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Top 50 Sports Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Sports Angel Investors in United States

Investor Sports United States investments
Daren Cotter 10
Jason Calacanis 10
David Stern 8
Roger Ehrenberg 8
Ronnie Lott 6
Gary Vaynerchuk 6
Shane Neman 6
Kevin Durant 6
Trevor Wright 6
Mark Cuban 5
Edward Lando 5
Scott Sandell 5
Benjamin Ling 5
Ryan Moore 5
Ted Leonsis 4
George Godula 4
Drew Brees 4
Jason Robins 4
Will Herman 4
Chad Hurley 4
Christian Edler 4
David Tisch 4
Wei Guo 4
Chris Burggraeve 4
Michael Dornbrook 4
Keith Rabois 4
Harris Barton 4
Mike Lee 4
Joe Montana 4
Colin Carrier 4
Kevin Lin 4
Rich Kleiman 3
André Schürrle 3
Lloyd Danzig 3
Tim McSweeney 3
Albert Lee 3
Thomas Lehrman 3
Steven Kaplan 3
Nat Turner 3
Chris Paul 3
Jeff Kearl 3
Max Levchin 3
Eric Roza 3
Matt Mullenweg 3
Tom Williams 3
Charles Huang 3
Kal Vepuri 3
John Isner 3
Peter Livingston 3
Marc Lasry 3
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Daren Cotter Angel · Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Daren was the Founder and CEO of InboxDollars, an online marketing company that connects consumers and advertisers in a way that benefits both. He founded the company as a Freshman in college in 2000 and bootstrapped the company to more than $25 million in annual revenues. InboxDollars was acquired by Prodege in 2019. Daren is active in the MNstart-up community as an investor, advisor and mentor.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • TicketRev — TicketRev helps fans find cheaper tickets to their favorite games and concerts. Fans name their price for their preferred seating location, enabling resellers and teams to sell their inventory faster.
  • Fulcrum — Designed with technology in mind, be free of paper with Fulcrum, the manufacturing ERP of the future. Ai scheduling, visual BOM, live tracking
  • Refr Sports — Refr Sports is developing a platform solution to fix inefficiencies and shortages in the United States referee marketplace by bringing new generation technologies and employees to the industry. Sports referees currently rely on antiquated third-party referee schedulers to provide them with games to work. Similarly, sports organizations rely on thesame referee schedulers to provide referees that are qualified to officiate their games. This approach has not been updated in decades as the referee industry continues to use outdated technologies and employment methods. The result has been a severe drop in the supply of referees while at the same time demand has increased.Our application, Refr Sports, will modernize the current system, providing referees and sports coordinators an efficient and effective tool for completing their respective duties. Refr Sports makes this a reality by offering a mobile application that supports both referees and sports organizers as end users. Our app delivers complete freedom to the users by allowing the sports organizations to post their game schedules along with officiating needs and offered compensation for each game. Referees can then see the ‘work order’, accept it, and be paid immediately after the game. The Refr platform makes money by taking a small service and processing fee on the payments we facilitate through the app. This business model is very similar to what has been successful in the food (DoorDash), transportation (Uber) and personal care (care.com) industries.Our Refr Team, made up of business, technical and sporting experience, has set out on a mission to create the platform that will turn the referee industry into a gig economy marketplace. The world has seen this successfully materialize in many industries already and the referee industry can be next, by making it easy to post opportunities, claim opportunities, and get paid.
Jason Calacanis Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Jason Calacanis is the Founder and CEO of Inside.com and Launch. He previously worked at Weblogs as a Co-Founder and CEO. Jason Calacanis attended Fordham University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • TaxGPT — Looking for instant tax help? Meet TaxGPT, your AI-powered tax assistant. We simplify tax processes and maximize deductions. Try TaxGPT today!
  • CyberFilm AI — Bring your story to life!
David Stern Angel · New York, New York, United States
David Stern completed his three-decade tenure as NBA commissioner on February 1, 2014.As commissioner, Mr. Stern built the model for professional sports in league operations, public service, global marketing and digital technology. He oversaw the NBA’s extraordinary growth with seven new franchises, a more than 30-fold increase in revenues, adramatic expansion of national television exposure and the launch of two leagues, the Women’s National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League. He implemented the first anti-drug agreement in professional sports and introduced the salary cap system and revenue sharing to the NBA.The NBA experienced tremendous global growth during Mr. Stern’s tenure, and that growth continues today: The NBA has 12 offices outside the United States; its games and programming are televised and streamed in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages; and it offers fans 19 international online destinations. The NBA was the first U.S. professional sports league to stage regular-season games outside North America, and the league has played more than 150 international preseason and regular-season games to date.
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Investment focus
  • Sports, Gaming, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • WHOOP — The most advanced fitness and health wearable. Get personalized insights on your body's recovery, strain, sleep, and health with in-app coaching features designed to help you unlock your best self.
  • ShotTracker — ShotTracker makes sensor-based technology that automatically captures basketball statistics in real-time during practices and games. At ShotTracker, they improve the performance of competitive athletes by bringing elite-level analytics to the masses. Their latest innovation, ShotTracker TEAM, captures real-time practice and game stats forbasketball teams, and it's affordable for teams at every level of play.
  • Proteus Motion — The Proteus system by Proteus Motion Inc. (formerly Boston Biomotion) is a new category of intelligent exercise and rehab equipment designed to strengthen, optimize, and restore movements using patented 3D resistance and 3D measurement. One system is used to train and measure any movement during post-op through peak performance, and enhancemovement efficiency through a unique neuromuscular stimulation that can only be achieved by moving in water or mud. Compared to traditional tools like free weights and cable machines, 3D resistance produces up to 3x more muscle stimulation, lower strain on the joints, and greater neuromuscular stimulation to accelerate "muscle memory" and more efficient movement patterns. Subscription software profiles strength for users using a new and comprehensive way to measure muscle performance, offers personalized insights and recommendations, and tracks progress across a suite of 6 proprietary metrics.The company was founded in 2016 and headquartered in New York, United States.
Roger Ehrenberg Angel · New York, New York, United States · 5 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 — Gemini Sports Analytics teams improve operations from top-to-bottom by making each step of the data lifecycle simpler and powerful analytics more accessible. Leveraged expertise supports organizations in the business of improving athlete welfare and enhancing performance.
Ronnie Lott Angel
Ronnie Lott is a Founder at All-Stars Helping Kids.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Sports
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Aside — Aside is the company that builds cloud-based platforms. Daffy Charitable is its first not-for-profit community platform.
  • Mustard — Elevate your game with real time analytics and instruction from the world's best coaches and athletes.
  • HALO Diagnostics — At HALO Diagnostics, we advance technology to personalize life-changing diagnostic and treatment solutions.
Gary Vaynerchuk Angel · New York, New York, United States
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.
Shane Neman Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 3 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
Kevin Durant Angel · Oakland, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Kevin Durant is a 12-year NBA veteran who plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He is a 2x NBA Champion and Finals MVP; having also won an NBA MVP Award, four NBA scoring titles, two Olympic gold medals, two NBA All-Star Game MVP Awards, and an NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He is also a ten-time NBA All-Star. Off the court, Durant is co-founder andpartner of Thirty Five Ventures. Thirty Five Ventures includes his diverse investment portfolio, including companies such as Postmates, Acorns, Overtime, & Coinbase; the media and creative development arm; and the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation.Projects under the Thirty Five Ventures umbrella include the sports business vertical “The Boardroom,” in partnership with ESPN, which examines the ins and outs of sports business and illuminates the world of sports far beyond what fans ordinarily see. Kevin also served as an executive producer on Fox Sports Films’ “Q Ball,” which premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival in Spring 2019. Upcoming projects include the scripted series “SWAGGER” with Imagine Entertainment and Apple. Last fall also saw the opening of The Durant Center in Suitland, Maryland, the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation’s college pipeline program in conjunction with College Track.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Sports
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Zelus Analytics — Professional sports teams are currently engaged in a billion-dollar arms race to squeeze wins out of data. While early innovations in sports analytics largely relied on simple techniques, many teams are struggling to handle emergent challenges with the complex data sources now dominating the space. At Zelus Analytics, our mission is to address these challenges by building the world's [...]
  • League One Volleyball — One League. For Youth. For Pro. For Life.
  • Skinny Dipped Almonds — We don't Sugar Coat. We SkinnyDip.
Trevor Wright Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
I am entrepreneur and operator. In the past, I co-Founded and sold Vitrue to Oracle for $300 M. I also co-Founded and sold Black Bag Advertising to WPP for $14 M. I was also on the founding team At Flycast Network which had an IPO and was later acquired for $2.2 B. I am currently an angel investor with company exists totaling over $1 B so far.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Gaming
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • ByteBrew — Trusted by over 2500 Game Developers! ByteBrew is the world's most powerful all-in-one game analytics platform that houses all your mobile game's analytics, retention, monetization tracking, player progression, remote configs, a/b testing, custom event tracking and attribution measurement in one lightweight SDK - all 100% free.
  • HYPOTHETIC — Hypothetic builds technology and tools to benefit 3D creators. The company was founded in 2021 and is based in Los Angeles, California, United States.
  • Axie Infinity — Axie Infinity is a game about collecting and raising fantasy creatures called Axie, on the Ethereum platform. Besides collecting and raising, you can make a team of Axies to battle in the arena. You can also buy, sell, and trade Axies with others on the marketplace.
Mark Cuban Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States · 8 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. He previously worked at Broadcast.com as a Co-Founder. Mark Cuban 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.
Edward Lando Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Edward Lando is the Founder of Pareto Holdings. He previously worked at Horizons School of Technology as a Co-Founder. Edward Lando attended the Wharton School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • Fun — Fun offers to build a product ecosystem that leverages cross-chain decentralized wallets on the Odsy blockchain.
  • Unicorn Auctions — Unicorn Auctions offers rare spirits auctions to buyers, sellers, and collectors. They provide ios and android apps in addition to their web bidding platform for digital auctions. To ensure examination of every asset listed, they must take physical possession of their items.
Scott Sandell Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Scott Sandell is Managing General Partner at NEA. A General Partner since 2000, and Co-Managing General Partner from 2015 - 2017, Scott served as head of the firm’s technology investing practice for 10 years and has led NEA’s China investing activities for over a decade. Since joining the firm in 1996, he has personally led investments inindustry-transforming companies like Bloom Energy, Data Domain, Fusion-io, Salesforce.com, Tableau Software, WebEx, and Workday. Scott is one of only four investors named to the Forbes Midas List every year since 2007, with 24 technology companies in his portfolio having successfully completed public offerings or mergers.Scott is currently a director of Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE) and a number of private companies including Automation Anywhere, Branch, Cloudflare, Coursera, Enigma, Expanse (fka Qadium), Hello Alfred, One Concern, Robinhood, Sentons, Transfix, and WaterBit. Other previous investments include Fusion-io (acquired by SanDisk), Neoteris (acquired by Juniper Networks), NetIQ (acquired by Attachmate Corporation), Playdom (acquired by Disney), and Spreadtrum Communications (acquired by Tsinghua Unigroup).
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Series B, Series C, Series A
  • United States, Germany, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Flow48 — Flow48 is a platform that allows companies to access capital by providing revenue-based finance services.
  • CrewLAB — CrewLAB turns average teams into unstoppable crews
  • Mercor — Mercor is a better way to hire. We're an AI-powered platform that sources, vets, and pays your next employees.
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.
Ryan Moore Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Ryan is known as a founding investor who takes on the riskiest sectors and business models. Undaunted by regulatory risk around antiquated gambling laws and convinced of a new generation of sports fans indoctrinated into the world of reality TV and experiential media, he was the first institutional investor in the United States to bet on andvalidate Daily Fantasy Sports and online gambling. In 2011 a small team of performance marketers at Vistaprint founded DraftKings; Ryan seeded the company with $500k and for the first two years of the company’s existence was its sole institutional investor. In 2013 Ryan brokered DraftKings’ landmark partnership with Major League Baseball, paving the way for the company to establish partnerships with every major professional league and a majority of professional teams in the US. He has structured every round of capital on DraftKings’ cap table since its founding, facilitating over $900M in fundraising despite significant regulatory headwinds. Today, DraftKings is operating the first legal online sportsbook in the US and has 11M, active users, on its platform that generate over $3B in entry fees and handle.In 2012 Ryan was the founding investor in Plastiq, an online payments platform founded by Harvard undergrads. Payments is a legacy industry reluctant to change and fraught with regulatory barriers, but Ryan was undaunted by the risk of both the sector and first-time founders. Since founding, Ryan sourced and facilitated each of the company’s fundraising rounds, most recently bringing in Kleiner Perkins and DST for a $27M financing. Plastiq processes over $1B in transactions annually.In 2013 Ryan was the founding investor in Crew, a design and development services marketplace. In 2017 he and the founders crafted and spun out Unsplash, the world’s largest photo-sharing community built on the theme of decentralization of photos and visual content. Unsplash has outpaced both Shutterstock and Getty combined. In 2018, Ryan facilitated Unsplash’s $12M Series A with Bedrock Capital.Ryan is a well-networked fundraiser. Most recently he sourced and structured financings at Currencycloud (Sapphire Ventures, Series C/D, $43M; Google Ventures, Series E) and Skillz (Telstra and Liberty Media, Series C, $17M; NFL and Wildcat, Series D, $35M). Before joining Atlas, he sourced and facilitated the sale of Enpocket to Nokia, WHERE to Paypal, and Vela Systems to Autodesk.Ryan also sits on the board of MOO, Globoforce, and Secret Escapes, all of which generate over $100M in revenue annually. He graduated with an AB in economics from Princeton, where he captained the football team and served in the ROTC.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Marketplace
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Jock MKT — Jock MKT is where daily fantasy sports becomes a stock exchange. Buy and sell in real-time for real money. Stay in the game and start trading today!
  • WePlayed — WePlayed Sports' intelligent short-form video platform automatically converts full-length game film into ready-to-share highlights.Powered by pioneering technology, the WePlayed Sports platform is focused on providing a new, efficient way to make the most meaningful #moments in sports readily available to fans everywhere. By automaticallyconverting the full-length game film into ready-to-share #moments, WePlayed empowers teams, leagues, and other sports-centric organizations to meet fans’ growing demand for short-form video.WePlayed has partnered with several industry leaders, including LEARFIELD, SIDEARM Sports, WMT, and the NCAA along with schools from the SEC, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Ivy League, Sun Belt, and NEWMAC conferences. WePlayed is helping these organizations increase fan engagement and showcase athletes through short-form videos.
  • FanUp — FanUp gamifies sports and esports for every fan.FanUp is, Fantasy sports and esports re-imagined; with fun, interactive, and pop-culture styled contests. Our brands, prizes and social features, cater to causal fans and a younger demographic, ensuring we grow the entire market.We’re not a betting app, we’re far greater.Most apps focus on35-60-year-old middle-age men.FanUp was created for 18-34 year-old social fans and young professionals.Our users:- Love sports and esports gaming - Are 2.5x more likely to game and compete w/ social features - Are more diverse (43% are women) - Want to interact with pop-culture, brands and influencersOur mantra: Fans and innovation first, always.We’re leading a transformative shift in sports and culture.Squad up and compete year-round in contests for your fav sports & esports leagues.FanUp, and may the best fans win.
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.
George Godula Angel · Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Cross-border angel / early stage investor with portfolio of 40+ startup companies and as of currently 4 exits, 4 unicorns & counting.George invests in companies helping people lead a longer, healthier and happier life - keywords sustainability, ESG, impact investing. In addition to investing he likes to be hands-on in hisportfoliocompanies, either helping China / SEA based teams to internationalize or global teams to break into China / SEA or support them in outsourcing, sourcing and manufacturing. Typically angel, seed and occasional Series A stage investments. Industry focus and selected startups in his portfolio: - E-Commerce e.g. Web2Asia, Grana, Mercato - SaaS e.g. Jimdo, Blush, Anduin Transactions - Marketplaces / crowdfunding Republic.co - Education / Training e.g. Vantage Point, Dexter, - IoT e.g. Mila, Cafe-X, Lyte charging, The Light Phone, Density.io - Fitness e.g. FitXR, Trainersvault, Overhand Fitness, Salut, Guavapass (exit via sale to ClassPass) - Health / Nutrition e.g. NutriSense, Blue Mesa Health (exit via sale to Virgin), Compass Therapeutics (exit via IPO) - Insurtech e.g. The Care Voice - Medtech / Biotech e.g. Life Biosciences, Sequencing.com, MycoWorks - Sustainability / Infrastructure e.g. Blokable, U.S. Bitcoin Corp, Hardt Hyperloop - Deep tech / frontier tech e.g. Rain Neuromorphics, ZaiNar, Massive, Protocol Labs (Filecoin) - On-demand / sharing economy e.g. Yassir, Truck it in, misterbnb, Delivery Hero Austria & China (exit via sale / IPO)
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Information Technology, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, China, Algeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Mila Cares — Air breathers, rejoice. Meet Mila, the first air purifier designed with real, air-breathing humans in mind.
  • Yassir — Yassir is a transportation service that utilizes a mobile app to enable users to book drivers and travel safely.The company's app locates local drivers that provide on-demand convenience and food delivery, allowing Algerians to travel anywhere they want and get food delivered on-demand.Founded in 2016 by Amel Delli, El Mahdi Yettou,Mustapha Baha, and Noureddine Tayebi and is based in Algiers, Alger, Algeria.
  • Truck It In — is a platform tech company focused on simplifying road freight for 3.3M+ businesses in Pakistan to unlock 1 Billion dollars in resource potential
Drew Brees Angel · New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Drew Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL, an entrepreneur, and an investor.
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Investment focus
  • Sports, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Nightfall AI — Nightfall is one trusted DLP platform to discover, classify, and protect sensitive data across SaaS and cloud apps with machine learning.
  • WeBuild Stuff — WeBuild Stuff is a disruptive fabrication, manufacturing and installation firm focusing on wood furniture.
Jason Robins Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Jason Robins is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of DraftKings, the innovative sports-tech entertainment platform that is changing the way consumers around the world engage with and consume sports. Robins co-founded DraftKings in 2012 and oversees all of the company’s strategy and operations, while also driving funding and partnerships. Robinshas quickly built a reputation for expanding DraftKings’ reach across numerous platforms through wide-ranging, forward-thinking partnerships. Under his leadership, DraftKings became the first DFS company to sign a league partnership, with Major League Baseball (MLB) in 2013. Since then, the company has signed three additional league-wide partnerships, including the National Hockey League (NHL) and NASCAR. DraftKings is also the exclusive partner of 12 National Football League (NFL) teams, seven National Basketball League (NBA) teams, 27 MLB teams and seven NHL teams. Robins attended Duke University, where he received his degree in Economics and Computer Science. He resides with his wife and sons in the Boston area.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Sports
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Givingli — Givingli is the design forward way to make connecting with people simple and more meaningful with greeting cards and gifts.
  • Knot — Knot powerfully improves products for you and your users, adding revenue-generating features and connecting cardholders to thousands of merchants.
  • Kidsy — Kidsy is an e-commerce platform that offers new and open-box discounted baby and kid clothing and other products.
Will Herman Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Will Herman is an active angel investor, corporate director, author, and startup mentor. He was previously a serial entrepreneur, having started five companies, taking two of them public. Will is an adviser at the hardware incubator, Bolt, and a mentor at TechStars. He lives and works mostly in the Boston area.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Convertible Note
  • United States, South Africa, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • VueBox — VueBox places interactive content in rideshare vehicles
  • Pristēm — The laundry & dry cleaning services industry has seen no hardware innovation in a long time resulting in 24 hr+ turnarounds, insanely expensive prices, and a complete lack of reliability. Pristēm has built a magical new clothing care experience that's 150x faster, 10x cheaper, and hassle free. Our smart hardware and consumable cleansyour outfit exactly when you need it, not 24 hours later.Our nationwide network of smart hardware products can be accessed through your mobile phone and a monthly subscription. Pristēm provides the best customer experience that's a faster, greener, and more enjoyable alternative to the laundry and dry cleaning services available today.
  • Looking Glass Factory — Introducing Looking Glass Portrait, your first personal holographic display. Designed for people, real and imagined. Available for pre-order today.
Chad Hurley Angel · Burlingame, California, United States
Chad Hurley is the Co-Founder and Chairman at Greenpark Sports and the Co-Founder of AVOS Systems. He earned his bachelor's degree in fine art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Sports, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Polycam — Capture reality with Polycam's LiDAR scanner & photogrammetry. Make 3D scans and download 3D models. Available on iPhone, iPad, Android and Web.
  • NocoDB — NocoDB is an open-source Airtable alternative that transforms existing databases into a smart spreadsheet. The company was founded in 2021 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
  • Socket — Socket fights vulnerabilities and provides visibility, defense-in-depth, and proactive supply chain protection for JavaScript, Python, and Go dependencies.
Christian Edler Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Christian O. Edler is an investor and entrepreneur with a proven track record in sectors ahead of mainstream adoption. He invests opportunity-driven, sector- and business-model agnostic. Christian built a 10-year track record investing in early-stage ventures and securing exclusive deal flow in primary and secondary growth opportunites. He isco-investing with the best investors and VCs in the world – like Andreessen Horowitz, Peter Thiel, Christian Angermayer, Gsquared, Bitkraft, Bessemer Ventures, Coatue, Sony, FirstMark Capital, DN Capital, FJ Labs, Moore Capital, Alexis Ohanian (Seven Seven Six), Left Lane, Insight, Tencent, Hive and many others. Due to his track record, he has access to exclusive opportunities in the EU/US. Christian’s >75 angel startup investments returned over 20x including several unicorns. As an entrepreneur, Christian recruited, educated and led over 1,500 sales people with $500M in annual sales. His primary focus is on world-class entrepreneurs with new categories of ideas and a potential for massive scale. If you like to co-invest with him, follow his syndicate on AngelList: https://angel.co/s/edleredler/fCORTChristian is a Scout Partner of Sequoia Capital, Venture Partner of BITKRAFT VC, an alumnus of Harvard Business School, a former semi-pro alpine skier, and based in Berlin & Los Angeles.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Cloover — Cloover provides a flexible financing solution that allows you to rent renewable technologies and make savings from day 1, completely risk and worry free!
  • Weflow — All-in-one workspace to manage your Salesforce pipeline, notes & to-dos. Designed for sales teams who like to move with speed.
  • Visual Layer — Visual Layer is a Tel Aviv based startup providing visual data management platform that scales to billion images and videos.
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.
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.
Chris Burggraeve Angel · New York, New York, United States
Chris Burggraeve - Founder @ Vicomte
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Investment focus
  • Credit, Marketplace, Financial Services
  • Series A, Angel, Seed
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Greenrush — Get weed delivered to your door with greenrush's cannabis delivery service. Our app let's you buy weed online from a network of local dispensaries near you.
  • Arcview Group — The ArcView Group works in the burgeoning legal cannabis industry by establishing connections between investors and entrepreneurs in an effort to meet the needs of cannabis cultivators, dispensaries, and customers. With industry experience, The ArcView Group is working to help usher in the next generation of cannabis-related businesses with thecreation of The ArcView Angel Network and the MyDispensary Mobile App.
  • Finclude — Finclude revolutionizes creditworthiness & affordability assessment of individuals with machine learning on their transactions, powered by PSD2 APIs.
Michael Dornbrook Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Michael Dornbrook Member of the Board of Directors at Modulate.ai. He attended University of Chicago during 1981-1983.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Health Care
  • Seed, Convertible Note, Angel
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Modulate — Modulate uses revolutionary machine learning to proactively detect and escalate toxic behavior in your game. ToxMod becomes an expert in your code of conduct and empowers your moderators to make the right decisions to protect your community from the worst behavior happening in voice chat in real time.
  • Hearo.Live - Multiplayer TV — Laugh, talk, and cheer with friends while watching YouTube, Netflix, ESPN, and more in full-screen HD, like you're on a big cozy couch together. #MultiplayerTV #TheFutureOfTogether
  • UptimeHealth — UptimeHealth, headquartered in Boston, MA, is a fast-growing software startup that simplifies medical device service events, purchases, and compliance practices through automation and predictive analytics.
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
Harris Barton Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Harris Barton As the founder and managing director of H. Barton Asset Management, Harris Barton actively manages a $30 million fund that specializes in providing investment capital to up-and-coming VC-backed technology startups. Prior to H. Barton Asset Management, Mr. Barton was a founding partner of HRJ Capital, an investment firm specializing inprivate equity funds.Mr. Barton became a private equity investor during his football career, where as an All-Pro offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers he earned three Super Bowl wins. Today, he brings the same passion, dedication and teamwork to both his financial and philanthropic endeavors. In 2004, Mr. Barton founded Champion Charities with his friend and former NFL teammate Ronnie Lott. Dedicated to eradicating brain cancer and helping those afflicted with the disease, the charity has raised more than $7 million for research and patient care. Embracing his mantra of “always give back,” Mr. Barton also focuses his energy on helping and inspiring disadvantaged youth through motivational speeches, volunteer programs and fundraising events. Mr. Barton holds a BA in Finance from the University of North Carolina.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Big Data, Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Aside — Aside is the company that builds cloud-based platforms. Daffy Charitable is its first not-for-profit community platform.
  • Spectrum Labs — Spectrum Lab's AI-based content moderation platform identifies 40+ toxic behaviors across all languages, text, and voice, enabling Trust & Safety teams to collapse content moderation costs by 50% and increase detection of brand-destroying behaviors by 10x.
  • Fairing — Zero party data at speed & scale, for DTC brands on Shopify and beyond. 10x faster survey insights for marketing attribution, personalization, CRO & more
Mike Lee Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Mike Lee is Co-Founder of MyFitnessPal, the leading free resource helping people improve their health. Prior to founding MyFitnessPal, Mike co-founded NextC, a venture-funded startup focused on building online communities. During his 20 year tenure in the technology industry, Mike has held leadership positions at several other top start-upsin Silicon Valley, including Palm, Handspring, Beyond.com and Regis McKenna. Mike graduated summa cum laude from Princeton with a B.A. in Economics.
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Investment focus
  • Fitness, Software, Wellness
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Ireland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Sock Finance — Sock is a mobile finance app that helps people build wealth in the world of digital currency. We provide an instant, trustworthy, and low-cost way to send money, invest, and earn with crypto anywhere in the world while maintaining self-custody.
  • Super.com — Through rich rewards and everyday savings, Super helps you access more of what you want at better prices, escape overspending, and level up life.
  • Sunnyside — Cutback Coach is a developer of an alcohol tracking app to help people build healthier habits around their drinking. It offers a custom plan based on current drinking habits and goals, then set a daily reminder via text message that help users set the limit of their drinking habit.
Joe Montana Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Joe Montana is the Founder and Managing Partner at Liquid 2 Ventures. He attended the University of Notre Dame.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Veza — Veza is the identity security company that enables organizations to understand, manage and control who can and should take what action on what data.
  • Rupa Health — Rupa Health is a telehealth solution that makes it easier to practice root cause medicine. The company was established in 2018 and was founded by Tara Viswanathan in San Francisco, California.
  • Boba Network — For visionary developers, Boba Network is the only hybrid blockchain that delivers off-chain data and compute, enabling smarter applications for mass adoption.
Colin Carrier Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Currently building new things @Oooh and @PinataFarms. Angel Investor. Venture Partner and Startup Advisor. Most recently at @Twitch I was leading a portfolio of incubation projects and corporate development.I like building companies and solving problems creatively. I've spent the better part of my career at three different live videostartups - two of which have been acquired for more than $1.2 billion combined. I've helped raise more than $100 million in fundraising from institutional and private investors. Back in the day, I learned how to PPT and XLS as a strategy consultant focused on media, entertainment and technology.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Denmark
Portfolio highlights
  • MetaMap — Metamaps are customisable trust workflows that empower service providers to reach more customers.
  • Alt — Alt is increasing the transparency and liquidity of alternative assets
  • Empirical — Culinary & scientific innovations applied in flavor to spirits and cans. From premium spirits to ready to drink cans, Empirical has an exciting selection. Order today!
Kevin Lin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Kevin Lin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Metatheory. He previously worked at Everyday Ventures as an Owner and Manager. Kevin Lin attended Yale University.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Information Technology, Video Games
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Karat Financial — Karat is the best card for creators, helping you save money, earn rewards, and grow your channel faster - because content IS a business.
  • Nest Wallet — Nest Wallet is a wallet created exclusively for traders, and all wallets are linked across mobile and extension.
  • Cosmology — Cosmology is building a unified developer experience for interchain dApps
Rich Kleiman Angel · New York, New York, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Rich Kleiman is the Kevin Durant’s manager, as well as his co-founder and partner in The Durant Company and Thirty Five Media. With the Durant Company, Kleiman oversees Durant’s investment portfolio, including Postmates, Acorns, The Players’ Tribune, JetSmarter, and many others. The duo’s latest venture, Thirty Five Media, is a media production andcreative development company. Their work can be seen on Kevin Durant’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/kevindurant. Previously, Kleiman helped launched Roc Nation Sports, where he served as Vice President of the agency founded by Jay-Z and still works in partnership with the firm. Kleiman started with Roc Nation in 2008 as a music manager representing Solange, Wale, Mark Ronson, & many more. Kleiman has also served as executive producer on HBO’s The Offseason: Kevin Durant and Jay-Z’s Fade To Black.
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Investment focus
  • Sports, Software, Fantasy Sports
  • Series A, Funding Round, Seed
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Zelus Analytics — Professional sports teams are currently engaged in a billion-dollar arms race to squeeze wins out of data. While early innovations in sports analytics largely relied on simple techniques, many teams are struggling to handle emergent challenges with the complex data sources now dominating the space. At Zelus Analytics, our mission is to address these challenges by building the world's [...]
  • Catch+Release — Catch&Release is end-to-end content licensing platform that enables brands and advertisers to license content from anywhere on the internet. Streamline the clearance and licensing process within the Content Exchange, a licensing platform where users can organize shots from anywhere on the internet, receive Clearance Ratings to understand whatcontent is licensable, and initiate clearances and licensing at the click of a button. Catch&Release negotiates copyright and model clearances on your behalf, provides indemnification, and keeps track of all documentation, transactions, and license data, so licensing content from the internet is painless, easy, and risk-free.
  • Skinny Dipped Almonds — We don't Sugar Coat. We SkinnyDip.
André Schürrle Angel · 2 investments in the past 12 months
André Schürrle
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Investment focus
  • Software, Sports, Fantasy Sports
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Germany, France
Portfolio highlights
  • LANCH — LANCH is a startup that provides a virtual kitchen and food delivery service.
  • Virtex Apps — Virtex Apps, LLC is the creator of Virtex Arena, a multiplayer augmented reality competition hosted by sports teams to engage their fans in new ways. During half-time or other breaks in the sport, a new virtual competition can be started which fans can see on the field/court using an app on their own mobile devices. Audience members all seeand interact with the same virtual scene at the same time but from their own perspectives, as though the events were actually happening in front of them. The virtual world provides opportunities for increased advertising/sponsorship revenue, and fans will enjoy an innovative, memorable shared experience that can only occur at the team’s stadium.
  • Virtex Stadium — Take over the stadium with your friends and view the game live in 3D. You have never been closer to the game before! Join Virtex Stadium now and never miss the live show!
Lloyd Danzig Angel · New York, New York, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Lloyd Danzig is the Founder and Managing Partner of Sharp Alpha Advisors.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Sports, Fantasy Sports
  • Funding Round, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • GridRival — GridRival is a sports betting startup built for race fans with the mission of making motorsports more engaging. We accomplish this through a valuable and unique fusion of fantasy-style gaming & betting, motorsports content, and built-in social functionality.
  • Playtertainment — Playtertainment provides combination of classic arcade games and mobile technology and offers real live-streaming games with real prizes, enabling gamers to play live games directly from their phone.
Tim McSweeney Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Tim is a founding member of Inogesis. He is responsible for the business strategy and process design, business development, special projects design, development and management support. Tim joined Inogesis in early 2017 after supporting the company as an advisor. He has over 15+ years’ experience in business analytics and information design, in thehealthcare, media and non-profit sectors. Tim is also Partner of Restoration Partners and previously worked at GLL where he supported a partnership between GLL and the NHS in designing, implementing and operating a patient referral scheme.
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Investment focus
  • Sports, Analytics, eSports
  • Funding Round, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • QL Gaming Group — The QL Gaming Group (QLGG) is a direct to consumer sports data and iGaming affiliate platform. QLGG operates three consumer facing data/analytics brands: BetQL (for betting), RotoQL (for daily fantasy) and SquadQL (for season long fantasy). QLGG has over half a million users across these products and tens of thousands of paying customers.QLGG holds a gaming license in New Jersey to act as an affiliate to sportsbook operators such as DraftKings, FanDuel, BetStars and more.
  • Gamer Sensei — Gamer Sensei is the first mastery platform for competitive gamers who want to win more. Through its patent pending technology that connects players with the world’s largest collection of professional, certified sensei across all major eSports titles, the company provides personalized coaching and skills development to help all gamers reach theirnext level.
  • Baseball Info Solutions — Baseball Info Solutions is a sports company that provides baseball data analysis services.
Albert Lee Angel · San Carlos, California, United States
Albert Lee is co-founders of MyFitnessPal, the leading free resource helping people improve their health. Over the course of his career, Albert has focused on creating both consumer and business related products within some of the industry's most successful companies including eBay, Paypal and Yahoo. He also has deep experience in bothaffiliate marketing and online commerce from his time as Vice President of Marketing for Webjuice, an advertising technology startup focused on performance-based internet marketing. Albert has a B.A. in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Apps, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Exer Labs — Motion intelligence software for healthcare providers, powered by our custom, next-generation AI that runs on any device with a camera.
  • Revery — The team at Revery is on a mission to make access to wellness affordable and accessible to anyone with a mobile phone, through the medium of gaming.
  • SwingVision — Real-Time Automated Video Analysis for Tennis
Thomas Lehrman Angel · New York, New York, United States
Thomas D. Lehrman is the Board Director at Gerson Lehrman Group.He is a Co - Founder and former Co - Chief Executive Officer of Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. Thomas Lehrman most recently served as Director of the Office of WMD Terrorism at the U.S. Department of State and previously as a member of the professional staff on the President's WMDCommission. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Financial Analyst at Tiger Management. He is also a Co - Founder & Board Member of the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School and the Hillhouse Scholars Program. Thomas Lehrman is a Chartered Financial Analyst and graduated from Duke University and Yale Law School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Education, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Abacum — Our FP&A software automates data integration, eases collaboration & drives rapid insights into your financial health. See why Typeform, Ebury & Cabify trust us.
  • G2 — G2 is a platform to share business software reviews in real-time. It leverages more than 1.3 million user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. G2 is used by business professionals, buyers, investors, and analysts to select the best software and services based on peer reviews and synthesized social data.The company was founded in 2012 andis based out of Chicago, Illinois.
  • Journeyfront — Journeyfront helps you get hiring right. Hiring accuracy solves costly problems including low job performance and turnover before you even hire.
Steven Kaplan Angel
Mr. Kaplan is a Principal and the former head of Oaktree’s Global Principal Group. He joined Oaktree in 1995, having previously served as a managing director of TCW and portfolio manager in the TCW Special Credits Group. Prior to joining TCW in 1993, Mr. Kaplan was a Partner with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and responsible for thatfirm’s East Coast bankruptcy and workout practice. During his career as an attorney, Mr. Kaplan specialized in transactions involving the purchase and sale of companies undergoing financial restructurings. He presently serves on the boards of Oaktree Capital Group, LLC; Regal Entertainment Group, AdvancePierre Foods and Townsquare Media, Inc. Mr. Kaplan previously served on the boards of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc.; Genco Shipping and Trading Ltd. and General Maritime Corporation. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of several private companies and nonprofit organizations, including the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Foundation and the New York University School of Law Foundation. Mr. Kaplan graduated with a B.S. degree in political science summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.
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Investment focus
  • Sports, eSports, Software
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Immortals Gaming Club — Immortals, a professional esports organization with teams competing in League of Legends, League of Legends Wild Rift, and VALORANT
  • FieldLevel — Discover and share opportunities in sports. Join the network for FREE
Nat Turner Angel · New York, New York, United States
Before co-founding Flatiron, Nat was Co-Founder and CEO of Invite Media, an advertising technology company based in NYC. Invite Media built the industry's first enterprise advertising platform for buying and optimizing online media in real-time. Invite Media was acquired by Google in 2010. Prior to Invite Media, Nat started numerousinternet companies and also worked at Say Media and First Round Capital. An active angel investor, Nat has invested in over 30 technology startups throughout the country, including Bell Biosystems, Breakthrough, Care at Hand, DocPhin, Doctor Evidence, Genomera, Meddik, Oscar, and Predilytics. Nat earned a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Economics with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, Nat is an avid golfer and tries to trick trout with fake bugs.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Medical
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, China, Colombia
Portfolio highlights
  • CollX — Snap photos of them and instantly get the current market price. Add them to your collection and track your overall portfolio value.
  • Collectors — Helping collectors to pursue their passion.
  • Iterative Scopes — Iterative Scopes provides gastroenterologists with machine learning-powered diagnostic tools that help them prevent colon cancer and improve patient outcomes
Chris Paul Angel
Christopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Sports, Health Care
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, France, Portugal
Portfolio highlights
  • Scout - Make Money Moves — Our mission is to make investing fun, relatable, and safe. Scout is an investing platform that allows you to build investment portfolios aligned with your interests. Think: eco-friendly brands, Women-led companies, Bitcoin, and the most popular Gen Z stocks. With Scout, you choose what you invest in, and we risk-manage your portfolio so you caninvest safely.
  • Buoy — Zero sugar liquid electrolytes and ionic trace minerals that blend with any beverage, even alcohol and coffee. No sugar, no stevia, no dextrose, no flavorings and no artificial ingredients. Gluten and major allergen free. Vegan and non-GMO.
  • Umaro Foods — Umaro Foods specializes in developing a plant-based protein source from ocean-farmed seaweed.
Jeff Kearl Angel · San Clemente, California, United States
Jeff Kearl is a Managing Director at Pelion Ventures. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Stance. He previously Co-founded Precedent Investments in 2012. He previously served as a Venture Partner at Zetta Venture Partners.He previously served as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Arteis, Inc. Hepreviously served as Director of Strategy and New Ventures for Hewlett Packard. Jeff previously worked as an Associate at vSpring Capital. Jeff founded Freeport.com, Inc. and served as its Vice President of Business Development & Product Marketing. He served as the Chairman of Skullcandy, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKUL) from 2005 to 2013. He is currently on the board of directors of Scopely, Just Water and Domo (NASDAQ: DOMO). Jeff Kearl holds a BA in Marketing from Brigham Young University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Mobile
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States
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.
  • BallerTV — Instant access to thousands of livestreams, replays, player highlights, and player stats from the nation's top youth sports on BallerTV.
  • Overtime — Overtime is the leading brand for the next generation of sports fans. As both a publisher and an influencer, we've built the inclusive world of sports we all wish was the norm by giving a platform to our community to be seen AND heard.
Max Levchin Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Max Levchin is the Founder and CEO of Affirm. He previously worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as an Advisory Board Member. Max Levchin attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, India, Argentina
Portfolio highlights
  • withco — You deserve to own your business' real estate. We help make that happen through a new concept: lease-to-own your commercial real estate.
  • CoPilot — CoPilot is pioneering Assisted Commerce for big-ticket purchases – starting with cars. You are the one spending the money - shouldn't you have an expert on your side? We founded CoPilot to make that a reality. For the average car buyer, who is not a car expert or enthusiast, car shopping can be a time consuming, frustrating process that leavespeople feeling alone and disadvantaged. CoPilot is changing this dynamic. Like a trusted friend who is knowledgeable about cars, knows where to look and what to buy, CoPilot provides car shoppers with an expert partner who empowers them to discover the perfect car at the best possible price with ease and confidence.
  • Black Ore Technologies — Black Ore's Tax Autopilot is the first AI tax platform for CPAs, offering complete 1040 tax preparation automation to tax professionals, so they can focus on growing their firm.
Eric Roza Angel · Boulder, Colorado, United States
Eric Roza is the Managing Director of Vista Equity Partners. He previously worked at Crestone Capital, LLC as an Advisory Board. Eric Roza attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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Investment focus
  • Wellness, Health Care, Fitness
  • Seed, Series B, Series A
  • United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Octane11 — Octane11 is a B2B marketing analytics platform that connects, enriches, and transforms siloed enterprise data to drive sales & marketing impact.
  • Most Days — Most Days is a subscription-based life improvement platform for mental, physical, and emotional wellness. Most Days helps the users to understand what they need to do to improve their lives and achieve change. The company aims to measurably increase quality and length of life, globally.
  • SnapCalorie — SnapCalorie is the app where you can take a photo of ANY meal and get an accurate calorie count.
Matt Mullenweg Angel · Houston, Texas, United States
Matt Mullenweg is the CEO at Automattic Inc. Matt Mullenweg attended the University of Houston.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • AppFlowy — AppFlowy is an AI-powered secure workspace where you achieve more without losing control of your data
  • Liquid AI — Liquid AI is an MIT spin-off with a presence in Boston, MA, and Palo Alto, CA. Our mission is to build state-of-the-art, general-purpose AI systems from first principles and deploy capable, efficient, highly aligned, and trustworthy AI for all.
  • Mindset Health — Mindset Health is a digital therapeutics company that helps people manage chronic health issues like irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety with app-based hypnotherapy.
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.
Charles Huang Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Charles is the Co-Founder of Blue Goji Corp and CEO & Co-Founder of Indigo 7 and also the Advisor of Berkeley SkyDeck. He is a former co-founder of RedOctane and the co-creator of the Guitar Hero video game franchise. Guitar Hero launched in 2005 and went on to become the fastest video game to reach $1B in sales. Charles left Guitar Hero in2010 and is currently the co-founder of Indigo 7, a startup focused on brands in fashion apparel and entertainment. He is an active, serial angel investor. Charles immigrated to California as a young child and currently resides in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters. He holds a BA in Economics and Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Investment focus
  • Wellness, Mobile, Education
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Taiwan
Portfolio highlights
  • BRIGHT — Doctor-recommended 40Hz light therapy is known to enhance cognitive wellness, by inducing healthy brain rhythms that improve sleep and working memory.
  • Three Good — Three Good With the rise of anxiety, depression, and loneliness at the workplace, Three Good's vision is to enable businesses to mitigate the problems that lead to employee turnover. An HCM platform as SaaS was designed to ensure employee mental wellbeing through the three most critically overlooked areas of engagement: cause, care, communityengagement. The platform delivers proven mental wellness insights and analytics for Human Resources to help their employees thrive while making a lasting impact for good.
  • Nguyen Coffee Supply — Nguyen Coffee Supply is America's first specialty Vietnamese coffee importer and roaster. We are a direct trade company ethically sourcing organic, single origin green beans from Da Lat and fresh roasting locally in Brooklyn, New York. We are 1st Generation, Vietnamese American, woman-owned company.
Kal Vepuri Angel · New York, New York, United States
Kal Vepuri is Founder and Chairman of Brainchild. Brainchild Holdings is Kal's personal direct investment vehicle. Brainchild & Company is a collective of engineers, operators, and designers that build physical products and digital services. Prior to forming Brainchild, Kal was a technology entrepreneur, a consultant at Bain & Companyand an institutional private equity investor. Kal earned a BSE in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Economics with High Distinction from Duke University and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Economics.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Beams — Beams is an AI Insights Platform for Highly Regulated Industries.
  • Loveseat.com — Loveseat online furniture auction is the best way to get great deals on overstock, returned, vintage and used home furniture in Texas & California. Bid on our weekly online auctions for customer returns, retail overstock, shabby chic, danish modern, mid century modern and much more.
  • Fruitful — Book a free session with an expert Fruitful Guide, take control of your money, and stop stressing.
John Isner Angel · Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
John Robert Isner is an American professional tennis player.
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Investment focus
  • Tea, Coffee, Sports
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Runa — Runa provides solutions to increase conversions and maximize profits in real-time on online merchants' Websites. In 2008, more than $21 billion was spent on online marketing to drive traffic to online merchant Websites with mechanisms such as display ads, search optimization, lead generation, and affiliate marketing. However, conversion ratesof visitors to actual sales on the Website averaged only 2-3%. Over 97% of Website visitors dropped off without making a purchase. Runa allows online merchants to more than double the conversion rate of visitors. A one percentage point increase in conversions from visitors to sales among all the existing online merchants is equivalent to them spending approximately an additional $7 billion on online advertising at current efficiencies.
  • Lucra Sports — Lucra Sports operates as a social-first sports gaming platform that sits uniquely at the intersection of sports gaming and fantasy sports.
Peter Livingston Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Peter Livingston is the Founder and General Partner at Unpopular Ventures. Peter attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Peru, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Landis — We buy your dream home and coach you towards mortgage eligibility. You rent to own your home until you are prepared to buy.
  • HODL Media — HODL Media is the publisher of the popular HODL app, a real-time crypto & stock market tracker.
  • Butter — Butter is an all in one virtual collaboration platform that empowers you to run highly engaging and effective collaborative sessions!
Marc Lasry Angel · New York, New York, United States
Marc Lasry is Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group. In addition to Avenue Capital Group, Mr. Lasry also Co-Founded Amroc Investments, LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Lasry was Co–Director of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department at Cowen & Company. Before Amroc, Mr. Lasry served as Director of the Private DebtDepartment at Smith Vasiliou Management Company. Mr. Lasry also clerked for the Honorable Edward Ryan, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of New York. In 2004 Mr. Lasry co-chaired the Penn Parent Leadership Committee, together with his wife Cathy Cohen. The following year the couple donated $5 million to Clark University, which put the donation toward building the Lasry Center for Bioscience.Lasry serves on the board of the 92nd Street Y. He is also on the board of Trustees for the Mount Sinai Hospital, and is a Trustee of Beth Israel Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners Inc. He sits on the Board of Directors of The Clinton Global Initiative and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.Lasry is married to Cathy Cohen and has five children. His son, Alexander, worked for White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett. Lasry's daughter, Samantha, was a staffer for congressman Rahm Emanuel. Lasry's hobbies include basketball, tennis and comics.
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Investment focus
  • Marketing, Sports, Advertising
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Frontdesk — Frontdesk powers short-term stays for modern dynamic living.
  • OZY Media — OZY Media is a premium media and entertainment company for curious people — across TV, events, podcasts, and news.The company's mission is to help the curious see the world more broadly and more boldly by vaulting them ahead of the traditional news cycle and introducing them to the New and the Next – rising stars, fresh trends, provocativeideas, and boundary-pushing culture. OZY introduces an audience of 50 million to narratives that defy convention, change perspectives and ignite ideas — online, on-air, and in person.The company was launched in 2012 and is based in Mountain View, California.
  • Lucra Sports — Lucra Sports operates as a social-first sports gaming platform that sits uniquely at the intersection of sports gaming and fantasy sports.
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