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Top 50 Sustainability Angel Investors

A list of 50 angel investors that invest in Sustainability startups. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Sustainability companies. This investor list updates every month.

Top 50 Sustainability Angel Investors

Investor Sustainability investments
Soheila Yalpani 8
Mark Cuban 6
Bill Gates 6
Mark Cuban 6
Chris Sang 6
Jordan Mendell 5
Edward Ismawan Chamdani 5
Sunmeet Jolly 5
Rayyan Islam 5
Ishara Yusdian 5
Dylan Taylor 5
Danny Hayes 5
Paul Forster 5
Tom McInerney 5
Erik Peterson 5
Sagar Ratilal Bavarva 5
Slava Agafonov 4
Jon Oringer 4
Hadi Partovi 4
Ragnar Sass 4
Marc Benioff 4
Nicholas Assef 4
David Helgason 4
Kris Gopalakrishnan 4
Akshay Singhal 4
Gary Hirshberg 4
Jon Oringer 4
Sierra Peterson 4
Jason Calacanis 4
Yun-Fang Juan 4
Brad Flora 4
Gokul Rajaram 4
Jeff Dean 4
Rand Hindi 4
Biz Stone 4
John Legend 4
Qasar Younis 4
Johann "Hansi" Hansmann 4
Naruhisa Nakagawa 4
Daniel Curran 4
Jackson Moses 4
Sundeep Ahuja 3
Joel Moxley 3
Zach Weinberg 3
Erhan Bilici 3
Nadav Ben-Chanoch 3
Joanne Wilson 3
Kevin Love 3
Firat Isbecer 3
Giuliano Stiglitz 3
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Soheila Yalpani Angel · Santa Monica, California, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Soheila Yalpani is Co-Founder and COO at TerraScale. She attended The University of British Columbia.
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Investment focus
  • IT, Hardware, Sustainability
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • TerraScale Systems — Accelerating the transition to a more sustainable planet through global green infrastructure deployment.
  • TerraScale — Accelerating the transition to a more sustainable planet through global green infrastructure deployment.
  • 33 Agency — Strategic advice, unique insights and strong relationships to move your agenda forward. 33 Agency’s experienced team is adept at executing targeted marketing as well as government relations campaigns. We advise and represent clients in areas where business and government intersect. With a focus on sustainability-centric clients whose initiativessupport climate transition efforts. Our team members have led successful careers in infrastructure development, renewables, finance and technology and maintain strong connections with industry relationships and corporate partners. We bring to every engagement deep experience and extensive industry knowledge in order to better deliver on our client’s goals.33 Agency is a U.S. House of Representatives registered Lobbyist (Registrant ID #: 55868).
Mark Cuban Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States · 30 investments in the past 12 months
Mark Cuban is the founder of Fireside, Chairman and Founding partner of AXS TV, and the Owner of Dallas Mavericks. Prior to that, he was the Co-Founder of Broadcast.com. Mrk attended the Indiana University Bloomington.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Other, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Recess — RECESS is the easiest way to sponsor live events. We help brands and agencies discover, contract, pay and advance with thousands of event organizers.
  • Plufl — Plufl operates as a company that sells dog beds for humans.
  • DigestAI — DigestAI is building AI to help people understand the text.
Bill Gates Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States · 14 investments in the past 12 months
Bill Gates is the founder, technology advisor, and board member of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. He served as chairman of the board until Feb. 4, 2014.On June 27, 2008, Gates transitioned out of a day-to-day role in the company tospend more time on his global health and education work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He shares his thoughts about the foundation and other topics on Gates Notes, a website launched in January 2010. Gates continues to serve on Microsoft’s Board of Directors and as an advisor on key development projects. He is also the Founder of Breakthrough Energy.Born on Oct. 28, 1955, Gates grew up in Seattle with his two sisters. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney. Their late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International.Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. There, he discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at age 13.In 1973, Gates entered Harvard University as a freshman, where he lived down the hall from Steve Ballmer. While at Harvard, Gates developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer – the MITS Altair.In his junior year, Gates left Harvard to devote his energies to Microsoft, a company he had begun in 1975 with his childhood friend Paul Allen. Guided by a belief that the computer would be a valuable tool on every office desktop and in every home, they began developing software for personal computers. Gates’ foresight and his vision for personal computing have been central to the success of Microsoft and the software industry.Under Gates’ leadership, Microsoft’s mission has been to continually advance and improve software technology, and to make it easier, more cost-effective, and more enjoyable for people to use computers. The company is committed to a long-term view, reflected in its industry-leading investment in research and development each year.In 1999, Gates wrote Business @ the Speed of Thought, a book that shows how computer technology can solve business problems in fundamentally new ways. The book was published in 25 languages and is available in more than 60 countries. Business @ the Speed of Thought has received wide critical acclaim and was listed on the best-seller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Amazon.com. Gates’ previous book, The Road Ahead, published in 1995, was at the top of the New York Times bestseller list for seven weeks.Gates has donated the proceeds of both books to non-profit organizations that support the use of technology in education and skills development.In addition to his love of computers and software, Gates founded Corbis, which is developing one of the world’s largest resources of visual information – a comprehensive digital archive of art and photography from public and private collections around the globe. He is also a member of the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which invests in companies engaged in diverse business activities.Philanthropy is very important to Gates. He and his wife, Melinda, started a foundation in 2000 to help reduce inequities in the United States and around the world. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports philanthropic initiatives in the areas of global health and learning, with the hope that in the 21st century, advances in these critical areas will be available for all people. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.gatesfoundation.orgGates was married on Jan. 1, 1994, to Melinda French Gates. They have three children. Gates is an avid reader and enjoys playing golf, tennis, and bridge.
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Investment focus
  • Science/Engineering, Energy, Sustainability
  • Series A, Series C, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Mainspring Energy — Local power generation for the net-zero carbon grid.
  • Nimbus Therapeutics — Nimbus Discovery is now Nimbus Therapeutics to reflect our transition into a clinical stage company. Nimbus Therapeutics is a biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., that is pioneering a new computational technology-driven paradigm to rapidly advance a diverse pipeline of novel small molecule product candidates into clinicaldevelopment. We are designing highly selective and potent medicines to disrupt known drivers of serious diseases, including metabolic disease, cancer and immune-inflammatory disorders.
  • Lumotive — Lumotive is a Seattle-based startup company developing high performance, solid-state lidar for autonomous systems in the automotive, UAV, robotics and related industries. The company's revolutionary beam-steering technology leverages Liquid Crystal Metasurfaces (or LCMs) implemented in mature semiconductor manufacturing processes to deliversmall, inexpensive 3D perception systems with unprecedented performance and reliability. For more information, visit us at www.lumotive.com.
Mark Cuban Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States · 30 investments in the past 12 months
Mark Cuban is the founder of Fireside, Chairman and Founding partner of AXS TV, and the Owner of Dallas Mavericks. Prior to that, he was the Co-Founder of Broadcast.com. Mrk attended the Indiana University Bloomington.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Other, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Vietnam, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • No Limbits — Super durable YKK zippers hidden in the inseams of our jeans make dressing, undressing and mid-day prosthetic adjustments a breeze.
  • Recess — RECESS is the easiest way to sponsor live events. We help brands and agencies discover, contract, pay and advance with thousands of event organizers.
  • Plufl — Plufl operates as a company that sells dog beds for humans.
Chris Sang Angel · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Managing Partner, Chief Technology Officer, Venture Advisor, Global Investor
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Anility — Embed financial health insights within your application using our world leading API service
  • REZA — Footwear & Apparel Brand
  • Segna — Extract trends across your users. Build products that they love.
Jordan Mendell Angel · Greater Denver Area, Colorado, United States
Jordan Mendell is the chief product officer and head of mobile products at Mendell studied organic chemistry at the University of Colorado atDenver.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Consumer Electronics
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SwingVision — Real-Time Automated Video Analysis for Tennis
  • Hammerhead — The Karoo 2 is the most advanced cycling computer ever, combining cutting-edge technology with the best maps and navigation, training, and features that enhance every aspect of your ride.
  • Rachio — Yard care is effortless with Rachio's smart irrigation controllers and easy-to-use app.
Edward Ismawan Chamdani Angel · Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Managing and Founding Partner of Ideosource Venture Capital, an Indonesia focused venture capital firm dedicated on early-stage to later-stage investments.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture/Farming, Community/Lifestyle, Consumer Goods
  • Seed, Convertible Note, Debt Financing
  • Indonesia, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Gayo Capital — Investing Tomorrow's Winner
  • PasarMIKRO — Platform untuk Para Pejuang Pangan Indonesia
  • Foom — We are an Indonesian-based tech-enabled consumer product startup with mission to aid adult sm*krs move away from combustible sm*kng and encourage people to shift to safer way of consuming nic. No Hassle, No Worries! Switch Now!
Sunmeet Jolly Angel · San Jose, California, United States
Founder and Patent holder - GROTU mobile app @ 101 Islands LLC. Angel investor in 40 pre-IPO technology startups. Frequently invited by accelerators and angel forums to Judge startup competitions and discuss technology innovation. Former IT Consulting industry executive who sold hundreds of millions of dollars in consulting services to Fortune 500companies working for Cap Gemini, HCL, L&T, NTT data.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Equity Crowdfunding
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • AtomBeam Technologies — AtomBeam is a software company that is developing an artificial intelligence driven ecosystem of algorithms and computational paradigms that will transform the way data is transferred and stored, dramatically reducing the size of data transferred but without adding latency, using only modest computing power. This technology has profound benefitsfor a very large number of applications, in particular IoT and edge computing. The technology's advantages are unmatched and give it a wide range of uses: a) it can act on very small packet sizes, enabling it to stream data, b) computational latency is near zero, c) it is not sensitive to data errors, and c) it provides random file access. It has the potential to be virtually universal, especially in IoT.
  • Pops Diabetes Care — If you are an employer, caregiver, or just someone who wants an easy diabetes management system, Click here to learn how we can help!
  • Rentberry — Find your next home for long-term rent in any country at Rentberry.
Rayyan Islam Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Rayyan Islam is the Co-Founder and General Partner at 8090 Industries. As serial entrepreneur, investor and advisor focused on industrial technology and the low-carbon economy, the companies Rayyan's invested in, sourced and advised have grown to over $8B in market value and have gone to raise further financing from the likes of SequoiaCapital, Union Square Ventures, Lux Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Venrock, Khosla Ventures and Bill Gates's Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Rayyan previously spent time helping source technology investments for multiple family offices globally, particularly focused towards industrialists based in the Texas and American midwest region and began his VC career at leading East Coast seed stage venture firm, Romulus Capital, where he sourced the firm’s most valued investment, EquipmentShare.A product manager by trade, he worked stints at Spotify, was on the founding team of a subscription airline and began his career supporting M&A transactions for industrial clients at Deloitte as well as economic developments efforts for Deloitte Consulting’s Emerging Markets Practice. Rayyan is a Forbes 30U30 Fellow, served as a United Nations Youth Delegate and is a recipient of the Outstanding Youth Delegate Award.Influenced by his family upbringing in Bangladesh, he personally witnessed energy security issues and the ramifications of climate change at a young age and its impact on communities around the world. Determined to make a serious dent on the issue, Rayyan supports a cadre of climate solutions, drafted policy recommendations to President Joe Biden’s climate transition team and is the editor of Decarbon Weekly, a decarbonization focused newsletter which counts leading climate scientists, members of state and local governments, climate tech founders and ESG focused investors and foundations amongst its subscription base. Rayyan co-founded the industrial decarbonization fund at 8090 Partners, in partnership with prominent industrial and energy families from around the world to invest, support and accelerate breakthrough technology companies decarbonizing every industrial sector driven by radical economic advantages.Rayyan and his work has been featured on Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, Huffington Post and Forbes.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Sustainability, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, France, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Cache — Biomolecules are the next bits of the 21st century. So we're developing the first wet operating system for storing, accessing, and computing biomolecules at scale to make them widely accessible and useful. We're enabling the storage and access to the whole data universe—digital and biological—forever so that we don't have to deleteor dispose of anything ever again.
  • Pipe — Get up to the full annual value of your booked monthly and quarterly contracts. Scale your business without dilution or debt.
  • Renaissance Fusion — Redirecting to renfusion.eu.
Ishara Yusdian Angel · Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Investor | Storyologist | Builder
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture/Farming, Community/Lifestyle, Consumer Goods
  • Seed, Convertible Note, Debt Financing
  • Indonesia, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Gayo Capital — Investing Tomorrow's Winner
  • PasarMIKRO — Platform untuk Para Pejuang Pangan Indonesia
  • Foom — We are an Indonesian-based tech-enabled consumer product startup with mission to aid adult sm*krs move away from combustible sm*kng and encourage people to shift to safer way of consuming nic. No Hassle, No Worries! Switch Now!
Dylan Taylor Angel · Denver, Colorado, United States
Dylan Taylor is a global business leader and philanthropist. He is an active pioneer in the space exploration industry as a CEO, investor, commercial astronaut thought leader and futurist. Currently, Dylan serves as Chairman & CEO of Voyager Space, a multi-national space exploration firm that acquires and integrates leading space explorationenterprises globally.Dylan has been cited by Harvard University, SpaceNews, the BBC, Pitchbook, CNBC, CNN and others as having played a seminal role in the growth of the private space industry. As an early-stage investor in more than 50 emerging ventures, including Accion, Kepler, York, Astrobotic, LeoLabs, Relativity, and Planet, Dylan is widely considered the most active private space investor in the world.On December 11th, 2021 Dylan became just the 606th human to go to space as part of the crew of Blue Origin’s NewShepard Mission 19. Accordingly, Dylan earned his commercial astronaut wings with the FAA.Dylan’s technical background, global business experience and unbridled passion for space make him a unique figure within his industry. He regularly speaks and writes about the future of the space economy and is sought after by the media for his expertise in the financial aspects of space investing as well as industry dynamics. As a writer and columnist, he has written several widely read pieces on the future of the space industry for SpaceNews, ROOM, The Space Review, Apogeo Spatial and Space.com. As a speaker, Dylan has keynoted many of the major space conferences around the world and has appeared regularly on Bloomberg, Fox Business, and CNBC. dylan-taylor-headshot-1 Dylan Taylor Chairman & CEO Voyager Space Dylan has extensive global business experience as both a board director and CEO. He previously served as a Director for UMB Bank, a Fortune 500 company based in Kansas City and as a mutual fund director for the Jackson Funds where he oversaw assets of $8B across 130 distinct funds. Dylan has been a Fortune 1000 CEO with P&L responsibility in excess of $3B and operations encompassing 16,000 employees in 60 countries. In addition, Dylan has participated in 4 IPOs over the course of his career.Dylan is a leading advocate of space manufacturing and the utilization of in-space resources to further space exploration and settlement. In 2017 he became the first private citizen to manufacturer an item in space when the gravity meter he co-designed and commissioned was 3D printed on the International Space Station. The historic item is now housed in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.Dylan has also had an extensive philanthropic impact on the space industry. In 2017, Dylan founded the nonprofit and social movement, Space for Humanity, which seeks to democratize space exploration and develop solutions to global issues through the scope of human awareness to help solve the world’s most intractable problems. Additionally, Dylan is the Co-Founding Patron of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, which seeks to promote the growth of commercial space activity. Additionally Dylan serves as a strategic advisor for both the Archmission and the Human Spaceflight Program.Dylan is the founder and Chairman of Multiverse Media, parent company of the popular space philosophy website 2211.world as well as the Ad Astra Dinners, a Jeffersonian styled dinner series featuring some of the world’s leading influencers discussing the future of humanity in space. Another subsidiary of Multiverse Media, Multiverse Publishing, publishes books by leading authors including Frank White, Isaac Asimov and Gerard K. O’Neill. It is also the executive producer of the documentary film, The High Frontier.For his influence as a global leader and his commitment to creating a positive impact on the world, Dylan has been honored with numerous personal and professional accolades in recent years. The World Economic Forum recognized Dylan as a Young Global Leader in 2011 and he was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute in 2014. In 2020, Dylan was recognized by the Commercial Spaceflight Federation with their top honor for business and finance, following in the footsteps of 2019’s inaugural winner, the late Paul Allen.Dylan Taylor earned an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago and holds a BS in Engineering from the honors college at the University of Arizona, where he graduated Tau Beta Pi and in 2018 was named Alumnus of the year. In 2013, he attended the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century program at Harvard University.Dylan and his family live in Denver where he is active locally with Colorado Concern and the Colorado Spaceport. In his spare time, Dylan enjoys hiking, competing in triathlons and spending time outdoors. He is married to author Gabrielle V. Taylor and has two teenage daughters.
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Investment focus
  • Science/Engineering, Hardware, Transportation
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • Xplore — Xplore is flying commercial missions in Earth orbits with their XCRAFT™, and they invite you to join us. They take civilian, commercial and national security payloads to their desired orbit around Earth for their science or reconnaissance missions.
  • Space Forge — Space Forge make super materials in space that cannot be made on earth.
  • Spaced Ventures — Spaced Ventures is a public investment platform for the space industry. Their platform gives direct access to investment deals and lets them back the hottest space startups. It was founded in 2020 and is based in Florida.
Danny Hayes Angel · Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Danny is the CEO and Co-Founder of TerraScale, a green technology company reinventing the future of global sustainable development models. Danny is committed to developing sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing energy and digital infrastructure challenges. He is currently leading various projects at the bleeding edge of technologicalinnovation and sustainable development, including Project Energos, TerraFinance, Global Vision 33, cybersecurity IP, MedTech, and more. In fact, his work as the developer of TerraScale’s flagship initiative, Project Energos, won the 2020 Platinum Outstanding Property Award London, the 2021 ICONIC Innovative Architecture Award, and the 2021 Golden Novum Design Award.Danny’s previous experience includes advising institutions, governments, corporations, and individual HNW clientele on developing smart, resilient infrastructure, master planning of industry development, large unit global sales, business negotiations with Fortune 500 companies, and lobbying political entities. He was also formerly a Metals Trader at Noble House Metal Trading. Danny’s decades of work in and around sustainable infrastructure, finance, and technology led to his 2021 appointment to the role of Global Program Manager of the United Nations ImPPPact Program within the C.R.E.A.M. European PPP Alliance. He also is a member of the World Association of PPP Units & Professionals, a Managing Partner of Hudson Capital Advisors, and is advised by Goldman Sachs.In 2020, Danny was appointed Director Emeritus of the non-governmental organization Green Cross. Green Cross is a consultative member of the United Nations on Climate Change and the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The Green Cross was founded in 1993 by Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev and boasts honorary board members such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Jane Goodall. Danny serves as an Advisory Board Member of the University of California, Riverside. He serves as a Financial Advisor to Ambri (backed by Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures, KLP Enterprises, and GVB), FlowCell (Founded by Dr. Max Narovlyansky) and Chaired by Dr. Umer Sayeed-Shah (COB of Terrascale)Danny is also a member and the (best) Gold (50,000 USD) Sponsor of Top Tier Impact, a global ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs, and professionals who are focused on solving the critical issues of our time. Danny is also an (Incoming) Knight of Columbus (Knighted by Dominic Lanaway - Council: 611), a Catholic Fraternal Order founded in 1882, whose ranks have included prominent Americans such as President John F. Kennedy, Senator Ted Kennedy, MLB Hall of Famer Babe Ruth, Governor Jeb Bush, Justice Samuel Alito, NFL Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi, and more. Committed to providing global charity and service, the Knights of Columbus have contributed $1.55 billion and 691 million volunteer hours to charitable projects over the past decade.
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Investment focus
  • Hardware, Payments, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • TerraScale Systems — Accelerating the transition to a more sustainable planet through global green infrastructure deployment.
  • TerraScale — Accelerating the transition to a more sustainable planet through global green infrastructure deployment.
  • Energos — What it is: Energos Platform is a full-scale online automated marketplace bringing together developers, financiers, environmental resources, and nature conservation initiatives. The platform will be a one-stop-shop connecting project(s) and firms to funding, partners, and the support they need to be successful. Underpinned by a state-of-the-art AIautomated underwriting system. The Platform: Energos Platform will be built around the ecosystem of partners, project pipeline, financing ability, designs, know-how, and more TerraScale has assembled and developed since its inception. Financing: Energos Platform will offer numerous financing options, including traditional loans, impact investing, and crowdfunding. It will allow organizations globally to access financing, post their project profiles, find business partners, and list their services.
Paul Forster Angel · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Paul Forster
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United Kingdom, Germany, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Vektor AI — Vektor is the career platform for Tech professionals.
  • Kombo — One unified API for HRIS, Payroll & ATS
  • Oxwash — Powered by Vanish, Oxwash provides on-demand laundry and eco-friendly dry cleaning services, creating a simple and sustainable laundry service for all.
Tom McInerney Angel
Tom McInerney advises and invests in early stage Internet companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Data and Analytics, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Ware — Ware deploys autonomous, self-flying drones—combined with machine learning—inside warehouses to automate their inventory tracking. Designed to solve some of the $1.9 trillion warehousing industry’s most pressing issues, Ware’s product helps their customers operate more efficiently. A partner of Skydio and funded by Bloomberg Beta, Ware works withthe world’s largest 3PL’s and global brands to improve their accuracy, workflows, and save money.
  • Radiant — Clean. Portable. Safe. Energy
  • Replenysh — Replenysh is a set of tools for communities and companies to build circularity in days, not years.
Erik Peterson Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Erik Peterson is the Founder at DormTrader.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Internet
  • Seed, Equity Crowdfunding, Series A
  • United States, Canada, Algeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Hideout — Hideout makes high-quality food that is available for delivery. Danielle Sobel established the company in Los Angeles, California.
  • Altay Therapeutics — Altay Therapeutics is a biotech company focused on finding and discovering small molecule therapies for chronic inflammatory conditions. It is currently focused on finding curative therapies for fibrosis, NASH, and liver cancer. It develops novel small molecule drugs against transcriptional regulators that are validated drivers of disease. It wasfounded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  • Abalone Bio — Our Functional Antibody Selection Technology platform (FAST) taps into the potential of the body's biological activities, expanding the reach of antibody drugs.
Sagar Ratilal Bavarva Angel · Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Sagar is a 2nd Gen. young social researcher, sustainable explorer & energy investment partner from Netherlands & India Sub.Studied M.S (Associate - Executive Degree) in Business & Data Science with Specialization in Energy & Sustainable Technologies at Harvard University, an M.S (Executive) in Finance & Negotiation at YaleUniversity & M.Sc. degree in Management of Technology with Specialization in Entrepreneurship & Emerging Breakthrough Innovation at TU Delft, and Bachelors in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering.Previously he had been worked at Shell, Netherlands & London, Microsoft - Netherlands and Deloitte - the Edge Amsterdam. His recent association was with World Economic Forum, Netherlands, and Switzerland Sub as a Young Digital Associate. Currently he manages and work as a Joint Managing Director / Industrial Researcher at AASAN Group of companies - a family-owned business group of companies since 1988. Primarily focused over Large scale Industrial Management and Energy Audit, providing expertise over new renewable energy investments, sustainability and innovation tech solutions. As of now his current venture project is to create a next generation renewable energy park of 100 MW to create a sustainable fossil free energy living source for the Indian Subcontinent. Over global scenario he has achieved many Awards/Accomplishments listed below:Finalist as Entrepreneur / Startup leader at Outstanding Leadership Awards 2022 - Australia Nomine: Dutch Intrapreneur Award 2021 - Netherlands UN ECOSOC Youth Leader 2021 - New York Positive Change Ambassador - Erasmus Rotterdam University - April 2021 Wall of Changemakers 2030 - Catalyst London Antler's Copenhagen Founder's Program Feb Cohort 2022 Shortlisted @ World Startup Factory Scholarship Program 2021 | Rotterdam Speaker @ World Sustainable Development Teach In Day - Hamburg Winners @ Futurepreneurs Dutch Open 2020 Recognized as one of top 25 AI based Innovators @ Rockstart Accelerator AI 2019 - Netherlands Finalist of Global Biomimicry Design Challenge 2018-19 - Minneapolis, USA Winner of the worlds biggest Blockchain & AI Hackathon - Odyssey 2019 At present he also creating a global level smart and intelligent sustainable farmhouse. A digital solution of exploration and people's life storyline through building up to tomorrow's food for today's future! A brief storyline of creating a fossil-free sustainable living for the dutch sub. - BDF 1.0He also associated within other portfolio family run ventures such as: Habaple Partners, B'onwterp Labs, Spark Renewables LLP, Solwave Group of Companies.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Sustainability, Professional Services
  • Funding Round, Private Equity, Pre-Seed
  • The Netherlands, India, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Notte Group — A family run venture organization mainly focused over investment management and project planning within areas of energy, renewables, farming, agritech!
  • Aasan Solar Power — AASAN SOLAR POWER LLP is one of the division company under the AASAN GROUP OF COMPANIES. The company is mainly a specialist in energy management and engineering and has been serving industrial and commercial energy users as well as large energy companies since 1998.
  • Spark Renewables LLP — A renewable engineering company which is specialized in Engineering, Procurement & Commission (EPC) projects across the Indian sub. The company is mainly a specialist in energy management and engineering over solar, wind, hybrid technologies and has been serving industrial and commercial energy users as well as large energy companies since2020.
Slava Agafonov Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Technical leader and architect in enterprise software including S&P 500 customers for Microsoft. Built web portals for IBM with Team International, created medical FDA-approved devices with Medtronic over Global Logic. , and certified phone station in telecom business over the globe with Alcatel over Altron. Excellent background in distributedsystems, artificial intelligence, and Big Data. Passionate about tuning robust, high-performance systems that scale well. Two Master's degrees in Technical Management from Foster School of Business - The University of Washington in the USA and also computer science masters from Kharkiv Aerospace University in Ukraine. Slava received customer obsessions awards in Microsoft and always acting as a bridge from business to technology with a pioneering spirit. Viacheslav is passionate about leadership roles on strategic and impact projects with metrics-driven, high-performance, and scalable development. Expert in lean software development - it means rapid, agile prototyping with development cycles that fail fast to learn quickly and to apply innovative solutions in iterations. Clients hire me to develop new software products for innovative markets that are rapidly growing. They know that the best products come from great empathy and customer insights, but also require courage, hard work, and perseverance.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Software, Sustainability
  • Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Energsoft — Prescriptive battery analytics software as a service across industries to enable help to select the safest and most efficient batteries for any Business or R&D.
Jon Oringer Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 44 investments in the past 12 months
Jon Oringer is the founder and chairman of Shutterstock.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • BRXS — Real Estate investing
  • Gently — Find secondhand clothing, effortlessly. Wearloom sends you the best new listings from sites like Poshmark, Depop, eBay, ThredUp, and Vestiaire Collective.
  • Mietz — The first fully automized all-in-one renting platform for tenants and landlords.
Hadi Partovi Angel · Bellevue, Washington, United States
Hadi Partovi is an entrepreneur and investor, and CEO of the education non-profit Code.org. In 2013 Hadi and his twin brother Ali launched the education nonprofit Code.org which Hadi continues to lead full-time as CEO. Code.org has established computer science classes in 15% of US classrooms, created the most popular curriculum platform for K-12computer science, and launched the global Hour of Code movement that has reached over 100 million students.A computer science graduate of Harvard University, Hadi began his career during the browser wars in the 1990s, when he was Microsoft’s Group Program Manager for Internet Explorer. In a second stint at Microsoft, he was General Manager of the MSN portal, delivering its first year of profit. As an entrepreneur, Hadi was on the founding teams of Tellme Networks and iLike, which were acquired by Microsoft and MySpace, respectively. Hadi has served as an early advisor to numerous startups including Facebook and Dropbox, and as a tech investor his portfolio also includes airbnb, Uber, Zappos, IndieGogo, Change.org, and others. Aside from his investments, Hadi also serves as a Director on the boards of TASER International and Convoy.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Israel, Colombia
Portfolio highlights
  • Clearbrief — Do Justice to the Facts. Select any sentence in your Word doc, and our AI instantly finds the best evidence you have to support your argument. 1-Click TOA.
  • Saturn Technologies — The best way to share time with friends
  • Statsig — Statsig is a modern product observability platform that empowers teams to 10x their experimentation velocity, shipping every feature in a data-driven way.
Ragnar Sass Angel · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Ragnar Sass has strongest skill is to find the best people and keep them rocking in speed of 200 km/h. He has organized 20+ Hack-a-thons Garage48 in Eastern Europe + West & East-Africa. He advise other founders and share experience where it could help.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Data and Analytics
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • Estonia, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Alvin — Highly accurate, automated column-level lineage, powering your data workflows.
  • Around — The largest network of workspaces on flexible terms. We are a savvy team from Latin America providing fast-growing companies with on-demand access to flexible office space. Everywhere.We believe work at its best is always creative and collaborative, expressed with freedom, autonomy, and purpose; and the space surrounding us should help us achieveit, anywhere & everywhere.We are shaping the future of work today by improving workspaces and the rules around them, and helping innovative teams find their ideal space to make their best work every day — our first step on a journey to change the way we work and think about work.Our best work. Anywhere. Everywhere. We are Around.
  • BeTRITON — 100% electric recreational vehicle - revolution in sustainable travel. BeTRITON (formerly known as Z-Triton) offers extraordinary experience and freedom to travel both over land and water.
Marc Benioff Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Marc Benioff is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Salesforce. Marc Benioff attended the University of Southern California.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Other
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Warp — Warp is a developer of a Rust-based coding terminal designed to make teams productive at coding and application development.The company's software divides the terminal output of a command-line interface into a sequence of commands rather than a single buffer. It replaces the character buffer with a full-fledged text editor which enablessoftware developers to navigate, copy, save and share units of work and transform the terminal from an inherently single-user utility into a modern collaborative application where sessions, blocks, and environments are all persistent, searchable and shared by link.
  • Domain Money — Invest in curated portfolios with stocks and cryptocurrencies hand-picked by our dedicated Investment Team.
  • you.com — You.com is an ad-free, private search engine that you control. Customize search results with 150 apps alongside web results. Access a zero-trace private mode.
Nicholas Assef Angel · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Investment banker, founder, angel capitalist. FOcussed on industrial technology applications including renewable energy and recycling technology.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Sustainability
  • Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Battery Pollution — A battery recycling & recycling technology company
  • Dumaresq Solar Farm — Large Scale Solar Farm & Battery Storage Development based in northern NSW, Australia
David Helgason Angel · Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark · 4 investments in the past 12 months
David is a technologist, the founder of Unity Technologies, non-exec director to others, and a restless entrepreneur with a passion for creating feedback loops between innovation and teams and products, applying new and old business models to changing industries, and pushing people to do the very best they can do.David's background is inprogramming, an assortment of university dabbling, creating companies, and helping entrepreneurs. He served as CEO of Unity Technologies since co-founding it in 2003 and until October 2014, with an unflinching vision to democratize game development, and to develop technology and business models for the next phase of the games industry. David Helgason attended the University of Copenhagen.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Gaming, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Denmark, United States, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • Salesroom — Experience the energized sales platform that puts personality first. Where conventional video calls fall flat, Salesroom excites.
  • Terra.do — Learn about climate change and start working on climate change solutions today with the Terra.do community.
  • Boxhub — Buy new & used shipping containers with Boxhub. We make buying a shipping container easy & deliver it right to your door. Buy a storage container today!
Kris Gopalakrishnan Angel · Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Gopalakrishnan (Kris to his colleagues) is one of the founders of Infosys Technologies Limited. As Chief Executive Officer, he plays a key role in defining the company strategy and using technology and innovation continuously to maintain its leadership in the industry.On June 22, 2007, Kris took over from Nandan M. Nilekani as the CEO andManaging Director of Infosys Technologies Limited. Kris previously served as Chief Operating Officer (since April 2002), and as the President and Joint Managing Director (since August 2006). His responsibilities included customer services, technology, investments and acquisitions.Kris' initial responsibilities at Infosys included management of design, development, implementation and support of information systems for clients in the consumer products industry in the U.S. Between 1987 and 1994, he headed the technical operations of KSA/Infosys (a joint venture between Infosys and KSA at Atlanta, U.S.) as Vice President (Technical). In 1994, Kris returned to India and was appointed Deputy Managing Director of the company.Kris is currently the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Kerala, and Vice Chairman of the Board for Information Technology Education Standards (BITES) set up by the Government of Karnataka. Kris is the Vice Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industries(CII) Southern Regional Council. He is also a member of ACM, IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.Kris holds a master's degree in Physics and Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Commerce/Shopping, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • India, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Planys Technologies — Planys Technologies is an IIT Madras incubated company that provides submersible robotic inspection and survey solutions using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). Planys has its head office in Chennai where it indigenously designs and manufactures compact ROVsPlanys brings world class technology and cutting-edge innovations in underwaterrobotics and diagnostics in the shallow-mid depth segment. Planys’ technology spans the domains of marine robotics, advanced Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE), and post-inspection analysis. Planys provides a holistic service offering to customers through a design level fusion of ROV manufacture, operations and structural diagnostics. Planys is the first and currently the only OEM of ROVs in the Indian Sub-continent.Planys was founded by IIT Madras alumni and faculty who have been working together on various projects since 2012.
  • Vahdam Teas — Vahdam Tea Store. Buy Loose Leaf Black, Green, Black, Oolong, White Teas and much more.
  • JetSynthesys — Our aim is to build world class digital products, platforms and services in India, with a goal of impacting the daily digital lives of 1.3 Billion Indians. A billion+ reaching for their mobiles, we reach them through our products.
Akshay Singhal Angel · Bengaluru, Karnataka, India · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Akshay Singhal is the Co-Founder and CEO at Log 9 Materials a sub-organization of Log 9 Spill Containment.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Sustainability, Gaming
  • Pre-Seed, Seed
  • India, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SWIZZLE — Enjoy the best online cocktail mixers in India at the lowest price starting at just Rs. 75. Choose from sugar-free Bloody Mary, Whiskey Sour, Margarita, Mojito, Blue Lagoon, Old Fashioned, Chili Mango, Smoked Gin & Tonic, and many more. Pay after delivery is also available.
  • Climes — The easiest way for individuals and brands to become climate-friendly. Take real climate action alongside everyday consumption. All in a single click.
  • Metastable Materials — Metastable Materials which extract metals from end-of-life Lithium-ion batteries.
Gary Hirshberg Angel · Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States
Gary R. Hirshberg, Ph.D., Co-Founded Spiffly, Inc. in 2014. Gary Hirshberg serves as a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. He serves as an Advisor at Renewable2 Management Company and Renewal2 Investment Fund. Gary Hirshberg co-founded Stonyfield Farm, Inc. (Stonyfield Farm Yogurt) in September 1983 and served as its Chief Executive Officer,since September 1983 until January 2012, President, since 1989. He oversaw Stonyfield's phenomenal growth, from its infancy as a seven-cow organic farming school to its $330 million in annual sales. In 2001, Stonyfield Farm entered into a partnership with Groupe Danone and in 2005, he was named Managing Director of Stonyfield Europe. He served as Director of the Rural Education Center at Stonyfield. Gary Hirshberg was a Managing Director at Stonyfield Europe. Previously, he served as an Executive Director at The New Alchemy Institute. He has extensive experience as an environmental activist, including terms as the Founding President of the Cape and Island Self Reliance Corporation and as the Founding President of the Cape Cod Environmental Alliance. Prior positions include serving as a Water-Pumping Windmill Specialist and an Environmental Education Director at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Gary Hirshberg served as an Advisor at Renewal Partners LLC, Solera Capital, the Heinz Center Leadership Summit and the Corporate Ecoforum. Gary Hirshberg is Co-Founder and Chairman of O'Naturals. He served as the Chairman of Stonyfield Farm, Inc. He served as the Chairman of The Social Venture Network. Gary Hirshberg serves on several corporate and non-profit Boards including Applegate Farms, the Dannon Company, Honest Tea, Peak Organic Brewing Company, The Full Yield, Climate Counts, Stonyfield Europe, Ltd, Glenisk, Ltd, Solera Capital and Sambazon. He serves as Member of Advisory Board at Spiffly, Inc. He has been a Director at Blue Apron, Inc. and since February 27, 2017 Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. since October 2016. Gary Hirshberg serves as Director of Sweetgreen, Inc., Danone Communities and Quantum Designs, LLC. He serves as a Director of Ramp Sports LLC and The Full Yield, Inc. He served as a Director of Stonyfield Farm, Inc. Gary Hirshberg served as a Director of Monogram Energy, Inc. since June 1995. He served as a Trustee of Leadership New Hampshire, Inc. He serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of Simon Equity, LLC. He serves as Member of Social Advisory Board at Commons Capital Management LLC. Gary Hirshberg served as a Director of the New Hampshire Audobon Society and the Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod. Gary Hirshberg is the Author of the book Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World. He is a frequent speaker on topics including sustainability, climate change, the profitability of green and socially responsible business, organic agriculture and sustainable economic development. Gary Hirshberg has won numerous awards for corporate and environmental leadership, including Global Green USA's "1999 Green Cross Millennium Award for Corporate Environmental Leadership." He was named "Business Leader of the Year" by Business NH Magazine and "New Hampshire's 1998 Small Business Person of the Year" by the U.S. Small Business Administration. More recently, 2009 was a year of big wins as Gary Hirshberg was named one of "America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs" by Business Week magazine, Stonyfield was chosen "Business of the Year - Manufacturing" by Business NH magazine and Stonyfield won an EPA Clean Air Excellence award. He also is featured in 2009's most successful documentary, "Food, Inc." Gary Hirshberg served on the Advisory Panel for Newsweek magazine's Global Environmental Leadership Conference. He has received eight honorary doctorates and was named a Gordon Grand Fellow at Yale University. Gary Hirshberg holds an honorary Doctor of Science from New Hampshire College, an Honorary Doctor of Law from Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire and a B.A. from Hampshire College.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Food/Beverage, Sustainability
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Tacombi — Mexico in Minutes! The Tacombi App is your balmy destination for tacos, guacamole and burritos delivered.
  • Holmes Mouthwatering — Cleveland, Ohio based manufacturer and seller of premium applesauce and real-fruit products. Helping people reach their potential by making better food choices.
  • Atlast Food — Beneath the forest floor lies a hidden root system called mycelium. MyForest Foods has figured out how to replicate the forest environment to grow mycelium inside vertical farms, using it as the primary ingredient in meat alternatives. MyBacon, the first product, is a plant-based, clean-label, whole
Jon Oringer Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 42 investments in the past 12 months
Jon Oringer is the founder and chairman of Shutterstock.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, IT
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, France, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • BRXS — Real Estate investing
  • Gently — Find secondhand clothing, effortlessly. Wearloom sends you the best new listings from sites like Poshmark, Depop, eBay, ThredUp, and Vestiaire Collective.
  • Mietz — The first fully automized all-in-one renting platform for tenants and landlords.
Sierra Peterson Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Sierra is a Founding Partner at Voyager Ventures.
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Investment focus
  • Sustainability, Energy, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Glacier — Glacier is the creator of the first affordable, high-performing, and space-efficient AI-enabled robot for recycling.
  • Remora — Carbon capture for semi-trucks
  • Patch Technologies — We make carbon removal as simple as writing a few lines of code. Build sustainable products with ease and put your climate goals on autopilot.
Jason Calacanis Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 25 investments in the past 12 months
Jason Calacanis is the Founder and CEO of Inside.com and Launch. He previously worked at Weblogs as a Co-Founder and CEO.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Bonjuur — Housekeeping Membership That Ensures Your Home Is Tidy Every Day Subscribe Today Peace Of Mind Security Is Our Priority Background All Bonjuur keepers are vetted and background checked, ensuring safety and privacy at all times. Insurance All of our keepers are Insured and bonded. Moreover, they are our employees, not contractors! Personal maid services for
  • SparkPlug — Award-winning software company specializing in sales enablement and gamification technologies for retail teams.
  • Valley — A Digital Silicon Valley
Yun-Fang Juan Angel · Silicon Valley, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Yun-Fang Juan
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Dimension — Trash Warrior is an early-stage urban tech startup in San Francisco, developing an on-demand platform of waste management for business clients, including America's biggest companies such as Amazon, Holiday Inn. Trash Warrior is a 500 Startups company, with other investments from notable institutions including Altair Capital, LightspeedVentures and Alumni Ventures Group.
  • Spruce — Your Keys, Your Data - Spruce lets users control their data across the web. We believe that the world is evolving toward one based on cryptography, networks, and digital economies that are user-controlled. Today, the dominant use case for user keys is the signing of blockchain transactions, but we think this barely scratches the surface of what is possible.
  • Empowerly — We triple students' chances of getting into their top-choice colleges and universities. Get college counseling, essay editing, track university deadlines, and more. Learn more.
Brad Flora Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Brad Flora is a Visiting Partner at Y Combinator. He is a former Co-Founder and CEO of Perfect Audience. Mr. Flora received a BA from Princeton University in English and an MS in Journalism from Northwestern.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Financial
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Mexico, India
Portfolio highlights
  • SWAP — Swap empowers companies to transform their financial operation with an innovative approach, technology, and business model. SWAP’s APIs offer clients end-to-end, white-label, financial solutions. Connected to them, its clients are able to develop complete financial ecosystems including pre-paid cards, digital wallets, financial services and furthermonetize their platform while expanding their core experience. It removes barriers and generates new business lines for companies, effectively creating internal fintech.
  • Wallet.ng — One digital wallet, pay everywhere. Physical USD VISA cards, the lowest transfer fees, cashbacks and virtual accounts. Free virtual cards too!
  • Wallets — One digital wallet, pay everywhere. Physical USD VISA cards, the lowest transfer fees, cashbacks and virtual accounts. Free virtual cards too!
Gokul Rajaram Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 43 investments in the past 12 months
Gokul Rajaram is the Product and Business Helper at Doordash and currently in Pinterest and Coinbase as board member.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Oyster — Get peace of mind for things you own instantly. With no fine print or complicated forms, Oyster gets you tailored personal insurance products designed for your lifestyle.
  • Speak — People spend $90 billion a year on human english teachers that are expensive and ineffective. Speak offers a mobile app where you can have english conversations with your phone about real world scenarios like interviewing for a job or asking for directions. It uses speech recognition to identify english words through thick accents and teach peopleto speak more clearly. Meanwhile, it’s building a massive database of accented-english speech, which can be used to improve its system and other speech recognition systems. Speak’s team formerly built accent detection systems and sold Flashcards+ to Chegg. Though AI translation might reduce the need for people to know other languages, speaking English remains a valuable skill people are willing to pay for.
  • Arta Finance — Arta Finance is a network of innovators, researchers, finance specialists, and business executives who help people get the most of their finances. Arta offers access to financial opportunities that help people to plan and enjoy their financial future but with less complexity and lower fees. It was founded by Caesar Sengupta.
Jeff Dean Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Jeff Dean joined Google in 1999 and is currently a Google Senior Fellow in Google's Research Group, where he leads the Google Brain team, Google's deep learning research team in Mountain View, working on systems for speech recognition, computer vision, language understanding, and various predictive tasks. He has co-designed /implemented five generations of Google's crawling, indexing, and query serving systems, and co-designed / implemented major pieces of Google's initial advertising and AdSense for Content systems. He is also a co­designer and co­implementor of Google's distributed computing infrastructure, including the MapReduce, BigTable and Spanner systems, protocol buffers, LevelDB, and TensorFlow, a popular open­-source system for machine learning.​Jeff received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 1996. He is a Fellow of the ACM, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of the Mark Weiser Award and the ACM­-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences.
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Investment focus
  • Science/Engineering, Software, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Parallel Bio — Parallel Bio uses human immune organoids to accelerate the discovery and development of treatments.
  • Harvey — Dynamic Legal Solutions for the AI Revolution.
  • Juvena Therapeutics — Juvena Therapeutics is a venture-backed biopharma startup discovering novel protein-based therapeutics that promote tissue regeneration in the elderly and treat various age-related diseases.
Rand Hindi Angel · Paris, Ile-de-France, France · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Dr Rand Hindi is an entrepreneur and investor in 50+ deeptech and web3 companies. He is the CEO at Zama, a homomorphic encryption startup. Rand started coding at the age of 10, created a social network at 14, and started his PhD at 21. He then created Snips, the first private-by-design voice assistant, which was acquired by Sonos. He was electedan MIT TR35, a Forbes “30 under 30”, and was a lecturer at Sciences Po in Paris as well as a member of the French Digital Council.He holds a BSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Bioinformatics from University College London (UCL).
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, IT
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • France, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Kinetix — Kinetix is a no-code 3D creation tool that leverages artificial intelligence motion capture to convert videos into 3D animations.
  • Argent — Argent gives you the best of Ethereum for a fraction of the cost. Easily buy, earn, stake and invest crypto.
  • apiday — Gain control of your ESG data, easily comply with requests from stakeholders and unlock new opportunities with the apiday SaaS platform.
Biz Stone Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Biz is a co-founder of Twitter, Medium, and Jelly. A progenitor of social media, and early Google employee, Biz has been developing large scale systems that serve the global conversation for twenty years. As an investor, Biz has backed Square, Pinterest, Slack when it was called Speck, Nest, Intercom and Beyond Meat (where he remains on the boardas Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee), among others. In 2016, Stone's Jelly, a "human in the loop" AI search service, was acquired by Pinterest. After the sale, Twitter requested Biz return full time to lead the company's strategic vision, brand, and internal culture objectives alongside co-founder Jack Dorsey. Biz has been recognized as INC Magazine Entrepreneur of the Decade and one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also an author, filmmaker and Fellow at both Oxford University and Berkeley.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Kapu — We are an online shopping community that helps you save even more on your everyday essentials when you buy together with your friends.
  • Oxwash — Powered by Vanish, Oxwash provides on-demand laundry and eco-friendly dry cleaning services, creating a simple and sustainable laundry service for all.
  • Chroma — Sonically driven. Visually enhanced. Technologically evolved. The future sound of entertainment.
John Legend Angel · Las Vegas, Nevada, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
John Legend is a nine-time Grammy Award winning recording artist, critically-acclaimed concert performer, philanthropist/social activist, and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted (2004) sold more than three million copies worldwide and earned an astounding eight Grammy nominations withthree wins for Best New Artist, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B album. Legend’s follow-up album, Once Again (2006) earned RIAA platinum certification and a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. High off the success of his third consecutive Top 10 album, Evolver (2008), Legend embarked on an extensive world tour with an 11 piece band - his largest traveling show to date. Inspired by the monumental 2008 Presidential election, Legend teamed up with The Roots to release the socially conscious album, Wake Up! (2010.) The album was nominated for five Grammy Awards and won Best R&B Album, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B song (for “Shine”- an original composition also featured in Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s documentary film Waiting for Superman) along with two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Album and Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration. In 2007, Legend launched the Show Me Campaign, a nonprofit organization fighting poverty around the world. John also sits on the Boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, and the Harlem Village Academies. Legend has been honored several times for his activism, including the 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, and the 2009 Africare’s Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award. In early 2012, Legend released one of the hottest songs of his career, the RIAA gold-certified hit “Tonight (Best You’ve Ever Had),” which sat atop the Urban AC radio chart for six consecutive weeks. Legend recently released his fifth studio album Love in the Future, with executive producers Kanye West and Dave Tozer, and will embark on a North American tour this autumn.
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Investment focus
  • Commerce/Shopping, Media and Entertainment, Gaming
  • Seed, Series B, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • JusticeText — JusticeText is a software platform that makes it easier for public defenders to process and incorporate crucial audio and video evidence in defense of their clients.
  • Neutral — Neutral is a carbon-neutral food company that builds a sustainable carbon-neutral food ecosystem starting with milk and a half and half. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Portland, OR.
  • Adventr — Adventr is the world's most powerful and flexible interactive streaming platform.
Qasar Younis Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Mr. Qasar Younis is the Founder of Talkbin. Mr. Younis serves as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Y Combinator. He is responsible to manage all Y Combinator events, operations, finance and legal functions, as well as advise startups. Previously, he served as a Part-Time Partner at the firm.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Transportation, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Stable — We are a team of data scientists, energy experts, and former charge point operators committed to helping businesses determine where chargers are needed most. Our Evaluation Engine uses quantitative data and machine learning to give you immediate access to all the data and insights you need to build better performing stations.
  • Arena — Arena is a software firm that builds active learning systems and techniques like reinforcement learning.
  • Zuma — Meet Kelsey. She is your own personal AI leasing agent to communicate and follow-up with infinite leads at once. Like magic.
Johann "Hansi" Hansmann Angel · Vienna, Wien, Austria · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Johann 'Hansi' Hansmann is Co-Founder, Partner, and Advisor at whatchado.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Sports
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Austria, United Kingdom, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Glacier — Glacier expertise in providing step-by-step innovative solutions that help in carbon reduction from every company globally.
  • Leaders21com — They offer our customers an exciting portfolio of practical training and services. Based on our many years of experience and our specially developed leadership approach. Flexibility and situational action are essential leadership qualities. That is why we also structure our cooperation with our customers in exactly the same way - flexible andadapted to individual requirements. Digital and analog.
  • HelloBello — HelloBello offers freshly cooked and cooled delivered human-grade food tailored to each dog’s nutritional needs. HelloBello is a PetTech company with a strong focus on the German speaking markets (for now). HelloBello’s personalized meals are free of any by-products and are portioned, packaged, and delivered directly to your door. By working with aspecialized veterinarian, HelloBello is able to derive each dog’s exact nutritional needs based on a proprietary algorithm. The recipes are made of natural sources like millet and seaweed, instead of heavy use of supplements, which makes it easier for the dog to absorb and get true nutritional benefits.Our credo in German is " ... Frisch. Individuell. Geliefert. - Frischfutter ist einfach besser ..."
Naruhisa Nakagawa Angel
Naruhisa Nakagawa is a Founder & Chief Investment Officer at Caygan Capital.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Gaming, Food/Beverage
  • Seed, Series A
  • Japan, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Ecolectro — Ecolectro is solving the biggest challenges in making Green Hydrogen. Our alkaline ion-exchange membranes and polymers make clean fuel and decarbonize industry.
  • Zeigo — Zeigo is a climate-tech platform enabling businesses to quickly, easily and cost effectively source impactful energy.
  • CoCooking — CoCooking uses food and cooking to create ample opportunity for dialogue and thought, fostering creativity, diversity, and well-being of individuals and communities.
Daniel Curran Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
57%+ / yr. liquid returns >>> https://danielcurran.substack.com/Forbes #7 rank: bit.ly/2Oh7XhF **Only interested in start ups OVER $40k MRR w/o competition!Eqvista #5 rank: https://eqvista.com/top-100-active-angel-investors-list-for-startups/Media/PR:https://billionairechronicle.com/daniel-curran-super-angel/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvAUJzDCa3Q&t=2s https://angelconnect.libsyn.com/investor-connect-episode-122-daniel-curran-of-silicon-valley https://thesyndicate.vc/angel-investor-hit-4-unicorn-companies-using-simple-investment-framework-super-angel-daniel-curran/ https://borsen.dk/soeg/daniel%20curranBad Ass x-Rocket Scientist Rock Star! Read my 110+ Founder recommendations below.We share deal flow with billionaire Family Offices, Midas List VC's, and other Forbes superangels.Passions: stopping/reversing human aging/immortality/parabiosis, bci, brain emulation/download, quantum teleportation, & cryonics.CustEx launches website/app soon to help Biden Admin get voters' demands right. Benefits corp innovation, BLM, prevents civil unrest, as THE place for ads and co-creation.2020 EBRD-led B round: https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/31/allset-series-b/ 2017 Greycroft deal: bit.ly/2ylWbLB 2016 A16Z deal: bit.ly/2d67xJcFortune 500 $16B WDC pivot from $2.20 to $114/share!Relentless, visionary Tech entrepreneur builds $B companies that improve world.Founded 14 startups, invested cash in 178+, created 1k+ jobs, personally netted investors $170M in exits.Startups I endorse get oversubscribed by top vc's fast!As Angel Investor: $1B+ cash exits < 1 year @decacorn Cruise @DollarShaveClub: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/daniel-curran https://angel.co/dcurran-custex-com https://fundersclub.com/danielcurran/Claims to Fame: -Founder/CEO, USLab NASDAQ IPO in 1998: raised $130M -VP & acting COO@Western Digital Silicon Valley sub [$40M sale to Brocade/PMCS/Snap, 2001], -Founder/CEO of 1st company [AlaStor, 2003] to converge IP+FC SAN, adopted by Cisco Systems [Andiamo], -Founder/CEO of CustEx Internet Platform [2012]Experienced ramping up companies using innate ability to quickly size up a company’s position & execute pro-customer action + cash-flow results. Began career at large companies as a software engineer and morphed into a business entrepreneur/CXO at startups with responsibility for up to 250 teammatesMade sales ramp from $2M to $100M in 8 months as VP & acting COO of Western Digital’s Silicon Valley Connex Unit. Earned multiple top eng. school master's degrees (Illinois-PhD dropout, USC-cert, Penn State)
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Brazil, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • RentoMojo — RentoMojo is an online furniture rental platform that was incorporated in November 2014.It currently operates in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida.RentoMojo was founded by Geetansh Bamania, an ex-IITM, in November 2014 in India. Like many other young working professionals, he was living in rented apartments,working long hours and found it inconvenient to equip the house with furniture when he moved. RentoMojo was developed to provide an alternative to buying and selling furniture in rental properties.
  • GC Plus — Find Your Next Home Service Expert With Ease
  • CARD.com — Fully featured bank account with optional overdraft protection and round up savings account. Get your paycheck up to 2 days earlier.
Jackson Moses Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Founding Team & VP of Partnerships at MainStreet, Venture Partner at Afore Capital, and Venture Scout at Susa Ventures, Jackson Moses is a serial tech entrepreneur ($120M+ raised), angel investor, and early stage startup advisor. He is the Founder of venture-backed enterprise AI software company Spectrum Labs and the creator of its proprietaryAI-powered content moderation platform. Prior to founding and scaling Spectrum Labs, Jackson worked in sales (Lynda.com), customer operations, and executive recruiting at LinkedIn. Prior to this, Jackson worked as a Market Research Analyst at Cisco where he compiled competitive insights and evaluated industry trends, new investment opportunities, and emerging threats to Cisco’s core business lines.Jackson invests in early stage companies (pre-seed & seed) developing frontier technologies. Specifically, he focuses on aerospace (drones), intelligent defense, national security, commercial space (NewSpace), and deep tech startups (AI, computer vision, robotics, edge-computing, perception, simulation, etc.). Jackson actively advises startups about corporate structuring, partnerships, product development, sales, and fundraising. He also sources deals for 8VC (Invisible AI & Farcast), Afore Capital (Paperplane AI & Steady State), Airbus Ventures (Solestial), Weekend Fund (Justpoint), LightBank (Neatleaf), SpaceFund (Skyloom), Financial Venture Studio (FVS), Techstars, and Alchemist.Jackson holds two B.A. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied Economics, with a concentration in monetary policy, and Political Science, with a concentration in game theory.www.jacksonmoses.com
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Transportation
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Proteus Space — Proteus Space is a satellite innovator & manufacturer - building for scale in the new space economy.
  • Cambium — Biomaterial-based products for defense, aerospace, space and renewable energy
  • Orbit Fab — Orbit Fab is creating the future of on-orbit satellite refueling. We maximize your operational assets by enabling mission flexibility and freedom of action in space.
Sundeep Ahuja Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Sundeep Ahuja is a tech founder, advisor & investor. Most recently he spent 3 years in BD @ AWS focused on Startups & AI/ML. Before that, he co-founded Silicon Climate (non-profit), Blissmo (acq by Oh My Green), Sparked, and RichRelevance (~$100m raised). Sundeep is an advisor at or investor in over 60 companies including Indiegogo,Change.org, Goodreads & Counsyl. He's also Executive Producer of #LastGlimpse, author of the category best-selling novel HALINE, a former actor with spots on entourage & 24, and has traveled to 50 countries. Sundeep holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Other
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Estonia, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • GreenTrade — GreenTrade is a marketplace for nature-based carbon credits and impact claims. The company accelerates the funding of new carbon projects by turning long-term purchase agreements into digital tradable assets and making them available for corporate buyers today. We're a team of experienced entrepreneurs, transforming the Voluntary Carbon Market($200B by 2050) by introducing the concept of Future Credits. Through long-term offtake agreements (ERPAs) with project developers, we’re securing future supply rights and turning them into digital assets (NFTs). Buyers are mitigating future price and access risk, while developers are able to secure funding for additional projects. Our mission is to mitigate climate change through realizing 1B TONNES OF CARBON CREDITS BY 2030. Short Video about us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVQehoqCv1Y
  • Pina Earth — Unlocking carbon markets for European forest owners
  • Newcon — Newcon is the easiest way to access conference content & expert knowledge.
Joel Moxley
Patner @ Echelon Founding Investor & Board of Directors @ Aionics Founding Investor & Board of Directors @ Frontline Wildfire Defense Angel Investor @ Biota Technology Lead Investor @ Insurtech Gateway Founding Investor @ Fervo Energy Venture Partner @ Breakthrough Energy Ventures Founding Investor & Board of Directors @ Pie Insurance Limited Partner Advisory Committee (LPAC) @ Blue Bear Capital
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Investment focus
  • Software, Data and Analytics, Hardware
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
Zach Weinberg
General Partner @ Operator Partners
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
Erhan Bilici
Capital Planning & Stress Testing Officer @ UBS Financial Analyst @ UBS Investment Bank
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Other
  • Seed, Equity Crowdfunding, Pre-Seed
Nadav Ben-Chanoch Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 30 investments in the past 12 months
Partner at Pareto Holdings
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • BRXS — Real Estate investing
  • handly — handly is becoming the leading company in the Service Tech industry. We enable people to create their ideal living environment, while empowering home service companies to build their business and saving time for a quality life.
  • Cuéntame — Cuéntame develops tools designed for employees' emotional wellbeing.
Joanne Wilson Angel · New York, New York, United States
Joanne Wilson has had many careers. She started out in retail, eventually moving to the wholesale arena. She then transitioned to the media side of the technology world, before once again reinventing herself as an investor. She is currently an active angel investor with a portfolio of over 90 companies such as Food52, Sweeten, Vengo, Nestio, Phinand Phebes, Makers Row, Clutter, and Union Station. She has been involved in numerous real estate transactions from beginning to end and continues to make investments in that world. She is also an investor in a few restaurants in the New York area. In addition to these endeavors, Joanne has been involved in various education projects and served as chairperson at Hot Bread Kitchen, non-profit committed to increasing access to the culinary industry for woman and minority entrepreneurs. She also sits on the board of The Highline. Joanne has maintained her very popular blog, www.gothamgal.com for over 11 years and has recently take her talents to the airwaves on her podcast, ""Positively Gotham Gal"". She loves to bake, cook, throw a good party, travel, read, collect art, do the crossword and stay on top of what's happening around the globe and in NYC.Her most successful venture is being married to her best friend, Fred and raising their three kids- Jessica, Emily and Josh
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Investment focus
  • Commerce/Shopping, Software, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Poland, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Porter Road Butcher — Pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken delivered straight to your door. Free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs. All of our beef is dry aged for 14 days! Shop better meat per piece or per month with Butcher's Choice Subscription Boxes at Porter Road.
  • Manufactured — Manufactured is a product sourcing platform that provides access for entrepreneurs to manufacturing companies to find the perfect product and help build and operate digital manufacturing supply chains.
  • Lately — Lately uses AI to create your social media content and manage your social media marketing and social selling programs.
Kevin Love Angel · Cleveland, Ohio, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Kevin Love is an American basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Health Care, Food/Beverage
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Aescape — We're a wellness technology company building intelligent robots to help people have better relationships with their bodies.
  • Neutral — Neutral is a carbon-neutral food company that builds a sustainable carbon-neutral food ecosystem starting with milk and a half and half. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Portland, OR.
  • Molekule — Air purifier powered by Molekule's award-winning PECO technology that destroys pollutants like viruses, bacteria, mold & more.
Firat Isbecer Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Firat Isbecer is an entrepreneur and a seed investor. His first venture Pozitron, a mobile software company focusing on digital banking, commerce and mobile payments, became one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies in Europe with clients across the globe. After multi years of growth and a successful international expansion, Pozitronwas acquired by London-based fin-tech star Monitise plc in 2014.After the acquisition, he joined Monitise and oversaw the company’s regional operations as the MEA Managing Director. Monitise MEA quickly became one of the most profitable business units of Monitise Group. In 2017, Monitise Group was fully acquired by the US-based, Fiserv Inc, one of the world's largest fin-tech companies with more than 50,000 employees.Shortly after the acquisition, he left Fiserv and founded his newest venture, Commencis. Commencis helps leading brands grow and scale in digital, powered by it’s Big Data, Analytics and Cloud products.In September 2019, Commencis expanded to Berlin, Germany by announcing finbyte, a joint-venture in fintech solutions. Besides Commencis, he is also an active seed investor. Member of Galata Business Angels, Turkey’s first angel investor group.After graduating from Robert College in Istanbul, Firat received his Bachelor’s Degree from Galatasaray University, and his Master’s Degree from a joint programme by Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and École Normale Supérieure in Paris.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Gaming
  • Angel, Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Turkey, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Nomad Data — NoMad Data develops a data management platform that provides differentiated data to help businesses make better decisions. It connects businesses to a world of data for better decision making, marketing, storytelling, customer visibility, and more. The company was founded in 2020 and based in New York.
  • Flora — Flora is the only sustainable brand platform acquiring and growing Amazon FBA brands with a world-class team of professionals.
  • Getmobil — Getmobill offers services in refurbished devices and their sale and resale.
Giuliano Stiglitz Angel · Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
Giuliano Stiglitz is CEO, founder and Co-owner of Latam Digital Ventures, a holding company that he created together with the Himedia Group, focused on acquiring and creating high growth and profitable digital media and ad tech businesses in the US Hispanic and LATAM Markets.Prior to that, he was CEO of Orange Advertising Americas, one of thelargest companies at US Hispanic and LATAM, focused on ad networks which he successfully transformed into Primia.Digital.Giuliano Stiglitz is also an angel investor, having invested in several tech and digital media start-ups. He is also a speaker at some of the most important events, such as Adtech, IAB, DMEXCO.
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Investment focus
  • Other, Sustainability, Internet
  • Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Eco Market — Eco Market enables sellers of ethical and eco products to easily create a shop to sell their products in our online marketplace. Since the site launched in October 2010 it has attracted hundreds of eco sellers selling over 7,000 unique products from across the world ranging from Fairtrade coffee, to handmade natural soap, to up-cycled tshirts.The website also simplifies the often complicated process of shopping ethically by explaining what each products ethical credentials and certificates mean. Shoppers can also learn more about each seller by interact with sellers reading interviews and interacting with them via the site's own social network and video system, where they can learn more about the story and people behind the products they buy.Our goal as a company is not only to give (often small one man band) sellers a platform to sell products but also to give consumers all the tools and information they need to demystify ethical shopping, and to create open debates about key issues that will help shape our planet.
  • LiveNinja — LiveNinja is on a mission to help people around the world get the service and assistance they need; anytime, anywhere. The company offers unique communication tools that enable businesses to better serve and understand their customers. LiveNinja Messenger, their latest app, simplifies customer communication by bringing each conversation into onemessage thread.It was founded in 2011 and headquartered in Miami, Florida.
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