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Top 50 Wine And Spirits Angel Investors in United States

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

Top 50 Wine And Spirits Angel Investors in United States

Investor Wine And Spirits United States investments
Fabrice Grinda 3
Balaji Srinivasan 2
Michael Ströck 2
Magdalena Kala 2
Dave McClure 2
Zach Segal 2
Kevin Weil 2
David J. Adelman 2
Russel Simmons 2
Matthew Kaness 2
Pankaj Jain 2
Niv Dror 2
Joanne Wilson 2
Parker Thompson 2
Christen O'Brien 2
Bedy Yang 2
Charles Hudson 2
Christine Tsai 2
Gary Vaynerchuk 2
Arielle Zuckerberg 2
Matt Caspari 2
Ligaya Tichy 2
Markus Frind 2
Peter Hunn 2
Casey Neistat 2
Rahul Vohra 2
Justin Waldron 2
Arianna Simpson 2
Austin Rosen 2
Jason Calacanis 2
Jen Rubio 2
Taz Patel 1
John Sabat 1
Gerry Ruvo 1
Mike Kruzeniski 1
Brian Carr 1
Zach Nelson 1
Walt Doyle 1
Jack Smith 1
Lars Albright 1
Alan Tisch 1
John Gutfreund 1
Gil Fuchsberg 1
Justin Wong 1
Margaret Stewart 1
Joseph Plumeri 1
Elizabeth Colton 1
Jordan Levy 1
Web Smith 1
Arya Bolurfrushan 1
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Fabrice Grinda Angel · New York, New York, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Fabrice Grinda is among the world’s leading Internet entrepreneurs and investors.He has over $300 million in exits and 150 angel investments. Fabrice has served as CEO for three multinational companies and has an impressive track record as an early investor in Alibaba, Lending Club, Delivery Hero and Brightroll.Fabrice is currentlyinvesting in startups and building companies through FJ Labs, which he cofounded with business partner Jose Marin. Fabrice is also co-founder and executive chairman of Beepi, a next generation used car marketplace. Beepi recently raised $60 million in series B funding.Prior to FJ Labs and Beepi, Fabrice was co-founder and co-CEO of OLX, one of the largest websites in the world with over 200 million unique visitors per month. The company operates in 40 countries and has over 1,200 employees. OLX is the largest classifieds site in India, Brazil, Pakistan, Poland, Ukraine, Portugal and many other emerging markets.Before OLX, Fabrice was co-founder and CEO of Zingy, one of the largest wireless media companies in the Americas. Fabrice successfully grew the business to $200 million in sales in four years.Fabrice started his entrepreneurial journey in 1998, at 23, when he co-founded and was CEO of Aucland. Soon after, Aucland grew into one of the largest auction sites in Europe. Before his entrepreneurial endeavors, Fabrice worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.Fabrice holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1996, and was awarded the Halbert White prize, given to the most distinguished economics student, as well as The Wolfe Balleisen memorial prize, awarded for best thesis.In his free time, Fabrice likes to travel the world, kitesurf, play tennis, and blog about his personal and professional life at www.fabricegrinda.com.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Marketplace, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, France, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • OTPless — Experience the future of user authentication with OTPLESS. Our one-tap sign-in solution eliminates the need for passwords and OTPs, offering a secure, convenient, and user-friendly alternative.
  • PIXmania.com — PIXmania is a pan-European electrical e-tailer operating in 26 countries. PIXmania has been growing its market positions across Europe while leveraging the benefits of being part of the Dixons Retail Group. Pixmania now serves more than 7 million customers over Europe with a wide range of product categories.
  • Le Collectionist — Le Collectionist is a luxury travel brand offering the discerning traveller a selection of exquisite holiday rentals around the world with hotel-like services.
Balaji Srinivasan Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States · 34 investments in the past 12 months
Balaji S. Srinivasan is the Co-Founder and Board Member of Coin Center. He was the CTO of Coinbase and cofounder of Counsyl, Earn, Teleport, and Coin Center. He was previously CEO at Earn.com, which was recently sold to Coinbase. Prior to taking the CEO role at Earn.com, Dr. Srinivasan was a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to joininga16z, he was the cofounder and CTO of Founders Fund-backed Counsyl, where he won the Wall Street Journal Innovation Award for Medicine and was named to the MIT TR35. Dr. Srinivasan holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. He also teaches the occasional class at Stanford, including an online MOOC in 2013 which reached 250,000+ students worldwide.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, India, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Internxt — Stand for privacy, switch to Internxt. Internxt's open-source cloud storage services protect your right to privacy. Internxt Drive, Photos, Send, and more.
  • Quillette — What is Quillette? Quillette is an Australian based online magazine that focuses on long-form analysis and cultural commentary. We are politically non-partisan, but rely on reason, science, and humanism as our guiding values. Quillette hosts the Quillette and Quillette Cetera podcasts, and every year we throw Quillette Socials for our
  • Enhanced Games — Enhanced Games Home
Michael Ströck Angel · Vienna, Wien, Austria
Founding partner and investor at Calm/Storm Ventures. Previously founded companies in consumer e-commerce (KochAbo; exit to Marley Spoon in 2015) and enterprise SaaS (Gustav; YC S17). Launched and grew successful open source projects (Vienna RSS; over 10 million downloads), as well as various community and charity projects (FounderTalks.org,Chancen:reich).I‘m especially passionate about the very early stages of company-building and have a track-record of early stage investments in my own companies, as well as healthcare and health-tech startups like Mediclass, hi.health and Probably Genetic (YC W19). Other notable investments include Flaviar (YC S14), Joblocal.de (Exit 2015), Kiko, Biloba and an investment as one of the first limited partners in Austrian venture fund Speedinvest.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Catch — Set aside for taxes and retirement. Save thousands on health insurance. Free personal payroll and benefits for freelancers, contractors, and the self-employed.
  • Flaviar — Flaviar, a spirits tasting club, offers a subscription service that helps members discover new liquor products through sample tasting packs.Subscribers are given access to rare and original spirits, invite them to great events, and keep them educated and entertained with booze-themed content and receive personalized samples and complimentarybottles every month.Flaviar was established by Grisa Soba and Jugoslav Petkovic and was headquartered in London, England since 2012.
  • Glidian — Glidian understand the trouble of finding forms, tracking multiple authorization requests, and faxing out documents. Glidian is designed to solve all of your prior authorization needs.
Magdalena Kala Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Ms. Kala joined Bain Capital Private Equity in 2013. She is a Vice President in the Consumer, Retail and Dining Vertical and is a member of the North American Private Equity team. Ms. Kala has also worked extensively in Bain Capital Private Equity’s Industrial Vertical. Ms. Kala received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business whereshe was an Arjay Miller Scholar. She graduated cum laude with an AB in Economics from Harvard University.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Retail, Blockchain
  • Seed, Funding Round, Convertible Note
  • United States, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • GOALS — GOALS is our attempt to give football the game it deserves. Gameplay-first, free to play, cross-play, multiplayer-focused, and esports ready.
  • Haus — An alcohol brand designed for the way we drink today. Born and bottled in California, Haus is made with things you can pronounce - think chardonnay grapes. elderflower and lemon. With less alcohol than hard liquors, Haus is shipped directly to your door, so you can gather and connect on your time.
  • Wilder World — An immersive 5D Metaverse built on Ethereum, Unreal Engine 5 & ZERO.
Dave McClure Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Dave McClure is the founder of Practical Venture Capital and has been an investor and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for over twenty-five years. Previously he was the founding partner of 500 Startups, a global VC firm and startup accelerator with over $500M in assets under management. Dave has invested in hundreds of companies around the world,including more than 15 unicorns and 5 IPOs. He was named by Forbes as one of the top VCs in the world in 2016 and 2017 (Forbes Midas List). Before 500 Startups, Dave worked at Founders Fund and PayPal, and he graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 1988 with a BS in engineering and applied mathematics.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Ezra AI — Ezra provides full-body MRI screening for potential early cancer and abnormalities in up to 13 organs. Book a scan today.
  • Tribal — Tribal Credit is a corporate charge card specially designed for startups in emerging markets. Using a proprietary AI-driven approval process, the San Francisco based startup provides small and medium companies with access to payments and complete control over their spending. Founded by serial entrepreneurs, data scientists and fintech execs whohave built and led startups in both emerging markets and Silicon Valley, the startup aspires to bridge the business financial inclusion gap between the two. Tribal Credit is backed by BECO Capital, Global Ventures, Endure Capital, 500 Startups, Rising Tide Fund, AR Ventures, Off The Grid Ventures, RiseUp, and Tribe Capital.
  • Terraformation — Terraformation creates partnerships to scale reforestation with hardware, software, and knowledge based solutions.
Zach Segal Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Zach Segal is the Head of Listings at Coinbase. Previously, he was a Product Manager at Earn, LendUp, and SendHub. Segal holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Florida State University College of Business. He lives in San Francisco, California, United States.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Software, FinTech
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Command E — Command E develops an easy keyboard shortcut to open any document, contact, file or record from the cloud. Command-E on Mac and Control-E Windows. Your data never leaves your computer.
  • Atmos — Atmos is building a managed marketplace for homebuilding, connecting home buyers that want to build a house with builders who can help them do just that and the financing to make it happen.
  • MainStreet — Tax credits, contract negotiations, software discounts, and more. Let us do the work, while you grow your business. Free to see how much you'll save.
Kevin Weil Angel · Portola Valley, California, United States
Kevin Weil is the Head of Product at Instagram, overseeing consumer and monetization products. Prior to Instagram, Kevin was the SVP of Product at Twitter, overseeing product development and design across Twitter's consumer and ad products, as well as Vine and Periscope. Between 2010 and 2014, he led product development for Twitter'sadvertising platform, as well as the development of Fabric. Before joining Twitter in 2009, he was the first employee at web media startup Cooliris, working in user growth and analytics. He also worked worked at municipal wireless network provider Tropos Networks, Microsoft Research, and in a past life as a Physics Ph.D. Student, at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Kevin graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. In Mathematics and Physics, and holds an M.S. in physics from Stanford
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, India, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • OSlash — Transform long URLs into memorable shortcuts. Make information easy to access, find, & share with others in an instant with a complete URL management solution
  • Slay — Slay is a positive social media network for teenagers
  • SLAY — SLAY is a social gaming company.
David J. Adelman Angel · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
As CEO of Campus Apartments, David J. Adelman is one of the nation’s leading experts on university-affiliated real estate development. Under his leadership, Campus Apartments has grown into one of the nation’s largest providers of on- and off-campus student housing with more than $2 billion in assets under management across 24 states.Mr. Adelmanis an active private investor, entrepreneur, and member of his community. He has served in leadership positions at Franklin Square Capital Partners, a leading manager of alternative investment, as well as FS Investment Corporation and FS Energy and Power Fund, both publicly registered business development companies focused on investing in the debt securities of private U.S. companies.Mr. Adelman also serves on the Actua Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTA) Board of Directors; Penn Medicine Board of Trustees; Wheels Up Board of Directors; Board of Councilors of the USC Shoah Foundation-The Institute for Visual History and Education; Vice Chair of University City District Board of Directors; and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).David is also the CEO and Founder of Darco Capital.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, E-Commerce, Sports
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • Framebridge — Framebridge makes online custom picture framing ridiculously easy, fast, and affordable.
  • Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment — Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), founded by Josh Harris & David Blitzer in 2017, is a proud family of diverse, global brands and sports properties including the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils among many others.
Russel Simmons Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Russ co-founded Yelp Inc. in July 2004 with former colleague and friend Jeremy Stoppelman.Prior to Yelp, Russ was one of the early employees and the lead software architect at PayPal. He led a team of top engineers on critical projects related to security, scalability, stability, and internationalization as the company scaled rapidly. Followinghis time at PayPal, Russ joined Max Levchin's (co-founder of PayPal) incubator, where he teamed up with Jeremy.Russ holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, News, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Circa — More and more people are relying on mobile as their primary source of news yet the content itself continues to be produced in a format that translates very poorly to mobile devices. Rather than trying to shoehorn existing content into a new environment, Circa is creating the first born-on-mobile news experience. It will deliver news in a uniqueformat – native to mobile devices with an experience intuitive to mobile users. Through comprehensive yet to-the-point news updates paired with an engrossing mobile experience, Circa redefines how news is produced, delivered and consumed. Circa is news reimagined.Circa was founded by
  • Haus — An alcohol brand designed for the way we drink today. Born and bottled in California, Haus is made with things you can pronounce - think chardonnay grapes. elderflower and lemon. With less alcohol than hard liquors, Haus is shipped directly to your door, so you can gather and connect on your time.
  • ShareWell — Struggling with mental health issues? ShareWell provides online peer support, a proven mental health alternative for therapy. Get group support when you need it.
Matthew Kaness Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Matthew Kaness
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Investment focus
  • Software, Food and Beverage, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Italic — Atelier-grade essentials from the same manufacturers as top brands with zero markups and logos.
  • Maker Wine — Craft canned wine, delivered to you. Maker works with the best small producers to bring you award-winning, zero sugar, minimal intervention wines in cans.
  • Interlace Ventures — Interlace Ventures is a seed stage fund partnering with ambitious founders in their first round of financing in the future of retail. We leverage our years of international entrepreneurial experience to help bring companies from seed to growth with time and care.
Pankaj Jain Angel · New York, New York, United States
Pankaj Jain is the Managing Partner at Saka Ventures. Previously, he was a Partner at 500 Startups, a California based seed fund and accelerator program. Pankaj focuses on investing in early stage startups across New York City, India, South Asia and has led investments in over fifty companies at 500 Startups across 6 countries.Pankaj spent over12 years in the Financial industry at firms such as JP Morgan, Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM) and GlobeOp Financial Services in various operational roles including enterprise mortgage risk management, application development, market data infrastructure, trade management, pricing infrastructure and customer service areas.In 2007, Pankaj’s adventures in India began, where he started a company building an on-demand, employment marketplace for the under-served. In 2008, Pankaj became a co-founder of the HeadStart Network Foundation and the led the efforts in Delhi. In late 2010, he began setting up Startup Weekend in India.
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Investment focus
  • Analytics, SaaS, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, India, Jordan
Portfolio highlights
  • WhizAI — One of the augumented analytics platform used for consumers purpose. Attend a trained session on life sciences data and other patient analytics as a sole! Hurry up to take a weekly demo on the life science by the best expertise on this field.
  • Cypherock — Welcome to Cypherock, where we are dedicated to building the world's safest cold wallet to protect your crypto. Discover Cypherock X1 with cutting-edge technology and robust security features.
  • Paperstreet — Write beautiful company updates to engage your investors, advisors, and users.
Niv Dror Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Niv Dror is a Managing Partner at Shrug Capital.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Marketplace
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Eight Sleep — The #1 Smart Mattress with bed cooling technology, designed to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep. Try it at home for 100 nights, risk-free.
  • Command E — Command E develops an easy keyboard shortcut to open any document, contact, file or record from the cloud. Command-E on Mac and Control-E Windows. Your data never leaves your computer.
  • Levels — Levels helps you see how food affects your health with data from biosensors like continuous glucose monitors (CGMs)
Joanne Wilson Angel · New York, New York, United States
Joanne Wilson has had many careers. She started out in retail, eventually moving to the wholesale arena. She then transitioned to the media side of the technology world, before once again reinventing herself as an investor. She is currently an active angel investor with a portfolio of over 90 companies such as Food52, Sweeten, Vengo, Nestio, Phinand Phebes, Makers Row, Clutter, and Union Station. She has been involved in numerous real estate transactions from beginning to end and continues to make investments in that world. She is also an investor in a few restaurants in the New York area. In addition to these endeavors, Joanne has been involved in various education projects and served as chairperson at Hot Bread Kitchen, non-profit committed to increasing access to the culinary industry for woman and minority entrepreneurs. She also sits on the board of The Highline. Joanne has maintained her very popular blog, www.gothamgal.com for over 11 years and has recently take her talents to the airwaves on her podcast, ""Positively Gotham Gal"". She loves to bake, cook, throw a good party, travel, read, collect art, do the crossword and stay on top of what's happening around the globe and in NYC.Her most successful venture is being married to her best friend, Fred and raising their three kids- Jessica, Emily and Josh
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Mobile, Retail
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Poland, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Manufactured — Manufactured is a product sourcing platform that provides access for entrepreneurs to manufacturing companies to find the perfect product and help build and operate digital manufacturing supply chains.
  • Beckley Waves — Beckley Waves funds, supports, and mentors the emerging leaders, entrepreneurs, and partnerships working to create the operational infrastructure of a global psychedelic ecosystem.
  • Porter Road Butcher — Pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken delivered straight to your door. Free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs. All of our beef is dry aged for 14 days! Shop better meat per piece or per month with Butcher's Choice Subscription Boxes at Porter Road.
Parker Thompson Angel · Alameda, California, United States
Parker Thompson - General Partner & Founder @ Tnt Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Restaurants
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Convertible Note
  • United States, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Lish — Lish specializes in corporate catering, office catering, online catering delivery, and workplace food solutions. We serve companies in Seattle & Bellevue/Eastside, including Redmond and Kirkland.
  • Primeloop — Primeloop makes it easy to track your press, and receive notifications about new comments, shares and engagement on all your PR clippings.
  • Free Agency — Hollywood-style career management for tech talent.
Christen O'Brien Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Christen O'Brien
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Logistics, Accounting
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Partender — Partender: Bar inventory, Online Ordering, and Accounting Software in 15 min. Save $1,200-$5,000 in time, labor, and reduced inventory loss.
Bedy Yang Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Bedy Yang is a Managing Partner at 500 Global, a Fellow at Kauffman Fellows, and a Lecturer at VC Unlocked at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the Founder of +INNOVATORS. Prior to that, he was a Management consultant at Integration Consulting. He attended FGV - Fundação Getulio Vargas and the University ofPennsylvania.
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Investment focus
  • iOS, Hospitality, Social Media Marketing
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Spain, Saudi Arabia
Portfolio highlights
  • Floqq — Floqq is the biggest marketplace for online video courses in Latin America.Speak a different language, get a promotion, change your profession, create a company, play a musical instrument, learn a new sport, or impress your friends with an exotic meal:- More than 10,00 high-quality online videos featuring all kinds of topics and skill-sets- Each course is taught by an real-world expert in the area - Learn at your own rhythm, with courses ranging in levels of difficulty - All the videos are always available on the website and mobile apps
  • Pick1 — While whoever doing polls/surveys focus on how to create the questions, Pick1 focuses on how to leverage the answers: social insights crunched to deliver actionable data.A Brand using Pick1 gets an highly customizable, flexible and integrated solution that connects seamlessly with third party technologies (SalesForce, MailChimp, Lithium),enabling the brand to process this information in an automated way: a "survey/marketing intelligence suite".The result of this is that: a) the Brand doesn't need to go through the pain of integrating a polling tool into its own properties, because Pick1 is taking care of that via API, b) any other solution would be not providing any kind of context data anyway, which Pick1 instead provides.The Brand can then leverage this further layer of data to create clusters of users, matching them with a more specific content/advertising to generate higher engagement and conversion.
  • Partender — Partender: Bar inventory, Online Ordering, and Accounting Software in 15 min. Save $1,200-$5,000 in time, labor, and reduced inventory loss.
Charles Hudson Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Charles Hudson is the Managing Partner of Precursor Ventures and a Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Prior to that, he was a Venture Partner at Uncork Capital (formerly SoftTech VC). He attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • BevSuite — Create promotional emails 10x faster with BevSuite. Purpose-built for beverage alcohol marketing. BevSuite uses the latest AI technology to generate catchy, high-performing subject lines and product notes. Start with a premade design and give it your own twist.
  • Maker Wine — Craft canned wine, delivered to you. Maker works with the best small producers to bring you award-winning, zero sugar, minimal intervention wines in cans.
  • Salut — Join the creator platform for fitness pros.
Christine Tsai Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Christine is the CEO and Founding Partner of 500 Global (formerly 500 Startups). Since the firm’s inception in 2010, she has grown 500 Global led the firm’s growth over the past decade from a startup accelerator to a multi-stage venture capital firm with $2.4B in assets under management, and investments in more than 2,800 companies in 80+countries. 500 Global regularly ranks as one of the most active venture capital firms in the world, according to PitchBook, with a top number of exits. The firm’s diversified portfolio includes over 35 companies valued at more than $1B, such as Talkdesk, Canva, Carbon Health, and GitLab. Private Equity International has named Christine one of 10 Women of Influence in venture capital.She currently serves on the venture capital committee of the Association of Asian American Investment Managers, and is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Christine is also an honoree of Gold House’s 2021 A100 List, recognizing the most impactful Asian and Pacific Islander leaders across business and technology, entertainment, advocacy and politics, lifestyle, and sports.Prior to founding 500 Global, she held product marketing and operating roles at Google, focusing primarily on monetization and developer products such as Google AdSense, Google Analytics, YouTube APIs and syndication, and Google Developer Platform Tools.Christine holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, SaaS, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Japan, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • GoPillar — Get dozens of high quality projects from professional designers: easy, fast and on a budget. Redesign your space on GoPillar.
  • Barn & Willow — A Simpler Way to Buy Window Coverings - drapes, curtains, blinds and shades. Crafted from the most exclusive and premium Belgian linen and organic cotton fabrics. Delivered in 10 days.
  • Headout — Headout is an on-demand mobile marketplace that helps travelers discover & book the most incredible tours, activities, events & local experiences in town for the next 24 hours at incredible prices. All it takes is 3 taps and 60 seconds.
Gary Vaynerchuk Angel · New York, New York, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Gary Vaynerchuk is the Chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company, and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations. In the late 90s, after identifying “the internet” as a land-grab opportunity, Gary transitioned his father’s localliquor store into one of the first wine e-commerce platforms resulting in growing the family business from $3-60MM in sales during a 5-year period.During his time in the family business, Vaynerchuk also started one of the first long-form episodic video shows on YouTube in 2006 called WineLibraryTV, filming 1,000 episodes over a 5-year window. Gary’s wine knowledge, charisma, and uncanny ability to engage with his community landed him appearances on national television with Ellen Degeneres and Conan O’Brien, as well as establishing him as one of the most followed people on social media during its nascent years.Not only did Gary leverage content creation and the rise of social media for his personal brand, but it was the seed which would become the pillar to his now 9-year old advertising agency VaynerMedia, servicing brands with an ever-expanding variety of offerings.Outside of being the Chairman and CEO of his own companies, Gary is a highly sought after public speaker, a 5-time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.Gary is currently the subject of DailyVee, an online documentary series highlighting what it’s like to be a CEO and public figure in today’s digital world, as well the host of The GaryVee Audio Experience, a top 50 global podcast, and host of #AskGaryVee, a business and advice Q&A show which can be found on both YouTube and Facebook.Gary also appeared as judge in Apple’s first original series “Planet of the Apps” alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Will.i.am onIn addition to VaynerMedia, VaynerX also houses The Gallery, a new publishing company started after acquiring leading women’s lifestyle property PureWow in January 2017. In addition to running VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as a partner in the athlete representation agency VaynerSports and restaurant reservations app Resy.Gary is a board/advisory member of Ad Council and Pencils of Promise, and is a longtime Well Member of Charity:Water.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • OpenFortune — www.openfortunemedia.com
  • Metalink — Metalink is a private chat app that provides NFT collection. They also offer the punk owners to find and chat with other verified holders by simply connecting their wallet.
Arielle Zuckerberg Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Arielle Zuckerberg the youngest sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is joining Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in October 2015, in a bid by the firm to inject youth and diversity into its line-up of partners. (TechCrunch)
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Investment focus
  • Analytics, Productivity Tools, Gaming
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Mexico, Norway
Portfolio highlights
  • Libermans Co — We are the Liberman Siblings: David & Daniil, Anna, and Masha.
  • Riogrande — Unimos fuerzas con emprendedores de e-commerce para crecer y fortalecer marcas que la gente ama.
  • The Ticket Fairy — The Ticket Fairy is a marketing and analytics solution that helps events to get more, relevant attendees and secure their ticket income in advance. Running events is a huge risk. Costs can be massive (in the millions of dollars) and multiple factors affect attendance - even something as simple as rain can result in a 25% drop in on-the-door sales.They are used by large events to: - Increase revenue (typically by 10-25%) - Lower marketing costs - Increase social reach, to the right people - Manage and optimise advertising campaigns across multiple channels, including automating audience targeting - Reduce ticket resale fraud/scalping - Automate day-to-day business admin - Gain insights into customer demographics & brand engagement via social profile analytics - Plan future events via data-driven decision making, increasing event relevancy
Matt Caspari Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Managing Partner at Strawberry Creek Ventures, an Alumni Ventures fund. AngelList syndicate lead. 2x venture-backed founder/CEO. Former Innovation @ Nike
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Pakistan
Portfolio highlights
  • Clover — Notes, Tasks, Whiteboards and a Daily Planner in a streamlined workflow
  • Cabinet Health — Cabinet Health is a sustainable healthcare company, starting with over-the-counter medicine. Cabinet sells 30+ OTC medicines and dietary supplements with a focus on environmental sustainability, quality, and personalized care.
  • The Better Meat Co. — The Better Meat Co. is a B2B ingredients company that offers plug-and-play plant protein formulations that quickly and cost-effectively enhance (or even replace) your meat products while improving nutrition, flavor, and yield.
Ligaya Tichy Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ligaya launches new markets for consumer technology companies. She kickstarted Airbnb's international development as Global Head of Offline Marketing & Community during their most rapid growth phase. Prior to that, she was a Marketing Manager for Yelp, helping the company expand their footprint across the US. Ligaya now angel invests andadvises startups and serves as a mentor for 500 Startups. She is also a regular speaker at SXSW, various TEDx, and CMX Summit. Ligaya was also selected as a 2014 TechWomen by the US Department of State.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Apps, Marketplace
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • CloudPeeps — CloudPeeps is a community, marketplace and platform that empowers freelancers and businesses to do their best work. Hire a team of quality professional freelancers to get the job done. Work the way you want, wherever you are!
  • Haus — An alcohol brand designed for the way we drink today. Born and bottled in California, Haus is made with things you can pronounce - think chardonnay grapes. elderflower and lemon. With less alcohol than hard liquors, Haus is shipped directly to your door, so you can gather and connect on your time.
  • Holey Grail Donuts — Holey Grail Donuts is a producer of taro donuts fried in coconut oil, hand-harvested, and crafted. Its services also include catering, orders for groups or parties, outdoor seating, takeaway, and walk-in services.
Markus Frind Angel · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Markus Frind
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Investment focus
  • Retail, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cymax Group Technologies Ltd. — Cymax Group simplifies the complexities of eCommerce by combining nearly two decades of technology expertise with award winning products and dedicated account management. Maximize the best of technology, automation, and AI to simplify the complexities of eCommerce through our two products - Channel
  • Symend — Symend helps top enterprises deliver digital experiences that are hyper-personalized based on the science behind consumer behaviour.
  • Tastry, Inc. — Tastry wine AI provides unparalleled visibility for winemakers and retailers into your wine's chemistry and how consumers will perceive it. Learn more here.
Peter Hunn Angel
Peter Hunn is Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Clause, Inc. The Accord Project (now a Linux Foundation project) from Clause, Inc. is the leading organization for the development of techno-legal standards for smart legal contracts and distributed ledger applications in the legal industry. Peter is also an angel investor in earlystage startups.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Command E — Command E develops an easy keyboard shortcut to open any document, contact, file or record from the cloud. Command-E on Mac and Control-E Windows. Your data never leaves your computer.
  • Haus — An alcohol brand designed for the way we drink today. Born and bottled in California, Haus is made with things you can pronounce - think chardonnay grapes. elderflower and lemon. With less alcohol than hard liquors, Haus is shipped directly to your door, so you can gather and connect on your time.
  • MainStreet — Tax credits, contract negotiations, software discounts, and more. Let us do the work, while you grow your business. Free to see how much you'll save.
Casey Neistat Angel · New York, New York, United States
Casey Neistat is a Youtube sensation with 9.5 million subscribers and over 2 billion views. Neistat is also the co-founder of Beme, a video-editing social app.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Cryptocurrency
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Israel, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Opal — Opal is a product design and engineering company, based in California, known for making high-end cameras. The Opal C1 is the ultimate webcam for home setups. The Opal Tadpole is the first webcam designed for laptops.
  • Notch — We are the first insurance designed specifically to cater the unique needs of the businesses and assets that make the digital economy. Get an instant quote today!
  • Nothing — Nothing is a London-based company removing the barriers between people and technology to create a seamless digital future.
Rahul Vohra Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Rahul Vohra is the Founder and CEO at Superhuman. He is also the Technical Advisor at BOLDstart Ventures and Investor & Advisor at Partender and Investor of sendwithus and EasyPost.Rahul Vohra is a former CEO and Co-Founder of Rapportive and Game Designer at Jagex. Rahul received a bachelor of arts in Computer Science at the University ofCambrigdge.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Bubbles — Bubbles is a collaboration tool that lets you tag anything on your screen and invite your teammates to discuss in-context. Get excited by organic growth and viral loops, and less so by paid advertising. Are active on one or more social platforms like Medium, Twitter, Product Hunt, etc.
  • Quest Portal — Quest Portal makes role-play and tell fantastical stories together by means of crafting and creates characters.
  • Zed Industries — Zed is a high-performance, multiplayer code editor from the creators of Atom and Tree-sitter.
Justin Waldron Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Justin Waldron is Co-Founder & President of Playco, and previously Co-Founder / EVP of Product of Zynga, the world's largest mobile game company. Zynga IPO'd in 2011 with a $10 billion valuation and over $1b in annual revenue. Justin is an angel investor in Lambda School, Substack, and 60+ other companies. He mentors youngentrepreneurs at The Thiel Foundation's Thiel Fellowship program.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Japan, Chile
Portfolio highlights
  • Tippsy — Largest selection of sake delivered to you. Tippsy makes finding good sake easy and fun! Free shipping 6+ bottles. Sake club subscription offers special perks such as member-exclusive discounts, virtual sake tasting as well as a beginner's guide.
  • Breakr — Unleash the power of music with Breakr. Explore a dynamic platform connecting artists, brands, and creators. Join us in reshaping the landscape of music discovery.
  • Proof of Play — We are a team of veteran game developers and entrepreneurs creating onchain games and open source technology. Our vision is simple: to create generation-defining games that fundamentally grant power and ownership to the players who play them.
Arianna Simpson Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Arianna Simpson is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and a Founder at Autonomous Partners company.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, FinTech
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Philippines
Portfolio highlights
  • Celo — Celo is global payments infrastructure that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone
  • Haus — An alcohol brand designed for the way we drink today. Born and bottled in California, Haus is made with things you can pronounce - think chardonnay grapes. elderflower and lemon. With less alcohol than hard liquors, Haus is shipped directly to your door, so you can gather and connect on your time.
  • Freedom Robotics — Freedom Robotics creates powerful control and monitoring software to enable the next generation of robotics companies to build, operate, and scale robots and robotic fleets.
Austin Rosen Angel
Austin Rosen is the founder and CEO of Electric Feel Entertainment and Ventures.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Cryptocurrency, Financial Services
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Last Crumb — Luxury cookies born in LA. Handmade & baked in weekly limited batches and delivered nationwide. Do people even read these anymore? Smack the link already.
  • Actual Veggies — Filling, Colorful & Delicious burgers Made With Fresh Veggies.
  • Creative Intell — Real education for the real music business
Jason Calacanis Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Jason Calacanis is the Founder and CEO of Inside.com and Launch. He previously worked at Weblogs as a Co-Founder and CEO.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • TaxGPT — Looking for instant tax help? Meet TaxGPT, your AI-powered tax assistant. We simplify tax processes and maximize deductions. Try TaxGPT today!
  • CyberFilm — Bring your story to life!
Jen Rubio Angel · New York, New York, United States
Jen Rubio is the Co-Founder and CEO at Away.
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Investment focus
  • Fashion, Food and Beverage, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • The Expert — Book consultations with the world's top design experts
  • Medley — Medley is a membership for curious, growth-minded people who want a structured, social, and accessible way to invest in themselves.
  • tvg hospitality — Venue Group is an entertainment and hospitality operator in the United Kingdom and the United States. The company was founded in 2019 by Ben Lovett and is headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom.
Taz Patel Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Taz Patel is a serial entrepreneur with multiple exits over the past decade who continues to support the startup ecosystem via mentorship, advisory and investing. Most recently, Taz co-founded Captiv8, an Influencer marketplace and SaaS platform funded by Social Capital, Liquid 2, Visionnaire, Jason Calacanis, Cyan Banister and strategic Angels.Before this, Taz was the Chief Revenue Officer of Republic Project, a startup funded by Google Ventures and later acquired by DG Sizmek in 2013. Before that, Taz led monetization efforts at Showyou App funded by True Ventures that was acquired by Vevo in 2015. His knowledge in social marketing, mobile/video advertising, and SaaS/Marketplace businesses is a personal passion that stems from early sales leadership roles at Interclick and BlueLithium, both of which were acquired by Yahoo! for $270 Million in 2011 and $300 Million in 2007. A Chicago native, Taz studied at the University of California, Berkeley and currently lives with his wife, son and dog in San Francisco.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Information Technology, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • CloudAdmin.io — CloudAdmin is a cost-optimization platform that helps executives save money in hidden cloud instance buying options.
  • Ampleforth — Ampleforth is the name of a character in George Orwell's 1984 who is responsible for translating poetry into Newspeak, a language designed to limit freedom of thought. When tasked to replace the word “God” in a Kipling poem, Ampleforth refuses, not out of righteousness, or subversiveness, but rather, a simple love for language and respect forthe truth. To Ampleforth, no other word makes sense in context and therefore no other word should replace it.
  • Marigold Health — Marigold Health is an anonymous social network where people with mental health and substance use conditions support each other.
John Sabat Angel
John Sabat
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Investment focus
  • Shoes, Fashion, Jewelry
  • Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Every — Every connects investors and curators who share a passion for alternative assets. Start investing with as little as $5, and grow your knowledge and community along the way.
Gerry Ruvo Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Gerry Ruvo is a former CEO of Campari.
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Investment focus
  • Distillery, Wine And Spirits, Food and Beverage
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Haus — An alcohol brand designed for the way we drink today. Born and bottled in California, Haus is made with things you can pronounce - think chardonnay grapes. elderflower and lemon. With less alcohol than hard liquors, Haus is shipped directly to your door, so you can gather and connect on your time.
Mike Kruzeniski Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Mike Kruzeniski is a Head of Design at Twitter.
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Investment focus
  • Distillery, Wine And Spirits, Food and Beverage
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Haus — An alcohol brand designed for the way we drink today. Born and bottled in California, Haus is made with things you can pronounce - think chardonnay grapes. elderflower and lemon. With less alcohol than hard liquors, Haus is shipped directly to your door, so you can gather and connect on your time.
Brian Carr Angel
Brian leads all marketing initiatives at Springpad. He was previously CMO at the Washington Post-owned Avenue100 Media Solutions, and held marketing and product management positions at NameMedia.com, Lycos.com, AltaVista.com and start-ups such as SportsLine USA, which became CBS SportsLine.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Mobile, E-Commerce
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Drync — Drync Wine has been the top downloaded mobile app for wine in the world. Drync has received accolades from the New York Times, Mashable, Macworld, and others. Today, Drync manages 600,000 bottles of virtual wine for 300,000 affluent wine enthusiasts and has served over 2 million wine searches.
Zach Nelson Angel · San Mateo, California, United States
Zach Nelson has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the high-tech industry, where he has held a variety of executive positions spanning marketing, sales, product development and business strategy with leading companies including Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and McAfee/Network Associates.Nelson has been CEO of NetSuite since 2002.Nelson led NetSuite's successful IPO in 2007 and its rise from start-up to the industry's leading provider of cloud computing business management software suites in the world. He was named to 2013 Business Insider's 50 Most Powerful People In Enterprise Tech list, and to Fortune magazine's 2012 Businessperson of the Year list.Nelson holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Security, News, Rental
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • VinePair — VinePair is the best place to learn about wine, beer & spirits. Helpful expert guides, infographics, maps & more make learning about drinking fun and easy!
  • PandoDaily — Always on Employee Progression
  • Phantom — With Splunk SOAR software, harness the power of your existing security investments with unmatched security orchestration, automation and response.
Walt Doyle Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Walt Doyle is the board director of Auction Holdings Inc.Walt sets the vision and strategy for the PayPal Media Network. As an outwardly facing CEO and strategist, Walt led the WHERE business for five years, which resulted in the April 2011 acquisition by PayPal. During this time, Walt built a world-class team of like-minded entrepreneurs andleaders around him.Walt’s passion for emerging technology has kept him on the leading edge of consumer media and technology for over 15 years. Prior to joining WHERE in 2005, Walt was a GM of MapQuest (AOL). His career began in Hong Kong with Dow Jones (DJ), then spanned executive level appointments with GameSpot (CNET), Net2Phone (IDT), and DialPad (YHOO). Walt’s ability to identify emerging technology trends, create corporate strategy, and build winning teams puts him squarely at the helm of the PayPal Media Network. Walt was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 program and was also named a Massachusetts High Tech All Star. Walt serves on the leadership board of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.Walt left San Francisco for his native home of Boston in 2005 where he and his family are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy fishing, biking, hockey, and travel. He is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, iOS, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • clypd — Nikmati sensai bermain slot gacor yang berbeda dan paling gacor dibandingkan dengan yang lainnya, hanya di Dewahoki303.
  • Drizly — Drizly is an alcohol marketplace that offers a variety of beer, wine and, spirits online.With the speed and convenience of on-demand delivery and shipping, Drizly partners with retailers in 235 markets to offer consumers of legal drinking age unrivaled selection and a transparent, personalized shopping experience. Backed by institutionalinvestors, Drizly partners with retailers to bring their shelves online, helping them to reach new customers, tap into key market and customer insights, and diversify their business to grow sales.The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • ShopPad — The largest developer of high-quality solutions for the Shopify and Shopify Plus eCommerce platforms.
Jack Smith Angel
Jack Smith is currently an angel investor and advisor to early stage startups.Jack Smith was previously the co-founder of Vungle, which sold to Blackstone in 2019 for $770 million. Jack also co-founded Shyp, which reached a peak of $250m+ valuation (with investors including Kleiner Perkins) but ultimately ended up shutting down.Jack Smith wasborn in London, England and moved to San Francisco in 2011 as part of an audacious Jack Smith had studied at King's College London, where he founded an incubator named IdeaBox. It was at King's College London University that he met his future Vungle co-founder Zain Jaffer and together they moved to San Francisco in order to join Angelpad.Jack Smith's early stage investing and advising is conducted under the brand name of The Tribe
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Software, Education
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States
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.
  • Libation Labs — Libation Labs, Inc. is a technology-focused game studio founded in early 2022.
Lars Albright Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Lars Albright is the General Partner at Unusual Ventures. He attended Harvard University and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Financial Services, iOS
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Sweden, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Button — Button empowers the world's biggest Brands to supercharge their mobile marketing and ad performance using identity, deep linking, and machine learning technology.
  • Drizly — Drizly is an alcohol marketplace that offers a variety of beer, wine and, spirits online.With the speed and convenience of on-demand delivery and shipping, Drizly partners with retailers in 235 markets to offer consumers of legal drinking age unrivaled selection and a transparent, personalized shopping experience. Backed by institutionalinvestors, Drizly partners with retailers to bring their shelves online, helping them to reach new customers, tap into key market and customer insights, and diversify their business to grow sales.The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Remix Media — Remix Media is building a mobile app that allows its users to mashup video content and overlay animations, text, and audio. It also provides services related to internet video, pop-culture, satire, mobile first, and more for its users. Remix Media is based in San Francisco, C.A.
Alan Tisch Angel · New York, New York, United States
Alan Tisch
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Investment focus
  • Shoes, Fashion, Jewelry
  • Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Every — Every connects investors and curators who share a passion for alternative assets. Start investing with as little as $5, and grow your knowledge and community along the way.
John Gutfreund Angel
John Gutfreund
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Investment focus
  • Shoes, Fashion, Jewelry
  • Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Every — Every connects investors and curators who share a passion for alternative assets. Start investing with as little as $5, and grow your knowledge and community along the way.
Gil Fuchsberg Angel
Gil Fuchsberg - Head of Corporate Development @ Roku
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Investment focus
  • Video, E-Commerce, Publishing
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • VinePair — VinePair is the best place to learn about wine, beer & spirits. Helpful expert guides, infographics, maps & more make learning about drinking fun and easy!
  • Thirty Labs — Thirty Labs is a brand new, video-focused NYC startup studio, collaboratively creating companies for the 40% of our waking lives spent watching video.
Justin Wong Angel
Justin Wong
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Manufacturing, Food Processing
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • California Dreamin — California Dreamin is a food and beverage start up that manufactures all natural cannabis infused sodas for a light social high. It is simply made of fruit juice, cannabis, and carbonation. It was on their first date that the founders, Amy and Peter discovered their mutual love for starting companies. Amy and Peter knew then wanted to startsomething, but weren't sure what. With a little reseach, it became clear that the cannabis market was on it's way to becoming huge while only catering to your typical pothead.
Margaret Stewart Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Margaret Stewart is the VP, Product Design & Responsible Innovation at Meta.She attended New York University.
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Investment focus
  • Distillery, Wine And Spirits, Food and Beverage
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Haus — An alcohol brand designed for the way we drink today. Born and bottled in California, Haus is made with things you can pronounce - think chardonnay grapes. elderflower and lemon. With less alcohol than hard liquors, Haus is shipped directly to your door, so you can gather and connect on your time.
Joseph Plumeri Angel · New York, New York, United States
Joe Plumeri is vice chairman of the First Data Board of Directors. Plumeri was originally appointed to the Board and as a senior advisor to KKR in August 2013. Since then he also has been serving as senior advisor to First Data Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano, and as the head of First Data’s client delivery, innovation and marketing organization.He assumed the vice chairman role in May, 2014.Since joining First Data, Plumeri has played a pivotal role in the company’s transformation from a transaction processor to a payments technology company and solutions provider to merchants and financial institutions. He has spearheaded company-wide efforts to become more client-centric, including realigning how the company delivers solutions to and serves its global and strategic accounts, national merchants and enterprise clients, financial institutions, small business clients, bank partners and agents and ISO clients. Creating a superior client experience is part of this effort to better serve clients, build stronger relationships that foster business growth for clients, and deliver innovative solutions, including the Clover™ Station, a transformational point-of-sale solution for small and medium sized businesses.Prior to joining First Data, Plumeri served as chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willis Group Holdings plc. Under his leadership, Willis strengthened its position as one of the world’s leading insurance brokers through sector-leading organic growth and operating margins, strategic expansion, a dedication to transparency and passionate client service.Appointed to lead Willis in 2000, Plumeri returned the company, which was privately held by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), to public ownership in 2001. When he assumed leadership of Willis, the company’s share price was $3, rising to $43 when he stepped down as chairman in 2013. Among Plumeri’s notable milestones while at Willis, in addition to the extraordinary return to shareholders, was his public leadership against conflicts of interest in the insurance industry. He also spearheaded Willis’ $2.1 billion acquisition of Hilb Rogal & Hobbs (HRH) in 2009, which was one of the largest transactions in the insurance industry in the last decade, and drove the deal to rename the Sears Tower as Willis Tower, then the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.Before joining Willis, Plumeri had a 32-year career at Citigroup and its predecessor companies. As CEO of Citibank North America, he led the integration of the consumer businesses at Citicorp and Travelers Group. He also served as chairman and CEO of Travelers Primerica Financial Services, vice chairman of the Travelers Group, and president and managing partner of Shearson Lehman Brothers.A widely admired leader in the insurance industry, Plumeri was named to Treasury & Risk magazine's list of "100 Most Influential People in Finance" in 2009 and 2010. He was also recognized by St. John's University School of Risk Management as Insurance Leader of the Year in 2006.Plumeri’s generous philanthropy over the decades has drawn many accolades, including appointment as the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Columbus Day Parade by the Columbus Citizen’s Foundation. Plumeri also serves on the boards of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse; Mount Sinai Medical Center; the Jackie Robinson Foundation; and the Churchill Museum at the Cabinet Ward Rooms in London.An avid sportsman and baseball entrepreneur, Plumeri is an owner of the Trenton Thunder, the AA-affiliate of the New York Yankees, and the Trenton Blue Claws, the A-affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.In 2015 Plumeri published his first book, a national best seller, The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success – by Putting Passion into Your Life and Work. In his book, based on his life experiences, Plumeri offers simple yet profound guidance on how to stay positive, motivate yourself and others and, achieve success in your life and work. All of the author’s proceeds from the book will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.Born in Trenton, N.J., Plumeri received his Bachelor of Arts in history and education from the College of William and Mary and attended New York Law School. In 2011, William and Mary awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service in honor of his philanthropic endeavors, where Plumeri delivered a speech to the 2011 graduates, titled "Go Play in Traffic (and Follow the Signs Along the Road)," that was recognized as one of the best commencement addresses of the year by the New York Times.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, B2B, Delivery
  • Series A, Private Equity
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Thirstie — Thirstie builds three-tier compliant e-commerce and data solutions for beverage alcohol brands
  • First Data Corporation — Fiserv is a global fintech and payments company with solutions for banking, global commerce, merchant acquiring, billing and payments, and point-of-sale.
Elizabeth Colton Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Elizabeth Colton is a senior PR & Events Manager Campari America.
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Investment focus
  • Distillery, Wine And Spirits, Food and Beverage
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Haus — An alcohol brand designed for the way we drink today. Born and bottled in California, Haus is made with things you can pronounce - think chardonnay grapes. elderflower and lemon. With less alcohol than hard liquors, Haus is shipped directly to your door, so you can gather and connect on your time.
Jordan Levy Angel · New York, New York, United States
Jordan Levy is a General Partner at SoftBank Capital NY and also Managing Partner of Seed Capital Partners, an early stage venture capital fund that he co-founded in 1999.Prior to co-founding Seed Capital Partners, he was co-founder of ClientLogic and was President, co-CEO and co-Chair of its predecessor companies SOFTBANK Services Group andUCA (now SITEL Worldwide). Previously, Jordan was SVP of Software Etc,now GameStop (NYSE:GME) and prior to that he was also co-founder of Software Distribution Services, now known as Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM).Jordan currently serves on the boards of several technology companies including SocialFlow, Spanfeller Media, Synaptic Digital, COKeM Int. and is Chairman of Synacor (NASDAQ: SYNC). He is a Board Observer of Betaworks and Boxee. Previously, Jordan served on the boards of ZipList (sold to Condé Nast in 2012), OMGPOP (sold to Zynga in 2012), Hyperpublic (sold to Groupon in 2012), and KickApps (sold to KIT digital in 2011). He also is the first non-Native American on the Board of Seneca Holdings Corporation.Jordan is Chair of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, the State Agency responsible for the redevelopment of Buffalo’s vast historic waterfront. He is also on the Advisory Board for NYC Seed and a trustee of the University of Buffalo Foundation. He served for nine years as a trustee of the Albright Knox Art Gallery and is a past President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Content, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • HyPoint — Next Generations Fuel Cell Systems
  • 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.
  • Social Native — All-in-one UGC platform & influencer solution to power branded content. Create, source, and optimize user-generated content and social content.
Web Smith Angel · Columbus, Ohio, United States
Formerly, I led eCommerce operations for Gear Patrol. There, I worked to bridge media and commerce with partnerships formed with the likes of top men’s brands. During our time, we launched the Patrol vertical brand for the men’s lifestyle site.Prior to Gear Patrol, I implemented commerce operations at Uncrate. Before this, I was the founding CMOof a startup called Mizzen+Main. There, I worked extensively to find a founder-product-market fit, voice, and cost-effective approach to establishing Mizzen+Main in a competitive space to include Ministry, Theory, and others. I got my start in eCommerce by handling digital marketing for Rogue. There I learned from a few of the best in the business.I’ve been featured in AdWeek, New York Times, Fast Company, Pando Daily, Wall Street Journal, and Esquire. I’ve written on retail for Forbes, TechCrunch, and the Wall Street Journal. I’ve consulted over a dozen digitally native vertical brands (DNVB’s) and a handful of publicly-traded retailers.I have a wife, Lindsey, and two great kids in Alexis and Adriana. I am the fourth best athlete in my house.
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Investment focus
  • Marketing, Distillery, Social Media
  • Seed, Series B
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Haus — An alcohol brand designed for the way we drink today. Born and bottled in California, Haus is made with things you can pronounce - think chardonnay grapes. elderflower and lemon. With less alcohol than hard liquors, Haus is shipped directly to your door, so you can gather and connect on your time.
  • #Paid — #Paid is a tech company that operates a creative marketing platform that combines brand and creator collaboration. The platform allows brands to collaborate with relevant artists, travelers, storytellers, and photographers from all over the world for product placement on social media platforms.
Arya Bolurfrushan Angel · New York, New York, United States
Arya H. Bolurfrushan is a Founder & CEO at AAICO. He attended Harvard Business School from 2008 to 2010.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Education
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Oliv — Oliv.com is a career marketplace based in Dubai, made for the youth of the Middle East. We connect students and graduates to employers for internships, part-time & graduate jobs. Launched in 2013, we set out to tackle a huge problem - a 30% youth unemployment rate in the MENA region. Oliv helps university students and graduates launch theircareers. And we're pretty good at it.Today, Oliv is home to thousands of students and graduates where their ambitions are aligned to opportunity. More than 1,000 businesses from startups to Fortune 500s use Oliv to hire top emerging talent to maintain a healthy talent pipeline and grow their business for the future.Our goal is to make launching careers simple, personal and rewarding. That's Oliv.
  • The Applied AI Company (AAICO) — AAICO uses artificial intelligence to solve document, process, and measurable business improvement problems in regulated industries.
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