looking for instant tax help? Meet TaxGPT, your AI-powered tax assistant. We simplify tax processes and maximize deductions. Try TaxGPT today!
  • CyberFilm AI — Bring your story to life!
Scott Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Scott is an American entrepreneur and angel investor. He is best known as a co-founder of IronPort and an early advisor and board member at PayPal.Scott Banister started his career as a pioneer in the email business. He was Founder and VP of Technology at ListBot, the largest ASP for business email list hosting. ListBot was acquired byMicrosoft. After ListBot, Scott spent his time working with other start-ups as a board member and investor. These start-ups include eVoice, creator of the first email-enabled home voicemail service, which was acquired by AOL in 2001. He served as VP of Ideas at idealab!, where he contributed numerous innovations, including the unique bid-for-placement search engine model that powers Overture. In December 2000, with Scott Weiss, Banister co-founded IronPort, an email appliance provider that was acquired in 2007 by Cisco for US$830 million.Scott Banister is co-founder and Chairman of Other private equity investments include Zappos.com, LiveOps, Facebook, Hi5.com, Tagged.com, iLike, and Causes.com.Banister attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from which he dropped out in 1996 to move to Silicon Valley. He currently lives in Half Moon Bay, California with his wife Cyan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Stell — Stell is a platform that digitizes the relationship between aerospace companies and their suppliers with a living specification workflow
  • Together AI — Together will enable researchers, developers & companies to leverage and improve artificial intelligence with an intuitive data, models & computation platform.
  • Highlight — highlight.io is the open source monitoring platform that gives you the visibility you need.
Gary Vaynerchuk Angel · New York, New York, United States
Gary Vaynerchuk is the Chairman of VaynerX. He previously worked at Resy as a Co-Founder. Gary Vaynerchuk attended Mount Ida College.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Unrivaled — Unrivaled operates as a professional women's basketball league.
Bradley C. Harrison Angel · New York, New York, United States
Brad is an entrepreneur and seasoned business development executive with a passion for technology, media, entertainment and lifestyle. Brad has a great deal of experience launching new ventures. While attending MIT, he worked as a Partner in a seed stage venture fund, ITU Ventures, and helped launch a joint MIT-Harvard incubator. During thisexperience, Brad worked at the earliest stages with many dynamic companies including Endeca Technologies.While serving as Director of Media Strategy and Development at AOL, Brad co-authored 3 patents in search, geo-tagging, and personalization, with Edmund Fish, Senior Vice President and General Manager at AOL. Following AOL, Brad helped raise $40M in venture funding for a contextual online advertising network. Prior to launching his business career, Brad was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the United States Army for five years, earning both Airborne and Ranger qualifications before retiring as Captain. He resides in Tribeca with his wife, Angie, his son, Elvis and his daughter, Scout.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, SaaS
  • Seed, Convertible Note, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Virtuix — With over 4000 Omnis shipped to date, the patent protected Omni system is the leading and most popular omni-directional treadmill on the market.
  • Ampsy — The Ampsy (formerly Fliptu) platform offers brands a comprehensive suite of social aggregation tools to aggregate & curate their best brand & fan social content into beautiful, engaging social visualizations. In 60 seconds, a brand can build a campaign and have it live & embedded anywhere with a single line of iframe code. Our socialembeds are proven to increase fan engagement and time-on-site, solving a major leakage problem in the customer acquisition & retention funnel.***2014 SXSW Accelerator Finalisthttp://sxsw.com/interactive/news/2014/2014-sxsw-accelerator-finalists-revealed-startups-rock-austin-march***Named 1 of the 20 Most Interesting Technologies at SXSW by IPG Media Lab of Interpublic Group - IPG (NYSE)http://www.ipglab.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SXSW2014_IPGMediaLab_Recap.pdf
  • LiveNinja — Business communication solutions from net2phone streamline workflows, effortlessly collaborate, and build customer relationships that last.
Reid Hoffman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Reid Hoffman is a Partner at Greylock and a Co-founder and Board Member at Inflection.AI. He was a Chairman and CEO at Linkedin. Reid attended the University of Oxford and Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Social Media, Internet
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Rapport — The smart solution for building superhuman teams. Rapport distills decades of research on high performing teams down to a few smart, simple steps that integrate seamlessly into your workflow.
  • Inflection AI — We are an AI studio creating a personal AI for everyone.
  • Applied Intuition — Applied Intuition enables engineering and product development teams to safely develop, test, and deploy autonomous vehicles at scale.
Ariel Poler Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ariel Poler is the Co-Founder of Reveri Health. Ariel is an Internet entrepreneur, mentor, and investor. He was the founder of IPRO, the first web analytics company, and of Topica, one of the first email communities. Ariel was a board member of Kana Software, LinkExchange, Odeo, LOLapps, and StumbleUpon. He currently serves on the boards of FreedomFinancial Network, MixTent, Strava, and Scan Inc. Ariel’s angel investments include AdMob, Flixster, Slideshare, Xobni, RockYou, and Outright, BrightRoll, Instructables, Causes, Kongregate and NexTag. Ariel holds a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from Stanford University. He is originally from Venezuela and lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Social Media, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Mexico, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Reloadly — Reloadly makes it easy for developers to connect with Mobile operator services. We are disrupting a Trillion dollar industry! Mobile Operators are stuck in old school business models, where most of the world is moving to open source platforms for developers to build amazing products. Reloadly is bridging the gap between mobile operators anddevelopers, and at the same time creating new sales channels for the 816 mobile operators around the world.
  • Openlytics — Openlytics is a visual analytics platform. It allows Data Workers to create pipelines for data transformation and analysis, in a visual way. Our mission is to empower everyone in the organization to solve data problems, without waiting for developers.Openlytics is an early-stage company, looking to build a founding team that can shape thedirection of the product. We’re seed-funded, remote-first, and hiring.If you're interested in learning more, email us at hello@openlytics.io.
  • humm — humm harnesses cutting-edge neuroscience into products that allow people to learn faster and perform better.humm is working to bring the incredible results of neuroscience research out of the lab and into non-invasive wearables that improve the quality of life for everyday people. Our first product is a clinically validated patch that you wearfor 15 minutes to get up to 90 minutes of improved working memory, by gently stimulating the signals in the part of the brain that controls your executive thinking. humm improves your ability to learn and be at your best, allowing people to reconnect with the joy of learning and challenge themselves to continue growing at any stage of life, whether it's for work or personal enjoyment!
Mark Pincus Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Mark Pincus is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Zynga. He has served as our Chairman from April 2007 to March 2016 and the company's Executive Chairman since March 2016. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2007 to July 2013 and from April 2015 to March 2016, and as Chief Product Officer from April2007 to April 2014. In 2014, he founded superlabs, a San Francisco-based product lab focused on developing products that connect and empower people, which was acquired by Zynga in 2015. Pincus also founded Zynga.org in 2009, a non-profit organization dedicated to using social games for social good.From 2003 to 2007, Pincus served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Tribe.net, a company he launched and one of the first social networks in the industry. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Chairman of Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT), a help desk automation software company he founded, and he served as Chief Executive Officer and President from December 1997 to July 1999. From 1996 to 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of FreeLoader, Inc., a web-based news company he founded.Pincus also made founding investments in Napster, Twitter, and Facebook.Pincus graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups and regularly gives lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, FinTech, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Loop — Control your freight spend with Loop. A tech-first audit and pay platform loved by Shippers, Carriers and 3PLs.
  • 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
  • Spring Free EV — Fleet managers, high mileage, and gig drivers. No Personal Credit Required. Learn More About Spring Free EV Today! A Stress-Free, Quick, and Unbiased Process to Get You Into an Electric Vehicle. Pay As You Go.
Kevin Hartz Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Kevin is the Co-Founder and GP of A* Capital & The Co-Founder & Chairman of Eventbrite (NYSE: EB)Prior A* Capital, Kevin was at Founders Fund. Previously Co-Founder and CEO of Eventbrite (NYSE: EB). Kevin was previously Co-Founder and CEO of Xoom Corporation, an international money transfer company servicing more than 30 countriesworldwide. Xoom went public in 2012 and was acquired by PayPal in 2015. Kevin has served as an early-stage investor and advisor to successful start-ups including Airbnb, Lookout, PayPal, Pinterest, Skybox Imaging, Trulia, Uber, and Yammer.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Ireland, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Granica — Build better AI with your data. Safely. Efficiently. The Granica Training Data Platform empowers both generative and traditional AI teams to boost their model performance, control costs, and preserve privacy.
  • Polymarket — Bet on your beliefs
  • Socket — Socket fights vulnerabilities and provides visibility, defense-in-depth, and proactive supply chain protection for JavaScript, Python, and Go dependencies.
Naval Ravikant Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Naval Ravikant is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions (which went public as part of Shopping.com) and Vast.com. He is an active Angel investor, and have invested in dozens of companies, including Twitter, Uber, Yammer, Stack Overflow and Wanelo.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Blockchain
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Blush — Blush is a dating app that transforms online connections with community events, virtual courting, and bonding over shared local favorites. It is a dating platform for those valuing meaningful connections, local community, and a shared mission to inspire positive change in the world. The innovative matching algorithm of the company connects theonline and offline worlds. Users share favorite local spots, and the algorithm forms meaningful connections, fostering bonds over common interests. This personal approach grounds online dating in real-life experiences.
  • Sapien — Sapien, established in 2023, is a data labeling company dedicated to enhancing AI model training through scalable, high-quality data labeling services. By combining advanced technology, blockchain rewards, human feedback, and domain expertise, Sapien enables AI model development across multiple industries, including healthcare, finance, andeducation technology, among many others. The company's approach to data labeling through gamification and positive reinforcement ensures superior data quality output and high retention rates from labelers, and cost-effectiveness for customers. Sapien's commitment to quality, scalability, and customer focus, along with its mission to foster ethical and impactful AI advancements, sets it apart as a leading trusted partner for businesses developing high-performance AI models.
  • Mystiko.Network — Mystiko.Network enables users to trade on private DEX just like on Uniswap while users' financial privacy is protected. Users could transfer assets to a brand new secret and ultra-safe address with full privacy. Any wallet could provide its user's such features by implementing Mystiko Wallet SDK.
Dave Morin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Dave is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Offline Ventures.He was Founder & Partner Emeritus of Slow Ventures. A leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm that champions long term thinking and innovation. Slow serves a community of over 200 of the most innovative entrepreneurs and companies in the world. Including Slack, Pinterest,Evernote, NextDoor, Postmates, Blue Bottle and more.He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Path which was acquired by Kakao in 2015. He co-founded Path with the mission of being a source of happiness, meaning, and connection through simplicity, quality, and privacy in technology and design. Path continues to serves tens of millions of people each month to this day.Dave has had a lifelong passion for technology, entrepreneurship, culture, design, photography, nature, skiing, and improving society. He served both Apple and Facebook for several years during periods of rapid innovation and growth. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors of Eventbrite, Dwell, and Hinge. And, on the Boards of three Non-Profit Organizations, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and Montana ExplorationWorks. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He grew up under the big sky of Montana where he was ranked as one of the top downhill ski racers in America. Today, he lives and works in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Brit, son Ansel, and dog Pixel.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, France, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • Dance — Dance is an electric mobility subscription company that makes it easy to explore your city with an electric bike or moped.
  • Oura — Oura Ring: the most accurate sleep and activity tracker is all about you: it measures the physiological signals of your body, understands your lifestyle, and guides you to make your own optimal daily choices. The ring features scientifically validated sleep tracking and personalized guidance.
  • Dash Radio — 100% Free Music. More Variety. Zero Commercials. The Best DJ's & Stations. No BS
Marc Andreessen Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Marc Andreessen was the Co-founder of LoudCloud Systems.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, France, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Quillette — What is Quillette? Quillette is an Australian based online magazine that focuses on long-form analysis and cultural commentary. We are politically non-partisan, but rely on reason, science, and humanism as our guiding values. Quillette hosts the Quillette and Quillette Cetera podcasts, and every year we throw Quillette Socials for our
  • Libermans Co — We are the Liberman Siblings: David & Daniil, Anna, and Masha.
  • Redbeard Ventures — Red Beard Ventures is a full-stack web3 fund investing across Web 3.0 and crypto, including consumer applications, infrastructure, gaming, the metaverse, and DeFi with a focus on pre-seed through Series B investments in equity and tokens.
Wayne Chang Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Wayne Chang is the Founder and CEO of Patented.ai. He previously worked at Crashlytics as a Co-Founder and Chairman. Wayne Chang attended the University of Massachusetts.
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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.
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.
Michael Jones Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Mike Jones is an internet executive, investor, and strategic advisor. A long-time entrepreneur, Mike founded his first successful company in college and since then has founded, built, and sold numerous online and mobile businesses.As the co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Science, Inc., Mike brings together the best talent, resources, andfinancing through a centralized platform to build and invest in technology businesses. In 2016 alone, three of Science’s portfolio companies saw big exits -- HelloSociety was acquired by The New York Times, Dollar Shave Club was acquired by Unilever, and FameBit was acquired by Google. His experience and expertise in both large and small companies focuses on strategy, growth, and operational efficiency, resulting in over $2.6B in successful investor outcomes.Prior to Science, Mike Jones served as the CEO of Myspace. In this role, Mike oversaw global business strategy and operations for Myspace, Myspace Music, and Myspace Mobile, which included board and strategic roles with joint venture partners in Myspace China and Myspace Japan / Softbank. During his tenure, he was responsible for the relaunch of Myspace, one of the most high-profile turn-around challenges in the industry
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Twenty20 — T wenty20 has closed its doors and is no longer accessible. Continue your creative journey with curated photos from Envato Elements.
  • Anagram — Anagram's software platform helps eye care practices automate vision insurance eligibility, claims, billing, and their supply chain from lab ordering, to instant rebates to help eye care providers differentiate themselves and advance their practices.
  • Boom Entertainment — Boom Entertainment creates world-class products for the online gaming era. That includes slot machine games, innovative sportsbook products and free to play sports applications. We work with media companies, pro sports leagues, retail brands, and casinos.
Keith Rabois Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Keith is a Managing Director at Khosla Ventures and CEO of OpenStore. Keith invests across sectors and stages and brings his unparalleled experience as a world-class founder, operator, and investor to the portfolio. Keith has helped build some of the largest, globally-recognized technology companies in his more than 20-year career. At KhoslaVentures, he led the first institutional investments in DoorDash and Affirm, led investments in Stripe and Faire, and co-founded Opendoor. While a General Partner at Founders Fund, he led investments in Ramp, Trade Republic, and Aven, and before that made early personal investments in YouTube, Airbnb, Palantir, Lyft, Eventbrite, and Lyft. In 2023, Keith ranked #25 on the Forbes U.S. Midas list and #33 globally.He has served on multiple Boards, including guiding Yelp and Xoom from their early stages through IPOs, and serving on Reddit’s board. Keith currently serves on the Boards of Affirm, Ramp, Found, Trade Republic, and more.He started his technology career with leadership roles at PayPal, as their EVP of Business Development, Public Affairs & Policy, before joining LinkedIn as VP of Business & Corporate Development, and finally, Block (formerly known as Square), as Chief Operating Officer.Keith Rabois served as a litigator at Sullivan and Cromwell, a prominent law firm, following his clerkship for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Stanford University and earned a juris doctor degree with honors from Harvard University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Delphi — Delphi is digital cloning that scales time, monetizes knowledge, and interacts audience at scale.
  • Pomelo — Send money cross border with zero transfer fees. Use and build credit with Pomelo.
  • Palm Tree Crew — Palm Tree Crew
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.
Auren Hoffman Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Auren Hoffman is the CEO and Chief Historian of SafeGraph and he was the CEO of Rapleaf. Auren holds a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the UC Berkeley. He writes a blog called Summation.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Analytics, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Ex Parte — Ex Parte uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing to give customers the information they need to make better decisions and achieve a competitive advantage. Consider it Moneyball for a market that is >20 times the size of Major League Baseball.
  • Calypso AI — CalypsoAI combines industry-leading AI testing and human-in-the-loop decision making to give you the confidence you need to push AI projects into production.
  • Sincera — Sincera provides novel signal data to the most innovative companies in advertising technology.
Ashton Kutcher Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Ashton Kutcher is an actor, investor, entrepreneur, producer and philanthropist.Kutcher has been named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” as well as being honored by Vanity Fair ‘s “New Establishment List,” which identifies the top 50 of an innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigiesand entrepreneurs. Twice, Kutcher was named one of Forbes magazine’s “World’s Most Powerful Celebrities,” as well as one of Fast Company magazine’s “Most Creative People.”Kutcher has been investing in technology for over a decade, both as an angel investor and a founding partner of A-Grade Investments and Sound Ventures. His fund portfolio includes Airbnb, Uber, Flexport, Brex, Robinhood, Bird, Airtable and Affirm among others.Kutcher is also the co-founder of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children (www.thorn.org). Thorn drives technology innovation to fight the sexual exploitation of children.Kutcher currently stars in the Netflix original series, The Ranch. He also serves as Executive Producer. Until 2015, Kutcher starred in the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men. The show ranked as the second most-watched comedy on all of network television. Kutcher first gained recognition as Michael Kelso on the Fox series That 70’s Show, and went on to star in a variety of box office hits on the big screen – including What Happens In Vegas with Cameron Diaz, The Guardian with Kevin Costner, No Strings Attached with Natalie Portman and the cult hit Dude, Where’s My Car.Kutcher served as co-creator and producer of MTV's hit series, “Punk'd,” and The CW's reality series “Beauty and the Geek” and “True Beauty.” He has also produced films such as No Strings Attached, Killers and The Butterfly Effect. Additionally, Kutcher co-founded APlus, a digital media company devoted to spreading the message of positive journalism, a kind of storytelling that focuses on our shared humanity. In 2016, APlus was purchased by Chicken Soup for the Soul.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Germany, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • QD-SOL — QD-SOL uses nanoparticles to produce green hydrogen in half the time.
  • HempNFibers — Growing hemp. Making a bio fuel to start. Than also an insulation out of it as well. Will look at doing more as company grows. I also know a way to power a whole warehouse by just the plants it’s self but I need funding to get this started. I’m building the transportation side just so I can gain an income to try and get this started.
  • The Fabricant — A digital fashion house leading the fashion industry towards a new sector of digital-only clothing.
William Lohse Angel · Reno, Nevada, United States
William Lohse is a Founder Joyance Europe of Joyance Partners.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Social Media, Advertising
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, Japan, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Beatrust — Tags connect and drive collaboration, expanding your team's potential
  • SmartNews — Trusted by over 40+ million worldwide readers, SmartNews provides the best news, stories and events across 200+ local news sites.
  • Greenhouse Software — Greenhouse is a talent acquisition software company that offers its suite of tools and services to help businesses with the hiring process.The platform aims to assist companies with sourcing, interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding the right talent. It assists employers to establish who they are looking to hire and plan a consistent interviewprocess, enabling recruiters to collect feedback and track employees after they have been hired.Daniel Chait and Jon Stross co-founded the company in 2012 and headquartered it in New York, New York.
Michael Birch Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Michael Birch is the Co-founder of Bebo and Birthday Alarm. Birch was raised in North London, England, went to Imperial College, London in Central London (where he met Xochi, his wife), then worked in West London. After finally deciding that he had done London, Michael moved to San Francisco in 2002.Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL inMarch 2008 for USD 850 million. Their combined 70% stake yielded a profit of $595 million from the deal. In June 2008, Michael invested in, and joined the board of MyStore.com along with Julian Lennon and Gordon Crawford. He is also an investor in Goodreads, a book oriented social network.Having worked in a number of not-so-exciting computer related jobs, he relished the chance to set up an Internet based family business with his wife, Xochi and brother, Paul. Remembering birthdays was never his strong point, much to his embarrassment, so what could be better than something he could use himself. Michael was responsible for developing the original Birthday Alarm website back in 2001, but is no longer involved in its development.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Social Media, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom, Denmark
Portfolio highlights
  • Keyo — Keyo is an end-to-end solution that offers apartment rentals. Now, Keyo has blossomed into a full-scale software-as-a-service for landlords, targeting small-to-medium-sized renters with 20 to 5,000 units. Founded in 2017, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.
  • HolidayFox — HolidayFox is a platform to discover and book family staycations. From a fun filled day out with the kids through to a whole holiday, HolidayFox has it all. Get suggestions, find, build and book your perfect package all in one place
  • Whatifi — Whatifi turns passive viewers into active players who control what happens next.
Howard Lindzon Angel · San Diego, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Howard Lindzon - Founder & General Partner @ Social Leverage
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Swag Golf — Premium milled golf putters designed and assembled in the USA, insane limited release golf club head covers, men's golf clothing & apparel, and the coolest golf accessories for all players who don't give a putt.
  • Stonks — Invest in Pre-IPO deals
  • Vestaboard — Vestaboard has totally re-imagined the design of a split-flap display you might see at a train station in Europe.
Mitchell Kapor Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Mitchell David Kapor was the founder of Lotus Development Corporation (/organization/lotus-development-corporation) and the designer of Lotus 1-2-3, the "killer application" often credited with making the personal computer ubiquitous in the business world in the 1980s. He is known as an entrepreneur, investor, social activist,and philanthropist.Kapor has been the Chair of the In 1990 Kapor's new company On Technology introduced their new product On Location, an application designed for the Macintosh that contained an indexing system that permit quick retrieval and display of text on the Mac's hard disk. "We think we're being cagey by bringing it out on the Mac first," Kapor said. "It's a richer medium than MS-DOS, and if we have a hot product in the Mac market, it will be easier to get into the PC market."In 2001, Kapor founded the Open Source Applications Foundation, where he is now working on Chandler, a modern personal information manager built using open source tools and methods.In 2006, Kapor founded his latest startup,
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Education
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Japan, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Toybox Labs — Toybox is the ultimate 3d printing experience for kids. It enables children to print thousands of toys at the push of a button right at home.
  • Spreadsheet.com — The spreadsheet you know with the power of a database and project management system. Gantt, Kanban, Forms, and Automations. Get started free.
  • DuckDuckGo — The Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs.
Allen DeBevoise Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Allen DeBeviose started Third Wave in 2014 after more than 30 years of experience incubating and investing in digital media companies. He has invested in over 70 digital media companies and has co-founded several of the most important digital media brands including Machinima, StyleHaul, DanceOn, INDMusic, Mitu, and Tubular Labs. Prior to foundingThird Wave, Allen built a strong track record as an Angel Investor in the digital media sector and has had over 15 high-multiple exits and NAVs. Allen is currently the Chairman of Machinima and sits on several digital media company boards including StyleHaul, MiTu, Tubular Labs, DanceOn, INDMusic, and Mondo Entertainment. He was an early investor and outside board member for several companies. LowerMyBills.com and Dealer.com are examples of two companies that had highly successful exits. He was featured on the Hollywood Reporter's Digital Power List 2009 and on Digital Media Wire's 2010 List of "25 Executives to Watch” and dubbed the Godfather of Online Video. Allen is a frequent speaker at major digital media conferences and considered an important leader in the rapidly growing Silicon Beach venture capital community.Allen has been engaged on the leading edge in the digital media and interactive arena for over three decades including working on the first uses of computer animation in entertainment ("Tron"), the first interactive video on the Mac ("Guernica"), the first interactive television trial (Time Warner Orlando) and the first broadband cable Internet prototype ("@Home").Allen has an A.B. in Mathematics and an MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Video, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Immortals Gaming Club — Immortals was founded in 2015 as a US-based esports and gaming organization that competes in League of Legends (LCS). At Immortals we aim to entertain, inspire, and be the voice of esports fans in the Great Lakes Region through our exciting players, talented creators and innovative regional experiences.
  • Waggle.tv — Keep your fido safe in your RV/Home with America's most trusted Waggle Pet Monitor. Waggle gives safety to your pets and peace of mind for you. Learn more.
  • Wisecrack — Wisecrack is a collective of academics, comedians and filmmakers who are endlessly curious about the world around us.
Roger Ehrenberg Angel · New York, New York, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Roger Ehrenberg is the founder and Managing Partner of IA Ventures, a firm that invests in companies creating competitive advantage through data.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Advertising, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • FL Newsletter — Fantasy Life keeps you up to date on all of the latest NFL news, fantasy analysis, sports betting tips, and hot topics around the fantasy watercooler.
  • Gemini Sports Analytics — The first AI cloud for sports
Wei Guo Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Wei Guo, the founding partner of UpHonest Capital, is an active angel investor in Silicon Valley, focusing on early-stage cross-sector investments. He founded Wei Fund in 2015 and UpHonest Capital Fund I in 2016, invested in well-known companies such as Hims&Hers(NYSE: HIMS), Vicarious Surgical(NYSE: RBOT), Knightscope (NASDAQ: KSCP), Checkr,Lime, Boom, Rescale, Dialpad and more. Since 2015, he has invested in over 400 Silicon Valley startups, over 76 companies with valuations greater than 100 million USD, and 23 portfolio companies that have successfully exited.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, China, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Golden — Golden is a developer of a self-constructing knowledge database used to accelerate discovery and education. The company uses and leverages human effort by using machine intelligence to make the process of gathering and communicating knowledge simpler.It combines a powerful search across several entities with fine-grain alerts to stay on top ofchanges, and semi-automatic research assistance for gaps in knowledge that enable people in organizations to stay current, understand and leverage the latest trends in their industry.
  • Playbook — Playbook gives creators the opportunity to build and grow a subscription business. Fans get an all-access pass to a curated health and wellness content.
  • Crossing — Crossing Media is a live broadcast e-commerce service company that builds awareness, engagement, and sales through live-stream shopping.
Esther Dyson Angel · New York, New York, United States
Esther Dyson - Founder @ Way to Wellville
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Medical
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Russian Federation
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.
  • Boxhub — Buy new & used shipping containers with Boxhub. We make buying a shipping & storage containers easy - get it delivered right to your door. Shop today!
  • Way — Way combines intuitive eating with behavior science for mindful habits. 73.5% of app users report transformed thinking post-program.
Joshua Schachter Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Joshua Schachter is an organizer at Self Racing Cars. He was the CEO of Tasty Labs and the founder of Joshua has also worked for directory, and was a co-creator of Memepool.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Japan, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Arrows — Arrows is a customer onboarding checklist. Send every customer a personalized onboarding plan, with automated email reminders, due dates, assigned tasks, and a lot more.One of the hardest things about onboarding is getting everybody on the same page. Using Arrows, you can get "mutual buy-in" from your customers to build trust throughoutthe onboarding process. Plus, with due dates and automated email reminders, they'll always know what should be done next. Arrows is the place for you to collaborate, strategize, and coordinate together.Every customer is different... so why are you giving them the same onboarding plan? With Arrows, personalizing onboarding for your customers is a cinch. Start with a template, so your team never misses important steps. Then customize your plan for each customer, so you can get mutual buy-in on a plan perfectly structured for their goals and timeline.
  • Urban Machine — Urban Machine pioneers sustainable wood reclamation. The Machine leverages robotics and AI technology to transform the construction industry by reducing wood waste and promoting circular practices.
  • Hidden Door — Hidden Door is an online game platform for youngsters to delight themselves by discovering, playing, and creating stories.
Kristian Andersen Angel · Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Kristian Andersen is a co-founder and partner at High Alpha and was a Co-founder at Octiv. He attended Anderson University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • The Bee Corp — The Bee Corp’s product, Verifli applies data analytics to beehives to help growers ensure effective pollination through infrared inspection technology. The Bee Corp increases yield for farmers by monitoring the number, health and distribution of pollinating bees.
  • The Prepared — Expert guides and deeply researched reviews to help you get prepared for emergencies without wasting time or money.
  • Sportsman Tracker — Sportsman Tracker is a cross-platform digital toolset designed to increase success opportunities for hunters and fishermen and allow them to quickly share their experiences. Powered by W.I.T. (Wild Life Intelligence Technology), the tracker calculates the variables that directly affect wildlife behavior. The platform lets track species and getsadaptive features that are specific only the species.Founded in 2012 by Jon Schwander and Jeffrey James Courter, Sportsman Tracker is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Geoff Ralston Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Geoff Ralston is the President, CEO, and Partner of Y Combinator. He previously worked at Imagine K12 as a Founder. Geoff Ralston attended INSEAD.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Education, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Senegal
Portfolio highlights
  • Elpha — Elpha is where women succeed at work together. Become a member to access daily conversations with experts, insider job opportunities, and a lot of women talking candidly about work and life. Plus membership is free!
  • Aesthetic — Aesthetic is the easiest way to discover and purchase NFTs across chains.
  • Rain Industries — Every wildfire starts small. Rain contains wildfires within 10 minutes of ignition with autonomous drones.
Shane Neman Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Founder of EZ Texting and JoonBug. Serial entrepreneur and investor in Tech, Real Estate & Hospitality.cA forward-thinking problem solver, consummate optimist and serial entrepreneur, Shane Neman is the prototypical businessman of our modern era. His experience and expertise in business span numerous industries, from technology andtelecommunications to real estate and hospitality. After leaving NYU Medical School early, he started three industry-shifting tech startups (two of them – EZ Texting and JoonBug – acquired) with hundreds of employees and tens of thousands of customers. As an insightful startup backer, Shane’s portfolio includes companies such as Convoy, Prose, Impossible Foods, Universal Standard, Apostrophe, MeetMindful, MapAnything, VinePair and Smylen. Shane is also a prolific real estate developer and investor. From commercial shopping and industrial centers to residential buildings, he owns more than two dozen large-scale properties across the U.S. He holds a degree in Computer Science from New York University, where he received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater scholarship and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Wellness
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Kenya, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Figure — Figure is the first-of-its-kind AI robotics company bringing a general purpose humanoid to life.
  • CG Oncology — CG Oncology is an oncolytic immunotherapy company that is intensely focused on developing bladder saving therapeutics for patients with bladder cancer.
  • Taxa Technologies — Designer probiotics for personal care
Georges Harik Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Georges Harik was Director of Googlettes, a start-up incubator that operated inside Google, and a Distinguished Engineer at Google. As Director of Googlettes, his team was responsible for the product management and strategy efforts surrounding many starting Google initiatives including Gmail, Google Talk, Google Video, Picasa, Orkut, Google Groupsand Google Mobile.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • TENYX — Discover innovative solutions for digital transformation at Tenyx. Explore our cutting-edge technology services designed to drive business growth and elevate your digital presence.
  • Deep Infra — Deep Infra offers cost-effective, scalable, easy-to-deploy, and production-ready machine-learning models and infrastructures for deep-learning models.
  • 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.
Vivi Nevo Angel · Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Nevo is the owner of NV Investments, a venture capital firm that is believed to invest in technology companies around the world. Vivi has also been backing The Weinstein Company. His mutli-million fortune has built up through his investments to cable companies with the initial $10 million that he inherited. He has bought some big stakes in Comcastand U.S. West and Charter Communications. Today, some of his earnings come from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and recently, with Twitter.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Israel, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Resonai — Vera is an enterprise-grade computer vision platform for that transforms commercial buildings into intelligent environments.
  • Subject — Subject provides high school learners access to premium, on-demand courses for credit or study support
  • Saturn Technologies — The best way to share time with friends
Kelly Perdew Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Co-Founder & Managing General Partner at Moonshots Capital.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Acquicent — Acquicent enables the issuance and trading of blockchain tokens linked to digital and real-world collectibles.
  • Dulce Vida — Making great tequila means we start with the finest ingredients. The foundation of our tequila differentiates us from the competition: Organic. 100% Blue Agave. Los Altos (Highlands). Handcrafted. Discover what happens when we infuse our award-winning 100% blue agave blanco tequila with refreshing
  • Milestone Brands — Milestone Brands LLC, premium spirits company based in Austin, Texas, was founded in February 2016 by two local entrepreneurs and veterans of the beverage and spirits industry, Eric Dopkins, former CEO of Deep Eddy Vodka and Chad Auler, creator of Savvy Vodka and co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka. As a national spirits supplier and acquirer, innovatorand marketer of alcohol beverage brands, Milestone Brands' portfolio includes Dulce Vida Spirits, parent company of the world's only 100 proof, USDA certified organic tequila, and American Born Moonshine, a family of moonshine whiskey products that honors the tradition and spirit of American moonshiners.
Caterina Fake Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Caterina Fake is an investor at Yes VC, a pre-seed and seed stage venture capital fund, and is the host of the #1 Tech Podcast Should This Exist? addressing the question of our times: how is technology impacting our humanity? Previously, she worked at Founder Collective as a Founder Partner, served as Chairman of Etsy and was the co-founder ofFlickr. Yes VC invests in scalable social systems, brands that embody cultural movements, and founders who recognize the opportunity in the rising power and affluence of women. Caterina sits on the boards of Public Goods, the Sundance Institute and McSweeneys. Caterina is an early creator of online communities and a long time advocate of the responsibility of entrepreneurs for the outcomes of their technologies. In her work she addresses the cultural impact of new technologies, human interactions online, design, good governance, innovation and creativity–and how we can all make the internet a kinder, more human place. Ms. Fake has received Honorary Doctorates from the Rhode Island School of Design and The New School. Time Magazine named her one of the Most Influential People in the world, and she was given the Silicon Valley Visionaries award in 2018.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Frolo — Make your single parent experience a positive, empowered and supported one.
  • Dr. Treat — Experience pet care at its best with exceptional personalized veterinary care at unsurpassed levels. After all, our companions are entitled to happier, healthier, and longer lives.
  • Adept AI — Adept is an ML research and product lab building general intelligence by enabling humans and computers to work together creatively.
David 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.
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.
Benjamin Ling Angel · Menlo Park, California, United States
Ben Ling is an Investment Partner at Khosla Ventures, where he is focused on mobile and Internet, marketplace, consumer health and data businesses. He is an accomplished executive and angel investor, with senior operating roles at Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Badoo. His personal investments include Square, Palantir, Quora, and PracticeFusion,Fab, DogVacay, and he holds advisory roles at Pinterest and Pulse.Ben currently serves on the board of Wattpad, Tapingo, Academia.edu, TheHunt, Quantopian, and Pymetrics.At Google, he was Google’s Senior Director of Search Products and Local Business Products, including overseeing Images, Videos, Books, News and Finance. At YouTube, he was Senior Director of Partnerships and Platform, responsible for Music, Movies, Sports, News, as well as Mobile, TV, and API partnerships. In his first role at Google, Ben was the founder and GM of Google’s Commerce group, including Google Wallet and Shopping.At Facebook, Ben was Director of Facebook Platform overseeing the Facebook developer ecosystem, and led product, marketing, developer operations, partner solutions, and helped build Facebook Connect, which has helped Facebook grow across the web.Ben holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering / Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.Ben is a Department of Defense Fellow and recipient of UC Berkeley’s Bechtel Achievement Award (Top graduating senior in College of Engineering).
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Hedge — Hedge develops a protocol that provides access to liquidity for assets on all chains.
  • Hedge Labs — Hedge Labs is a software development company that provides a decentralized liquidity platform. The company is based in Miami, Florida.
  • Merlin Labs — Merlin is the aviation technology company propelling the future of fully autonomous flight.
Dick Costolo Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Since October 2010, Dick has been the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, where he was responsible for the growth and management of the overall business. Previously, as Twitter’s Chief Operating Officer, he oversaw monetization and day to day operations.Before joining Twitter, Dick was co-founder and CEO of FeedBurner, a digital contentsyndication platform that was acquired by Google in 2007. While at Google, Dick was Group Product Manager on the Ads team responsible for social media ads.Previously, Dick lived and worked in Chicago, where he founded and ran two digital media companies: SpyOnIt, a web page monitoring service, and Burning Door Networked Media, a web design and development consulting company. Dick was also an improv performer with the acclaimed Annoyance Theater.He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Computer Science.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Semsee — Semsee - the simplest path from lead to quote for P&C insurance agents.
  • VendorPM — Connecting Trusted Vendors to Property Managers. Easily request quotes from your preferred vendors and thousands more reviewed by fellow property managers.
  • HiNOTE — HiNOTE: modern messaging for any occasion. Customize & send your best text, card, invite, social post with individuality, high-touch humor & style.
Chamath Palihapitiya Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Chamath Palihapitiya is the Founder and Managing Partner of Social Capital. He previously worked at BMO Nesbitt Burns as an Associate of the Interest Rate Derivatives Group. Chamath Palihapitiya attended the University of Waterloo.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Enterprise Software, Mobile
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Proterra — Building innovative battery technologies to power a better, more sustainable world.
  • Berkshire Grey — AI-Enabled Enterprise RoboticsAutomate your most expensive processes to fulfill customer orders and stock your shelves at a fraction of the cost and time. Trusted By Top Global Brands Trusted by Top Global Brands "Berkshire Grey took a very different approach to automation than we had seen from other suppliers. BG invested the time necessary to
  • Sunlight Financial — Sunlight Financial is a premier, technology-enabled point-of-sale finance company. Sunlight partners with contractors nationwide to provide homeowners with financing for the installation of residential solar systems and other home improvements. Sunlight’s best-in-class technology and deep credit expertise simplify and streamline consumer finance,ensuring a fast and frictionless process for both contractors and homeowners.
Karl Jacob Angel · San Francisco, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Karl Jacob is the Founder and CEO of LoanSnap. He was a Founder and CEO at Wallop. He attended the University of Southern California in 1992.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, E-Commerce, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • June — Looking for the best cooking results? The June Oven is a do-it-all smart convection oven that makes cooking perfectly easy.
  • Boost Media — Boost Media is a fastest growing B2B SaaS companies in Silicon Valley, and they are committed to going public. They're hiring across the company in all roles. Join them as they revolutionize the digital advertising industry.They raised their Series A in December of 2012 and their Series B in June of 2013.Boost Media is an enterprisesolution for optimizing ad creative at scale across Search, Social, Display & Mobile.The Company focuses on optimizing for enterprise advertisers and generates substantial improvements in conversions-per-impression for customers. Today, Boost is trusted to drive optimization and insights for over $300 million in advertising spend across networks and premium publisher sites such as Google, Microsoft+Yahoo Bing Ads and Facebook.
  • Boomerang — Boomerang is a technology-powered service that collects, stores, and returns lost valuables back to their owners.
Tim Draper Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 20 investments in the past 12 months
Tim Draper is the Founding Partner of Draper Associates. He attended Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Buupass — BuuPass is Kenya's market leader for online bus booking. We enable travelers to reserve seats and make payments in a convenient and timely way. Try BuuPass today!
  • SUN ZU Lab — SUN ZU Lab is a leading independent provider of Quantitative Analytics for Crypto Professionals.
  • SignalRank Corporation — SignalRank Corporation is a FinTech company in the Venture space. It focuses on the seed stage asset class and uses data analytics to allocate capital to the best seed fund managers for their top performing companies. GPRank and CompanyRank are two proprietary algorithms it leverages to automate capital allocation. The company invests from balancesheet. Its customers are seed stage investors with outstanding companies in their portfolio.
Ted Leonsis Angel · Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Ted Leonsis is the Founder, Chairman, Principal Partner, and Chief Executive Officer of Monumental Sports and Entertainment. He previously worked at AOL as a President and Vice Chairman Emeritus. Ted Leonsis attended Georgetown University.
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Investment focus
  • Sports, Internet, Social Media
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series C
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • OxiWear — OxiWear ear-wearable devices for continuous oxygen monitoring and emergency alerting to detect and prevent silent-hypoxia caused by pulmonary hypertension, high altitude & high cardio activities, and COVID-19. Oxiwear's patented, a novel ear-worn pulse oximeter is intended for use in clinical and consumer settings.
  • HumanFirst — HumanFirst enables better integration and analysis of digital health technologies in clinical trials.
  • Kiswe — Kiswe is a video technology startup providing live media solutions to global sports and entertainment content owners. Our cloud streaming technology transforms the way live games and events are professionally produced and broadcasted.
Calvin Broadus Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
For more than two decades, multi-platinum entertainment icon Snoop Dogg has raised the bar as a global entertainer and innovator. With more than 35 million albums sold worldwide, Snoop Dogg continues to pave the way in the entertainment industry, serving as a mentor to new and established artists. From his YouTube original series “GGN News,”to his investments in tech companies like Secret, Reddit and Robinhood, to his philanthropic work with the Snoop Youth Football League, Snoop’s successful ventures within music, film, fashion, television and technology set him apart as a cultural icon.
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Investment focus
  • Social Media, FinTech, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • MoonPay — MoonPay offers a fast and simple way to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Buy crypto with credit card, bank transfers or Apple Pay today.
  • Yuga Labs — Powered by ApeCoin and shaping web3 through storytelling, experiences, and community. From the creators of Bored Ape Yacht Club.
  • Sound — Sound connects artists and listeners to take ownership over the culture they create together.
Guy Oseary Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Guy Oseary has spent his career at the intersection of entertainment and technology.He began in his teens at what was to become Maverick Records, and eventually became chairman and partner. He guided the label to sales of over 100 million units globally.Since 2004, Oseary has been a principal at the top entertainment management company,Untitled Entertainment, which clients include Emma Watson, Penelope Cruz, and Lucy Liu and many others.In 2014 Oseary led a partnership that created the largest music management company in the world - MAVERICK. While Oseary personally manages Madonna and U2, the company’s combined 50+ clients include Paul McCartney, Shania Twain, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd, and reach over 1 billion people each month.Alongside his Sound Ventures partner Ashton Kutcher, Oseary has made over 200 investments in companies like Airbnb, Spotify, Uber, Houzz, Robinhood & Neighborly.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Israel, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Metagood — Metagood is a for-profit company that empowers communities to be catalysts for positive collective action.Founded by crypto veterans Danny Yang who created the largest crypto currency exchange in Taiwan, Amanda Terry who was an Twitter and NBC executive, and Bill Tai who was the first investor in Zoom, Canva, and 20 other publicly tradedcompanies, Metagood launched OnChainMonkey, the historic PFP collection all on chain in a single transaction on Sept 11, 2021. OnChainMonkey has been consistently ranked as one of the most profitable NFTs collections globally. Metagood was awarded Fast Company's 2022 20 Best World Changing Ideas for Impact Investing.
  • WasteFuel — WasteFuel produces renewable fuels using proven technologies to address the climate emergency and revolutionize mobility.
  • Metalink — Metalink is a private chat app that provides NFT collection. They also offer the punk owners to find and chat with other verified holders by simply connecting their wallet.
Eric Ries Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Eric is the author of New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, The Startup Way, and The Leaders Guide (funded by one of the top Kickstarter book campaigns of all time). He's also the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, practiced by individuals and companies around the world and the inspiration behind the LTSE. He has founded a numberof startups, including IMVU, where he served as CTO, and has advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms, and large companies across many industries.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Serbia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Autio — HearHere is a travel audio app that shares the depth and diversity of stories - cultural, geographical, historical, and mythological.
  • Aug X Labs — Helping people make more compelling videos, at a fraction of the time and effort
  • Sinatra — Sinatra is a technology company that, with its all-in-one app, aims to revolutionize the hospitality industry. It provides Sinatra Training, which enables continuous digital training for employees by allowing employers to upload content and employees to access it via the app.
Jonathan Kraft Angel · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Upon graduation from Williams College in 1986, Jonathan started his career at Bain & Co. After earning his MBA at Harvard Business School, he joined The Kraft Group in 1990. Since that time, he has worked to help drive the growth and diversification of the Group. In his role as President, he is actively involved in the day to day operations ofthe Group's companies.Jonathan serves on the board of directors for several organizations including the Children's Hospital Trust and Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. He is also currently serving as a member of the Overseers' Committee to Visit Harvard Business School and on the Board of Trustees for Williams College, the Belmont Hill School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Additionally, Jonathan coaches Little League baseball and youth soccer in the Boston area.
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Investment focus
  • Advertising, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Splash Sports — Splash Sports is the leading skill-based sports gaming platform built for friends to use their knowledge to compete for real money. Learn more and get started.
  • Mythical Games — We are Mythical Games, a Venture-backed next-generation game technology company at the intersection of video games and economics led by industry veterans.
  • Palm Tree Crew — Palm Tree Crew
Jeff Seibert Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 4 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, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS
  • 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.
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